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An abortion is he premature termination of pregnancy ending in the death of the embryo or foetus. However abortion can also be defined as the death of the embryo or foetus without human interference. This essay will be discussing induced abortion and the effects they have on both mother and unborn child. The ethics and morality of induced abortion has become the subject of an intense debate in the past fifty rears. No matter how you look at it, abortion is simply he murder of a living human being and therefore should not be tolerated.

When is life, life? This is a very relevant question and one which should be answered as scientifically accurately as possible. According to the Oxford Australian Student’s Dictionary the tern life is defended as a period during which something exists or continues to function. According to the same source human is defined as having the qualities that distinguish mankind, not divine, or animal, or mechanical. One scientific argument is that by three weeks the unborn’s heart starts pumping it’s own circulatory system and by sic weeks brain activity can be recorded. If doctors measure death by brain death then life should at least be measured by brain life. Going back to the Oxford Australian Student’s Dictionary it says that life is a period during which something exists or continues to function. Since the embryo’s heart functions at three weeks then that’s when life should become life. The Catholic church would take this even further and say that life starts at the point of conception. This is quoted from What’s wrong with Abortion? By a new Zealand Bishop in 1989, “Because of their creation in the image of God every human being is special, unique, and has his or her origin, nature and destiny to ...

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