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Abortion: A Controversial Issue

One of the major controversial issues confronting the society today is abortion. I choose abortion as the topic of discussion since it contradicts my values and beliefs. Abortion is the extraction of the human fetus from the mother’s womb with an intention to end the life of that fetus prior to its natural birth. The controversy surrounding abortion is whether it should be legalized or not? In my opinion, abortion is morally and ethically wrong because it leads to violation of human rights. Life is precious and only it’s Creator has the right to take it away. I chose this issue for discussion to bring to light many of the hidden facts and arguments, of which people are unaware
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from where their biological life begins. The right to life is the most basic and important right that we have and should be protected over the right to choose . Abortion is called a “choice”. What is really chosen is the killing of a human being. It has been scientifically proven that this is a unique individual human life and not just a bunch of cells. The real question is not about “choice.” It is whether we have the right to kill over 4,000 human beings a day, for any reason (www.abortionfacts.com). In the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates, Abraham Lincoln clearly replied "No one has the right to choose to do what is wrong,” against Mr. Douglas’s argument defending the right to choose.
I strongly take a pro-life stand on the issue of abortion. I’ve been raised in a Hindu family. Ethics and morals play a vital role in my life because the basic Hindu principle of non-violence is embedded within me right from childhood. Hinduism believes that life begins at the very point of conception. Therefore in my opinion, aborting a fully human fetus is definitely considered as a murder. The government cannot grant or deny the right to life, because it does not come from the government, it comes from the Creator of life. The wide agreement amongst men and women on this issue shows that bitterness in political debate can be overcome by
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