General Article Moral and ethical issues

Topic Selected: Abortion
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Many people have strong views on the morality of abortion. These views may have been formed after a great deal of thought about abortion, or could simply be ideas picked up from friends, family or media. Some people’s views on abortion are closely linked to their religious or political beliefs and for others connect more to their personal experiences or even just gut feelings.
People’s views on abortion are not necessarily set in stone for life. Like our opinions on many things, we can change our minds as a result of specific incidents, or just adapt with age and experience.

A spectrum of belief

People’s views on abortion range from those who believe that abortion is always wrong under any circumstances to those who believe that a woman should always be allowed an abortion for any reason and at any point in pregnancy. Most people’s beliefs fall somewhere between these two ends of the spectrum.
Some of the issues here are things people consider when deciding what they think about abo...

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