It is my belief that abortion is in no way protected by the constitution. Back when the constitution was written, the issue of abortion was not a problem. Since then, there have been no specific amendments protecting the rights of those who wish to kill their unborn baby.
Every year in Canada, over 100 000 murders never reach the courtroom. They never reach the courtroom because they are completely legal. Although abortion continues to grow, it is immoral, harmful, and actions must be taken to stop it. When a woman aborts, she is not only killing her child but is also harming herself. Legal abortion is the fifth leading cause of maternal death. Ten per cent of women undergoing abortion suffer immediate complications, and one-fifth of those are considered life-threatening. By having an abortion, a woman doubles her chances of getting breast or cervical cancer. Aborted mothers will also suffer many psychological effects as well. These include nightmares, hysterical outbreaks, feelings of immense guilt, and fear of punishment from God.
Abortion may seem like a quick fix at the time, but there can be many and harsh consequences. Even if a mother is willing to accept the consequences, she is taking away a human life. It is undeniable that a fetus is a human and an individual. at the moment of conception, the fetus has DNA that is different from his or her mother. By three weeks, the baby’s heart is pumping its own circulatory system with a blood type different from its mother. Doctors measure the end of life by brain death. It is then reasonable to say that the beginning of life should be at least measured by the beginning of brain life. By six weeks, an unborn baby’s brain waves can be recorded by an electroencephalogram (EEG). Between six and seven weeks, the unborn baby will respond to external stimuli, such as touching his or her face.
While many people believe that a fetus is merely a mass of flesh, and is not nearly as complex as a human, this is completely untrue. By eight weeks, all of the body systems are present, and by eleven weeks, still in the first trimester, all of those body systems are functional. In fact, the body of an unborn baby is more complex than ours. He or she has extra parts, such as an amniotic sac, his or her own space bubble, and the umbilical cord, the baby’s lifeline, as well as the placenta, the unborn baby’s root system. All of these systems developed from the baby’s original cell, not the mother. so when a mother has an abortion, she is killing a living, breathing, heart-pumping, thinking human being.
When the baby being is being killed, it is absolute torture. When abortions are carried out, no precautions are taken to prevent the unborn baby from feeling this pain. There are three main ways that abortions are performed, depending on the age of the unborn baby. If the baby is under thirteen weeks of age, a method known as Suction Curettage is used. First, a suction tube with a knife-like edge is inserted into the womb. Then the baby is literally drawn and quartered as the spine, the legs, the arms, and all other parts are sliced off and sucked through the tube. Lastly, the head is crushed with forceps, so it too can be sucked up into the tube. If the baby is over thirteen weeks of age, the “salting out” method is used.
A strong, sterile salt water solution is injected into the amniotic sac. The baby swallows and breathes this solution, poisoning him or her as well as burning away the upper layers of the skin. Death usually comes in one to two hours from salt poisoning, dehydration, haemorrhages of the brain and other organs, as well as convulsions. The third method is used if the baby is in its last three months. It involves injecting prostaglandin into the unborn baby. He or she then has a heart attack. Prostaglandin also induces labour, and often the baby is born still alive. If this happens, he or she is generally left to die.
All of these methods are extremely cruel and excruciatingly painful. These crimes against humanity must be abolished. None of the framers would have ever wanted to protect such awful acts of inhumanity. These are the reasons why I am against abortion as well as why abortion is not and should not be protected by the constitution.
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