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Partial Birth Abortion: Mercy or Infanticide?

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Abstract




Partial birth abortion is a controversial method of abortion late in a woman’s pregnancy in which the baby is aborted by a craniotomy. Two organizations are commonly affiliated with abortion: Pro-choice supports abortion saying that what is in a woman’s body is her “property”, while Pro-life believes it is murder of innocent babies. Partial birth abortion is murder of innocent children and an abomination to basic human rights and values.  




Partial Birth Abortion: Mercy or Infanticide?


Thesis Statement: Partial birth abortion is murder of innocent babies and an abomination to basic human rights and values.


I. The differing sides on Intact D&X are distinctly  


opposite


  A. Pro-choice supports abortions


1. Done 650 times a year and only when the


mother’s life is endangered or the child is


deformed


2. Says the public is mistaken in its knowledge


  of Intact Dilation and Extraction


B. Pro-life doesn’t support abortions of any kind


1. Backed by medical experts it is claimed that


  80% of partial birth abortions are purely


  elective


2. Believes the baby is a living human being and


  deserves the rights of a human                      


II.   There are benefits and harmful consequences to P.B.A.


A. Many abortionists claim that the benefits far out


way the consequences


1. It is safer, quicker, and easier


2. Intact D&X is less traumatic to the mother


B. There are also many harmful effects


1. Risk of uterine and breast cancer is increased


2. Rates of depression also increase


III.   The issue of partial birth abortion has come into our


courtrooms


A. Congress made its first attempt to ban P.B.A in 1996


1.Brenda Shafer R.N. testified to what she saw in


  abortion clinic  


  2. Congress...

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