Abortion : Another Name for Murder

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Abortion : Another Name for Murder
Every day, an overwhelming amount of human beings’ lives are terminated. The culprit: unwanted pregnancies. So what is one to do when they discover that they’re pregnant? They have some alternatives: (1) have the child and raise it (2) have the child, then give it up for adoption (3) get an abortion. Sadly, many women choose alternative three. A mother kills her baby because it is unwanted, yet she is not charged with murder. Is this right? It is wrong to kill something that has an undoubtedly possible future. This has happened more than twenty-million times in the past twenty years. The problem is that they have been killed legally because of abortion. Many people approve of the termination of a fetus because they consider that its not an individual human until birth.

Abortion is wrong and it shouldn't be legal. A common argument is that abortion isn’t murder because the baby isn’t alive, but on the contrary, life begins at conception. After eighteen days, the heart is formed. After twenty, the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system are developing. A mere four days later, the heart starts beating. If a doctor killed a baby one minute after it were born, they would be charged with murder. But if they were to kill a baby one minute before it were born, and a minute before that and so on, they would not be considered a murderer. At what minute can one consider life worthless and the next precious?

The fetus has a right to life and a right to the possibilities of it’s future. Therefore abortion, the massacre of this fetus, would be morally wrong. Clearly every human being that has hopes for their future and the futures of their offspring should argue that no fetus should be denied what they are morally granted. They are offered a life full of opportunities, events, happiness, and discoveries. Without demanding that abortion shouldn’t continue, and that it is wrong, ignorantly a doctor could abort a fetus that was meant...
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