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The Pros And Cons Of Abortion

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Abortion is and always has been a very controversial debate for those who identify as pro-life or pro-choice. According to Katie Yoder, author of “National Right to Life News,” “From 2015 to 2016, Planned Parenthood performed 328,348 abortions. To put that in perspective, that's 4,349 more abortions than the year before the previous year” (Yoder). Abortion is wrong and people should outlaw these procedures because they cause immense pain to the fetuses, can lead to greater health risk for women and there is an always the choice of adoption. To begin, abortion is the destruction of the fetus or embryo in the womb before the birth process has occurred which means killing a person. It is wrong to allow for a doctor to stop someone’s life without the consent of the person who is being eviscerated. For a while, there has been a long discussion on how the fetus can in fact feel pain:
It has been suggested that the preborn after 20 weeks of gestation feel pain. Dr. Sunny Anand, director of the Pain Neurobiology Lab at Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute, said that not only can the fetus feel pain at 20 weeks, but that "the pain perceived by a fetus is possibly more intense" than that of newborns or older children. (Washington Times p. A20.)
Based on this research by Dr. Anand’s lab, it has been tested and explained that the fetus does in fact feel the pain of the procedure after the twentieth week. Some other studies prove that the fetus can feel pain as early as
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