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Abortion A Controversial Issue

(1) For years, abortion has been an extremely controversial subject. One important
aspect of the controversy is whether a woman should be permitted by law to have
an abortion and, if so, under what circumstances. Another is whether, and to what
extent laws should protect the unborn, People who wish to legally limit of forbid
abortions describe themselves as pro-life. Those who believe that a woman should
have the right to have an abortion may refer to themselves as pro-choice
(2) Arguments against abortion are based on the belief that an abortion is the
unjustified killing of an unborn child. Most people who oppose abortion believe that
human life begins when a sperm fertilizes an egg. Another argument against
abortion is that laws allowing it on demand will increase irresponsible pregnancies
and lead to disrespect for human life. The Roman Catholic Church is a chief
opponent of abortion, conservative branches of other religions also oppose abortion.
(3) Many People approve of abortion under certain circumstance, some approve of
abortion if a womans life or health is endangered by her pregnancy. Other
recommends abortion when there is danger that the child will be born with a serious
mental of physical defect. They also approve of abortion when pregnancy has
resulted from rape or incest.
(4) Many people who think that a woman should have an abortion distinguish
between human life and person hood. They argue that person implies both the
capacity for self-conscious thought and acceptance as a member of a social
community. These people believe a fetus is not a person and is thus not entitled to
right normally given to a person. Such pro-choice supporters agree with the view
that birth represents the beginning
(5) Another pro-choice argument is that legalizing abortion has eliminated many
illegal abortions performed by unskilled practioners under unsanitary conditions.
These abortions often cause deaths and permanent reproductive injuries. Abortion
on demand also prevents many unwanted births and may thus be a factor in
lowering infant and child abuse, neglect, and death rates, Also some argue that
women should not have to bear unwanted children in a world with a growing
population and diminishing natural resources.
(6) As a result of this controversy, abortion laws vary from country to country. In
Russia, where abortion has been legal since 1920, it is allowed up to about the
fourth month of pregnancy, purely on request, and is commonly used as a method
of birth control. In some countries, such as Philippines, Indonesia, and Banglades,
abortion is only allowed when pregnancy theaters the mothers life. South Africa,
New Zealand, and Hong Kong allow abortion when the fetus is severely damaged. In
the Republic of Ireland, the operation may only be performed when either the
mothers or babys life is in danger

Abortion A Controversial Issue


Many people who think that a woman should have an abortion distinguish between human life
and person hood. They argue that person implies both the capacity for self-conscious thought and
acceptance as a member of a social community. These people believe a fetus is not a person and
is thus not entitled to right normally given to a person. Such pro-choice supporters agree with the
view that birth represents the beginning
As a result of this controversy, abortion laws vary from country to country. In Russia, where
abortion has been legal since 1920, it is allowed up to about the fourth month of pregnancy,
purely on request, and is commonly used as a method of birth control. In some countries, such as
Philippines, Indonesia, and Bangladesh, abortion is only allowed when pregnancy theaters the
mothers life. South Africa, New Zealand, and Hong Kong allow abortion when the fetus is
severely damaged. In the Republic of Ireland, the operation may only be performed when either
the mothers or babys life is in danger
Arguments against abortion are based on the belief that an abortion is the unjustified killing of an
unborn child. Most people who oppose abortion believe that human life begins when a sperm
fertilizes an egg. Another argument against abortion is that laws allowing it on demand will
increase irresponsible pregnancies and lead to disrespect for human life. The Roman Catholic
Church is a chief opponent of abortion, conservative branches of other religions also oppose
abortion.
Many People approve of abortion under certain circumstance, some approve of abortion if a
womans life or health is endangered by her pregnancy. Other recommends abortion when there
is danger that the child will be born with a serious mental of physical defect. They also approve
of abortion when pregnancy has resulted from rape or incest.
For years, abortion has been an extremely controversial subject. One important aspect of the
controversy is whether a woman should be permitted by law to have an abortion and, if so, under
what circumstances. Another is whether, and to what extent laws should protect the unborn,
People who wish to legally limit of forbid abortions describe themselves as pro-life. Those who
believe that a woman should have the right to have an abortion may refer to themselves as prochoice
(5) Another pro-choice argument is that legalizing abortion has eliminated many illegal abortions
performed by unskilled practioners under unsanitary conditions. These abortions often cause
deaths and permanent reproductive injuries. Abortion on demand also prevents many unwanted
births and may thus be a factor in lowering infant and child abuse, neglect, and death rates, Also
some argue that women should not have to bear unwanted children in a world with a growing
population and diminishing natural resources.

A. Match these words in the left with the meaning on the right!
Word
Meaning
1. abortion
a. not liking or new ideas
2. controversial
b. not yet born
3. circumstance
c. Someone who disagrees with a plan, idea,
4. unborn
etc
5. opponent
d. causing a lot of disagreement
6. conservative
e. the conditions that affect a situation, action,
7. defect
event, etc
8. incest
f. cruel or violent treatment
9. distinguish
g. to be able to recognize and understand the
10. abuse
difference
between two similar things or people
h. the ending of pregnancy before birth
i. illegal sex between people who are closely
related
J. a fault or a lack of something
B. Fill in the blanks with the words on the box!
1.
2.
3.
4.

Contraception is still a ______issue in this part of the world.


The ____ of abortion argues that laws legalizing it will increase irresponsible pregnancies
The _____ of the helpless child made us bitter.
Some people argue that women should not have to bear unwanted children resulting from
rape or____
5. People who believe that a woman should have the right to have an _____may refer to
themselves as pro-choice
6. Abortion is recommended when there is gander that the child will be born with a serious
mental or physical______
7. Many people approve of abortion under certain ______
8. Opponents of abortion believe that an abortion is the unjustified killing of an _____ child
9. Pro-choice supporters ______between human life and quality of life.
10. _____ branches of major religions are chief opponents of abortion
abortion //controversial //circumstance //unborn //opponent //conservative //defect //incest
//distinguish //abuse