Abortion and When Should It Be Allowed

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Abortion is the deliberate ending of a pregnancy by removing the fetus from the mother and should only be carried out by trained medical personnel. Abortion has existed for thousands of years of course in more primitive forms. It was restricted or forbidden by most world's religions, but it was not considered as a criminal offense until the past 100 years. Because of the high maternal death rate associated with illegal abortions, legislative action in the 21st century has been aimed at permitting the termination of unwanted pregnancies for medical, social or private reasons. Some countries now with moderately restrictive laws permit abortions to protect a women's health, to end pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, to avoid genetic or other defects, or in response to social problems such as unmarried status or low income. Rape is the act of sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent or with a minor. Having a child resulting from the mother being raped causes many mental problems for the mother as the birth of the child could be a remembrance of what happen. Birth defects are any abnormalities in the structure or function of the fetus. With modern medical technology doctors can know if the fetus has any major defects in which occasion the fetus can be aborted. Low income is when people have little or no money coming into the home. To care for a child is very expensive you need to buy pampers, milk, formula's, clothes, powder, cream, soap, towels, cribs and if you are working you need to pay for a baby sitter. Many groups such as such as the Catholic Church view abortion as murder. They quote certain scriptures from the bible

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