Abortion Argumentative Essay

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English 101
9 Dec 2010
The End before the Beginning Is abortion murder? Should abortion be illegal? Abortion is something that is not overlooked, but not exactly given the proper attention it should have. Abortion causes a lot chaos today. Abortion is a process where the mother kills the fetus. Sometimes there are understandable reasons for these actions, but then some women feel they aren’t ready to be a mother. If abortion wasn’t an option then what would the women do? How could they get rid of the baby? Think about if your own mother felt the way you did. You would not have a chance to experience life. Even though the fetus is still developing, doesn’t it have a claim to life? Imagine living in a world where babies the size of
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The father of the child may decide he’s not ready for children and leaves the mother as well. Imagine yourself being sixteen or seventeen and pregnant all alone; how would you feel? A teenage girl may feel like she can’t handle a child on her own, so to her abortion may be the best idea. The girl doesn’t want the baby to be brought up poor or neglected (Berlfein 88). Teenage girls who think like this really needs guidance. They also have to learn to take action from their mistakes. The government helps in different ways such as welfare, which is financial support they may need. Some women choose abortion because they feel they’re not ready to have a child or they’re unfit to be a mother. By letting them get an abortion is promoting irresponsible behavior. If they go through with the abortion then they feel as though they can erase that mistake out of their life, instead of learning from it by going through with the pregnancy. Some adults have abortions because they think they’re too old for a child. Others don’t want to have children because they don’t want to increase the size of their family. Are these reasonable excuses? If adults have abortions because they’re not ready then who are they to tell teens not to? Doesn’t that sound hypocritical? Most teens look up to adults so if they see them doing something they’ll do it too (Shepherd 11). In the book Teens and Morality, Shepherd describes how adults tell teens not to do
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