The right to life of a fetus: Abortion is a serious moral and social problem of the young people in Vietnam

2021 IJRSE – Volume 10 Issue 15

Available Online:  18 October 2021


Lan, Nguyen Thi*
De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines (


In recent years, the constant changes in the economy, science, and especially the outstanding development of information technology, which have made people’s lives improving. Nevertheless, unfortunately, moral values are eroding by pragmatism materialism, and hedonism. These make people increasingly lose their conscience. They can do anything for their own interests, even daring to give up a life that has not yet been born by aborting. Actually, abortion among young people is now a serious and controversial problem in many countries around the world, Vietnam is a typical country on this. Some support the rights and life of the embryo/fetus, while others support abortion for various personal and social reasons. Perhaps we will be shocked and heartbroken when we know the terrible numbers that have been reported about abortion in the world in general and Vietnam, my country in particular. In this article, the researcher does not have the ambition to give a clear and coherent point of view, also do not intend to state what is allowed and what is prohibited unequivocally, and much more do not open a new independent solution or a right view or an outlet for the debate around abortion. The researcher tries to approach and analyze the problem based on the notions, theories, the moral laws of some religions, the legal laws on protecting a fetus’ life. So that, those who were, are, and shall intend to have an abortion can make the right decisions and appropriate conscience, dignity, and morality.

Keywords: abortion, young Vietnamese people, morality, right, right to life, laws, conscience



Cite this article:
Lan, N. T. (2021). The right to life of a fetus: Abortion is a serious moral and social problem of the young people in Vietnam. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(15), 47-63.

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