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ON THE MORAL AND LEGAL STATUS OF ABORTION9this notion. So far, it is often understood that unplanned pregnancy can be prevalent at the times but, bykeeping abortion illegal would have people to think twice before engaging in the activity otherwise they would have to deal with the outcome. Choosing abortion should never be an option for anybody and if somehow the infant is not wanted by the parents then they can always choose to give the infant away for adoption. In conclusion, the moral concern that surrounds the issue of abortion raises the fundamental questions and perhaps leads to no absolute answer. The moral arguments of abortion have two sides of in favor and against. The proponents of each side have a basis on to which their argument is grounded on. Those who are in favor of abortion defend individual’s right to choose and therefore, would deem that the fetus has no moral significance. The Anti-abortionists or pro-life on the other hand, would argue that that the fetus is a moral being or a person; therefore, deciding to go through the process of abortionwould be considered as murder. Also, one cannot argue based on the classification of personhood alone since the issue of rights and autonomy gets into an account and the severe complexity of this issue makes it difficult to draw an absolute answer since one perspective contradicts the other; but if one were to look at it from a different perspective, it can be deduced that ultimately it would have to come down to a moral choice of being responsible.
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