Abortion - Argumentative Essay

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ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY
‘ABORTION'

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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