The Morality of Abortion Essay examples

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The Morality of Abortion Abortion is the termination of a foetus whilst in the womb and is a constantly argued issue in today's society. Whether abortion is moral or immoral depends on many topics and on one particular topic; when does life start? In 1976 the "Abortion act" was made active in England and Wales. This allowed the termination of a foetus aged up to 28 weeks, and for the first time women had the right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. However limitations were still placed on why a termination could occur; the mothers life physical or mental health must have been at risk due to the pregnancy. Following this all abortions at these times had to be approved by two registered…show more content…
These facts highlight my own point that a large part of the country believes that abortion is immoral. However to have these laws standing means that many more people must have the opposite view and in their opinion a termination would be completely moral. Overall I believe the law is the key to make a fair and honest moral decision towards abortion, so that both views can be represented in a single morality, dependant upon relative morality; to include the mothers situation. In many countries such as the Republic of Ireland, Malta Afghanistan and Pakistan have made abortion illegal. This is as they believe it to be completely immoral. Most of these countries contain strong beliefs in an absolute morality. Absolute morality in these countries usually stems from potent religious followings which all of these countries traditionally hold. Religion plays a huge role in the argument against abortion. However, different religions, atheists and even different denominations of the Christian church have conflicting opinions on the topic. The Roman Catholic Church holds the predominantly anti-abortion status supported by a letter written by Pope John Paul II on 19th May 1991; "The Roman Catholic Church tends, not only to reaffirm the right to life - the

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