Essay about Abortion is Unethical

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Over 46 million abortions are performed worldwide each year. Today, 11,000 frozen human embryos are stored in Australia alone. Human embryos are being killed in experiments and tossed out into the trash like moldy food in your refrigerator. Euthanasia has become legal and practiced in many countries, as well as the death penalty where there have even been cases of innocent people put to death. Taking birth control pills is becoming as common as popping in some Tylenol for a headache and handing out condoms in school is like handing out candy. One out of every ten U.S. teenaged girls becomes pregnant every year and fourteen thousand of those girls are under the age of fourteen (National Research Council, Risking the Future:…show more content…

Often times we hear various teachings of the Catholic Church on controversial issues such as premarital sex, abortion, and contraceptives, but fail to get a good explanation of why such views are taught. In today’s culture many non-Catholics and Catholics alike are misinformed about the reasoning for the Catholic Church’s teaching that artificial contraceptives are wrong and instead, view the use of contraceptives as a liberty of personal conscience. The first step to understanding the Catholic Church’s viewpoint is to understand what artificial contraceptives are. Once we understand what they are, how they function, and the effects artificial contraceptives have on the body, we can start to discuss the biblical, moral, and ethical issues that set the framework for the Catholic Church’s teachings as well as the alternative means of birth control through the practice of Natural Family Planning (NFP).

According to Webster’s Dictionary, “Contraceptives are any device or substance that inhibits conception.” The common artificial contraceptives on the market today include birth control pills, the morning after pill, and condoms, each with a different way of working yet the same goal: to inhibit conception. Chemical contraceptives are abortive, which means they destroy a fertilized egg, and most attack a woman’s health in many ways due to the overload of hormones, leading to severe side effects
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