Abortion Should Not Be Legal

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Sabah Bari English 9 Mr. Cartusciello 12 March 2017 Abortion has been a hotly debated topic for years now. Abortion-rights advocates won a major victory in June when the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law requiring doctors to obtain permission to practice at hospitals near their offices and to have abortion clinics adhere to hospital building codes (guttmacher.org). A landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court upon the issue of abortion was Roe v. The right of an abortion is to only the individual and not for the government to get involved in. There ought to be no confliction as to the right…show more content…
That the parent feels an emotional struggle to connect with the unwanted child which can lead to expression of physical interaction. One developmental effects of unwanted children because of denied abortion are statistically shown to have a juvenile record (guttmacher.org). A reasoning behind this could be because the abandoned infant did not have a stable household or had no ideal role model to aspire to. A topic that has played a big part in the legalization of abortion is if it would be considered to be murder. First we need to understand what is murder. As defined by the dictionary murder is the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another (Webster Dictionary) Whereas abortion can be defined as the deliberate termination of a pregnancy by the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus (Webster Dictionary). The definition of murder mentions the words 'unlawful ' and 'human being ' for that they do not apply to the definition of abortion. The term “human incubator” was used to describe the women pregnant with an unwanted child (debate.org). One of the debaters said “Abortion does not equate to killing a living breathing existing human being. The woman has a life, dreams, family, history, possibly a job. The fetus has nothing but what it is given (debate.org).” A fetus is not yet a human being. It is more like a seed or sprout of a human being. It is ‘alive,’ but that is also

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