Nepal: A case for abortion

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Should we allow abortions to occur?

by NISSIM RAJ ANGDEMBAY, Kathmandu

Is it ethical to prevent a woman from getting an abortion and make her carry a foetus to term that clearly has no chance of living?

Oct 19, 2016- Abortion, as defined by The Oxford Dictionary of English, is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, as opposed to a miscarriage. Currently, there are two methods for having an abortion: medical abortion and a surgical one. Abortion has been performed since the ancient era; the first recorded evidence of an abortion comes from a 1550 BCE Egyptian Papyrus. The topic of abortion is widely debated and contested, with passionate opinions on both sides. The divide on abortion stems from its biological, philosophical, ethical, religious and legal issues surrounding it. But should we allow abortions to occur?

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Source: Kathmandu Post