Should Abortion Be Legalized?

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A Presuasive-Argumentative Essay
Carmel Jo Angeli Uy Ho BC12-LL March 14, 2013

Should Abortion Be Allowed?

A lot of controversy has been raised regarding the booming of the cases of abortion. Several news articles, pro-abortion groups and even government officials aimed to justify this sudden increase. Reasons varying from the youth of today’s modern thinking to abortion being the only solution to some of the nation’s biggest dilemmas surfaced to the scene making abortion one of the most talked about issues of today. Despite the various studies that tried to prove the benefits of abortion, I still firmly believe that abortion poses a great threat to the child, the mother and to the society. “The problems of overpopulation and the skyrocketing occurrence of unwanted pregnancies can allegedly be remedied only by the legalization of abortion” (Sproul, 2008). This idea has been fueled by the observations of some well-known experts that abortion is greatly favorable to the betterment of the country. However, one must always consider that there are always two sides of a story. The thought of a human killing another is already very disturbing; how much more the thought of a mother openly putting an end to the life of her own flesh and blood? Every child inside a mother’s womb has rights that are unspoken but already understood: the right to be cherished, the right to be loved and the right to live (Hudson, 2006, p.31). An unborn child has as much right as everyone else to live the life he/she has been given. Therefore we, as mere human beings, do not have the authority to take it away from them. In the issue of abortion, it is obvious that the child’s safety is in danger, but more often than not, the mother’s well-being is taken for granted. Approximately 250,000 women die both from legal and illegal abortions every single year (Kreeft, 2004). “These are...
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