Essay on Abortion: A Difficult Choice

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On January 22, 1973, when abortion became legalized in the United States, America created the beginning of a “self-inflicted holocaust” (Franz, 2010, para. 5). Pro-choice activists have elected to argue their opinions on abortion based on their definition of life, the fact that it is the woman’s right to have a choice since it is her body, the safety of maintaining abortion’s legal status, and the economic strain it would put on a person(s). Pro life advocates can prove that it is no less than infanticide based on scientific research.
Part I: Thesis
America faces an epidemic of tragedy when there are doctors and nurses that are performing over 3,500 abortions daily totaling to over 50 million since the Supreme Court m¬¬ade it a
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2). Under the Human Rights law “torture, violence against children, and harmful traditional practices” are specifically delineated and should be the foundation for overturning Roe v. Wade (Nygren-Krug, 2002). Based on the expert opinion of an embryologist and the standards set by the World Health Organization, abortion can and should be declared as murder.
Not only are the doctors and nurses assisting in the gruesome slaughter of an innocent life, some patients are not being informed properly of the risks and complications that may be consistent with an abortion. The AGI, an anti- choice supporter, has reported that nearly one out of every four pregnancies ending in abortion has exposed these young women, who more than 50% are younger than 25, to an increased risk of cervical cancer, placenta previa, and other immediate complications. More potentially serious ailments that can accompany abortion and affect one out of every hundred patients are heavy bleeding, infection or sepsis (which could be life threatening), damage to the cervix, scarring of the uterine lining, perforations of the uterus, damage to the other organs, and even the death of the woman. An antiabortionist, Dr. Joel Brind who is a professor of biology and chemistry at Baruch College, warns of evidence linking to…

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