Arguments For and Against Abortion

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Arguments For and Against Abortion
Since abortion became a feasible means of terminating unwanted pregnancy thousands of years ago in China, the issue has been at the forefront of political and ethical healthcare debates (Annas & Elias, 2007). Often time, elections are won or lost based solely on the politician's views on abortion. Advances in technology, such as stem cell research and late termination procedures have further complicated matters. However, the most fundamental arguments regarding abortion will always be (A) is it right to take away a human life; and (B) when does human life actually begin (National Health Service, 2010). The following paper discusses abortion from various perspectives and provides a synopsis of the...
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