posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 04:26 PM
I'm all for abortion where the baby would otherwise be born into unfavourable social circumstances. If the parents would be incapable of providing
for the child for whatever reason, then abortion might be the best option.
What I am opposed to however, is the repeated use of abortion as a method of contraception. This practice is born of sheer stupidity and
. The use of contraception has to be promoted far more than it is.
A major problem is so called "morality". Sex is still a taboo in many areas of society today. Religions forbid the use of contraception and
abortion. The churches need to rethink this attitude. They should atleast choose the lesser of two "evils" as they see it and promote the use of
contraception. Their skewed perception of morality infringes on human rights, especially those of women, and can ruin lives.
Foetal abnormalities can be a reason to abort if the abnmormalities are life threatening, but it is an issue which I am undecided upon. Who is to say
a deformed child cannot enjoy life?
Abortion should never be the first choice, but it should be an option. Education is the most important factor. If people know what they're doing,
where to obtain contraception, and where to go for advice, then abortion will less likely be needed.
Current laws in the UK allow abortion, but there are strict regulations. Questions are asked. Tests are carried out. Nobody can walk into a clinic,
claim their right to an abortion and kill their baby as they please. I think that this is the way it should remain. The real problems are religion