Abortion can be defined as the termination of a pregnancy coupled to expulsion of the fetus or baby that is not capable of survival (WebMD 1). However, the argument on abortion is not as straightforward as the statement makes it sound…
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Much like all aspects of life are open to interpretation, the statement above is neither wrong nor right but is down to the interpretation of the individual. Life has no white and black areas, usually only gray ones, and this is the case with abortion. Some issues will tend to be grayer than others are, and abortion is one prime example. Those who are anti-abortion contend that abortion constitutes the murder of a helpless infant who is not given the chance to exist and function as a normal human being. The debate for pro-choice proponents, however, is just as fervent with claims that the woman has the ultimate right to choose what she would like with her body. If she is of the opinion that she does not want a baby, then she should not be made to buy in to those who will not help her bring up the child (Naden 12). Where can a line between inhumane and humane be drawn, as well as murder and necessitated death? When does the right of a woman pertaining to her reproductive organs become a government concern? Is abortion a right or a wrong act? Can abortion be justified by potential fatality, incest and rape? Are there actually any exceptions at all in the abortion debate? Fervent supporters from both sides of this debate have raised so many issues, and now it is imperative to look, at both sides of this debate, to understand it better in a general but thorough manner. As is to be expected, the opponents to abortion are very many. This group is better referred to as advocates of pro-life, essentially advocating for the infant’s life over that of the mother to elect whether to have the baby or not. Groups that lend their support to the pro-life argument include the Christian Coalition and Human life International (HLI), along with other smaller groups (Stotland 34). People can be rendered pro-life and very anti-abortion by various reasons. One of the most used reasons is that a person who undergoes an abortion takes the life of an unborn baby by murdering unsuspecting life. They are attempting to play God by taking someone else’s life (Stotland 34). There is also a feeling that abortion is a procedure that is steeped in danger and that it puts the mother at preventable and unnecessary risk (Giubilini & Francesca 355). Pro-life advocates are also of the opinion that the mother could attempt alternative options to abortion. For example, a woman could elect to put up their infant for adoption after birth. Adoption would provide the baby with a loving and warm home. Adoption applications go for months without being processed and as such, babies put up for adoption would find a home. Most Pro-life advocates are also of the idea that if one is willing and chooses to have sex then they can live with the consequences of sex (Giubilini & Francesca 360). The consequences of all actions must be faced and not ignored. Finally, the pro-life advocates have also used the “playing God” argument in the recent past, contending that if a mother elects to get rid of her pregnancy, then she is taking God’s decision for him. Arguments to this end carry that if God willed, for the woman, to lose her child, then He would make her miscarry. Pro-life arguments tend to revolve around ethics, religious belief and morals. However, morals and ethics have always been a gray area in society and, as such; a group with quite different beliefs about abortion exists. This group is the pro-choice advocacy group or the abortionists. Pro-choice abortionists constitute a part of society that believes the woman’s right to choose should be the priority in seeking a solution to the argument (Gher & Zampas 258). They argue that this should come before the unborn infant. Their main argument centers around the right of a woman to choose what should
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rather, it emerged as the most contentious of all the existing contemporary societal concerns of the present century ("Ethics of Abortion: Is it Moral or Immoral to Have an Abortion").
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