The idea and act of abortion is very old so it’s nothing new to us. As time went by and abortions were becoming more frequent it was banned in all of the states but still didn’t stop people from performing them. Between 1973 and 1980 there were 760,000 abortions performed and rapidly increased (Boss). January 22, 1973, the Roe vs. Wade case gave the freedom for women to have an abortion on certain grounds (Lewis). “All state laws limiting women's access to abortions during the first trimester of pregnancy were invalidated by Roe v. Wade. State laws limiting such access during the second trimester were upheld only when the restrictions were for the purpose of protecting the health of the pregnant woman.” This law erupted with controversy. Although this is legal the moral argument of life is still an active argument today.
The definition of life is “the course of existence of an individual” (princeton.edu). The inarguable truth of the course of a human life starts in the womb and continues up till our last dying breath. Once the egg is fertilized and the fetus begins to grow, by definition, this is the beginning of life. The baby has come into existence, they are not imaginary just because they can’t be seen. They are there, they are present, and beginning the first stages of life. The definition of death is “the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism” (princeton.edu). Once the child is conceived there is no question that it is an organism. It is growing and beginning to function. Destroying the organism is causing it to seise to exist or in other words murder. Murder is taking another’s life, and by what has been said here is exactly that. If we accept... [continues]
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