A Certain Individual's View on Abortion

2299 Words Mar 4th, 2013 10 Pages
‘Views on abortion are largely formed by an individual’s religious and cultural background.’

An abortion is a deliberate termination of a human pregnancy. Sometimes abortions can happen naturally without us knowing, this is called a spontaneous miscarriage. An abortion involves removing the embryo or foetus from the uterus during a pregnancy. There are four main reasons people choose to have an abortion: wealth, religion, personal rights and medical reasons.

There are two main groups that people’s opinions are divided in to. These are the Pro-Choice and the Pro-Life arguments. Pro-Choice allows the woman to have a choice whether to have an abortion. This allows the woman’s to have a right to control her own body especially her right to
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An Abortion Act 1967 covers the UK mainland (England, Scotland and Wales) but not Northern Ireland. The law states that abortions must be carried out in a hospital or a specialist licensed clinic. Two doctors must agree on an abortion, that it would cause less damage to a woman’s physical or mental health than continuing with the pregnancy and pharmacists can object to giving out abortion-inducing after pill to any aged women or. The newspaper Pro-Life times contained an article on how a Muslim pharmacist objects to giving out the abortion inducing morning pill to a 37 year old woman. The weakness in this source/information is that the pharmacist is a Muslim therefore he would be on the pro-life side of the argument. However, the pro-choice would argue back on the fact that it’s not his choice weather to give the pill to that woman, because it’s her body and she should choose what she does with it. This is where her human rights come in. Abortion often negates full human rights, like the slave trade.

Reasons for abortion being carried out after 24 weeks include that it is necessary for the woman’s health; to prevent permanent injury to the physical and mental health of the
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