Should Abortion Be Legalized?

989 WordsNov 5, 20154 Pages
“A person is a person no matter how small,” is a famous quote written by Dr. Seuss. This exact quote is linked to the controversial topic of abortion. After the first trimester, the fetus starts to evolve into this little person. No matter how small, a person is a person. Abortions after the first trimester are both wrong and harmful and therefore should be illegal. During the first month, “a primitive face takes form with large dark circles for eyes. The mouth, lower jaw, and throat are developing. Blood cells are taking shape, and circulation will begin. By the end of the first month of pregnancy, your baby is around 6-7mm (1/4 inch) long - about the size of a grain of rice!” (WebMD, 2015). At the second month of pregnancy, the embryo is still evolving. The nervous system is starting to form and by the end of this month, the fetus is now formed. (WebMD, 2015). By the end of this third month, the baby is closer to being fully developed. “Your baby has arms, hands, fingers, feet, and toes and can open and close its fists and mouth. Fingernails and toenails are beginning to develop and the external ears are formed.” (WebMD, 2015). The reproductive organs are developed along with the urinary system and liver. By the end of this third month, this baby becomes a human. It becomes a person. Soon after this month, the gender is revealed and an identity is created. Besides abortions after the first two months being wrong for what they are, they are wrong for the way they

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