Abortion And Why It Is Wrong

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Abortion and Why it is Wrong by Ken Willaert English 10 Mr. Manske January 16, 2001 THESIS STATEMENT Abortion is wrong with respect to human morality.

CONTENT OUTLINE I. Abortion is immoral.

II. Abortion affects people's lives.

A. "Pro-Life"� versus "Pro-Choice"� is a serious debate.

B. Abortion is the termination of pregnancy before the fetus is capable of independent life.

III. A baby is created at conception.

A. The fetus forms at an early state.

B. The baby is considered living.

C. On the tenth day, the fetus stops his mother's menstrual period.

D. By ten weeks the body is as totally formed.

E. At sixteen weeks, fingernails, eyebrows, and eyelashes appear.

IV. The process of abortion is a moral issue.

A. Abortion is the killing of a living child.

B. Induced abortions are those that are intentional.

C. People should not have the right to choose whether or not a child should live.

V. Abortion is clearly immoral.

The issue of abortion has been very controversial in the past and still is today. People have disagreed on whether the issue of abortion is morally wrong or whether it should be a right for women to choose if abortion is the right thing to do. Abortion is wrong with respect to human morality. The topics that prove that abortion is morally wrong are, first, that abortion affects people's lives; second, that the baby is a living human being; and third, that the process of abortion is cruel and inhumane. These three arguments show that abortion is immoral.

The "Pro-Life"� and "Pro-Choice"� arguments are serious debates with a significant influence on people's lives. Hopefully this paper will not be seen as an attack on anyone, especially those who may disagree. The purpose of this is to be sensitive and caring to...