Essay Arguments for and Against Abortion

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Arguments for and Against Abortion

An abortion is also known as a termination, meaning to terminate, to stop. An abortion is when you stop a pregnancy, by removing the foetus from the womb.

Many people frown upon abortions, as they see them as the killing of a life. Other people believe that it is a ‘potential’ life, and that a foetus is not considered to be a child.

Some people feel that in a situation where the prospective parents are told their unborn child may be disabled, an abortion is acceptable.

The situation mostly frowned upon is abortion for social reasons e.g. the mother cannot afford to bring up the child, is too young to have a child, it is not the right time for having
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The Lord gives and the Lord takes away.”

This quote shows that Christians believe that only God should decide who should live or die. It implies we should not choose our own deaths, or choose whether someone else should live or die, and that we only take our memories and things we have learnt when we die.

This quote could be construed that Christian belief is against abortion. Abortion would deny a foetus the chance to experience life, and gain knowledge and memories.

I believe that the quote has a valid opinion, but on the other hand, understand that people cannot always provide for a child, or may have a medical problem which could cause them harm is they went through with a pregnancy. They should be allowed the freedom to choose whether they want an abortion, but should only use this as a last resort. Careless pregnancies should not happen, as people should take more care, and use contraceptives.

If what God says is right, and what he does sets a precedent, then why does he kill? In the story or Noah, God wiped out the whole world (except for a few people and animals), just because it did not please him that the world had turned out the way it did, as it was not what he had planned. In these actions, is God not doing the same thing as a woman might do when she has an abortion? She is terminating her