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Advantages and Disadvantages of Abortion
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Abortion

Abortion has been a subject of debate and controversy in many societies throughout history. Pro-life (anti-abortion) and pro-choice advocates (advocates for legal access to abortions) have their justifications for their stand. However, abortions are quite common even in places that consider them illegal. So, let us look at the arguments for and against abortion. WHAT IS ABORTION? Abortion is the delivery or expulsion of the human fetus prematurely before it is capable of sustaining life. It is the ending of a pregnancy at any period of gestation (the period between conception and birth) short of the full term. About 56 million induced abortions (deliberate steps taken to end a pregnancy) occur on an average worldwide every year. It is among the safest procedures in medicine if done by a...