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abortion - woman's right to choose or ungodly?

Updated on May 7, 2011

Abortion---Is this right or wrong?

Abortion is a very sticky subject and opinions in both directions weigh heavily for a very large number of people. How you decide to to view this act all though a part of modern medicine can depend on on religion, moral belief, or just by each individual situation. Abortion is a method used by many to terminate an unwanted pregnancy or otherwise due to medical need due to certain medical conditions such as total mental retardation of the mother, possibly cancer or other disease that could prevent a healthy childbirth for either the mother or the child. A lot of people see a first trimester and even second trimester abortion as a practice that is maybe wrong on a level however acceptable. Alot people see a third trimester abortion to be not only barbaric but also unmoral, wrong and murderous. It all boils down to your personal belief, opinion and choice. For a lot of people this hub will be a tough one to answer because maybe they have a heavy opinion for or against the practice.

I have thought long and hard about this and been involved in many many discussions relating to this topic. I am not an atheist however I am also not a dedicated christian to any religion so my religious belief in this matter has absolutely no bearing on this subject at all. Most people who are christian however do feel that the act of abortion is wrong because it is committing the sin of murder no matter what trimester the procedure is done in. For me I feel it is more of the women's choice. My personal decision is not to ever have an abortion at all costs with the medical exception of there is no other choice. Now my reasons for making this my decision are simple. But as I already stated this is merely my personal decision and not one that someone else necessarily has to agree with. My reasons for this choice are very bottom line I feel that if you are responsible enough to commit the act of sex then you should be responsible enough to take action when pregnancy occurs. And for me taking action means raising a child. I personally do not feel an abortion should be one of my options. There is unwanted pregnancy that occurs even when measures to prevent pregnancy have been taken but there again to me that all falls in to the I brought this on myself category. There are some cases where abortion is accepted and understood, rape, incest, molestation and drug abuse just to name a few and possibly if I were in that situation I may even consider abortion. You never really know what your decision will be until you reach a crossroad where you have to deal with a situation and also what is best for you. I personally feel that adoption is a good alternative to having an abortion however if for example a mother is addicted to crack cocaine, alcohol and also has aids or other STD my opinion would be to just have a first trimester abortion due to the situation that is ongoing because the thought of the infants possible outcome is worse then the idea of abortion itself. Now for a perfectly healthy women with no addictions to me the better plan would be adoption or raise the baby yourself. Yes it is true that there are orphanages full of children waiting for a home however if you do you homework when you first become pregnant you can find a loving couple who not only would love your baby but also take care of your medical necessities as well. Another thing I do not believe in is using abortion as a method of birth control and simply going to the clinic each time a slip up happens. That to me is just irresponsible not to mention trampish and even heartless. There are countless reasons one would consider abortion an option however no matter what the situation it is ultimately the mothers body and yes that even holds true if the mother is only a teenager herself. Parents that's a tough one but I say the best thing is to listen to what the babies mother has to say at the same time taking consideration to her age etc.

As I have already said previously we all have different opinions and different beliefs. The bottom line here is that the choice should be left up to each individual women who is faced with the choices. You have to decide what is best for you and you should not allow others opinions and beliefs no matter what they are have any affect on the choices you make for you in your life. After all you are the only one who has to live with the final decision.


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      Brandon E Newman 6 years ago from North Texas

      Women should have the right to choose whatever she likes concerning her body. One of these days, sex and having children will be illegal. Can you imagine what life will be like when the earth's population increases tenfold?

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      vinsanity 6 years ago

      I think that the woman should have the right to choose, but i also think that if the man will be around and will be taking care of the baby then he should have a say also. The child will need the attention, whether physical or monetary from both partners.

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      tinyteddy 9 years ago from INDIA

      thanks the mother in you has answered