Discursive Essay- Abortion

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Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy. If a woman falls pregnant and does not wish to go through with the pregnancy then she might choose to have an abortion. Abortion is a moral issue which people have many different feelings towards. Some people say it is okay to abort a baby but other individuals are strongly against it and consider abortions as murder. Sometimes people are against it because they believe it is wrong but some are against it because of their religion, their background and the way they were brought up. People who are for abortions may have experienced one previously and think it is okay in certain circumstances. They may also know of a friend or relative who has had an abortion and realised that it was for the best. In this essay I will be discussing the arguments for and against abortion.

Some people are against abortion because they think women use it as a type of contraception and use the service far too often. They believe women should be more careful and use contraception methods that are easily available to them rather than taking the abortion service for granted. This means that women can decide if they are ready for a child and stop using the contraception. This gives women a sense of control within their bodies.

Taking the abortion service for granted if wrong and unfair on the women who are physically unable to have children for certain medical reasons. Some women who are unable to have children, and will adopt in the future if they wish to have a child, think it is very unfair that many women are aborting their babies simply because they decided they don’t want it. Abortions were made legal so women had the right to choose weather they want to have a child or not. Women can choose what happens with their body.

Hinduism is generally against abortion apart from when the mothers life is at risk. Traditional Hinduism and many modern Hindus also see abortion as going against the duty of them to produce children...
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