Essay on The Debate on Abortion

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The Debate on Abortion

Part A

Abortion is the premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb. You need to perform an operation to perform this. Abortion is now legal if two doctors agree on either of the following:

· That continuing the pregnancy means that there is a risk to the woman's health. Or that of her existing children greater than if the pregnancy was terminated, allowing up to 24 weeks of pregnancy

· Or that continuing the pregnancy would involve severe damage to the woman's mental or physical health greater than if the pregnancy was terminated. Or there is a strong risk of severe handicap in the expected child. Or the woman's life is at risk if the pregnancy continues
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They also believe an abortion could be justifiable if there were a risk to the physical or mental health of the mother. They also believe that if the mother were to give birth to a handicapped child abortion would be right. Or if the pregnancy was the result of rape. The organization 'Christians for free choice' believe that the matter should be left to a woman's own conscience; conscience is seen as a guide from God as to what action to take. The decision to continue a pregnancy should not be forced on a woman.

People who support abortion, such as 'the Abortion Reform Group' support the following views:

* A woman should have the right to choose what happens to her body.

* If it becomes more difficult to get legalized abortion there would be an increase in the number of illegal abortions.

* It is wrong to bring unwanted children into the world.

* Unwanted children may suffer rejection and become problems in society.

* Abortion is not murder as it destroys only a collection of cells. Which cannot survive outside the womb before the 24th week of the pregnancy

Organizations such as 'Save The Unborn Child' (Life) support the following views:

* The Unborn child is alive from the moment of conception and has the right to live

* An abortion is infanticide.

* If abortion easily obtained it would be

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