Human Life Does Not Begin At Conception

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Regularly the action is pondered; “Which is worse, Risa often wondered, to have tens of thousands of babies that no one wanted or to silently make them go away before they were born?” (Shusterman 115) Accounts of rape, incest, health issues, accident, ill-will towards a partner, and poverty are common reasons for women to consider and ultimately follow through with the act of abortion. What happens to the children whom are bred into these sorts of predicaments that are not at all terminated? According to 2015 statistics by the U.S. Department of Justice, 48,425 children are in foster care. Of those 48,425, seventy-four percent are being held in U.S. prisons. Within two years of “Age-out” fifty percent are incarcerated, and eighty percent of former foster youth are on Death Row. Human life does not begin at conception due to brain development beginnings starting only at three to four weeks after conception according to top U.S. Neurologists and under the above listed circumstances, a child would, in reality, be better off being aborted than being moved from home to home or even being an unbearable psychological and financial weight on the shoulders of those who follow through with taking on a parental role responsibility. The debate of whether life begins at conception or after birth is an age-old argument. In fact the reason for the debate is because it has not been proven that life absolutely begins at conception. “There has never been a scientific consensus as to

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