Abortion Essay

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Abortion is wrong because it’s like murder and should not be legal. In the body of this essay, I will compare the views of the different opinions of abortion. Mostly Christians are against the view of killing a foetus because it’s considered murder. Other people think it should be the mother’s decision on whether she gets an abortion and shouldn’t be told what to do. The next paragraph will talk about the history behind abortion and how it got started.Unwanted pregnancies are almost as old as the human race. In the past, many people have found many ways in which they can kill their baby and this has led to debates about procedures which should be done and those that should not. The ancient Greeks and Romans were familiar with was to end the ...view middle of the document...

The Christian point of view about abortion is that it is murder and murder is a sin because it is written in the 10 commandments which should be obeyed. Others argue that it is not really a human life yet until the 26 week and so they are not really a human life yet until then. The Christians argue that the foetus inside is a real life when the egg is fertilised because that is the start of the new life. Also in that fertilised egg is the DNA coding needed to build each individual’s physical feature. They are not disposable clumps of tissue, like the pro-abortionists would say.The other view is the pro-abortionists view, which is the foetus is not human until it is born, so abortion is not considered murder to them. They believe that it is the woman’s right to make the decision because it her that is carrying the baby. She can decide if she does not want over the smallest things. That could be, it’s coming up to summer and she won’t look good in a bikini or they don’t have the time or the money for a child at the moment and so it is not “convenient” for them.The difference between pro-abortionist views and Christian view is that the foetus inside the mother is not a real life and it does not matter if the foetus inside is killed because it won’t know. My view on abortion is still that it is not right and should not be legally done because I believe that the foetus should be given a right to live. A quote to end with from “A pocket guide to Ethnical Issues” is “It has been therefore said that the most dangerous place for a human being to live in these countries is within the mother’s womb”.Bibliography:www.answersingenesis.comAndrew Goddard, A pocket Guide to Ethical Issues – Abortion, Mayfield House, Oxford, England, 2006 pg 61

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