Abortion is inhumane and the rights of the unborn child are not being protected if an abortion takes place. If two people conceive a child, not wanting that child, they should still be responsible for their actions and not have the option to kill their innocent baby. The unborn child has rights like everyone else, and these rights should not be ignored because of the parents' bad choices. Unborn children cannot speak or protect themselves, but if they were able to, those babies would fight for their right to live. There is a huge debate going on around the world on whether the parents of an unborn child should have the right to have an abortion, or the unborn child should have the right to live.
The fetus inside the woman's body may be alive, but we can’t tell whether or not it will become a potential human (Alcorn). Even though science is a major part of abortion, we never really know when human life begins (Alcorn). However, that doesn’t mean it’s okay to abort a child. Many believe having an unplanned pregnancy is a curse, but I believe it is a blessing in disguise. I believe that abortion should be illegal because it is equal to murder, you can always place the child up for adoption, and abortion can affect a woman mentally and physically.
Having unprotected sex can lead to pregnancy and possibly contracting a Sexually Transmitted Diseases. I’ve always told myself that I would not have one child, unless I am in a position to afford two children. Many people decide to have an abortion because they can’t afford a child or “isn’t ready” if you let them tell it. Abortion is murder when women begin to use it as a form of birth control. Some women have unprotected sex and adopt the theology of, “I’ll just abort it if I become pregnant”.
“There are only two ways of thinking about abortion: either a woman has a right to decide not to be pregnant anymore, or other people think they have a right to make her decision for her (Carmon, Irin).” It is very difficult for a mother to have a child as a rape victim. That day when that cruel man took her innocence will continuously play out and the child will contribute to a memory of this horrific time. The woman who has been raped will not want the child as a memory. Being raped is a terrible trauma as is and a raped victim should be able to receive an abortion The individual did not choose to be raped. A woman being raped and then forced to carry the baby until delivery could be tragic for both mother and child.
Today, in the news, you hear a lot about abortions becoming illegal in some states. The states should not make abortions illegal, and not give women that choice because if the women were to want an abortion bad enough they would find somewhere else to get it done and more than likely it would be unsafe for her “it seems unlikely that making abortion illegal will actually reduce the number of abortions per year.” (Hansen) Abortion should be an option for every woman who is pregnant because if a woman were to become pregnant and she knew she didn’t want a baby or could not provide for it properly, than the baby has no business being born unwanted or poorly taken care of. In the book Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by
Abortion is against doctors' Hippocratic Oath. Government gets to control a woman's body. "Back alley" abortions would increase if it were made illegal, leading to increased risk of young women dying or becoming sterile. It's arguably better for society to have babies aborted than have them be brought up poor and neglected, where not only will the child suffer but society when that child develops a higher attraction to crime, welfare, etc. One brief mistake can take away a woman's childhood and trap her for life.
Therefore, I subscribe to Don Marquis view on Abortion in his article “Why abortion is immoral”. Don Ma... ... middle of paper ... ...These women would adopt the children who would’ve been otherwise aborted. Adoption presents the option for mothers who are neither financially or emotionally equipped for raising a baby. Moreover by not legalizing abortion you are saving many to-be mothers from aborting there to-be babies by force.
(Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Moral Issues) Those who support pro-life view abortion as murder since life begins at the moment of conception, and punishment for these actions should be required. Though, fertilized eggs that are used for vitro fertilization that are not implanted are routinely thrown away. (about.com) Therefore, if human life occurs at conception, then isn’t this murder, and if not, then how is abortion murder? Pro-life activists make the argument of other options such as adoption and other forms of contraception as an alternative to abortion. Although, nearly all women who forego the procedure of an abortion were already on a form of contraception drug, so the baby is clearly unwanted.
Human beings don’t have the right to decide if someone lives or dies. Abortion is the same thing, killing a person. Some people believe that it’s okay to have an abortion because of certain situations some women may be in. For example, they were raped. It is understand that a person wouldn’t want to have a baby with someone that forced them to have sex with them, but again, they should just give birth to the baby, and if they decide that they don’t want to keep it, put it up for adoption.
Abortion has too many complications and too many consequences that are overbearing for some mothers to handle. It is apparent to say that abortion is murder. Research claims that "The fetus is a human life" (www.ethics.missouri.edu). The fetus is also innocent and defenseless. To kill innocence is murder.