SHOULD ABORTION BE LEGAL IN HONG KONG
There are many different views about legalization of abortion. This topic is a very argumentative one. But before I have my own points to make, we have to define abortion. Abortion is the deliberate termination of human pregnancy, in other words, removal a foetus from its mother’s womb before birth. In Hong Kong, Abortion is currently legal, with terms and laws. Abortion is virtually allowed on demand for girls under 16 years old. It also permits abortion if 2 doctors agree an opinion that the unborn child might be seriously handicapped. Also, abortion was allowed if 2 doctors certified that a woman would risk serious injury or her life by continuing the pregnancy. Abortion could also be available for victims of rape or sexual harassments, abortion is not allowed after 24 weeks of pregnancy. If the pregnant women’s request fits the laws above, they can perform abortion.
There are mainly two sides when discussing this topic, one is pro life and the other is pro choice. The first one supports the idea that we should not take away life under ANY circumstances. The second one supports the main concept of we should have a choice in whether the mother wants the baby to be born or not. And I, personally support pro-choice.
Now we have to ask ourselves one question. Should Abortion stay the same and be legal in Hong Kong with the same terms or should abortion be illegal? For me, I strongly believe that Abortion should be Legal in Hong Kong. In my opinion, I think that if abortion is legal in Hong Kong, it will allow mothers with different personalities and religions to have a choice of whether she wanted to give birth to her baby or not. One example to support this is that if the mother's life is at risk and if she continues her pregnancy, would it be the best thing for the mother to lose her life to an unborn foetus? In that case, the woman should immediate get an abortion. However, there are also women who prefer to...
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