Abortion : Is It Right Or Wrong?

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In recent years, abortion has become a live topic both at national and international levels, attracting great academic, legislative and judicial comments. Abortion is in many jurisdictions, a crime; though the sanctions for its violation differ. Its incidence in the world is increasing rather than decreasing. When it comes down to abortion the major question comes up, is it right or wrong to kill the unborn fetus? I agree in some cases but I strongly disagree with the idea.

By the 1900’s abortions were outlawed, and fir this abortions went from 200,000 to 1.2 million. There are numerous of people who are doing abortions who are not doctors and believe they should be punished for this. I say this because they are committing murder and
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Abortion is the ending of pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo before it can survive outside of the uterus. When allowed by law, abortion in the developed world is one of the safest procedures in medicine; modern methods use medicine or surgery for abortions. The drug mifepristone in combination with prostaglandin appears to be as safe and effective as surgery during the first and second trimester of pregnancy. (Don Marquis) argues that abortion is wrong because it deprives the embryo of a valuable future. Marquis begins by arguing that what makes “it wrong to kill a normal adult human being is the fact that the killing inflicts a terrible harm on the victim”. The harm consists in the fact that "when I die, I am deprived of all of the value of my future":I am deprived of all the valuable "experiences, activities, projects, and enjoyments" that I would otherwise have had.Thus, if a being has a highly valuable future ahead of it—a "future like ours"—then killing that being would be seriously harmful and hence seriously wrong.But then, as a standard embryo does have a highly valuable future, killing it is seriously wrong.And so "the overwhelming majority of deliberate abortions are seriously immoral", "in the same moral category as killing an innocent adult human being". While receiving an abortion you

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