Controversy Surrounding Abortion : A Hot Topic Of Discussion

1397 Words Nov 11th, 2015 6 Pages
Candace Garrett
Ms. Newman
English 101
November 12, 2015 The Controversy surrounding abortion remains a hot topic of discussion. The question remains whether choosing abortion is murder. What is the rationale behind what leads a woman to terminate her pregnancy? What are the challenges and situations women face that make giving birth to a newborn such an impossible task? A pregnancy that takes place at the wrong place, and time can have a lifelong impact on a woman’s ability to raise her children, and support the family. It seems to be inconceivable that the only way out of an unplanned pregnancy and an impossible-to-negotiate future (Probe Ministries). According to the Holy Bible, God refers to the sanctity of human life which can be found in many places, one example is in the book of Psalms 139:13. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” In verse 15 it is written, “My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place” (Holy Bible). For example, David was a man after God’s own heart. He contemplated the origin of his life and confesses that God formed him in the womb. Bearing the image of God is the essence of humanness. And though God’s image in man was marred from the beginning, it was not erased. The unborn child is fully human in God’s eyes. According to Probe Ministries, women identifying themselves as Protestants obtain 43% of all abortions in the United States, Catholic women account for 27%, Jewish women…
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