Abortion: a Controversial Issue

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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 and not very sensitive…show more content…
The wide agreement amongst men and women on this issue shows that bitterness in political debate can be overcome by compassion, protection and the power of conscience. Abortion is immoral not only scientifically, but also through a religious perspective. People thoughts, actions and their behavior are usually governed by their religious beliefs. Pro-life arguments are rooted in America's heritage of respect for god as our creator and the source of our rights. The "Holy Bible" that is a symbol of hope to most of the religions in America, is in opposition to abortion. Pope John Paul II, who has been the leader of the world's Roman Catholics for 25 years, disapproves of birth control and abortion. His preaching is based on the Bible which says that:- 1. Human life is unique in that God created us in His image. 2. Pre-natal human life is fully human and thus precious to God. 3. The Bible forbids us from shedding innocent blood. Thus, in accordance to the Bible, killing is wrong. Therefore, supporting somebody else do it is equally sinful as doing the sin yourself. The issue of abortion is not only limited to pro-life and pro-choice debates but is also adding fuel to the growth of the "Dead Baby Industry," which is rapidly growing with the trade in tissues from aborted children. In this industry, plentiful aborted fetuses are being dissected alive, harvested and sold in pieces. Since abortion was

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