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  • Support For Legal Abortion
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    Human life begins at conception. Therefore, abortion is murder of a person. Personhood at conception is a religious belief, not a provable biological fact. Mormon and some Fundamentalist churches believe in personhood at conception; Judaism holds that it begins at birth and abortion is not murder; ensoul ment theories vary widely within Protestantism. The religious community will never reach consensus on the definition of a "person" or when abortion is morally justified. Use of the term "pro-abo...
  • Parental Involvement In The Abortion Decision
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    Teenage Women, Abortion and Law Abortion has always been a very controversial issue. This can be due to the fact that people have different beliefs that are emphasized by their own religion and set of moral values. Many people believe that abortion is wrong, but they believe that is it only wrong under certain circumstances. This could be true, but is it more right to kill for a specific reason than to just do it because you made an irresponsible decision? Because of the wide spectrum of religio...
  • One Major Abortion Law
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    Page 2 of 7 Throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance, abortion was legal until the moment of quickening. In 1588 Pope Sixtus V called abortion the same as murder and thus subject to the same penalties. Within three years Pope Gregory XVI eliminated any penalties until ensoul ment- which was then determined to be about 40 days after conception (5). Pope Gregory XVI shouldnt have changed the law because if you have an abortion which was murder then you should get the same punishment. The law sho...
  • 1 Parental Consent On A Minors Abortion
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    Abortion Since Row vs. Wade Abortion has quickly become the most powerful social issue in the United States since slavery. Abortion is a topic that is very controversial because it deals with the potential life of a human being. There have been many Supreme Court cases dealing with the abortion controversy, including the landmark 1973 decision in Roe vs. Wade that protected a woman's constitutional right to have an abortion. This case was the turning point for women, and almost all of the Suprem...
  • Politics Regarding The Catholic Religion And Abortion
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    Abortion is a very controversial social issue that has existed for many decades. The controversy behind this issue is caused by the different views that people and societies have regarding abortion. The social science disciplines of political science and religion will be used in getting a better understanding of the opposing views of abortion. In discussing the religious aspects of abortion, this paper will focus on the Jewish and Catholic views of abortion and how the two faiths effect an indiv...
  • Most Restrictive Laws Against Abortion
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    Abortion Perhaps no contemporary issue inspires more heated debate than abortion - the deliberate termination of a pregnancy. Many have witnessed and experienced the bitterness of such a controversial debate. There are two types of people in this world. Pro - choice activists believe in the right to choose a safe, legal abortion. Pro - life activists believe that abortion is murder. Why is the debate over abortion so emotional Some argue about the rights of the fetus (unborn child) while others ...
  • Abort A Fetus
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    #1) "Guilty? Yes. No matter what the motive, love of ease, or a desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent, the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed. It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death; But oh, thrice guilty is he who drove her to the desperation which impelled her to the crime!" Susan B. Anthony, 1 The Revolution 4, 4 (July 8, 1869). #2) " [T] here were certain crimes where requests for leniency merely made me angry. Such crimes were, for inst...
  • Texas State Abortion Law
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    A fifteen-year old girl from southern Texas sits on a hard wooden table, alone. She is wearing nothing and quite nervous. After a moment, the? doctor? comes in and instructs her to lie down and open her legs. He then thrusts a sharp instrument inside her vagina and jaggedly scrapes the lining of her uterus and pulls the resulting pieces out of her vagina. The? pieces? are chunks of a first trimester fetus. It looks roughly like pieces of uncooked hamburger, raw and red. The person who performed ...
  • Partial Birth Abortion Procedure
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    Is Partial-Birth Abortion Moral? Abortion, is the termination of pregnancy before the fetus is capable of independent life. When the expulsion from the womb occurs after the fetus becomes viable (capable of independent life), usually at the end of six months of pregnancy, it is technically a premature birth. Introduction The practice of abortion was widespread in ancient times as a method of birth control. Later it was restricted or forbidden by most world religions, but it was not considered an...
  • Permissive Abortion Laws
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    The word abortion by definition means, naturally or especially induced expulsion of a fetus from the womb before it is able to survive independently, according to the American Century Dictionary. This is one subject that, when mentioned, completely polarizes individuals. Abortion poses a moral, social and medical dilemma that faces many individuals to create a emotional and sometimes violent atmosphere. There are many points of view toward abortion but the only two fine distinctions are "pro-cho...

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