These rights pertain to all citizens disregarding their age, so the fetus should get identical rights as any other human being. With the fetus’s rights considered, abortion actually goes against the right of the fetus, thus the government should make abortion illegal. Nonetheless, many pro-life adherents assert that a fetus is not a living human being yet, therefore should not get the same right as humans. The point when human life begins is the most controver... ... middle of paper ... ...ed "Abortion." Issues & Controversies On File: n. pag.
Although abortion is legal in the United States, many people continue to voice their opinions on how it is a human rights violation and should be illegal everywhere. The practice of abortion should be banned in society because it terminates the life of an innocent unborn child, causes long-term emotional effects, as well as major health risks for women who opt for abortion. The debate of abortion continues to be a controversial problem in society and has been around for many decades. According to Jone Lewis, “In the United States, abortion laws began to appear in the 1820’s, forbidding abortion after the fourth month of pregnancy” (1). This indicates that the abortion controversy has been debated far back into American history.
Some would say that that’s controversial and leave it at that; others could not comment at all. There are also those who completely support the reasoning that an unborn fetus is indeed a child, as well as those who are completely against that idea. Three topics discussed in this paper, explaining that abortion is wrong, that it should be prohibited, and the reasoning behind it, are of the following: abortion is a defiance of Scripture; it is immoral and is the killing of defenseless, unborn children; and it is harmful, in physical ways and mental ways. If that cannot be described as immoral, then what can? The first topic is that abortion is a complete defiance of Scripture.
Late-term abortion is a very controversial method to abort the baby after the twentieth week of gestation. There are many different grotesque procedures to perform it. These kinds of abortions are contradicted by many religions and morals of people. Late-term abortions almost devastate some mothers because they have spent so much time being pregnant and making an emotional connection with the baby. Some believe this to be murder and inhumane.
Mother Theresa once said, “If we accept that a mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill each other? Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, rather, to use violence to get what they want” (Ward). Ronald Reagan also once stated, “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born” (Kurtzman). These widely known Pro-life advocates support the idea that abortion unjustly takes the life of a defenseless human being. The Roe vs. Wade case in 1973 legalized abortion, thus sparking the match to a never ending debate.
They considered an unmarried pregnant woman not marriageable material so abortion was one way to hide that fact that woman were pregnant at one time. To further hide the fact that the woman was pregnant, abortion was done illegally and as a result numerous deaths occurred due to that fact. Abortions kept increasing to a point that 30 percent of pregnant women were choosing an abortion by the 1970s (Johnston). As the topic grew on the minds of people two opposite groups emerged defining the abortion debate, pro-life and pro-choice. Pro-life activists march on the idea that abortion is murder, since they consider the fetus to be alive.
Medical science overwhelmingly proves that biological life begins at conception, and the developing embryo is not simply part of the mother, but a separate entity that inhabits the mother. All of this shows that abortion is morally and ethically wrong, and that it should be illegal.
According to the Bible, which anti-abortionists support condemns the unlawful murder of an innocent, unborn human being (Warren and Dwiggins 19??). Abortionists refer to the unborn child as a fetus because it has no life-like features and it is only an aspect of her body. Whether or not a woman has a right to do whatever she wants with her body is another issue of abortion. The woman’s right to reproductive right... ... middle of paper ... ...NARAL. Status of Abortion and Reproductive Rights In Pennsylvania.
Abortion should only be allowed in the case of rape or possible death of the mother. Abortion is a serious and scary situation. Has anyone ever wondered what abortion is? How about what abortion is doing to the United States? The following will tell people everything they need to know about abortion, and why it should be illegal.