Abortion is the ending of pregnancy before birth and is morally wrong. An abortion results in the death of an embryo or a fetus. Abortion destroys the lives of helpless, innocent children and illegal in many countries. By aborting these unborn infants, humans are hurting themselves; they are not allowing themselves to meet these new identities and unique personalities. Abortion is very simply wrong.
Everyone is raised knowing the difference between right and wrong. Murder is wrong, so why is not abortion? People argue that it is not murder if the child is unborn. Abortion is murder since the fetus being destroyed is living, breathing, and moving. Why is it that if an infant is destroyed a month before the birth, there is no problem, but if killed a month after birth, this is inhumane murder?
The main purpose of abortion is immoral; it is viciously done. Every day, innocent, harmless fetuses that could soon be laughing children are being brutally destroyed. One form of abortion is to cut the fetus into pieces with jagged forceps before being removed, piece-by-piece from the uterus by suction with a vacuum aspirator. Another form consists of bringing the fetus feet first into the birth canal, puncturing its skull with a sharp instrument, and sucking out the brain tissue. The body parts, such as the head, are given letters, rather than refer to the parts as what they are. The remains of the fetus or embryo, as the case may be, are put into every day, plastic buckets, and then sent to a dumpster where these precious bones and limbs are disposed of.
Abortion should not be allowed because it is morally wrong. “There is no morally relevant difference between deliberately killing a human being who has been born and deliberately killing a human being who is still inside his mother” (Foster 32). Abortion has become morally acceptable to some simply because it is currently legal. Legality does not necessarily imply morality. The taking of an innocent, defenseless human life is unacceptable and morally wrong. Killing innocent people is immoral and illegal in the United States; therefore, to be consistent, abortion should also be illegal. The moral aspects of abortion are clear. It is time for society to truly consider what it is doing to other humans.
Abortion is a horrible atrocity that should be illegal unless the mother’s life is endangered by the pregnancy. Unborn babies need to be recognized as persons. The right to life that everyone takes for granted should be extended to the unborn. As long as the law reflects the pro-choice view, unborn babies will continue to be murdered. The laws need to be changed; babies’ lives are depending on it.
Lavelle, Marianne. 1998, Jan. 19. “When Abortion Comes Late In Pregnancy, Though Rare, Most Aren’t For Medical Reasons”. U.S. News and World Reports. 31-32.
Foster, J. 1985, May. 6. “Personhood And the Ethics of Abortion”. Abortion And The Sanctity of Human Life. Ed. J.H. Channer. Cape Town: Oxford University Press. 42-53.
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