|dc.description.abstract||This study set out to critically examine the views held by that section of humanity
who advocate for legalization of abortion. To achieve this an analysis of the proabortion's
key arguments in support of abortion was carried out using the deontological
ethical theory as a framework.
The study has critically analyzed the reasons and arguments given in support of
abortion. It has found out that such arguments are untenable and therefore can not be used
as a basis for the termination of the life of the unborn baby.
This study has also attempted to show, through the examination of the physical,
psychological and economic post-abortion effects both to the individuals concerned and
the society, that the consequential cost of the abortion decision outweigh any supposed
As a solution to the abortion problem this study has suggested and recommended
viable options and steps of action that seem more appropriate, dignified, and uphold the
sanctity of human life.
It is believed that this study has made some modest contribution to the world of
scholarship. More particularly, it is hoped that it will provide useful material/information
for individuals, families, organizations, academic institutions and government policy
makers that are now faced with the dilemma of abortion or have accepted i||en