According to the Oxford dictionary abortion is the loss and removal of a baby from the womb before it has developed enough to survive. The question is not what abortion is but whether women have the right to choice to terminate an unborn child.
The abortion topic is a very controversial and touchy subject in St. Lucia and in other countries. There are many arguments for and against abortion and some of those arguments for both sides are very convincing. In my personal view I do not support abortion. I will give a few reasons to support my view.
Thou shall not kill (Exodus 20:13 and Deutourenmey 5:17) was one of the Ten Commandments given to us by God. Most of us would not dare kill or take anyone's life so what makes an unborn child different? Some may argue that a fetus is not a human being because it can not live on it's own so that gives the mother the right to terminate the baby but medical experts have said that an unborn child could hear it's mother 's voice and some even walk inside the mother's womb. So it begs me a question if a fetus is not a human being then what is it? I believe the fetus is a human being because it hear and walk and even breathe even though it is not by itself. God even says in Jeremiah 1:5 that before he formed us in the womb he knew us. Pro- choice activists might say that women have a choice. Examples of this are 1: when a woman is life and death situation and there is a choice to choose between the mother and baby that the mother will choose her life and abort her baby. But even though her life is danger she should put her baby's life before hers and try to carry the baby to term.
Another reason that pro- choice activists gives is that if the woman is rape or sexual abuse. If a woman is pregnant by her rapists why should she have to continue to be tormented and feeling guilty that she was going to bring a child into the world who everyone know is the product rape. And that it will be very insensitive to force a woman to have the baby. What they don't know is that women who have abortions are further traumatize by killing of her baby. The victim will feel guilty about the abortion.
Abortion can cause medical problems and might prevent the mother from ever getting pregnant again. In conclusion I believe that abortion is legally and morally wrong and I think governments should not consider legalizing abortion in any case and if any government has they should revise this. For abortion like any killing is murder and any woman commits this should be charge with murder along with the doctors and medical staff who help her commit this crime and if she is under age and is force by her parents then the parents should be charge