Mother Teresa once said, “The greatest destroyer of peace today is 'Abortion', because it is a war against the child... A direct killing of the innocent child, 'Murder' by the mother herself... And if we can accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another” (“Quotes”). I vehemently oppose abortion because I believe it is the practice of killing the weakest and most defenseless among us to gain personal appeasement. Abortion has many perspectives and debatable issues within itself. Three of the most significant issues that support the opposition toward abortion include the legalization of abortion, when human life begins, and what life would be like without abortion. Currently, abortion is legal in the United States.
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This indicates that the abortion controversy has been debated far back into American history. Beginning in the 1900’s, legalized abortion became a major controversy. In 1965, all fifty states in the United States banned abortion; however, that was only the beginning of the controversy that still rages today (Lewis 1). After abortion was officially banned in the United States, groups such as the National Abortion Rights Action League worked hard on a plan to once again legalize abortion in the United States (Lewis 1). It wasn’t until 1970 when the case of Roe (for abortion) v. Wade (against abortion) was brought... ... middle of paper ... ...s: A List of Major Physical Complications Related to Abortion.” After Abortion.
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Our hope is that the new report will help inform a public debate in which all too often emotion trumps science,” – Dr. Sharon Camp, institute president.These ilegal clinics are responsible for thousands of deaths each year because of their unsafe abortion methods. Each year about 70,000 women die because of badly done procedures of abortion in inapropriate facilities (source #6), This terrifying statistic could be easily decreased by legalizing abortion since that way the procedures would be done by professionals. These abortions are safe and some of them don’t even need surgical procedure. During the first bimester there are three different types of procedures to end the pregnancy. These procedures are done by taking mifepristone, ... ... middle of paper ... ...RLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS CXVI.Issue 2 (2001): n. pag.
The topic of abortion is one of the most controversial issues in today’s society. Thousands of abortions take place every single day, and yet public opinion remains at a standstill as to whether or not abortion is ethical or not. According to a poll in 2013, fifty-four percent of the American public believes that the practice of abortion should be legal in all or most cases (“Public Opinion on Abortion”) Abortion has been defined as “the act of removing a human embryo or fetus from the uterus of a pregnant woman prior to the completion of the full term of pregnancy”(Rich, Wagner, and Geraldine). There are very strong opinions for and against this issue, but no one can deny the vast gray area of abortion. A person’s stance on the situation is often determined by how he views the fetus: a part of the mother’s body or as a human being.
While “88.7% of all abortions take place by the twelfth week of pregnancy” (Operation Rescue). Having an abortion is wrong because life begins at conception so its murder, there are better options, and it can cause serious medical complications later in life. First and foremost, having an abortion is murder to the most vulnerable being in the world. An abortion is the same as taking away a humans ability to live which is immoral. Professor Paul Campos at the University of Colorado explains it by saying “whether or not abortion should be legal turns on the question of whether and at which point a fetus is a person…” A fetus becomes a person at conception.