The Controversial Issue Of Abortion Essay

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A large number of women today are facing unplanned pregnancies. Abortion is one of the decisions that these women have to decide on the pregnancy. Abortion is one of the most controversial issues in the world today. A pregnant woman has to decide whether to abort, parent or adopt the unborn child. Many issues that are surrounding abortion make it harder to decide whether to encourage it or not. To agree whether the unborn is human, we have to go through the stages of development of the unborn child, and deciding whether the unborn is a person, or just a fetus will still be hard. In some countries abortion is illegal; other countries permit it but have different limits. Some of the issues that women consider when having an abortion is; if the pregnancy is as a result of rape or incest, the physical and mental condition that can endanger the woman’s life, to avoid birth of child with defects or severe medical problems, the inability of the woman to support and care for the child and to end unwanted pregnancy.
Many people have different principles and beliefs on abortion. According to Philip Brocoum’s Woman Commit Murder If They Don’t Have Sex and Why Abortion Is Okay, abortion is not murder because the fetus is not fully developed and thus it cannot live on its own. The fetus is dependent on the mother’s body. Thus it is not on its own and that it has no life just as an arm is attached to the body and it has not life by its own. Life can be defined as anything that consumes…

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