is abortion right or wrong
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the definition: abortion is the act of removing a fetus out of womb.
case A: when it kills life
in every ordinary abortion the fetus is removed. if the fetus is considered a living being then it is a killing of life.
case B: when it saves life
abortion saves life in the following cases: rape, molestation, critical medical condition when mother's life can be saved by removing fetus. etc.
i am saying abortion is right. con will say it is wrong.
first round is acceptance.
well i guess we are arguing just hte morality and not the legality.
most abortion is wrong. later term, there's no question you are killing a baby. early term, there might be legitimate disputes about whether it is a person. but if there's any doubt, why not give it the benefit of the doubt? even if it wasn't a person, it's still harming one's self and a living entity that is of human nature. there might be exceptions that are okay like rape or to save the mom, but they are in the far minority, so on balance it is better to put abortion in the wrong category.
abortion due to rape is a minority ? is it true ? i don't think so. the number of rape is huge in america as well as europe and asia. this implies that number of unwanted child due to rape is also huge.
so why not bring abortion into an optional position ? how about making abortion due to rape legal ?
on the other hand abortion to save mom is also a crucial issue. there was a case in ireland where a mom died because her baby was not aborted to save her life. this creats a huge uproar in that country.
also there are cases when mom has cancer. in that case , abortion may be necessary in advanced stage of cancer but if the option of abortion is taken altogether , them mother will have no chance at all.
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absolute morality is often absolutly bad thing. elimination of abortion altogether is such a morality. for nothing is good at all time. so we must be given oppotunity to decide the right or wrong of abortion on a case to case basis.
this is the right way.
you were the one who took the position that abortion is wrong. that is an absoltue statement. if you just think sometimes it should be allowed then we dont really disagree much, and anything worth saying is probably just us talking past each other.
so you agree that in the case when abortion can save mom's life, it should be allowed. fine.
now lets make a case. lets suppose that you are a girl like any other fun loving girl. you are a college student or school student. you have a boyfriend and out of passion on someday you two made out. you do not want a baby. you just made out for fun. but you conceive. then what you'd do?
if you give birth to the baby, your life will completely changed. your future plans which you dearly hold, will have to change, probably abandoned forever. you and your lover have no source of income. but you need money to raise kids. first you two need home. worse none of your family does not accept this relationship. then you will be completely alone with your baby. i suppose that your boyfriend is on your side.
if you abort the baby, nothing of the above mentioned thing will happen. life will just go on.
what will be the right action for you ?
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