Abortion Is Murder

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Since 1973, when it became legalized, abortion has been of the most controversial ethical issues in America. In the court case of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court came to the conclusion that women have the right to privacy which includes the right to having an abortion. This ruling has caused many controversies and millions of people throughout America protest against abortion every year. Abortion is an operation of other intervention to end a pregnancy by removing an embryo or fetus from the womb. Since its ratification, more than forty-eight million unborn children have been killed by means of abortion in the United States since the Roe vs. Wade judgment (Abortion in the United States).With abortion outlawed, these lives could have been saved and given the opportunity to live. Abortion is a form of murder, which is why it should be abolished. In addition, abortion can also lead to detrimental side effects, which are both physical and psychological. Finally, there are thousands of families who are waiting to adopt both healthy babies, but also children with disables. As a result, there is no reason for women to have abortions. In the case of the mother’s health, abortion is not justified since the abortion could cause as much damage as the birth itself. Abortion can never be validated, and as a result should be abolished for the following reasons: it is a form of murder, it leads to both physical and psychological effects and adoption is always available. Abortion is a form of murder because the life of a human is still being lost. In 2008 alone, approximately 1.21 million abortions took place in the U.S. (Medical Testimony). Disgracefully, this means that 1.21 million innocent babies were wrongfully murdered. The law clearly sta... ... middle of paper ... ... Abortion Unfiltered. Loxafamosity Ministries, Inc., 15 Nov. 2011. Web. 28 Nov. 2011. . Gissler, M. "Injury Deaths, Suicides and Homicides Associated with Pregnancy, Finland 1987-2000." The European Journal of Public Health 15.5 (2005): 459-63. Print. Reardon, David, and Philip Ney. "Abortion and Subsequent Substance Abuse." The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 26.1 (2000): 61-75. Print. V. M. Rue et al, "Induced Abortion and Traumatic Stress: A Preliminary Comparison of American and Russian Women," Medical Science Monitor 10(10):SR5-16, 2004 Wind, Rebecca. "Abortion Rate Increasing Among Poor Women, Even As It Decreases Among Most Other Groups." Guttmacher Institute: Home Page. Guttmacher Institute, 23 May 2011. Web. 05 Dec. 2011. .

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