Essay by michaelhutchisonCollege, UndergraduateA+, September 2012

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No matter the circumstances, abortion is morally and ethically wrong and should be made illegal. I consider abortion to be an act of murder. After only four weeks of conception the baby's heart is pumping blood, making the baby in medical terms, alive. By week six the baby begins to move. Abortions take place from five to seven days after a missed period but most happen from week six to twenty weeks, at this point the baby has developed arms, legs, facial features, and the spinal cord and heart are already performing basic functions. Women have decided on abortion for several reasons; financial problems, teen pregnancy, and other reasons of just not wanting a child or being scared. Though arguments cannot be on the fence I feel that the only time abortion should even be considered is in the case of a rape victim, which statistics show is only about one percent of all abortions.

For all other reasons the couple or two that are having the baby should use either some sort of birth control and accept the consequences that could possibly happen, even if the mother has some sort of health problems.

Most processes of having an abortion not only end a precious life but can also harm the mother. As the baby grows older in the womb the abortion processes change, the first option is simply taking a pill to dissolve the egg. As time passes the process changes and the next option is suction. "General or local anesthesia is given to the mother and her cervix is quickly dilated. A suction curette (hollow tube with a knife-edged tip) is inserted into the womb. This instrument is then connected to a vacuum machine by a transparent tube. The vacuum suction, 29 times more powerful than a...