The truth to the controversy of Abortion: Pro-Life

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Over 4,000 children are killed by abortion in the U.S. every day. Every 20 seconds 1 fetus is aborted. Think about this, every 1 in 4 in our generation is not living, because they were killed before they were born. There has been great controversy concerning the subject of abortion. The banning of abortion, to some, is considered unconstitutional. However, some feel it is morally wrong to kill an unborn child. I am among those who feel that abortion is both morally and ethically wrong. I do feel however, that there are exceptions and cases in which abortions should be permitted; such as rape victims, incest victims, and a pregnancy in which the child or mother is in danger. However, I have decided to come up with a general argument for why abortion is morally and ethically wrong. Abortion has many adverse effects, not only does it destroy the potentiality of a human life, but it also affects the pregnant woman getting the abortion.

As humans there are certain natural laws that apply to all of us. We are all raised on the common moral principle that, "It is always wrong to take a human life." Many pro-abortionists argue that the fetus is neither human, nor alive. However, I feel this statement is false. The fetus is in fact both human and alive with a heartbeat. The fetus' heartbeat begins between the eighteenth and the twenty-fifth day after conception ("Abortion Information you can use"). Still many argue that the fetus lacks certain human characteristics. Well some people on this earth lack certain human characteristics as well, but it isn't right to kill them is it? Although the fetus lacks certain characteristics, it possesses many key characteristics of humans. For example, the fetus...