Abortion Is Murder Essay

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5/3/10 Composition II Persuasion Essay Abortion is murder On January 22, 1973, abortion became legal in the United States. Some people believe that an embryo or fetus is not a life; well others believe that it is. Some believe human life does not begin until the moment the child is delivered, when the baby takes its first independent breath. Some believe that the moment of conception is the beginning of life, that the embryo is already distinct from its mother. Still others believe that it is only a piece of tissue, unable to feel until well into the pregnancy. The problem arises on all sides to provide evidence to support what they believe. Supporting evidence shows abortion is murder and should be illegal. The most convincing evidence is, at six weeks, an unborn child is able to experience pain. An unborn fetus of eight weeks has established its own set of specific fingerprints, the exact set that, if born, the baby will carry into adulthood. Additionally, three months into a normal pregnancy, all of the unborn fetus’s organ systems are intact and working. The fetus sleeps, wakes, tastes, hears, senses, and continues to grow until birth. All of these distinct human traits prove the fetus is real flesh, blood, bone, and life. Finally, infants, still in the womb can be viewed, monitored, have surgery, and receive blood transfusions. Even those who contend that a fetus is not a person must at the very least, admit that a fetus is human life and is a potential human being. When an abortion occurs, that human life, however small, is eliminated. This is a biological fact, not a moral judgment. How is it possible to consider it murder if a baby is killed one moment outside of the womb, but not one moment before, while it remains in the womb? There is absolutely no logic behind this reasoning. Does a woman have the right to

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