Abortion - Argumentative Essay

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Our world today is full of unsolved, devisive and controversial issues. Most of them relate to our morals, ethics and religion, thus creating a very strong ‘yes' and ‘no', or ‘good' and ‘bad' side. Like the Chinese Yin and Yang sign, abortion has a very prominent ‘black' and ‘white' side but also contains traces of each in the alternating colour. This shows that if you were to come to any kind of conclusion on abortion, there would still be a downside to it, and that is primarily why the world cannot agree on this sensitive and emotional issue.

Being female myself, I can understand why a woman would want to have an abortion. Being pregnant and wishing you weren't is probably the worst
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A writer of the Tabloid Daily Mirror argues that "offering 12yr olds cash for babies is tantamount to bribery.....and it stinks to high heaven". But Monsignor Tom Conelly a spokeperson for the Catholic Church in Scotland said that the church's offer gives the girl "real choice, so the child in the womb does not suffer at all, irrespective of age or race or creed". If the girl chose to go through with the abortion, it would able her to continue on with her life normally and go on with her schooling. Unfortunately though, if she did have an abortion there would be the risk that she may not be able to conceive in later years. This is a high price to pay, but maybe she should have thought about some of the consequences of having sex at such an early age. It all comes back to sex education and informing children about the consequences and responsibilities that come with having sex. Pap smears, contraception, STD's and abortion should all be addressed at school and this should all be re-inforced by the parents at home.

We have to consider ourselves very lucky here in Australia. At least we are given the choice to choose abortion, unlike in some countries like the Philippines where most of the population are predominantly Roman Catholic. It was in 1969 that Justice Menhennit ruled that abortion was legal in Australia, to protect


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