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AGUILOS, Mark Rolland

11 – Archdiocese of Zamboanga

Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed
during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. Historically, abortions have been attempted
using herbal medicines, and through other traditional methods. In many countries
there is so much debate over moral, ethical and legal issues of abortion

Abortion should be illegal, it’s a crime killing innocent people or aborting someone
will to live is against the Law of God and also the Law of Man. We affirm the
inherent worth of each individual, pre-born or born. This worth is not determined by
age, ability, sex or race. Each individual life begins at conception. Any form of birth
control that interrupts even the first hours of life is murder. We oppose abortion
and strive to protect and cherish each life.

In Philippine Law, It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the
unborn from conception." The act is criminalized by Philippine law. Articles 256, 258
and 259 of the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines mandate imprisonment for
women who undergo abortion, as well as for any person who assists in the
procedure. The accounts of the creation of man and woman in Genesis tell us this.
God created man in His image; in the divine image He created him male and female
He created them. We believe that God is the creator and sustainer of life and that
we are created in His image. The advantages of abortion is, When the fetus would
be likely to born defective it is better to abort them because they’re only going to
suffer for the rest of their lives, If the pregnancy was the result of rape abortion is a
must, and if the mother’s life is in danger or health abortion is a must. The
disadvantages of an abortion can be the side effects that can occur during and after
an abortion. It can be the pain or not being able to become pregnant or carry the
fetus for nine months and also death. There can also be psycho-social stress
following the abortion. Many women sink into deep depression after realizing that
they killed their unborn child. Many people consider abortion as a terrible form of
violence, an equivalent to murder as they describe the process of abortion as
partially delivering an embryo and then killing it almost immediately after its 'half-
birth'. There are those who have voiced their thoughts against abortion,
proclaiming that killing a child at the partial-birth stage is evil and unnecessary.
However, another school of thought promotes the ideas that abortion is not really
murder since the child has not yet been born. This opposing point of view sees
killing unborn babies as a right of a woman who does not want to have a child.
Proponents of this thought are organizations such as the National Organization for
Women who want abortion to remain legal and accessible as they think that
everyone has a right to choose whether they want to keep the baby or kill it. This
view is commonly known as 'pro-choice' where the proponents believe that the
parents should have the right to choose between having an abortion or not. It is
also of my contention that abortion should be allowed and parents who do not want
to have a child should be allowed to have abortion. For women to freely make their
own decisions about pregnancy and abortion they must have information about
options and their options must be safe, accessible, and affordable and women must
have an emotionally safe space in which to make their decision. Only with
knowledge and freedom of choice, can women be truly free.


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