Abortion Is Murder

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Today’s society is made up of such an abundant number of controversial issues. One of the most controversial issues being abortion- the act of intentionally termination a pregnancy resulting in the death of the fetus (Kreider, A. personal communication, March 24, 2011). Abortion is both constitutionally and morally wrong, and should be illegal in the United States in all but two cases: if the mother was raped (and pregnancy was as a result of the rape) or if the mother’s life would be put in endangerment by the pregnancy. Abortion is murder at any stage of pregnancy, and acts against the U.S. Constitution. Not only does abortion harm innocent babies, but abortion also rises the risk of medical complications for the mother. Majority of women who choose to abort regret the decision later in life. There is always a way to prevent pregnancy, and if by some chance pregnancy does occur and the baby is not wanted there are other options besides abortion. “When a murderer kills a woman who is with child; the murderer is charged with two counts of capital murder. Why is this?” (Huffman, 2010). The reason is because a fetus is a person whether he or she is born or unborn. Life begins at conception, since living is defined as the ability to grow; and growth is occurring in the mothers womb. Did you know that the most growth in a person’s entire life occurs before birth? Abortion is murder at any stage of pregnancy because it is ending the life of a human being. According to Heritage House (2009), at the very moment that the sperm penetrates the mother’s egg, a unique individual with all his/hers features is formed. Abortion is legal up to 24 weeks into a pregnancy and sometimes more. Yet a merely 21 days in the mother’s womb the fetus ... ... middle of paper ... ...oy or girl; the color of the eyes, the color of the hair, the dimples of the cheeks and the cleft of the chin.” (Clark, 2009). Standing in the United States alone there are approximately 3, 700 abortions per day. Abortion has tremendous amount of reason why it should be illegal. Starting with the fact that its murder and puts the mother’s life at risk of death, due to many medical complications. By infanticide being legal Amendment XIV of the constitution is violated. As the baby’s life is not given equal protection or choice. Contraceptives are at the fingertips of women to avoid pregnancy. But if for some reason the woman still gets pregnant, adoption is another option. Leading to the point, that abortion should be illegal because depriving an innocent fetus of life is ethically wrong. And without abortion mother’s would not have to wonder “what could have been”.

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