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Abortion is claimed to be one of the most controvert ional issues in American society and politics today. Some people are pro-life and others are pro-choice. Abortion should be legal because society believes in open dialogue, freedom to make personal decisions, and the health care for a woman and child. Abortion shouldn't be legal because it is the taking of a human's life. The most reasonable way to deal with this is to make abortion legal in certain cases.

The bible plays a big part in abortion. Does God forbid abortion? In Numbers 5:11-21 the bible says If a man suspects that his wife has had intercourse with another man - and possibly has become pregnant - he shall take her to the tabernacle, where the priest will mix holy water with the dust off the floor - where animals are slaughtered for sacrifice - and force the woman to drink it.

If she is guilty, her womb will discharge and her uterus will drop. In other words, she will have an Abortion. Also in Exodus 21:22-25 the bibl says "if men strive and hurt a woman with child so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine". In the two passages God did not say that it is wrong for a woman to have an abortion. God makes it clear to us that abortion is not a sin. God gave Mary a choice concerning her pregnancy with the future Savior. She had a choice of being the barer of Gods child or she could have refused. The bible doesn't prohibit abortion but it explains certain cases. God has created every child in the...