Argumentative Essay: The Legalization Of Abortion

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Abortion Abortion by definition means the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy (Dictionary reference). This is a controversial issue having no grounds of agreement among two aspects. The fight between pro-life and pro-choice supporters has been long and brutal. Abortion is a big topic in this generation today because of having uncontrolled hormones, and the miss connection of love and responsibility. Considering American values and ethics, death is morally wrong. With that being said, the killing of an unborn fetus is wrong as well. Abortion has become common in America, which is understandable. On the other hand women should be held responsible for their actions in choosing to have sexual intercourse,…show more content…
A baby’s heart beats at eighteen days, all organs function at eight weeks, and they can feel pain at ten weeks. Therefore, life begins at conception. If murder is illegal, abortion should be illegal as well. Since the legalization of abortion in 1973, over 56 million unborn children have been killed, more than the entire population of Spain. That is 155 babies per hour and about 1 every 24 seconds. Fay Wattleton said “I think we have deluded ourselves into believing that people don 't know that abortion is killing so any pretense that abortion is not killing is a signal of our ambivalence, a signal that we cannot say yes, it kills a fetus.” This is true because no matter what the circumstances of conception, no matter how far along in the pregnancy, abortion always ends the life of an individual human being. Everyone who has an abortion acknowledges this simple fact. It is understandable why women who are victims of rape or incest want an abortion, but that still doesn’t change the fact that they have a human being growing inside of them. David C. Reardon, Julie Makimaa, and Amy Sobie did two major studies of pregnant rape victims and found that three out of four of these women chose to give birth and did not regret their decision. Of the fourteen incest victims who carried their children to term, all were happy they had given birth. They also rejected abortion as a good option for incest related pregnancies

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