Essay:Abortion and ethics

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Abortion and ethics: a combination of incompatible terms. Abortion is unethical under most ethical and moral standards, including the Hippocratic Oath.

Medicine is designed and justified on the basis of saving and promoting life; abortion does the opposite. A medical professional is ethically bound to help life, and not take a life in the name of maximizing profits or advancing an anti-life agenda. Medical schools are funded with the stated purpose of helping life, not hindering it.

It is unethical for a medical professional -- or anyone else -- to take away life through abortion. It would be unethical for the government to put one group of citizen’s pursuit of happiness over another group's right to be alive. People would be appalled at the immorality, at the disregard for life. And yet this is exactly what is happening.