Abortion is MURDER

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“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” -- Mother Theresa The thought of killing to most people is bone chilling and makes the hairs on the back of the neck stand up. Abortion is unjustifiable murder because that fetus being done away with is a human being that deserves the right to live just like the people participating in the act. Abortion is an issue that should not be taken lightly because it is a termination of what could potentially become a human being. Abortion is the intentional termination of a pregnancy before maturity. This is the removal of an embryo of fetus from the womb before maturity. There are two main types of abortion of procedures that are used in the abortion process; suction-aspiration, and dilation and curettage (D and C). These procedures are done during the early stages of pregnancy (Levy 327). Even though abortion has been legalized in the United States, the question as to whether abortion is morally wrong or right is still in debate. Abortion is a controversial topic and like any other contentious subject, it faces a great number of support and opposition depending on human perception. It has various advantages and disadvantages and they are mainly based on one deciding whether to criticize it as ethically and morally wrong or right. There are many ways people look at abortion, which make it hard for them to decide whether or not to support it or be against it. There are a number of misconceptions about abortion ... ... middle of paper ... ...ntial Identity: A Defense". Bioethics 18.3 (2004): 249–63. Boonin, David. A Defense of Abortion. Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy. Boulder: University of Colorado, 2003. Print. Baumgardner, Jennifer. Abortion & Life. Brooklyn: Akashic Books, 2008. Print. Lee, Patrick. Abortion & Unborn Human Life. New York: Catholic University of America Publishers, 2010. Print. Lunneborg, Patricia W. Abortion: A Positive Decision. Portsmouth: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000. Print. Rocchi, Benedetto. Why should the baby live? Human right to life and the precautionary principle J. Med. Ethics 39.5(2013): 610 Levy, Neil. The moral significance of being born J. Med. Ethics 39.5(2013): 326-329 Knoepffler, Nikolaus J. and Martin, J O'Malley. After-birth and before-birth personhood: why the baby should live J. Med. Ethics 39.5(2013): 11-14. Print.

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