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ABORTION: Birth Control or Legal Murder? Approximately 1.6 million murders are committed legally each year. This is the murder of an innocent child by a procedure known as abortion. Abortion stops the beating of an innocent child's heart. People must no longer ignore the scientific evidence that life begins at the moment of conception. People can no longer ignore the medical and emotional problems an abortion causes women. People must stop denying the facts about the procedure, and start hearing the silent screams of unborn children. The procedure is not only disgusting, but also painful for both the mother and the unborn child. There are different ways to abort a baby and with medicine always changing there is now a pill to stop the growth of a baby. There is a new drug to make having an abortion painless. What are the side affects of this new drug RU486? Not only has science proven that a fetus is truly a human, the simple facts that abortion kills the life of a human being.

Life begins at conception because of the fact that life in the womb does not change at birth. It is already a baby--a human life. Most of all the development also takes place before one is born. Fertilization is just the beginning of a long process of growing and maturing. Life continues from the day of fertilization until death. Nothing is added to a person during a lifetime. Abortion is wrong because it ends the life of a human being. The day of conception marks the beginning of a new human life. Scientific and medical facts prove that the fetus is living. They prove that the fetus is a person, a human, and functions separate from the mother. Many argue that most of the babies...