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The Pros And Cons Of Abortion

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The legal definition of abortion is “the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first twenty-eight weeks of pregnancy”, which in no way should even be interpreted as murder of a child, nonetheless, depending on what kind of person you bring the topic up to, their definition could be completely different.
Many people are actually uninformed about abortion. The media and “urban legends” (if this is the correct term), show us a very graphic view of abortion. For example, in the famous cult classic movie, “Dirty Dancing”, one of the camp dancers reveals that she is pregnant. Being young and pursuing a career that is extremely physical and not meant for a woman who is carrying a child, she realizes she must get an abortion, however, to keep the pregnancy a secret, the young dancer gets a “home abortion”. Since the abortion was done by a “back-alley” abortionist, the dancer is left severely damaged. Other examples of severe damage after an abortion are shown in media, which makes it seem even more immoral, and it has been perceived as an evil thing through generations.
Abortion is a controversial topic, bringing up intense, emotional arguments. Opponents of abortion usually use ethical or religious reasons for their argument against abortion. The largest religion in the world (Christianity), strongly opposes abortion. Other large religions are very open about their opposition towards religion as well, which makes a large amount of the
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