Moral and Ethical Dilemmas of Abortion Essay

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In 1997, there were 1,184,758 legal abortions. Imagine; those babies could have been lawyers, doctors, presidents… These babies could have found the cure to cancer. Some may say that abortion is as American as apple pie, but it’s not. Abortion is an abomination. It is destroying our culture by making society devalue the sanctity of life. It’s murder and it may have lasting physical and emotional side effects on the women that receive the abortion. Abortion, in all stages of pregnancy, needs to become an illegal procedure.
Abortion may have a large part to play in society’s decline in moral values, but it is definitely at fault for society’s deterioration of respect for life. The main reason an unborn baby is called a fetus is to dehumanize
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In 1997, there were 1,184,758 legal abortions. Imagine; those babies could have been lawyers, doctors, presidents… These babies could have found the cure to cancer. Some may say that abortion is as American as apple pie, but it’s not. Abortion is an abomination. It is destroying our culture by making society devalue the sanctity of life. It’s murder and it may have lasting physical and emotional side effects on the women that receive the abortion. Abortion, in all stages of pregnancy, needs to become an illegal procedure.
Abortion may have a large part to play in society’s decline in moral values, but it is definitely at fault for society’s deterioration of respect for life. The main reason an unborn baby is called a fetus is to dehumanize him or her. A lot of times abortion is pursued after medical personnel claim the baby will be born with a deformity. This “deformity” ranges anywhere from spinal bifida to Down syndrome. Prochoice activists say that it is better to be dead than disabled. What kind of logic is this? Back when my mother was pregnant with me, the doctors said that I was going to have Down syndrome and dwarfism, if I were to survive the whole nine month pregnancy. They recommended for her to get an abortion, which she refused. Of course, I wasn’t born with any abnormalities. But let’s say I was; would I have any less of a right to live, just because I wasn’t the same as everyone else? Abortion feeds into the subconscious and makes people believe that the
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