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AbortionAbortion is morally right under some circumstances. In this case, by abortion, I mean the terminating of an unwanted fetus that will conflict with the mother's life. A fetus is just a blob of tissue, it is not a person. To be a person, there must be evidence of personality. By some circumstances, I mean that it is morally right to have an abortion in cases of medical complications, fetal abnormalities, tragic events such as rape or incest, lack of money, or teenage pregnancy. If a sixteen-year-old teen is raped, she should have the option to choose abortion, if that is her choice. She shouldn't have to drop out of school, get a job, and lose out on her future to raise an unwanted baby, conceived by a horrendous crime. Everyone has the right to control their body; no one can control it for them. The well being of all individuals include the personal control of one's own body.

God granted everyone free will, therefore we should all be Page 1 of 6 S. Cordeiro illegible to choose abortion, if that is our choice. It is morally right to kill during war, in order to serve and protect one's country. It is morally right to kill a criminal like Paul Bernardo using the death penalty, to serve justice. As it is morally, right to have an abortion. By morally, I mean distinguishing between right and wrong. An abortion is not legally wrong, because everyone is able to do things that aren't legally wrong; abortion is a right thing to do.

Abortion is a moral right that should be left to the sole discretion of the woman involved. Morally, nothing than her wish in the matter is to be considered. "No one can conceivably have the right to dictate to...