Abortion

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It is nearly impossible to find someone who does not have an opinion on the issue of abortion, and usually his or her opinion is very strong. When people debate on the issue of abortion they become frustrated, and tend to become even more committed to their position, of pro-life or pro-choice. Both sides of the issue make good cases; an unwanted child is a horrible thing and yet the thought of terminating something that, if left to nature, would become a person is a thought not even the hardest heart could bear to think about. So where is the argument? Those who are pro-choice say that the decision of aborting an unwanted child should be left to the mother; otherwise it is an infringement of her rights. On the other hand, pro-lifers would say that abortion is murder of an unborn child and that it is infringing upon the rights of that child. Still, if one studied all aspects of abortion, such as the history of abortion in the United States, the way a fetus develops, how ab! ortion affects the mother, religion, and laws dealing with abortion, he or she would find that, in fact, abortion is murder. The definition of abortion in the 1995 edition of the Encyclopedia is the termination of a pregnancy by loss or destruction of a Continue...


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But, it is evident that at four months the unborn child is a person and can feel something, therefore giving yet another reason why abortion should be considered murder and deemed illegal. Will you now turn and destroy me Remember that you molded me like clay. Some women are unaware how developed the fetus is at this time; if they did know, most would never choose to have the procedure done. However, the most common method of dealing with an unwanted child, throughout history, was infanticide, which is killing the infant outside of the womb and after it has been delivered, because it did not harm the mother any more than childbirth itself. The typical method was to poison the mother or physically abuse her abdomen. On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court made abortion legal for the entire country, with a few limited provisions in the law. This is another reason why abortion should be illegal. Lastly, there are some stories, all of which are true, that most defiantly show why abortion should be illegal. Now if this young girl chose to abort her pregnancy, the world would never have been introduced to Jesus Christ. Wade has murdered over thirty million innocent babies; it continues to take an estimated one and a half million each year. Not only did this strong child survive, she suffered for eighty minutes until finally giving up and dying. So what right does a mother have to take the life of her unborn child away In the "Ten Commandments, from the Bible, the sixth commandment states that thou shall not commit murder. These children do not ask to be given life, but they are given it anyway because of the irresponsibility of his or her parents.

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