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The Right to Life Worldwide, millions of unborn babies are killed each year. These are the murders of innocent children through a process known as abortion. These children's lives are brutally ended before they even have the chance to begin. Contrary to belief, the unborn child is alive and is a human being. Abortion stops the beating of an innocent child's heart. Therefore, the destruction of these innocent children is murder. Through medical research and faith in God, we can understand why abortion is so wrong. We must stop denying the facts about the procedure, which causes medical and emotional problems for the women, and start hearing the silent screams of the unborn children.

In the United States, women choose to end 25% to 33% of their pregnancies through abortion. Since becoming legal there have been approximately 32 million unborn babies killed. This is about 1.6 million a year (Abortion, Online).

How can people kill their babies like this? The main reason is for birth control purposes. "Social or birth control reasons account for 93% of the abortions today and the hard cases, rap, incest, health of the baby and the threat to the mother's life account for only 7%"� (nrlc, Online). Another reason that abortions are performed is because of the baby's health. In these cases the baby will either be deformed or will have a life long illness. In some ways, having an abortion is a Nazi view. This view is that only the perfect human should be allowed to live. So it is very clear that because of the irresponsibility of the mother, an innocent baby is killed.

The argument by the pro-abortion side is that the unborn child is not truly a child. Not only has science proven that a fetus is truly a human being,