Abortion : Pro Life And Pro Choice

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Am I a tiny human or just a fetus? According to Webster Dictionary, abortion is “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus”. There are two sides when it comes to abortion: pro-life and pro-choice. Pro-life supporters are usually religious individuals, individuals who believe it is a kind of murder, and/or people who believe in the sanctity of life. Pro-choice supporters are normally individuals who believe a woman has the right to her own body, it is not a form of murder, and some individuals believe that there are limits. The main point of disagreement between both of these sides is whether an embryo/ fetus is a human so should it be legal or illegal and is it immoral? Since 1973 when abortion was legalized over 56 million unborn children have been killed, which is about 155 babies per hour. (Abortionno.org, 2015) That number is about 19,000 times higher than the lives lost at 9/11. Abortions cause more death than a terrorist attack. Abortions cause many risks including medical and emotional complications, and a higher risk for certain issues later (i.e. breast cancer, placenta previa, ectopic pregnancy). A woman who has an abortion faces medical complications such as: heavy bleeding, infection, incomplete abortion, sepsis, anesthesia, damage to the cervix, scarring the uterine ling, uterine perforation, damage to internal organs, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometritis, and possible…

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