If the law changes and makes abortion illegal the debate will still remain. Either way, everyone will not always be happy. People will always have their own point of view, which can not be changed by any means. The main reason the issue of abortion is so debatable relies on the question if the procedure is killing an unborn child or simply removing a fetus. According to the Bible, which anti-abortionists support condemns the unlawful murder of an innocent, unborn human being (Warren and Dwiggins 19??).
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There are two sides to the argument and the two groups are pro-abortion and pro-life. Pro-life is against abortion, because they believe that it is going against the Church and God. Pro- Abortion is for abortion, because they believe that if the teenager or mother of the child cannot support the child it is only right to get an abortion. It is wrong to take the life of an unborn and defenseless child by the operation of getting an abortion. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.
This would make it seem that you’re killing a baby, which is not morally right to the standards of the American society because it is an innocent person. Most believe that the fetus is considered as a person at either conception or the first trimester, and this would mean that you’re violating their rights to live by getting a late-term abortion. Also, mothers carry the baby in their womb for so long, and to get rid of it is wrong on so many levels. In the mainstream Christianity, abortions are not considered in the bible, but it is not viewed as something good. However, the Catholic and Orthodox Church oppose late-term abortion in almost any situations.
In today’s society there is still an ongoing argument about abortion. There are always two sides to a story. There are people who are for abortion, meaning that they believe abortion should be legal, and there are people who think abortion should be illegal. The people who think abortion should be illegal may say it is a human killing an innocent fetus, which in their terms is still another human being, but that human is not born or at times developed. The people that are for abortion may say every woman has a choice whether or whether not to have an abortion.
Economics can also include cases such as teen pregnancies. The anti-abortionists have numerous reasons for their beliefs, and many of them are attached to their religion ideals. Religious ideals, range from having an abortion before 120 days after the pregnancy, as in Islam, to considering it a sin to have an abortion, as in Christianity. However, the anti-abortionists’ reasons also come from the belief that a human being is born after conception, and that the death of that embryo or fetus resembles the murder of an innocent human being. They believe that no one has the power to take command of another’s life, mainly an infant, which is dependent on others for survival during the initial stages of life.
No matter what people refer abortion to it as it is still killing a living human fetus. In Roe?s case the Supreme Court was blind to all aspects or moral limitations. About one million illegal abortions were performed in the United States in 1972 (174). The number of illegal abortion has increased to twelve million abortions a year. One woman changed history forever after a simple lie that she told just to save herself from having an unplanned child.
Abortion is the utmost common medical procedure in the United States. American physicians carry out approximately two abortions for every minute of the day, estimating to one million each year since 1973 (Napolitano). That’s only counting the United States. If you take account of the rest of the world the number increases to approximately 60 million (Flanders 3). Ever since the court case, Roe v. Wade (1973), abortion has become one of the most argued about subjects in the world, so it is important to think about the actions taken before, during, and after the abortion such as rape, the parental consent needed, and the overall risks to not only the mother of the child but also to the family.
Mother Teresa once said, “The greatest destroyer of peace today is 'Abortion', because it is a war against the child... A direct killing of the innocent child, 'Murder' by the mother herself... And if we can accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another” (“Quotes”). I vehemently oppose abortion because I believe it is the practice of killing the weakest and most defenseless among us to gain personal appeasement. Abortion has many perspectives and debatable issues within itself. Three of the most significant issues that support the opposition toward abortion include the legalization of abortion, when human life begins, and what life would be like without abortion. Currently, abortion is legal in the United States.
For example, Roe v. Wade declared that unborn children are neither ‘persons’ nor are they entitled to the same constitutional protection as born children (“Roe V. Wade”). However, Roe v. Wade did not stop both sides for continuing the fight for their beliefs. One of the things a democratic nation is based on is the sacredness of life. So, to take a human life is not acceptable. Abortion without a doubt is murder because a fetus is a human being from the moment of conception, the act of abortion is unjustified, and a fetus in no way parallels a parasite.