Abortion....a pro-life point of view

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The right to kill the unborn child is morally and ethically wrong and should be considered murder. Abortion should be considered illegal by the U.S. government. The unborn child is an individual human life in its own right. Life begins at the instant of conception. The unborn child can even feel pain and thus proves further that the fetus is living. Women should not have the right to do anything they want with their bodies. There are many ways to avoid having an abortion, so there is absolutely no reason to have an abortion performed.

The laws of the United States are supposed to reflect the people's collective moral beliefs, mostly because it is not possible to establish one typical system which does not rely on some shared morals. Therefore, to resolve the issue, people must pursue what is fundamentally a moral question. Is the unborn living and is abortion to be considered murder? The answer is clearly yes.

Every poll taken since 1973 has shown that Americans are morally opposed to the majority of abortions. A consensus tells that the most precious form of life on earth is the infant. People also agree that rape, kidnapping, and even discrimination based on race or gender is wrong enough to pass laws. Therefore, abortion should be also. It is even a felony to destroy the eggs of certain animals. Knowing that this is true, it is only logical that having an abortion is to be at least, if not, a larger crime.

The intentional acts that result in physical or emotional harm to children is termed as child abuse. If abortion is legal, then the laws on child abuse should also be abolished. Because there is no point to have a law against child abuse when abortion, the greatest form...