Abortion: Killing a Fetus is Killing a Person

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It’s no doubt that our world today is full of unsolved, contentious and controversial issues. Most of them relate to morals, religions or ethics thus create many strong opinions in “yes” and “no” or “good” and “bad” sides. Abortion is one of those sensitive issues. There are numerous proponents and opponents of abortions in the US. Proponents of abortion believe that unwanted pregnancies can be very stressful for women and they should have the right to make decisions about their bodies. However, abortion is seriously wrong because killing a fetus is killing a person. And obviously, death is the end of life for the fetus when the fetus should have the right to have a life just like ours. Abortion has been used to controlled fertility in every society on the world. Over the centuries, there is a rich history about women help each other to abort. Abortion was not considered illegal in US until 1880, by which time most states had banned to protect the life of the woman. However, even it has been banned, abortion is still widely practice. Rich women who could afford to pay skilled doctors or go to another country to have the safest and easiest abortion. But for those women, who are poor and lack of knowledge about health had to run the greatest risk with illegal abortion or “black market” abortion. In 1950s, about a million abortions were practiced per year in the US, and over a thousand women died each year as a result. Considering American ethics and values, death is morally wrong. Therefore, the killing of unborn fetuses is morally wrong as well. For that reason, abortion should be outlawed and considered as a cruel, unnatural and absolutely immoral human act. The first reason abortion should not be accepted because it is not fet... ... middle of paper ... ...very stressful for stressful for women. And women should have the right to make decisions about their own bodies. She should be able to decide whether to keep the fetus or not. In fact, once a woman gets pregnant, there is already a life inside her body. The baby begins life in the first week of pregnancy. And obviously, it is not her body anymore, because her body does not have 2 heads, 4 hands, 2 beating hearts and 2 different DNA. It is cruel that millions of helpless babies have to die each year because of the irresponsibility of the parents. They should not have the right to kill the babies. No matter how small and young, every life should have the same right to live. This is the reason why abortion is an act of cruelty and immorality and a “massacre of innocence”. It should become illegal in order to maintain stability and safety for the world.

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