The Danger of Abortion
Pregnancy is a gift that humans should appreciate.
Many women wish to conceive a baby. However, others
donít take advantage of their pregnancy, and decide to
have an abortion, destroying and removing the growth
of a fetus.
In 1973, the government legalized abortion, but the
laws arenít always right. Why is it legal to kill a
baby in the womb but itís unlawful to kill a human?
Isnít it the same thing?
From many peopleís perspective, a fetus is not a
human. Therefore, women decide to get an abortion.
According to the pro-life group, National Right To
Life (NRL), about 93% of induced abortions are because
a woman decides that they arenít ready to have a
child. If they arenít ready to have a child, then why
do they practice sexual behavior, knowing that there
is risk of pregnancy?
When women use birth control, they should know that
itís not always 100% effective, and it might result in
pregnancy. Men and women take the action of sexual
behavior, then they must take the responsibility
of the consequences. Itís not the babyís fault. It
shouldnít be killed because of an unplanned pregnancy.
A baby in the womb might be a fetus, but it is
characterized as a human (has characteristics of a
Well, just in case you didnít know, NRL says the
babyís heart begins beating one month after
conception. Then, if the fetus has a heart, donít you
think it is considered a human? Most abortions take
place in the first trimester of pregnancy. Abortion is
allowed any time during pregnancy, thinking that the
fetus is not a human being. The NRL says that the
fetus begins to have characteristics of a human a few
days after conception. After 45 days of pregnancy,
you can identify the beginnings of the babyís arms and
legs. After, seven to ten weeks (when abortions
usually takes place), the fingers begin to appear,
and the babyís face can be recognized as human.
Therefore, it can be identified
as a human fetus.
Furthermore, Roe v. Wadeóthe Supreme Court case that
legalized abortion óallows abortions to be done
throughout the three trimesters. As the baby grows, it
begins to move in the womb, kick and hiccup. Doesnít
that sound like a normal innocent little baby? Then,
why destroy an innocent life that has done no human
harm? This is America, everyone deserves to live
freely. Then why canít they have the chance to live?
From my perspective, nobody has the ability to judge
who deserves to live or die.
Women should think twice about it. There are many
alternatives to an abortion. Itís not the babyís
fault. If women canít take care of the child, there
are centers where they help women obtain services such
as housing, financial support, post-natal medical
care, and so on.
Also, there are many people out there who would love
to have a baby; women can get information for putting
the baby up for adoption.
Think about it. If humans can have the consent to kill
our own blood, then when will the violence stop?