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ABORTION ESSAY Taking into consideration that 38 out of every 1,000 women aged between 15 and 49 years old

go for abortion in Malaysia and the rate of illegal abortions is 0.1% or 500 per 500,000 live births yearly, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, the wife of the previous Prime Minister, in opening the Safe Motherhood Conference: Saving Mother's Lives - The Health Impact of Unsafe Abortion, said "The best way to prevent unsafe abortions is to prevent unintended or unwanted pregnancies. We have to address family planning, provide education on dangers of unsafe abortions and post-abortion counselling" (source: The Star, 10 October 2003). Since few decades ago, one of our major issues is the abortion that occurs within the vicinity of our community. Abortion is the termination of pregnancy by the elimination or expulsion from the uterus of a foetus or embryo prior to viability. An abortion can occur naturally, in which case it is customarily called a miscarriage, or it can be deliberately induced. The term abortion most frequently refers to the induced abortion of a human pregnancy. The pertaining issues that resulting in decisions on having abortion by women is countless depending on individual current situation. Mainly is the personal conflicts, pregnant without marriage, child that born out of wedlock. Due to the humiliation and insecurity, not prepared mother will opt for abortion as it is the easiest and cheapest way to get rid of the baby. Upon the unsafe coitus, abortion is the only solution to get off the hook from giving commitments to the partner. For rapist victims, abortion is the way to reduce the traumatic effects of unwanted circumstances of the women life. The aftermath of aborting the growing life can be applied to the individual, community and country. As from the perspectives of women who had abortions, the collateral damage is huge, concerning the development of guilt and regret upon the process. The modern community might see the world differently, either to accept the abortion of to fight against it. Most of us think that abortion is cruel; taking away a life is simply can be termed as murder. Therefore, the morals are deteriorating, social problems rising; the abortion will be a trend in future. The country suffers from collapsing of ethics, which will be resulting in decline of economy growth and significance increasing social issues indicates reduction in sacred cultures.

In these instances. Having safe coitus is supposed to be taught in accordance to the laws. guided by the parents and a stable family. or injury to the mental or physical health of the pregnant woman is greater than if the pregnancy is terminated. . Through the provision of contraceptive services. unplanned pregnancies and induced abortion can be significantly abridged. Most important is the educations that starts from home. Reinforcement of laws needs to be strengthening to reduce the figures of abortion. Perilous abortions are also avertible through improvement in accessibility of sexual and reproductive health information and services (including family planning).and post-abortion counselling should be made available. Conversely. information on safe abortion together with pre. then a woman should have the right to informed choice and access to safe abortion.The campaigns are conducted in order to educate the youngsters to avoid illegal sexual intercourse. in cases where the continuance of a pregnancy comprises risk to the life of the pregnant woman.