From the list of main problems of today’s world that mankind has to face with, the problem of abortion is definitely not to be missed one. Many discussions and opinions have been dedicated to this matter, however, it is still hard to find an eventual standpoint. The answer to the question whether abortion should be utterly banned is not unanimous; opinions differ.
Looking at the bright side of abortion, it is the only way to prevent from unwanted pregnancy. Most of women who have fallen prey to rape get pregnant. Although an abortion done because of rape seems to be justified, basing on CPF statistics only 1% of abortions are performed because of rape or incest. Another point of view in favour of abortion is that the born child is not exposed to lack of security and essentials. Parents often decide on abortion in case of not disposing funds in order to provide a child with all it needs.
On the other hand, from the religious point of view abortion is a sin against the fifth Decalogue’s precept. We must be aware of the fact that we are not masters of life and death and cannot make such decisions, else it is just a murdery of an innocent being. Furthermore, abortion may result in many unpleasant complications such as haemorrhages as well as infections or even mother’s death. In addition to this, mothers have to deal with the pain and guilt and shame of knowing that they destroyed a life that was growing inside of them. Shantel Garcia, woman who had an abortion, writes, ”You have no idea what you are getting yourself into mentally and emotionally. When I think back to that day when I was sitting in the room alone, I wish I had had the strength to walk out.”
All things considered, in my opinion acting pro-abortion is wrong as well as doing it. Legalizing this grisly procedure leads to the situation when the man-instituted law becomes more important than order established by God. By the way, what a cruel law punishes innocent the greatest punishment?