What is your opinion on abortion?

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Abortion is one of the most controversial topics in the world today. Despite the controversy that surrounds it, it is my personal opinion that abortion should be allowed in some instances. There are cases where a person is raped, gets pregnant, and does not want to have a baby. In...

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Abortion is one of the most controversial topics in the world today. Despite the controversy that surrounds it, it is my personal opinion that abortion should be allowed in some instances. There are cases where a person is raped, gets pregnant, and does not want to have a baby. In such a scenario, the child should not be a reminder to the mother of the terrible incident. It would harm their relationship and psychological well-being. Furthermore, there are instances where a pregnancy may pose a health risk to the mother. I believe that since it is her body, she should be allowed to make the final decision on whether to abort or not.

Ultimately, I believe that there are some situations (such as the two scenarios above) where abortion should be allowed. That being said, I also believe that a fetus marks the beginning of human life and, therefore, should be treated with the fairness that any other human being deserves. Of course, there are many opinions on the subject. Some people believe that life begins at conception, yet others believe that life does not begin until the fetus has developed to a certain extent. There are many difficult questions involved in the debate over abortion, and ultimately, it's up to each individual person to decide where they stand on this issue.

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Abortion is one of those topics where feelings and emotions of every kind surface. I have very mixed feelings on abortion. If someone was to casually use it as a form of birth control, I would personally not support that. Yet, I know several people for whom an abortion was the only choice. One woman's choice was because her twins were defective and would not live at all. To preserve her ability to have another baby, the twins were aborted. For another, the woman was mentally ill and could not deal even with the idea of pregnancy. For her stability and ability to recover, the pregnancy was aborted. I had a student whose father had gotten her pregnant, and it was her choice to abort. I know that each agonized over the decision, and that is why I think the government should stay out of such a personal decision. I don't like abortion at all but believe that the woman should have a choice. I don't believe that most women make the choice lightly.

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