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Why Abortion Should Be Illegal

Uploaded by Hammersgirl03 on Aug 29, 2004

Why Abortion Should Be Illegal

On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion. When it ruled that abortion was legal, the court not only gave women the right to choose, but also gave the unborn babies a right to die.(Roe vs. Wade) Since that day, millions upon millions of unborn children have been ripped apart, burned with saline solutions, and sucked from their mothers’ wombs. With every abortion that occurs another inaudible scream from the unborn child is silenced and the rights of the child are taken away.
If someone were asked if murder was wrong, the general answer would be yes. When that same person is asked if abortion is murder, the answer may be yes, but most likely the answer is no. Yes, abortion is wrong. The lord said, “You shall not murder.” (Exodus 33:13) Why do most people believe that murder is wrong, but do not agree that abortion is not murder? The reason for this contradiction is that most people believe that the unborn infant is not a human, but an organ or part of the woman’s body, which would make the act of aborting the child just the same as removing an appendix. This problem, of when life begins, stems from inconsistencies, which come from the case of Roe vs. Wade. The Supreme Court interrupted that by the Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments that “a woman has the right to an abortion.” The court that day, however, did not rule when life begins for a human. If society is to assume that a fetus is human the second it leaves the uterus then what is the unborn baby three minutes from birth.
When an unborn baby is aborted, society must realize that an organ was not taken out, but a living human being. Vincent J. Collins, M.D., a professor of anesthesiology and the author of one of the leading medical textson the control of pain writes, “Certain neurological structures are necessary to pain sensation: pain receptive nerve cells, neutral pathways, and the thalamus.” These neurological structures are significantly developed at eight weeks after conception and are in full use by thirteen weeks. By this time, there is no question that the preborn baby has the ability to feel...

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Date:   08/29/2004

Category:   Miscellaneous

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