Faculty of Letters
English Grammar and Composition
A Man, a Woman and a Victim
24 January 2011
I pledge that this paper is my own original work. It has not been copied, in whole or in part, and appropriate credit has been given to the sources consulted. Renee Aoun.
I would sincerely like to thank my talented teacher Ms. Romy Ghanem for her every effort to make us better and for the extra time she took to explain things that weren’t required in this course. As well I would like to thank her for guiding us while we started to write this paper.
Table of Contents
Content Page Title page 1 Honor Pledge 2 Acknowledgments 3
Abstract 5 Abortion: A Man, a Woman and a Victim 6 References 12
This paper deals with abortion from pro-life perspective providing evidence and examples. It argues that abortion must not be legal as it sheds light on the harms that an abortion could cause. It goes on from discussing the dangers that threaten the well-being of the mother to the hardships that face couples who choose to abort a child as it finally establishes that abortion is a murder proving that there is life in the fetus. This paper refers to many studies, books and articles to provide the appropriate scientific back up to every claim.
Abortion: A Man, a Woman and a Victim ‘No one wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal, caught in a trap, wants to gnaw off its own leg.’- Frederica Matthews-Green. The reason why abortion is such a controversial topic hides behind the fact that it was illegal for a long time and is now becoming legalized in many parts of the world. As a matter of fact, abortion was practiced in almost every society in the ancient times. Evidence of abortions are as old as 3500 years. It was not until the early 19th century that many physicians, religious persons and social reformers first sought to ban abortion. Of course, many defend the new laws that are with abortion - claiming it to be part of a woman’s rights to her own body, while many others argue that killing a fetus is as bad as killing a child. The two stands could be branched from two more general viewpoints: pro choice and pro life respectively. To be pro life means to believe that the government has the duty of preserving all human life no matter what the quality of life may be; in contrast, being pro choice means believing that all choices pertaining to one’s own anatomy should remain legal. Ironically, both view points are defending human rights, the only disagreement lies in what should be considered human life and what should not. However, these approaches are very theoretical and lack reality. Abortion is not: ‘an induced termination of pregnancy, involving destruction of the embryo or fetus’ as Webster's New World Dictionary suggests. It is the termination of a potential human life which actually generates more torment than it does relief. By all means, abortion should be illegal all around the world because, in addition to all the dangers that threaten the well being of the woman and the couple, it is still murder.
Most of the women who go into surgery or take a medicinal treatment to abort a child are not told about the risks they are taking. The physical, mental and emotional dangers that are triggered after such a process are...