Abortion

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Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued over for the past few years and probably many years to come. Abortion can simply be defined as the removal of an embryo or foetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy. Also a surgical method for terminating a pregnancy especially during the first six months is called a spontaneous abortion or a miscarriage. Abortion was illegal in Canada not until the Canadian parliament passed a law that allowed abortion in certain circumstances to protect the “health” of the mother-the word health was not defined or limited. Then the justice minister Pierre trudeau introduced a bill to amend section 251 which stated that abortion could only be performed in accredited hospitals by licenced medical practitioners if approval could be gotten from the therapeutically abortion committee. In January of 1988 the supreme court of Canada found the process to be unconstitutional, the law was later rendered enforceable and abortion was criminalized. As of march of 1988 women could now obtain abortion in all provinces and territories of Canada with the exception of the province Prince Edward Island.

Abortion for many years now has been misinterpreted by lots of different people with different life situations and different opinions have been said about abortion. To some people abortion is completely wrong, while to some abortion is good under certain life threatening situations, while to some abortion is right. In my opinion, abortion could be a good thing to some extent but the main point is, we are killing innocent children if we keep on going through with it. Abortion is very common to people, it’s trivial. Abortion happens very often and people see it as a way to escape the responsibility of taking care of a child they had consumed. The people can no longer ignore the medical and emotional problems an abortion causes women. People must stop denying the facts about the procedure and start hearing the...
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