Essay on Abortion
What is abortion?
An abortion is the medical process of ending a pregnancy so it does not result in the birth of a baby.
It is also sometimes known as a 'termination' or a 'termination of pregnancy'.
Depending on how many weeks you have been pregnant, the pregnancy is ended either by taking medication or by having a surgical procedure.
The law on abortion in the uk:
Abortion is legal in England, Scotland and Wales up to the 24th week of pregnancy. However, if there is a substantial risk to the woman's life or if there are foetal abnormalities there is no time limit.
To comply with the 1967 Abortion Act which covers UK mainland (England, Scotland and Wales) but not Northern Ireland, two doctors must give their …show more content…
Pro-life campaigners aim to protect the right to life from conception, through life to then having a natural death. They believe that all life, including that of a foetus, is precious and should not be ended.
Your pregnancy, your foetus primarily, is important to these groups and they place great significance on the development of it deeming abortion ‘unjust and discriminatory’.
While they are completely for your right to choose what you do with your own body and whether or not you have sexual intercourse they are firmly against your right to choose an abortion. There are also groups that do not believe in abortion due to religious beliefs.
You should try not to be swayed by opinions other than your own and, while this can be difficult, if you find out the information for yourself you can then make an informed decision that is right for you.
Pro-choice campaigners aim to ensure that women have the right to choose whether or not to continue with a pregnancy. They believe that the Abortion Act 1967 should be modernised and that safe, legal abortions should be made readily available to all women as and when they need it.