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Should Abortion Be Legal? Essay

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Abortion is an issue that is increasingly becoming more widely accepted, approved and even encouraged. This is an issue that must be addressed by the Christian church in America and across the global. Not only does abortion kill millions of unborn children each year, it also speaks to the heart problems of selfishness, conceit, and hopelessness that characterize so many people in the church, country and world. This is a problem that cannot be ignored. It is wrong on many levels and it is the duty of Christians to stand up and speak up for those who have no voice and mothers who feel that they have no hope. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, 699,202 legal abortions were reported in 2012, the most recent statistics available on the site. That means that for every 1,000 babies born alive, 210 babies were aborted. Women in their twenties accounted for most abortions performed in 2012, most likely due to the fact that they felt too young or unprepared to raise a child. Perhaps the most depressing statistics to read on abortions are the reasons that they occur. A survey conducted of 1,209 abortion patients in 2004 reveals that nearly 73% of women who have abortions said that having a child would interfere with their education, career, or plans. 48% said that they did want to raise a child as a single mother or that they were having relationship issues. Others cited reasons such as not having proper finances to raise a child or that they were not
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