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Why Abortion is Morally Wrong

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________________ Abortion is badly affecting our society today. People in huge numbers feel it to be wrong as it kills an unborn child for no reason. However, others believe that it is a woman?s legal right to choose abortion especially in case of incest, rape, or health issues threatening life of a mother. It is wrong to have an abortion because the ?fetus? is a person, it is alive, and it is innocent. When does a ?fetus? become viable and become considered a person? Legally, the fetus in considered viable when it is able to live apart from its mother?s body without any life-supporting interventions. Now, with the advancement of medicine, this age of viability is getting younger and younger even though the fetus is supposed to live without any lifesaving efforts. So, if a child is born at 22 weeks gestation and the only way it can survive is if medical interventions take place, when does it become a person? It is still alive but born before the end of gestation and needs life support, is this child considered a baby or still considered a fetus? ...read more.

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all during early gestation, beginning at 5weeks. Are we to believe that these are just reflexes or just biological functions that do not reflect life? If we do not consider the product of the uniting of sperm and egg as life, then how would this ?zygote? change and multiply to eventually become a baby. You can take a skin cell, hair cell, etc. and place them into a nurturing environment and they would not grow into more skin, more hair because they are not alive. You take this ?zygote? and place it in a nurturing environment and it splits into multiple cells that will eventually grow into a fully developed person. If this ?clump of cells? were not alive, this changing in itself would not be possible. These clumps of cells will not turn into something else, such as an ear, an eye, another animal, etc?its end result, if left alone to grow and thrive, is a person. The ?fetus? is an innocent being in the whole pregnancy. What does it mean to be innocent? Webster?s dictionary defines ?innocent? as 1) ...read more.

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This, in my opinion, is not an injury. An injury is ?harm or damage that is sustained?. After a pregnancy, the woman?s body returns to normal, without sustaining any of the previous symptoms of the pregnancy. So, just looking at these definitions, it is easy to deduce that the unborn fetus is innocent. In closing, abortion is wrong because it takes the life of an innocent person. This person, although in the very early stages of life, has a purpose and is completely innocent in the act that created its existence. Each one of us began as a zygote and grew into a fetus to be born a person. If every woman who had gotten pregnant in the history of humanity believed that at the beginning of their pregnancy was not pregnant with a live person who was innocent, then the human race, as a whole, would?ve been extinct millions of years ago. When you get up in the morning to start your day or go out with friends or just do something that makes you enjoy and appreciate your life, aren?t you glad that your mother felt that you were worth being given a chance to be born? Dictionary.com, 2008, (n.d.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viability_(fetal), 9/20/2012 The Declaration of Independence, 7/4/1776 ________________ ________________ ...read more.

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