Abortion has been one of the most popular and argumentative topics that has still yet to be settled. Ultimately the question we can ask when trying to solve this issue is whether or not pregnant women should have the right to kill an unborn baby. Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy before birth takes place and is a moral wrong. Can we as a society call ourselves human if we allow the deaths of unborn babies to take place? Those who take the side of pro-choice or as also known as pro-abortion often use statements concerning life, humanity, human rights and freedom to support their claims. I believe abortion should be illegal because we as a society must protect the human lives that are in danger whether or not they are in their first
Every individual defines pain differently, so “without interrogation, we cannot know for sure what the fetus feels” (British Medical Journal). As we know, asking a fetus if it feels pain is impossible, and assuming that they do could be wrong. Considering these statements, abortion cannot technically be called murder. Fetuses are not self-aware, rational, or attentive like humans. From a religious standpoint, I understand why people consider abortion murder. A fetus has the potential for life, and that they consider that potential life a real life. However, stretching this idea farther, sperm also have the potential for life, but many of these people are not against sex or masturbation. Fertilization has not yet occurred, but the potential is still there. According to scientific evidence, a fetus has a fifty to seventy percent chance of becoming a feasible human being. These chances are relatively high, but not a guarantee, and not yet a life. One cannot kill something that is not yet alive.
Abortion is not murder, and can be life -saving. The statement, “ Human life begins at conception,” is actually an opinion. There is no specific consensus as to when human life begins. Sperm and egg also are alive and represent potential human beings but are virtually wasted. Abortion may be considered pretty natural, considering two- thirds of human conception are virtually aborted by nature itself. Abortions have been pre formed for thousands of years, all over the world not just in the US. In the mid, 1800’s states began passing abortion laws to make them illegal. In turn started the creation of “ Back alley Abortion.” In the years before Roe v. Wade was illegal. Abortions ranged as high as 1.2 million per year. Several women died in the process of self- inducing their abortion, because they were untrained.
There is a never ending debate on whether a fetus's personhood begins at conception or at the moment they are born. Depending on religion or specific beliefs the answer is always different. The argument on personhood may be infinite but the moment that life begins is not a question. Life is evident through the swift development of a fetus. During the first three weeks the baby's brain, spinal cord, and most important, the heart form. After four weeks facial features form and the heart begins to pump blood. These features are seen in humans, therefore how can one argue that the growing baby is not a person but merely a fetus or group of cells. Abortion on demand makes abortion available not just in the early stages of pregnancy but all throughout the pregnancy. If an abortion is carried out during the first one to twelve
For many people who are pro-life, their argument is that having an abortion is murder. Some people claim that if we don't know whether the fetus has reached a stage where it has the right to life, we should assume that it does, as to avoid damaging the fetus. In reality, a fetus is considered to be a conscious being between the 24th and 28th week of gestation. In addition, evidence indicates that fetuses do not feel pain until after the start of the third trimester, and virtually no abortions occur during that time. As shown on the chart and graph to the right, the majority of abortions take place during the first 9 weeks of pregnancy, and merely 1.5% occur after 21 weeks.
In the bible, Jeremiah 1:5 says “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” Genesis 1; 26-27 also states “ Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own images.” These verses give some insight on why they believe it’s considered murder. A question that is normally argued is, should the baby have its own rights? Pro lifers encourages people to consider the fact that life begins at conception, so unborn babies are technically human beings with a right to life. Although, a heartbeat does not normally occur until 6 to 7 weeks, so does life really begin at conception? Is it still considered murder, if you have the abortion in that time frame? In my opinion it is not because without a heartbeat you’re not alive. Many people also talk about adoption, while that could be a good option for some people, others it may not. Would you really want to spend your life thinking about where your kid could be and if they're being treated good or if they even got adopted? Even when people give away animals, they're worried they will get mistreated and the new owners might not take as good as care of them. That’s an animal could you imagine how hard it would be to give away a kid to a complete stranger knowing you won't know what's going to happen to them? Furthermore a baby should not have to come into the world
What is abortion? Well some say it’s the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. Maybe it’s when the pregnancy is ended so that it does not result in the birth of a child known as termination birth (www.bpas.org) and last but not least from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, they state that “abortion is ending a pregnancy before the fetus (unborn child) can live independently outside the mother.” Either definition you choose to identify with these denotations has left the discussion open for a hot debate on abortion. Some people feel that this issue is neither right no wrong, just simply a “to each his own” idiom. Those who are for abortion tend to believe a woman has a right to decide what goes in her body and if she is capable of bringing life into this world; and on the other side there is an equal fervent opposition that killing an innocent unborn baby is wrong and unjustly; murder of first degree of an helpless baby. In this national debate there comes a fine line between what is humane and what is inhumane. For the most part it is immoral and physically wrong to kill an unsuspecting child because of self-desires and accidental child conceptions. Abortion is wrong when committing it in a selfish act because of irresponsibility.
The battle over abortion began with the case of Roe versus Wade on January 22, 1973. This conflict has quickly become one of the most predominant matters of society. By analyzing philosophical theories, biological facts, and psychological affects of abortion, one is able to conclude that abortion is murder. Through education and awareness programs, abortion can be acknowledged as immoral and unethical, thus preventing such crimes from being committed. This process of education starts with the recent history of the battle over abortion in our country.
Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy that is often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. As life begins at conception, unborn babies are human beings and thus have the right to life. The federal Unborn Victim Of Violence Act that was made to protect unborn babies from murder states that anybody intentionally killing an unborn baby should be punished for killing a human being. Abortion is a murder because it is taking away someone’s life. Even though the baby isn’t born yet, the fetus in the mother’s womb still feels pain while being aborted. No person, not even a mother, has the right to hurt someone. To keep a child, who can’t even speak, from growing and from living is a murder.
Abortion is the ending of pregnancy before birth and is morally wrong. An abortion results in the death of an embryo or a fetus. Abortion destroys the lives of helpless, innocent children and is illegal in many countries. By aborting these unborn infants, humans are hurting themselves; they are not allowing themselves to meet these new identities and unique personalities. Abortion is very simply wrong. Everyone is raised knowing the difference between right and wrong. Murder is wrong, so why is not abortion? People argue that it is not murder if the child is unborn. Abortion is murder since the fetus being destroyed is living, breathing and moving. Why is it that if an infant is destroyed a month before the birth, there is no problem,
Count as murder when the baby is not born? Out there are too many people wrong about the answer for this question. It does not matter that the baby is not in the world yet, that count as a murder. People should think more about the consequences of their actions, and they have to be more responsible about it. It is very sad when somebody decide to end the life of one little person that do not have the opportunity to defend himself. I not agree about abortion because of three reasons which are: The baby do not have the fault of the mistake, Even when the baby is not born people are killing somebody, and lastly but equally important, people cannot be afraid about what happen in life, they should affront any situation. Abortion is a very controversial
Although many people believe that life does not begin at conception, It does. Life begins at conception because although it’s in the mother’s womb, it is still a human; just unborn. Many people would also argue that the unborn have no rights because under the constitution, it’s not yet a legal person. However, around 24-28 weeks the fetus is able to survive outside of the mother’s body. Therefore, It should have the right to be born prematurely rather than aborted (Friedman). In the 2007 court case, it was claimed that the death of a fetus is equal to the death of a women. Making it a double murder in that case. The life of an unborn human should not be decided by someone else and therefore has the right to life. Taking a life away from something that never had the chance to live is basically killing a human because somebody doesn’t want them around. Aborting the baby may sound easy and simple, however just like any other human does, the unborn baby feels pain during the procedure. Bernard N. Nathanson stated that when an abortion is
Since the earliest of 1973 women in America was given the legal right to obtain an abortion in all 50 states during their nine months of pregnancy. For any reason at all or circumstance. Considered from most point of views, abortion is akin to murder. From a Layamon’s definition, murder is “ending the life of another human being for no reason or for any justifiable cause”. In that case abortion is intentionally ending a human pregnancy that is performed around its first 28th week. Abortion is considered murder since the fetus is technically inside the mother which is still a living being and it is thriving. An abortion is considered to stop the growing process. Society put a lot of pressure on abortions and how you are a “murderer”
Abortion is a form of murder. Abortion is the act of exterminating and unwanted, unborn fetus. Some people think abortion is ok because the fetus isn’t a person yet. According to the College Dictionary, a person is a living human being. As long as the heart is beating and the brain is thinking, I believe that the human is alive.
What is abortion? It is a process where women choose to end her pregnancy in other words she kills somebody. I strongly believe that abortion is murder, it is an unlawful act of taking somebody’s life, and it is a sign of immorality. Critics said that human life occurs at conception, but fertilized eggs used for in vitro fertilization are also human lives and those not implanted are routinely throw away, is this considered as murder. My answer would be yes. It is a murder. Critics or doctors refers unborn babies as “fetus”, “embryo” , “zygote” or “eggs”, this can be scientifically correct, but this does not change the fact: these unborn babies or in scientific language called “fetus” are little human beings who is being killed or “aborted”. Once the “fetus” is in women’s womb it is considered as human being. And to kill a human being is constitutionally and morally wrong. It will be considered as murder. Moreover I have heard people giving excuses for killing an innocent like “oh! I was not ready for it”, it was an unwanted pregnancy” or “we didn’t used protection”. If a person was not ready to be mom than at the first point they were pregnant for? Similarly what is the fault of that innocent baby if you didn’t use protection? Why people want to kill somebody innocent for their deeds? Hence, abortion is a murder and no one have moral right to kill somebody. Abortion decision is often made by minors, or young adults, who don’t have the maturity and enough life experiences to make good decision. There immaturity leads them to make wrong decision like abortion. Above mentioned point can be considered as weakest point. If a person is mature to have sex, than she is mature enough to make decision like abortion. Above mentioned myth is totally wrong because according to statistical data 46.3 of 25 years old or older women are involved in abortion whereas the women under the age of 19 are only 20.2%( morbidity and mortality weekly report). Anybody can argue against me that people at mature ages are more involved in abortions than “Women who are raped or victims of incest should not be forced to carry out a pregnancy. There is a fact that 1 in 3 women will be victims of sexual violence in her lifetime. So