Abortion Is Killing And Immoral

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Abortion Is Killing and Immoral
        In Americas Society Abortion is a topic that most people rather not face. More and more abortions occur everyday, causing potential lives to be terminated due to irresponsible sexual activity among adults and teens. Abortions cheats the unborn child of his or hers existence and unknown experiences to come. Abortions are quick escape goats for irresponsible individuals and cause pain, suffering, and death. I t is against the law and immoral to kill another human being, and by terminating a fetus you are performing another act of killing. In my essay I will use different articles and references to back my conclusion of how Abortions are cruel, examples of different types of abortions and how abortion is nothing else but killing.
        Abortion is the act of terminating a life before birth. An abortion results in the death of an embryo or a fetus. Abortion destroys the lives of potential children and has a large effect on the person having the abortion and individuals around them. By aborting these unborn infants, humans are hurting themselves; they are not allowing themselves to meet these new identities and unique personalities. Abortion is wrong. In American households killing is looked as being wrong. As Americans we teach our children to value life because it is precious and to take another life or your own is immoral. Murder of another Individual is wrong, so why is it that Abortion is not wrong when both are Terminating lives. There are arguments over whether it is murder if a child is unborn. Abortion is murder since the fetus being destroyed is living, breathing and moving. There is no difference between four months into pregnancy or one month after birth, the result is still a terminated life.
        Abortion is unfair, it takes away the child's potential future. "When I am killed, I am deprived both of what I now value, which would have been part of my future personal life , but also what I would come to value. Therefore , when I die I, am deprived of all of the value of my future . Inflicting this loss on me is ultimately what makes killing me wrong. This being the case, it would seem tat what makes killing any adult human being prima facie seriously wrong is the loss of his or her future."(Don Marquis p127) Don Marquis compares Abortion to Wanton infliction of pain on animals. Marquis came to the conclusion that infliction of pain cause suffering, and since causing suffering is what makes the wanton infliction of pain wrong and since the wanton infliction of pain on animals cause suffering, it follows that the wanton infliction of pain on animals is wrong. (Don Marquis p.127) Terminating of a life causes suffering so Abortions are under the same principal which makes abortions wrong also.
        There are many ways to Abort, kill. One form of abortion is to cut the fetus into pieces with serrated 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 are lettered instead of being called what they truly are, (arm, leg, head etc.). This is way sugar coat the procedure of abortions. The remains of the fetus or embryo, as the case may be, are put into plastic buckets and then sent to a dumpster to be disposed like every day garbage. However, how and when abortion takes place are matters of little importance to pro-abortionist and other defenders. Even former abortion practitioners from varying backgrounds and religions have a new view of abortion (killing). Dr.Bernard Nathanson, performed 60,000 abortions and supervised 10,000, before scientific evidence and the use of an ultrasound, convinced him he was promoting and participating in what he now calls "the most atrocious holocaust in the history of the United States." Other doctors refuse to perform legal abortions, saying they should save lives rather than destroy them.(wolf p56)
        Many argue whether it is the women's or the fetus rights and values being overlooked and denied? Pro-choice movements sometimes fall back on an abortion rhetoric that seems to dehumanize and trivialize the death of a fetus as a way to humanize and make important the reproductive rights of women."(Wolf p54)" Women can treat an unwanted fetus as a violation of her civil rights and is there for justified in using force to expel it"(Mcmillan p.A12) This way of thought should not be! After the act of sex and the start of the new life begins, a women no longer has a say so in keeping or terminating a potential life, she is not God. Humans or animals do not have the right to control the quality of life and to avoid suffering. The Issue of abortion is not just life, but how life is created and the extent to which human intention can control the process, both before birth (sex) and after birth. By the use of abortion the human race are trying to limit the lords power and put it in are own hands, where it does not belong.
