Abortion, a good thing or a bad thing ?

by fleming.Shamuel on October 24, 2013 - 10:28pm

Abortion has been a topic that a lot of people have had to take a side on over the years ! Being legal in most states of the United States of America and the Canada, we haven’t really encounter a real problematic but it is still a major debate. Of course both pros and cons have good arguments but, honestly, which is best ? 


To start off, since the abortion is legal in my country, people that wish to have an abortion can get it for a price that is around $350 to $1000 and it is completely safe an sanitized ! The problem with prohibiting abortion is that few people, in a desperate moment, will try to kill their own fetus and then will have a higher risk of contracting an infection ! Though, there is the argument of killing an innocent human while operating an abortion ! Scientifically speaking, the fetus is not an human but just a mass of cells that will end up being one. But for some people, it is like murdering an human being. The Anti-Abortion position is usually based on religious beliefs. 


Also, let say for example that a young 17 year old woman ends up pregnant due to an unfortunate error. If she has no choice but to keep the baby, it will first of all, force her to take care of him/her. Consequently, the mother will, in most case, don’t have any education and will be forced to accept a minimum wage job to sustain the need of the family. Of course there is always the opportunity to give your baby to an adoption program but isn’t this even worse than abortion ? Just imagine for a second if the mother has drugs or alcohol problems, imagine how bad the environment of the child will be if the mother is forced to keep the child because abortion is not legal ? 


My mother had me when she was 18, fortunately she had been helped a lot by her family and she was able to complete her studies and give me everything I needed in order to be a functional kid and I thank her for that ! But, it was very hard for her and she had a very good family to support her. Unfortunately, not every young mother have that chance, this is why I think that abortion is a good thing if it is done with respect and with precautions. 










Abortion is hard subject to talk about even with your family members. I personally don’t have any problems with abortion, some people might think I’m crazy but it’s their opinion. For an unfortunate woman who is pregnant and do not have any support for a newborn baby, I think it is better for her to get an abortion because it could avoid a lot of problems that a baby could be for a young woman. Like you said, if a 17 years old girls ends up being pregnant after a mistake that she did or what not, the better way to get out of this situation is probably to get an abortion or if there is nobody to help her because she is from a “poor” family and that she needs to go to school to get out of there this is the best solution. Giving your baby to an adoption program is much worst I think because the woman did have a relationship with the baby but not with the fetus. Finally, it is important to know that during the abortion, the fetus does not feel any pain.


It is very interesting post, to be honest i am surprise of the the enormous number of women committing abortion nowadays. The rising number of women who commit abortion is terrifying. Base on my research around 200,000 women commit abortion yearly. Personally,it is pretty high specially most of them are teenagers who are having unprotected sex resulting of having unwanted child.

In my opinion, when a woman chooses to have sex, she is taking a chance. She does this of her own free will, and is in control over what she is doing. If a person decides to have sex, whether it is done with protection or not, the result is her responsibility and she must be willing to deal with the consequences. One such consequence is getting pregnant. When a woman gets pregnant, it is usually a result of her own choices, even if the pregnancy is unwanted or unplanned.

The most obvious reason why I think that abortion is immoral is because it is the intentional killing of a human being. It is a well-known fact that life begins at the moment of conception. If it is murder to kill a human being in any stage of life, then abortion, the murder of the fetus, is obviously wrong, because murder is one of the ethical absolutes. When we perform an abortion, we take the life of an innocent child. We deny the unborn child its right to live and experience the world. No one has the right to take the life of another person, even an unborn child. In deontological perspective states that we are to do our duty, whatever that duty may be. When a woman becomes pregnant and has a child it immediately becomes that woman's duty, or parents if both parents are involved, to take care of that child and protect it. By aborting a child a woman is not doing her duty to take care of the child, she is doing the opposite of that. Duties are something that are given responsibilities, not choices we make.

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