Abortion is Morally Wrong
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In my argumentative coursework I am arguing that abortion is wrong and
not to be mistaken with 'Abortion should be made illegal.' I will
explain later why I have made this statement.
Abortion is the termination of an unborn child in its mother's womb
for up to twenty four weeks of the pregnancy or in special
circumstances e.g. Disability diagnosis a termination right up until
the mother goes in to labour. I think the above definition is an
easier and less harsh way of saying that abortion is the murdering of
a human being.
There are several reasons why abortion is legal and several reasons
why it shouldn?t be. I believe there are five3 main ways of preventing
abortion and this is why it is wrong and should be illegal.
My first point that concerns the prevention abortion is contraception
could be made more easily available. I believe that this is the best
and most effective way of reducing abortion because the fact is that
it is not as accessible as it could be and that a large population
does not know how to use contraceptives.
My second point is that sex education should be taught properly by a
teacher or that teenagers should be made to take a course which
explains all the aspects of sex and pregnancy. Research tells that a
large number of teenagers do not know how reproduction works or even
know what is going on in their bodies. Although teachers are meant to
teach this, a lot of teenagers will not understand or may just dismiss
the matter and will learn from television or other teenagers and may
be misled in to believing certain things about the matter e.g. The hit
television soap ?Coronation Street? had a story line involving a
teenage girl who got pregnant and her life turned out fine with no
disadvantages. Although some girls may believe this can happen, it is
very unlikely. I also feel that parents should not have to bear this
burden as it may be embarrassing or uncomfortable explaining this to a
teenager. Although on the other hand people may say ?Is it
embarrassing if it prevents pregnancy??
The third way of preventing abortion is to increase the involvement of
men in the relationship. I think that the father has a very big
responsibility because as people say ?It takes two to tango?. If a
father was introduced in to the picture there is a high chance that
both parents will work together and raise the baby.
My fourth way of preventing abortion is to introduce new birth control
methods but with out the government funding which would cause a raise
in tax and the public would not pay because some people would think
that abortion is not a good enough reason to raise taxes.
My fifth and final point on how to prevent abortion is to make society
friendly and easier on children/teenagers. Research shows that America
has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies partly because of the
environment they grow up in. If there was pressure taken off children
the numbers of teen pregnancies would drop along with the number of
I now want to talk about the reasons for abortion. The main reasons
for abortion are rape, teenage pregnancy, prostitution and disability
Apart from rape I believe these are all very bad excuses to make
abortion legal. Although pregnancy from rape doesn?t happen very
often, it does happen. Rape is a terrible ordeal for a woman to go
through and if abortion has to be legal this is the only reason for
it. If a woman does get pregnant from a case like rape and a child is
born then this child may remind the mother of her attacker, on the
other hand though the mother could raise this child to be an
upstanding member of society and not a rapist like his/her father.
I now want to look at why disability diagnosis is an inhumane reason
for abortion. Disability diagnosis is the termination of an unborn
child because the doctors say that when the baby is born it will have
some kind of disability. I think that every one is unique and should
not be murdered for their uniqueness. Every living thing should be
accepted in society and this ?disability diagnosis? is nothing but a
barbaric witch hunt.
As for reasons like prostitution, teenage pregnancy or the baby cannot
be supported, these are all brought on by lack of responsibility and
immaturity and in the words of Mother Teresa ?We should combat
abortion with adoption?. I think all women who are thinking of getting
an abortion should read these words and while reading them think of
the life the child could have with the mother or with foster parents.
I believe adoption is the best way to combat abortion.
Reasons why abortion was made legal in the abortion act of 1967 were
that people argued that an unborn baby or foetus, is not a real human
and that the child is just a group of random cells. I believe that
this is not true and that that this ?foetus? is a human being. It
states in Jeremiah 1:5 ?Before you were formed in the body of your
mother, I had knowledge of you, and before birth I made you holy, I
have given you the work of being a prophet to the nations.? This
passage clearly states that an unborn child is a human. It was also
argued in 1967 that if abortion was not made legal then abortion would
be carried out dangerously in back alley clinics as they were called.
At the start of this piece of coursework I stated that ?Abortion is
wrong and not to be mistaken with Abortion should be made illegal.? I
believe this statement because if it is made illegal people will get
it done dangerously by unqualified doctors, it will not stop abortion.
To conclude I would rather abortion legal and that it is done safely
and that it can try being prevented rather than it being made illegal
and being carried out dangerously. I also believe that if abortion is
legal it should only be allowed in the circumstances of rape. Last of
all i believe that abortion should be severely discouraged and that
the world should remember Mother Teresa?s words, ?We should combat
abortion with adoption.?