Abortion ethics

             Abortion is a controversial subject that has been continually argued over for the last 30 years. The main question is whether or not abortion should be legal? Abortion is the destruction of the fetus or unborn child while the child is still in the mother’s womb. There are two sides to this abortion topic, the Pro-Life side and the Pro-Choice side. The pro-life side are those people who are against abortion altogether and the pro-choice side are those individuals who believe it is the woman’s right to choose. The pro-life solution is to have the child and raise it, or give it up for adoption. The pro-choice solution of abortion is ethically wrong and should be made illegal because there are physical consequences for both mother and child as a result of an abortion; abortion has become the solution for carelessness instead of facing the consequences of sexual activity and pregnancy; and finally abortion is ethically wrong because the fetus is a living, breathing child, not some biological mass of molecules and atoms. However, there should be exceptions in the law allowed for rare cases of rape and incest that result in a pregnancy. Pro-choice followers try to use excuses such as rape, incest, health risks and birth defects as the basis for ethically justifying all abortions performed in the world.
             First of all, there are many dangerous physical repercussions after an abortion such as hemorrhaging, sexual disorders, double the risk of having breast and cervical cancer later in life and even death (www.abortionfacts.com). Women who have one abortion are at an increased risk of having additional abortions in the future. Women with a prior abortion experience are four times more likely to repeat an abortion than those with no prior abortion history. This increased risk is associated with the prior abortion due to lowered self-esteem, a conscious or unconscious desire for a replacement pregnancy, and increased sexual activity po...

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