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.
Abortion is the “deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.” Under the Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, abortion was legalized in the United States in 1973 (Linton, 2012, p. 181). “Right to life” is simply that human being has the right to live and should not be killed by another human being. Human pregnancy contains a fetus which is a life of a child. Is abortion a way of killing someone? Having an unwanted pregnancy is completely understandable, but terminating a fetus is a wrongful thing to do.
Abortion History According to Google, abortion is derived from the latin root aboriri or abortio, meaning to miscarry, and is defined as ending a pregnancy by the removal from the uterus of a fetus or embryo before viability. Abortion techniques developed as early as 1500 BC when an Egyptian doctor suggested the idea of an induced abortion. Because abortion is the removing of a human embryo, abortion is considered homicide. As early as the 13th century, abortion has been treated like a crime, punishable by hanging. Well into the 19th century abortion remained an offense because you are killing off an innocent embryo that is the cause of certain actions you decide to partake in.
This is the last thing some unborn babies know before their short lives are ended. Abortion, the deliberate extermination of an unborn baby, is murder. According to Dictionary.com1, the legal term for the word murder is “the killing of another human being under conditions covered by law”. Obviously, the act of murdering a fetus in a professional setting is covered by law. So the question we should ask ourselves is this: Whose life is worthy of being saved by law and why?
Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. In other words it is the killing of an unborn baby. Abortion has been divided into three man categories. The first category of abortion is those that invade the uterus and kill the child by instruments which enter the uterus through the cervix. The second category is when those that kill the preborn child by administration of drugs and then induce labor and the delivery of a dead baby.
Marquis conceives that killing human beings such as ourselves is wrong. He further contends that if it is wrong to kill us then, abortion is immoral and not permissible. Marquis argues that a fetus is equal to an adult human being. His primary argument presents the fact that “a fetus possesses a property, the possession of which is an adult human being is sufficient to make killing an adult human being wrong, makes abortion wrong”(Gedge &Waluchow, 224). He places abortion in the same category as the killing of an adult human being.
Don Marquis created the FLO method and explains it in his article. The FLO method means a “future like ours.” Marquis says that killing a fetus would be denying him/her the opportunity for a future like ours. A fetus is a human being at the time of conception according to Marquis. Aborting the fetus would be taking away future experience’s that are valuable. He proposes strong points that trigger a human’s emotional sensitivity to murdering another human being.
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The following will tell people everything they need to know about abortion, and why it should be illegal. An abortion is the act of removing a human embryo or fetus. A woman can only be under twenty-four weeks pregnant in order to have an abortion. If the woman is over twenty-four weeks pregnant she cannot have an abortion, because after twenty-four weeks the baby is already starting to grow and produce. Abortion is a very serious situation, one out of four women goes through with an abortion; most of these women are under the age of eighteen.