Abortion

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Abortion is the deliberate killing of the weakest and most defenseless among us. Unfortunately, for the last few decades, the practice has been recognized as a fundamental human right by the highest court of the land. Many people are fervent supporters of abortion. Their reasons for support are varied. However, I believe that support for abortion is not possible for those who understand our dignity as human persons under God. We were made by God, and it is from Him that we derive our worth. The life of a child starts in the womb where God personally and sovereignly oversees the development and growth of the baby before birth. Only God has the right to give and take a life. Each life has value, no matter how young it may be. Under the Fourteenth Amendment Section 2, “No unborn person shall be deprived of life by any person: Provided, however, that nothing in this article shall prohibit a law permitting only tho Continue...


Through the efforts primarily of physicians, the American Medical Association, and legislators, most abortions in the United States had been outlawed by 1900. In the United States, abortion laws began to appear in the 1820s, forbidding abortion after the fourth month of pregnancy. Pro-Life feel the fetus is a living, feeling being from the instant of conception. They believe it is the woman's body and she has the right to choose what happens to it. se medical procedures required to prevent the death of the mother (Abortion Law Homepage). This is a very emotional topic and a lot of factors are involved in what people believe. As we can see in this amendment, abortion should not be allowed unless the life of the mother will be affected if continuing pregnancy. 5 million abortions are performed (one out of every four pregnancies are terminated. They believe the fetus should have the right to life and that abortion is murder. This judgement caused a storm of controversy, which created two sides to the debate, pro- life and pro-choice. People who are in the Pro-Life group believe that a woman should not have the right to get an abortion, no matter what. It has been found to be seven times safer than childbirth. By 1965, all fifty states banned abortion, with some exceptions that varied by state: to save the life of the mother, in cases of rape or incest, or if the fetus was deformed. Some people may even be in between both of the sides.