Abortion - Is It Moral or Immoral

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Abortion – Moral or Immoral? I would argue that abortion is immoral.

Abortion is a debate that continues day in, day out, year in, year out. We have laws that have been set into place, yet the debate continues. The opposing sides in the debate each strongly believe they are right. The pro-choice supporters see a woman's right to choose as central to the debate. The pro-choice advocates see the life of the baby as the most important concern. Very little middle ground exists on the issue of abortion.

I. When Does Life Begin?

[1] "Development of the embryo begins at Stage 1 when a sperm fertilizes an oocyte and together they form a zygote."
— England, Marjorie A. Life Before Birth. 2nd ed. England: Mosby-Wolfe, 1996
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I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

[4] The Official Senate report on Senate Bill 158, the “Human Life Bill,” summarized the issue this way:

Physicians, biologists, and other scientists agree that conception marks the beginning of the life of a human being—a being that is alive and is a member of the human species. There is overwhelming agreement on this point in countless medical, biological, and scientific writings.

[5] From the pro-choice side - Acknowledgments of life before birth:
Faye Wattleton, the longest reigning president of the largest abortion provider in the world - Planned Parenthood- argued as far back as 1997 that everyone already knows that abortion kills. She proclaims the following in an interview with Ms. Magazine:
"I think we have deluded ourselves into believing that people don't know that abortion is killing. So any pretense that abortion is not killing is a signal of our ambivalence, a signal that we cannot say yes, it kills a fetus."

Scientist, Doctors, the Bible (History), Senate and Pro-choice / Planned Parenthood all agree that an embryo is a person from the moment of…

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