        Abortion used as an alternative birth control is very serious, Human beings do not take responsibility to protect them selves to prevent pregnancy. Because of their negligence the thing they feel left to do is to kill or get rid of their mistake. If individuals are capable of performing sex then they are capable of handling the responsibility that comes along with sex. Both individuals takes time to decide rather or not to have sex, remember this is your decision God made the sexual act so that we can be fruitful and multiply. You are not God so you do have the power to created a new life then destroy it because you are not ready yet. Be accountable for your decisions, even if that means making a few sacrifices in order to bring a new life in the world. You cannot place value of life it is to precious. The bond between a child and its parents should be strong before and after the birth of a child. Mothers and their children form a bond no matter the stage of pregnancy, during any stage the mother and the fetus or child are one. The privilege to give birth is a gift and not a burden, God designed the women body for this purpose. Freedom plays a big part in the abortion issue. Individuals do not have a clear understanding of freedom.
        "Is freedom something like will: the ability to chose something in anyway you choose, freedom without the regard to truth, to what some would call natural law? Freedom without regard to the common good?"(Alvare p. 54) Individual have the freedom to have or not to have sex, and the freedom to choose their mates. The thing individuals do not have the right to do is killing. No one has the freedom to kill or take another life that is immoral and wrong. " All humans have the same right to live compared to other humans: whether rich, poor, majority or minority this being deserves the same chance we were all given." (Alvare p.54)
        According to the Catholic Church, a person is living when as young as an embryo, which refers to an organism at its early stage of development, through the fetus stage, which is from the end of the eighth week until birth. It is considered a baby until the last second of life before death. The Catholics and other religious groups feel it is selfish to abort an unborn child. This aborted child could have been destined to create world peace, make the invention of the century, find a cure for Aids or other diseases or maybe have children of his or her own to continue the struggling human race. Some Pro-choice supporters feel that the Roman Catholic Church's opinion leaves no room for human reasoning.
        Pro-choice followers recommend abortion if the child is a result of rape, a painful reminder, the child has a chance of being born defected or the female is too young and not ready to raise a child of her own. Some feel by a person having a child do to the result of rape may caused the child not have some one to care for him or her as needed and deserve. This may begin the whole cycle, the creation of a neglected individual that may feel that the only way to live is to hurt others. This may be by rape, robbery or even child abuse. I understand some of these terms and conditions, however there are always other alternatives. These mothers can be responsible for their actions and have these children instead of killing them off. There are many different programs that place children into loving homes while these young individuals get themselves up to the level to take over the responsibility of raising their child. Even if a person has been raped and do not want to keep the child, there are still better choices than just simply killing. There are many women that do not posses the gift to bear children, and would gladly take over the responsibility of these children no matter the child's background and how it got hear.
        Warren made many points classifying the criteria of being a person. I found her essay useful. Birth in general produces new things in different colors or shapes, one cannot predict what birth blooms. No matter the argument nothing justifies terminating life, there is no need. Infanticide would still not be permissible, so longs as there are people willing to care and provide for the well being of such infants.(Mary Anne Warren p.129) Warren gives a great example on property and ownership. Warren," feels that mere ownership does not give me the right to kill innocent people whom I find on my property. Indeed I am apt to be held responsible if such people injure themselves while on my property. It is equally unclear that I have any moral right to expel an innocent person from my property when I know that doing so will result in his or hers death". (Morality in Practice p.130)
To Conclude There are many different excuses people have for having an abortion in order to cover up their irresponsibility, our human society need to be held accountable for their actions and stop taking the easy way out. No matter how you look at regardless the situation, Terminating is killing and killing is murder no excuse. All the given information shows why abortions are not, morally right and why abortions are just killings, second chances or escape goats.
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The Ugly Truth, Face It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Works Cited
Alvare,Helen Wilson,Marle, Wolf,Naomi."Abortion:Whose Values?Whose Rights?'
TikkunJanuary-February 1997:pp.54-60
McMillan,Jeff."Focusign Ona Woman's Right to Self Defense "The Chronicle of Higher
Education.6December 1996p.20
Sterba,JamesP. Morality in Practice Belmont, California:
Wadsworth/ThomsonLearning. 2001

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