Abortion is always wrong

·        
Pro-life: emphasizing rights of
the embryo or fetus to be born based on human rights

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o    Is
the foetus considered a person?

o    At
what point in its development does it become a human being?

·        
Abortion is akin to murder as it
is the act of taking human life. It is in direct defiance of the commonly
accepted idea of the sanctity of human life

o    No
civilized society permits one human to intentionally harm or take the life of
another human without punishment

o    Many
who choose abortions are often minors with insufficient life experience to
understand fully what they are doing, thus will regret their decision in the
future

·        
Alternatives to taking away the
unborn fetus’ life such as adoption

o    Because
of its convenience, it can be seen by some as another form of contraception,
thus encourages loose morals

·        
Abortion can result in medical
complications in the future

o    Risk
of ectopic pregnancy, chance of miscarriage, pelvic inflammatory disease

o    Intense
psychological pain and stress

·        
In the situation of rape and
incest, abortion is seen as punishing the unborn child who committed no crime

 

Abortion is morally acceptable when there is a range of
circumstances

·        
Pro-choice: emphasizing the right
of women to decide whether to terminate a pregnancy based on women and human
rights

o    Rights
of the mother to decide what happens with her body

o    Placing
her health needs above those of the unborn fetus if it is life threatening

·        
Gives parents an option if they
are unable to provide a good life for the unborn child due to failed family
planning

o    Prevents
the child from going through harder lives

o    Especially
for teenagers who become mothers tend to have grim prospects for the future and
are much more likely to leave school, thus the unborn fetus will receive
inadequate prenatal care and puts both the mother and child at risk

·        
Unborn fetus is not considered a
human entity, thus should not be entitled to human rights

o    When
a fetus is attached by the placenta and umbilical cord to the mother, its
health is dependent on her health and cannot be regarded as a separate entity,
thus the mother should be given the rights to make her decision

o    The
ability of a women to have control of her body is critical to civil rights

o    Since
it is not counted a human life yet, it is not considered murder

Abortion
is a safe medical procedure with less than 05% risk of serious complications

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