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The value of life cannot be questioned Just as a murderer will pay for his crimes so will anyone who kills another without just cause be punished by god and society But this issue of abortion extends far beyond the taking of life Abortion requires consideration of what is just and does a pregnant woman have the right to decide There are many varying views on this issue but generally speaking the Christian doctrine determines that the sanctity of life must be preserved at all levels so the questions we must ask are At what point is a life begun and can it be ethically justified to abort in controversial circumstancesLet us examine what is actually happening when abortion occurs A woman falls pregnant she wishes to terminate this pregnancy for a variety of reasons The key issue to determining whether this abortion is right or wrong is whether the woman is destroying a human life or merely inhibiting a life to begin Whether or not this is the case there are still moral issues to consider that apply on both sides of the coinDoes the woman have the right to terminate the pregnancy because it is her body She is the one who has to go through with having the baby and thus she should not necessarily have major life changes forced upon her A young woman who is nowhere near ready to have a baby can be faced with much trauma purely because she made a mistakeA fetus is determined that it will be born deformed It cannot function in life to a meaningful degree and will suffer While the Christian doctrine would provide us with the insight that a life is a life we must also consider that it may not be a worthwhile life and perhaps not worth living at all Although this fetus will still one day be a real person if not aborted perhaps it the lesser of two
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