In one of my sociology classes we had a debate on abortion. The debate was whether to legalize abortion in Bhutan or not. This is the controversial issue that has lead to debate among many scholars. So we sought to have a small debate on it. As usual, some favored abortion to be legalized in Bhutan. They supported an abortion revolving around the principle of rights; women’s rights over their own body.
On the other hand some of my classmates argued against abortion. With many justifications, they tried hard to explain why abortion is wrong and why it should not be legalized in Bhutan. Some were against abortion from moral and ethical point, and some from religious beliefs that human life is precious and killing is a big sin.
In the heat of discussion, one of my friends stood up and claimed that abortion is totally wrong. I was content with what he said since I was always against abortion- which replicates murder and it is against humanity and morality.
My fellow mate argued that right and decision entitled to individuals are not always correct and not always possible. He continued that if individuals are granted their rights to do whatever they like; he said that he also wants to be the next prime minister of Bhutan from that day itself. He said that it’s truly his personal decision.
He finished majestically asking the difference between mothers who aborts (kills) her child and a terrorist who murders another human being.