Abortion should be illegal. Plan as that. Until we dig a little deeper. When I started this paper I was determined not to find anything that I agreed with. I was surprised to find that I agreed with several different reasonable abortions. There are many reasons that still feel that abortion should still be illegal, but there are many exceptions to this rule.
Why I feel that abortion should be illegal, is because my personal beliefs are that a life becomes a living thing at conception. This is something I feel is very important to the case of abortion versus the world. “A new cell, the human zygote, comes into existence at the moment of sperm-egg fusion” (Condic, 2008). This one sentence is what all laws and guidelines are followed off of. Some others believe that a human life, is not a human life until the heart starts to beat, or when it breaths oxygen. Pending who you ask you can terminate a pregnancy until birth. If the law states that it is illegal to kill a human being and if the person planed on killing a person they go to jail. Depending on the specific case they could be sentenced to death row.
If we allow everyone to terminate their child’s life we are giving the careless adults or youth that act like careless adults an excuse to continue to do this without the repercussions of having a child when they partake in the act of sex. If they feel that they can have sex and just abort the evidence then they will keep doing it. How will we be able to control this? We have it under control slightly, by not allowing women to terminate after being three months. This is called a partial birth abortion after three months and it is illegal in the United States.
We also are trying to set more specific guidelines when a woman wants to terminate her child. One of those is if it is deemed medically necessary they are allowed to terminate if her health is in jeopardy. For example a women has a heart condition that needs to be operated on, she goes in for...
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