An Argument Against Abortion Essay

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Abortion in America is a controversial issue in which both

sides have valid arguments at face value. The pro-choice side has many

arguments to support it belief in keeping abortion legal. Many of these are

faulty, and argue points irrelevant to the issue as I will attempt to

illustrate, thereby eliminating the main pro-choice arguments.

The pro-life position has somewhat different ideas. The most

popular of these is: The unborn entity is fully human from the moment of

conception. Abortion results in the intentional death of the unborn entity.

Therefore, abortion can be defined the intentional killing of a human being.

This killing is in most cases unjustified, since the unborn human being has a
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The reason this argument doesn't work is because it is begging

the question. In fact, this lie hides behind a good percentage of the popular

arguments for the pro-choice position. One begs the question when one assumes

what one is trying to prove is correct.

The question-begging of the coat-hanger argument is very obvious: but only by

assuming that the unborn are not fully human does the argument work. If the

unborn are not fully human, then the pro-choicer has a legitimate concern,

just as one would have in overturning a law forbidding appendicitis

operations if countless people were needlessly dying of both appendicitis and

illegal operations. But if the unborn are fully human, this pro-choice

argument is the same as saying that because people die or are harmed while

killing other people, the state should make it safe for them to do so.

Even some pro-choicers, who argue for their position in other ways, admit

that the

coat hanger/back-alley argument is crap. Although statistics cant establish

a particular moral position, there has been arguments over both the actual

number of illegal abortions and the number of women who died as a result of

them before legalization. Prior to Roe vs Wade, pro-choicers used saying that

nearly a million women every year obtained illegal abortions performed