Essay on Abortion

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THE MANY SIDES OF ABORTION

     The medical definition of abortion is, " the termination of a pregnancy by loss or destruction of the fetus before birth. It can be either spontaneous or induced, and the latter is an act with many legal and ethical ramifications." Abortion is a very controversial subject and there are many different positions that one could take, none which are either all right or all wrong. Before any one makes a decision as to how they feel on the subject, one should look at the different sides to the issue.

     When talking about abortion, there are many different ethical questions involved.
Ethics is what one uses to distinguish what is right from wrong,
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I took a morality class my junior year of high school, and one day we watched a movie on abortion, and it had some really graphic pictures of aborted fetuses, and from the moment I saw that I totally changed my views on the subject. After much thought I decided that abortion would be the wrong choice for myself, and though I don't really agree with the principles of the subject, I don't have the right to say whether another should or should not have abortion.

     The position that I hold on abortion, is not the same as everyone else's, there are many groups of people who hold different veiws on the subject, they are called the right to lifers. This group of people believe that life begins at the moment of conception, and by intentionally participating in an abortion, you are participating in the taking of a human life. The pro-life movement has been fighting for many years for the constitutional rights of the fetus, because they think that the fetus is an human and is as deserving of constitutional rights as anyone else. They have organized many demonstrations, such as picketing abortion clinics, which have, in a few cases resulted in the murders of people who work at these clinics. As a result of the pro-life movement, innocent people were killed, because they worked at an abortion clinic, it kind of seems like a double standard.

     The opposition to those who are pro-life, are

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