Why Is Abortion Ethically Wrong?

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Abortion is the termination of pregnancy by deliberately removing the foetus from the uterus. This procedure is typically performed during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Abortion is a very complex and sensitive issue and opinions are split. Many believe that the procedure is very similar to murder – they argue that, although small, the foetus is still a human being. On the other hand, many people believe that the woman should have the luxury to choose if she wants to keep the baby or not. In my opinion, abortion is wrong – both morally and ethically.
When a woman chooses to have sexual intercourse without taking any necessary precautionary measures, she is taking a chance on her own free will. In other words, the woman is accepting the fact that a pregnancy may result from her having unprotected sexual intercourse. The resulting pregnancy is her responsibility and is a direct result of her actions – even though the pregnancy is unwanted.
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Taking into consideration the fact that life begins at the moment of conception, it is therefore murder to kill the foetus. Also, abortion is morally wrong because the procedure ends the life of an innocent child who cannot defend himself or herself. The child is not given any choice. It is my belief that nobody should be allowed to end a life, no matter the circumstances.
In conclusion, it is my firm belief that abortion is morally and ethically wrong, and that it is an act of wilful murder. “Greater good” intentions cannot transform an act that is intrinsically evil into a right, nor sanction it as a matter of choice to eradicate unborn humans, who have an equal right to live. Remember, it is our duty to protect our children, not murder them in their early stages of
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