The Moral Issue of Abortion Essay

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The Moral Issue of Abortion

My essay is about the argument over abortion, whether it is right or wrong for it to be carried out. Abortion is a very sensitive subject and there are many views for and against abortion, I choose to do the moral issue of abortion because I have no views for or against abortion. I wanted to know more and look into detail what abortion was and for what reasons do women have for choosing to abort their babies. In my view abortion is the termination of an unborn baby.

Abortion is carried out if the developing is not wanted for some reason. There are different kinds of abortion. There is 'Spontaneous abortion' and 'Induced'. Spontaneous abortion or miscarriage is when
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Technology can now find out if the foetus has any defects eg) missing fingers. The argument over all this is where do we draw the line. Can someone just abort a baby that has only a couple of fingers missing? And what message are we sending out to members of society that are disabled.

The information that was given to me showed both sides of the argument and was very useful to find out facts and figures about abortion in the UK. The information given to us was in very large quantities and I had to sort through a lot of irrelevant information and pick out the information that I needed. Most of the information I gained was through the Internet, 'Desperate choices' video, class worksheets and also a survey that I carried out to find out people's opinions. On the Internet it was hard to find the information that I needed. I found lots of sites with the for or against argument. I had to go on the sites and pick out the relevant information.

Abortion is controversial because some people believe in the sanctity of life and they think that life was given to us so we should not take it away. And on the other hand some people believe that it is up to the mother to decide what it is best for her.

There are different types of induced abortion. Abortion procedures change according to the gestation (stage) of the
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