Abortion : An Act Of Personal Violence Essays

1276 Words Jan 10th, 2016 6 Pages
“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want,” Mother Teresa. Abortion is seen as an act of personal violence, in which it causes more problems than it solves. After 5 weeks, getting an abortion should be illegal―unless there is a serious health risk for the mother, as it is destructive in all aspects. Abortion causes an obstructive impact to a person morally, physically and psychologically, and has devastating effects to a society.
The topic of abortion is as old as documented history, and has always been very controversial throughout the world. The earliest known description of abortion comes from the Ebers Papyrus, 1550 BCE, where it was suggested that abortion can be done with the use of a plant-fiber tampon coated with a compound that included honey, and crushed dates. Abortion has never precisely been addressed in the Bible, but there are Scriptures that suggest God’s view on the issue. For example, Exodus 21:22-25 explains that a death penalty should be given to someone who causes the death of a baby in the womb, just like if someone was to commit murder. Some people grow up with this teaching in mind, therefore this can be seen as morally discouraging because it is against something they have grown to know. The Criminal Law Amendment Act introduced by Pierre Trudeau’s Liberal government in 1968, allowed abortion to be legal for a period of time as long as doctors would sign to say that it was…

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