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The right to kill the unborn child is morally and ethically wrong and should be considered murder. Abortion.

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ABORTION The right to kill the unborn child is morally and ethically wrong and should be considered murder. Abortion should be considered illegal by the U.S. government. The unborn child is an individual human life in its own right. Life begins at the instant of conception. The unborn child can even feel pain and thus proves further that the fetus is living. Women should not have the right to do anything they want with their bodies. There are many ways to avoid having an abortion, so there is absolutely no reason to have an abortion performed. The laws of the United States are supposed to reflect the people's collective moral beliefs, mostly because it is not possible to establish one typical system which does not rely on some shared morals. Therefore, to resolve the issue, people must pursue what is fundamentally a moral question. Is the unborn living and is abortion to be considered murder? The answer is clearly yes. Every poll taken since 1973 has shown that Americans are morally opposed to the majority of abortions. A consensus tells that the most precious form of life on earth is the infant. People also agree that rape, kidnapping, and even discrimination based on race or gender is wrong enough to pass laws. ...read more.

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However it does not have the ability to reproduce. There are arguments that since it does not meet all of the characteristics of living things that it is not living. If this were true, then a six-year-old girl should not be considered living because she does not have the ability to reproduce. There is no stage of development where something can just become living. At the moment of conception, that very moment that the sperm and egg created the zygote, is not only when the unborn child becomes a living organism, but a human being. Another one of pro-abortionists arguments is that the unborn child can not feel pain. A film called "The Silent Scream" proves that that statement is false. The film is a viewing of an abortion by using ultrasound. The ultrasound enabled scientists to witness the deaths of the fetuses. A doctor who performed abortions watched the film and said, " The film shows the child in the womb thrashing to resist the suction device before it tears off the head". Another doctor who performed abortions also witnessed the film and said, " You can see from the movement of the tip of the suction machine starts to move, the fetus knows it and starts to scuttle to the top of the uterus. ...read more.

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Therefore, for the same reason it is illegal for the doctor to "pull the plug" on a man in a coma, it should also be considered illegal for any abortions to be performed. Doctor Jack Kavorkian is currently being prosecuted in the state of Michigan for assisting in the suicides of several people. In most states, the act of suicide is against the law. Doctor Kavorkian is being charged under these laws because it is illegal to take a life or to assist in the taking of a life. Abortion parallels with the act of assisted suicide as the mother has chosen to stop the growth of her unborn child, while Doctor Kavorkian helps people administer the proper medical compounds to end their lives. If these acts of assisting in the suicides of these people are illegal, then the act of the mother aborting the fetus should be an equal crime. In conclusion, the constitutional right to live extends to the unborn. The unborn child does feel pain and is living. The unborn child is an individual human life in its own right and not simply a "disposable part of a woman's body." Medical science overwhelmingly proves that biological life begins at conception, and the developing embryo is not simply part of the mother, but a separate entity that inhabits the mother. All of this shows that abortion is morally and ethically wrong, and that it should be illegal. ...read more.

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