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Argumentative Essay On Abortion

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Abortion is a vicious form of inflicting murder on an innocent, unborn, and helpless child. Women abort babies daily because of unplanned/unwanted pregnancies, rape, and being forced by their parents when under age. Abortion became legal in 1973 after the Roe vs. Wade trial declared so. According to Deborah S. Romaine, “The U.S. Constitution protects both expressed, or enumerated, and unexpressed, or unenumerated, rights.” (1) And the jury for that trial believed that abortion was the right to any mother who needed, or wanted to use it. Still in today’s time, people argue and debate whether abortion should be legal or not. Abortion is a controversial issue which many people believe is evil because it is taking an innocent human life. Killing a child is unethical, and completely unfair to the fetus that is the victim.
According to Margaret Sykes from her article “Rape Justifies Abortion,” “If a 14-year-old [rape victim]…can’t have an abortion without being dragged through the courts…and having people trying to stop her left and right, who can?” (Sykes 130) Sykes believed that the 14 year old girl who had been raped had every right to abort her child. She believed that abortion should be legal for rape victims no matter what stage of the pregnancy they were in. She didn’t believe adoption was an alternative to murdering the babies either. Sykes complicates the matter further when she discussed how children in foster care didn’t believe that they could raise a child on their own, but also believed that giving to someone they didn’t know was a bad idea as well. Unplanned and unwanted pregnancy are reasons that women abort babies, as well.
According to afterabortion.org, “A study of the medical records of 56,741 California Medicai...

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... mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." (Psalm 139:13). Both of these verses talk about God creating the baby and watching over him even before he was born. The Bible clearly views the unborn as a person. Genesis 25:21-22 says, "Rebekah became pregnant. The babies struggled together in her womb." (Genesis 25:21-22). Luke 1:41 says, "When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb…" (Luke 1:41). Both of these verses clearly view the unborn as a person; neither verse refers to the unborn as anything except a baby. Psalm 51:5 says, "Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me." (Psalm 51:5). This says that a child is sinful from the time of conception, but how can something that is not yet a person be sinful? Abortion breaks one of the simplest, moral standards: "You shall not murder."
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