Abortion Abortion? Is it the right or wrong thing to do? In this paper I will try to prove why I believe that it is wrong to have an abortion. Why have an abortion when you can have the baby and put it up for adoption after birth? When you have an abortion, you are committing manslaughter, murder. Some people may not think so, but they are. If the woman does not want to have a baby, then why did she take the risk by having sex? I believe that once you have found out that you are pregnant you should continue the process and see the pregnancy through to birth.
"The entire complex issue comes down to one question: Is the fetus a person?"(Gilbert,Intro-2). This question is the most important one to ask yourself before deciding whether or not to have an abortion. Some people ask doctors the same question, and their response would be to define "life".
After a discussion in 1981, the U.S. Senate decided that biological life starts at implantation. Many of the Pro-abortionists, however could not found one expert to prove that life starts at any other time than implantation. They were able to however to show an alternative viewpoint.
It considers the continuum to run from sperm and egg, to single-cell zygote, to multi-cell blastocyst, to embryo, to fetus, to newborn, etc. This view is attractive because it supports the right of each mother and doctor to individually choose when in the continuum the fetus becomes a person(Gilbert,Med-2).
This view though did not prove the point of when life really starts. When the sperm and egg form together, they make a diploid zygote. The zygote owns the an undetectable genotype, that of a human. Therefore "the zygote is biological human life"(Gilbert,Med-2). Therefore proving that an abortion is murder, it is manslaughter, because you are taking away the life of another human.
There are also people out there who are pro-choice, or in other words, in between sides. These people see good reasons for having and not having an abortion. They think that having an abortion in order to reduce the number of children in a society, or in a household is good. I do not believe this is true. If you found out that you are pregnant, and you don't want the child, is it all right to think to yourself 'its all right, I'll just have an abortion, no big deal.'? Guess again, it is a big deal whether or not to get rid of another life, just because you do not want to take care of it. That's why adoption agencies do what they do. They offer babies to homes where they are very much wanted, to adults who will care, and treat the child the way it should be treated.
This is a statement that I truly disagree with. "I stick with the legal definition which is that you become a person when you are born alive"(Perkley,2). I truly disagree with this statement for a couple of reasons. One being, that at ten weeks pregnant, you can hear a babies heart beat. Secondly, at sixteen weeks, during an ultrasound test, you can see the formation of the baby, including its hands, feet, face and can even find out the sex of the baby if you wish. These events occur during a period that it is legal to have an abortion. Abortion may take place until the 20th week yet at this time a woman may feel the baby move. Something that has a heartbeat, hands,feet, a sex and can move can be killed because it supposedly is not alive. So to say your not human until birth is just plain wrong. Your human from the first day that sperm meets egg.
Those people of religious belief, say that an abortion is immoral, or morally wrong. Well, I believe that these people are right. The reason is, that when you have an abortion, you are taking away one of God's greatest creations, humans. For those who believe that sex is a sin and pregnancy as God's punishment for it, are wrong. If God never meant for human life, or reproduction of the species, then he would never have made us. He would of also never have given us the means by which to reproduce.
Therefore in conclusion, I believe that abortion is truly the wrong thing to do. There are precautions to take before pregnancy can occur and options to follow if it does occur.
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