Abortion is morally right
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Not only is being forced to carry out a pregnancy distressing for the parents, but the child also suffers and as abortion prevents this suffering it must be right.
Moreover, you state that as societies throughout time have believed abortion to be wrong, it must be so. I won't argue with your point about societies believing that, as I too think they have believed that. That's not the only silly thing societies throughout time have believed: they have also believed that the Earth was the center of the Universe, that women were inferior to men and that it was acceptable and even desirable to own another human being. Just because "societies have since time immemorial" held a certain belief, it doesn't make that belief a fact.
Abortion is a way to not only regulate some of the overpopulation, but to make sure that children are not born to parents who do not wish to care for them and are not able to love them. It is a way to make sure that women won't have to endure the trials of carrying and giving birth to a child, won't have pay the immense hospital bill from the pregnancy and childbirth, and won"t be encumbered by children that they wish didn't exist. Because of abortion women will not have their lives ruined by unwanted children and children will not be born with the pain of knowing that they are unwanted and as such I cannot see any harm in abortions.
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Off course there are other people who wish for a child and who would be more than able to care for whichever hypothetical child is being aborted. They would be equally able to care for a thousand other children who are being born to parents as unable to take care of their child, but who live in poorer parts of the world where safely aborting an embryo is simply not an option. Why should the cells with the potential to be a child be more important than children who are already born, who are already living human beings?
They are not the same, they are not equally important. Claiming that aborting an embryo, a lump of cells with the potential to become a child, equals actually killing a child is as outrageous as claiming that masturbation is genocide because it kills millions of sperm cells that had the potential to become children, but now never will.
You said that abortion goes against the natural order and is a crime against the law of God, but I believe that our enormous and shameless exploitation and abuse of the Earth, of this poor, tormented nature, goes more against the natural order than abortion ever could and that, I believe, is the greatest crime of all.
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