An Ethical Controversy
One of the western world's most controversial ethical issues in today's society is the act of abortion and its legislation. Abortion is the process in which a baby is killed whilst still in the mother's womb. This is performed for a variety of reasons. Due to the severity of the consequences of an abortion and the moral and religious elements involved, this is an ethical controversy and has divided people for decades.
Abortion is the act of killing the foetus or baby while it is still in the mother's womb. In the US and many other countries this is legal for the first four months of the pregnancy as aborting after four months is said to be terminating the life of not so much a foetus but a baby. There are a few different methods of abortion. One is to have the baby surgically removed through which the baby's feet are pulled by the abortionist and the living baby is pulled out of the womb except for the head. The abortionist then creates a wound in the base of the baby's skull with scissors or a metal tube and removes the baby's brain with a sucking vacuum-like machine before completely delivering a dead baby. Another way is to medically abort which involves taking medication in the form of a tablet to make impossible conditions in the womb for the baby to live and then delivering the dead foetus.
Abortion is an ethical controversy due to the consequences of the decisions made by the individuals involved. Whether it's called a foetus or a baby, a form of life is destroyed which deepens the importance of the issue and its ethics.
Since 1977, USA has 43 million recorded abortions and thousands more suspected back alley' abortions. A new readily available abortion drug, RU-486, has prevented recent abortion statistics from being accurately recorded as this option of pregnancy termination doesn't involve registering the pregnancy or abortion. RU-486 involves interfering with the hormone that keeps the baby... [continues]
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