Should Abortion Be Illegal? Essay

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Ronald Reagan once said, “ I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Unless and until it can be proven that the unborn child is not a living entity, then its right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness must be protected.” When looking at this quote the end question tends to be if there is a true definition to when life begins? Some believe abortion is a right of a woman, however, abortion is negatively affecting our society today. People in huge numbers consider it evil, as it kills an unborn child for no reason. For such a controversial topic, it might be hard to comprehend that 43 million abortions worldwide are performed yearly. Abortion should be illegal because it causes psychological damage, creates sever and fatal medical complications and is murder. Abortion should be illegal because it causes psychological issues to develop while damaging many relationships and families. Not only is abortion throwing away an innocent child’s life, it often wastes the life of a mother as well. All humans have declarative memory, which is memory for past events in our lives. Speaking from a psychological point of view, having an abortion will only make the fetus go away, not the memories there were of knowing there was a baby growing inside of a woman’s body. Therefore, abortion never goes away, no matter how many days go by, time cannot erase murder and what it actually is; an inhumane act that is given by choice and stays with the killer forever. For instance, in the Roe vs. Wade case of 1973, “Appellant Jane Roe, a pregnant mother who wished to obtain an abortion, sued on behalf of all woman similarly situated in an effort to prevent the enforcement of Texas statutes criminalizing all abortions except those performed to save the life of the mother” ( The result of the case was in favor of Jane and as a

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