"What if it Were You" A very good argumentative essay aginst abortion

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What If It Were You???

Probably the most debated topic today is abortion. It is uncommon for the topic to be brought up when new friends are first meeting because almost everyone has a stand on the issue, and there are only two possible stands (which happen to be largely the opposite). According to the Webster's dictionary, the definition of abortion is: "expulsion of a fetus from the womb before it is viable". You might say that this definition is a little unclear because we must ask, what does Webster mean by viable? In the same edition, the definition of viable is: " able to take root and grow". Now I don't know about you, but I think that if you nourish and feed a fetus from the first day of conception properly, it will be able to take root and grow. If you don't believe me, every single human life today (including yours and mine) are "walking proof" of this.

So then, if the definition of abortion is a fetus expelled before it can take root and grow, the definition contradicts itself, and abortion is therefore the "expulsion" of a human. Now where I'm from, "expulsion" of a human is a crime in which in most cases is punishable by death if not life imprisonment. I can't even begin to understand how the issue of abortion is even a question, or

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much less exists! What a sick and twisted world we live in. Its' a good thing for all those hardcore pro-choicer's out there that their mothers happened to be pro-life. Ironic, huh? I am going to give a few arguments against abortion, and I will then look at the opposing views and make a rebuttal. The first and foremost argument is that abortion is just...