Abortion - Argumentative Essay

1093 Words Dec 30th, 2000 5 Pages

Our world today is full of unsolved, devisive and controversial issues. Most
of them relate to our morals, ethics and religion, thus creating a very strong ‘yes'
and ‘no', or ‘good' and ‘bad' side. Like the Chinese Yin and Yang sign, abortion
has a very prominent ‘black' and ‘white' side but also contains traces of each in the
alternating colour. This shows that if you were to come to any kind of conclusion
on abortion, there would still be a downside to it, and that is primarily why the
world cannot agree on this sensitive and emotional issue.

Being female myself, I can understand why a woman would want to have an
abortion. Being pregnant and wishing you weren't is probably the worst
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We don't want abortion to become
the easy way out though. People just need to know more about it and have to
satisfy specific criteria before having the pregnancy terminated, for instance by
interviews with doctor's, given unbiased advice, and consultations with people of
their specific religion. "It is hugely important to reduce the number of unwanted
pregnancies but we have to accept that abortion is a fact of life for many women,"
- Ann Furedi of the British pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS).

In the United States doctor's who administer abortions are being targeted
by anti-abortion activists and some have actually been murdered. The doctor's are
now having to take many precautions including wearing bullet-proof vests and
pulling blinds and shades down in their homes. One obstetrician-gynecologist had
to shut down his medical practice after he was terrorized by protesters who had
distributed ‘wanted' posters with his photograph, mailed threats to his home and
listed his name on a ‘baby butcher's ‘ web site. What makes a person think that
just because they feel strongly about an issue it gives them the right to go and kill
someone, or harass them till they fear for the safety of their family?

In Scotland the Roman Catholic Church offered a 12yr old pregnant girl
money in the attempt to prevent her from having an abortion. She was advised by
her teachers and a social worker to terminate the pregnancy…

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