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Abortion Equal Murder

  • Date Submitted: 03/06/2011 06:01 PM
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Abortion Equals Murder!
Abortion is the termination of pregnancy by the removing or expulsing of a fetus or embryo from the uterus, resulting in its death.  In 1996 the United States had approximately 1.37 million abortions per year, and 3,700 per day. Fifty-two percent of women having abortions in the U.S. are younger than twenty five. Women aged twenty to twenty-four have thirty-two percent of all abortions, teenagers obtain twenty percent, and girls under fifteen account for 1.2%. 64.4% of all abortions are performed on never-married women. Married women account for 18.4% of all abortions and divorced women obtain 9.4% (The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform). Abortion is considered a type of murder. All murderers who are found guilty are sent to prison, so why do women who have an abortion not receive the same punishment? Abortion should be illegal, because it is taking away an innocent person’s life, the consequences of consensual sex should be faced, and there are other options.
First of all, the right to live is the most important right anyone has. How could anybody take that right away from an innocent unborn baby? The heart is one of the first body systems that form in a young fetus. It is already there within the 10th day after conception. The ultrasound test can detect the heart beat as early as 21 days since the fetus was conceived. A heart beat represents a living being, even though the child is in the mother’s womb the baby is still a human life. Therefore, abortion is considered to be murder, because the baby’s heart is beating. Just because the baby is not out in the world yet does not mean that they are not a living person. No one person has the right to take away anyone else’s right to live.
Secondly, if a woman and a man have consensual sex and the woman becomes pregnant they need to face the consequences instead of killing an unborn baby. There are other ways to prevent pregnancy when having sex. Safe sex or no sex at all would be better than...


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