"In the past two hundred years, over one million Americans have died for their country. Monuments have been built and speeches have been delivered, honoring these American heroes. America is now engaged in a war where there are no heroes, no monuments or accolades - only victims. Our society has declared war on its most helpless members - our unborn children. Since the war declared on January 22, 1973, there has been over 45 million deaths." (National Right to Life) I intend to defend innocent human beings who are unable to defend themselves and whose lives are being threatened. I support women who give life not take it away, who despite the odds give birth and decide not to abort. My purpose today is to persuade you to support my cause.
Abortion is the termination of pregnancy by various means, including (brutal) medical surgery, before the fetus is able to sustain independent life. Roe vs. Wade was the most significant case in the history of abortion in America. On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all laws in every state that in any way had protected the lives of developing unborn children. It legalized abortion in all 50 states, for the full nine months of pregnancy, for health reasons.
Abortion was legalized because of the following three reasons: 1. For health reasons? Or should we say mental reasons. What we have granted to one citizen is the absolute legal right to have another human being killed in order to solve their own personal, social or economic problems. Are these health reasons? I believe not. Health reasons are defined by when the mother is in a life and death situation as a result of her pregnancy.
2. Abortion was introduced because ignorance. The court ruled once and for all that unborn humans were not legal persons saying that "It isn't human until it looks human." This was ignorance of the time but we can not continue to live by these rules.
Dr. Ancona, an embryologist specialist states that "Technology has evolved so much and has proved to us that conception marks the beginning of human life. Microscopes, ultrasonic movies, stethoscopes and genetic knowledge enables us to see the reality, all of which go far beyond the limited knowledge obtained by sight alone." If we have such facts before us, how is it that we continue to deny the reality? We have all gone through the same stage of development to become who we are today. If this stage were to be eliminated in our lives, we would not be here today.
3. Abortion was introduced due to discrimination against an entire class of living humans, on the basis of age (too young) and place of residence (still living in the womb). There is discrimination in the way the government decides to punish women who after giving birth, place babies in garbage bags or abandon them,than to those whose babies are pilled up in garbage containers. Why the different treatment, why punish one and not the other, why allow one act and not the other?
This brings me to answer the challengeable question "Does a woman have the right to choose? In the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates, Mr. Douglas defended the right to choose. Abraham Lincoln's answer comes down to us clear. His reply was "No one has the right to choose to do what is wrong." Note carefully the answer. Many misinterpret the question. The "real question," the first, most important and overriding question, is not "who decides," but a question about the action itself, choose to do what? We must first ask ourselves, "Is abortion right or wrong?" Only then can we answer the question of who has the right to choose to do it. To do what? Kill innocent human life.
As we can see in these images, we have gone through a changing face of choice. This picture shows us that what is morally wrong can be politically right when convenient.
The religious choice found Jews unworthy to live because of their religion and race. This caused thousands of Jews to...
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