The Immortality of Abortion

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The Immorality of Abortion
Abortion is one of the most controversial political and social issues in the world. The abortion issue is very complex and involves several aspects of political, religion, medical, and social beliefs and contingencies. At what stage human life begins is one of the main arguments of abortion between the pro-choice advocates and the pro-life advocates. The morality of abortion is even more complex than abortion itself. Abortion is immoral and may be considered as murder.
The legal argument in the abortion issue revolves around whether a fetus is alive at conception or birth and whose rights, the woman's rights or the fetus' rights, are being infringed. Pro-choice advocates argue that a fetus is not alive thus
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They often quote the Mosaic Law which they translate to say that a fetus is not a human being. The pro-choice advocates believe that the Bible decimates innocent babies, children, and pregnant women throughout numerous passages. They claim that their deity is far from being "pro-life." The pro-choice advocates believe the separation of church and state, the right to privacy, and women's rights as a whole all demand freedom of choice, thus abortion should be the woman's choice and should be considered as a moral decision. Pro-life advocates lean toward the Church's beliefs and translations of the Bible. According to many Christians, abortion is immoral and goes against the word of God. "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live." (Deuteronomy 30:19) The Vatican views abortion to be evil and immoral. The Vatican has imposed their views on America by lobbying for new anti-abortion laws and regulations. "The Church insists on being the sole arbiter of what is moral. Most Americans look to democratic process to determine morality." (Mumford, 2000, p 3) In 1966, the Vatican Council II wrote the "Pastoral Constitution on the church in the Modern World" which included in part two of the

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