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ABORTION Abortion is a termination of pregnancy by a surgical procedure Bishop 1998 p1 There are no abortion laws in Canada however peoples opinions about it are quite different Abortion is a huge issue to which there is really no answer but there are many opinions and some evidence Anti-abortionists state that abortion is murder and pro-choice completely disagrees with that statement This medical procedure is not murder nor is it immoral Abortion in not a killing of a human life it is a termination of 130 cells clumped together 1989 p33 these cells have potential for life which is quite different from actual life The procedure is just a simple and short medical surgery First of all every fact about pregnancy and the fetus have to be known for one to be sure on whether abortion is wrong A fertilized ovum is called a zygote and it reaches the uterus only in 3-4 days It floats freely in the womans body for 48 hours Not until the sixth week does the embryo start to grow In the sixth week of the pregnancy the embryo is 15 of an inch in length and primitive organs are visible however they are at the first stage of developing In other words one can see just the shape of what is to become organs The embryo is very small even in the tenth week of the pregnancy It is about one inch in length and its nervous system responds but at this stage the nervous system is responsive only in a form of shocks wwwabortiontvcom It is very important to understand that 90 of abortions are done before the 13th week of the pregnancy Regas in Cozic Tipp 1991 p55 therefore the removal of the embryo is not a killing but a surgical procedure that requires removing a clump of tissues that are not even close to being human There are many
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