Abortion is defined as the expulsion of a fetus by a pregnant female before the normal end of a pregnancy. Many times and in most cases, specifically in the article titled “ABORTION” by Jimmyissmart on oppapers.com, abortion is seen as an act of violence and inhumane murder. It is mainly for this reason why people who are anti- abortion support their point of view. However, to murder the victim must first be alive, but what is the meaning of life? According to dictionary.com life is defined as the sum of the distinguishing phenomena of organisms, esp. metabolism, growth, reproduction and adaptation to environment. Hence, a fetus can not be alive because it lacks the ability to adapt to its environment, a fetus does not have senses to utilize in order to survive any environment except for the womb or a synthetic womb. Also the department of health and human services has established a law that specifically states that: to be alive with respect to a member of the species homo sapiens, means the "complete expulsion or extraction from his or her mother of that member, at any stage of development, who after such expulsion or extraction breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut, and regardless of whether the expulsion or extraction occurs as a result of natural or induced labor, cesarean section, or induced abortion." (Health and Human Services) Hence abortion can not be seen as murder because the fetus has no life and is unable to experience it. Secondly, the author speaks of contraceptives and its different forms such as: condoms, pills and surgeries. He speaks of how these would prevent pregnancies if the couple chooses not to have a child; unfortunately, things are not always so black and white. Condoms are sometimes inefficient due to the fact that sometimes the condom will pop and an unwanted pregnancy may occur. Pills in some...
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