Persuasive Essay on Abortion

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“The termination of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo prior to being capable of normal growth.” Abortion should be illegal because it ends the life of an innocent child who has yet to experience life. Nearly half of all pregnancies among American women are unintended, and four in 10 of these end in abortion. There are two groups of people that have different opinions on abortion they are pro-life and pro-choice. Pro- life is the group of people that find abortion to be wrong, while pro-choice is for letting the person decide what they want to do with their baby. Some of the reasons people are pro-life can do with the mothers health, religion, and the reason why the pregnancy happened. First off, it is terribly harmful to the mother. About 10% of women undergoing abortions will have immediate complications. “¹The nine most life threatening are infection, excessive bleeding, embolism, ripping or perforation of the uterus, anesthesia complications, convulsions, hemorrhage, cervical injury, and endotoxic shock. The most common “minor” complications include: infection, bleeding, fever, second degree burns, chronic abdominal pain, vomiting, gastro-intestinal disturbances, and Rh sensitization. Some of the increased risk for contributing health risk factors are promiscuity, smoking, drug abuse, and eating disorders which would all contribute to health problems.” Examples of why these increase health problems is because drug abuse, smoking and eating disorders can be linked to stress or depression while promiscuity can be linked to low self esteem or post abortion trauma. The second reason is religion, the few I will use as examples are the Christian tradition, Catholic, Atheist and Agnostic belief. The Christian tradition has always greatly valued life. In Luke's Gospel Jesus and John the baptist greeted each other while
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