Mediated Argument For Abortion

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Our sexual society has changed so much that many teenage and unwed mothers have turned to abortion as an alternative. As I have grown from being a teenager to a young adult I have encountered numerous pregnant young ladies who have had no idea of whether to have an abortion or keep the baby. Many of them have been young and aren't mentally, emotionally, or financially stable to take on that kind of responsibility. I decided to discuss the matter of abortion because I don't think many young women know too much about the subject. First, what is abortion? An abortion is a procedure, either surgical or medical, to end a pregnancy by removing the fetus and placenta from the uterus. (Health Scout) Many people believe that the procedure is immoral and hurts the human race as a whole. Others on the other hand think that it protects women's rights and that it is discriminatory to outlaw abortion.

I plan to discuss the matter at hand by equally presenting both sides of the issue and comparing the pros and cons of abortion.

While looking into the subject of abortion you must first come to realize what is growing inside of the mother and distinguish whether or not it is considered to be a life. The main question that poses a conflict is that whether the fetus is considered to be a person before it is fully developed while it's still in the womb. It has been found that the sperm fertilizes the eggs with twelve hours and ultimately becomes what they call the "zygote" containing all the chromosomes needed to create a new "human life." (Abortion) Many argue, that since the fetus is a "potential person" and has not fully developed yet, that it should not have the rights of...