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8th May 2003 A MATTER OF PRINCIPLES Many have pondered upon the meaning of abortion. The argument being that every child born should be wanted, and others who believe that every child conceived should be born. This has been a controversial topic for years. Many people want to be able to decide the destiny of others. Everyone in the Western countries especially the United States is covered under the United States constitution, and under the 14th Amendment. Women have been given the choice of abortion. Even though these people have been given the right, the case is not closed. Pro-life activists carry a strong argument, and continue to push their beliefs. They feel so strongly about these beliefs that violence has broken out in some known instances. Pro-choice activists, on the other hand, also carry very strong points. They believe that the child inside the woman is her property and its life doesn't start until birth. In 1973, the United States Supreme Court decided that as long as the baby is in the womb, he or she would be the property of the mother, and since then many countries followed and made the same decision. ...read more.


The availability of abortion makes it possible for people not only to choose the number of children they want, but also to create the kind of family life they have always wanted for themselves. If a women cannot choose to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, she is denied the right to the "possession and control" of her own body. One of the most sacred rights of common law is to choose and if a women can't do this than their most important possession is taken away. Abortion isn't only a women's right, it's a women's choice. This is what Pro- choice activist belief, but the question is how many people agree with them. However, in my own personal belief allowing the legality of abortion is immoral. A pre-born child is given the status of a "product of pregnancy" and never seen as the miracle only a woman can create. Compassion for the small one is drowned out under a demand for "rights", but what about the rights for the unborn. "A women has a right to her own body" is an idea more and more women are realizing, but that idea ignores the unborn child's right to his or her body. ...read more.


"About once a day, somewhere in the wo, something goes wrong and an abortion results in a live baby". Forty-five out of six hundred and seven mid trimester abortions done in Connecticut in 1974-1976 resulted in live births in these cases the child was killed in cold-blooded murder. It is immoral to kill a baby, and therefore abortion is immoral. Finally, I have come to the end of my essay and after analyzing the advantages and disadvantages, I have decided to say that abortion should be banned all over the world because of it's immoral and since life begins at conception. You may understand why abortion is immoral after you read my last paragraph, and I am sure you will agree with me. Abortion is simply defined as murder. Life begins at conception because before the birth, the child's heart beats, the gastric juices flow in the stomach, and all its necessary organs have been made present. This is a child that thinks, dreams, and feels pain, so will you then decide to kill this innocent baby? Or would you like to watch this innocent baby being killed because somebody is having personal problems? I will leave you to answer this question. MOHAMED BILLE MUSSE 10SS ...read more.

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