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Is Abortion Morally Acceptable? Essay

  • Submitted by: Kierataylor
  • on March 17, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 542 words

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Abortion is a controversial issue; people have very different opinions on the morality of the topic. Pro-lifers (against abortion) and pro-choice (for abortion) are often debating whether or not abortion is morally acceptable. Pro-choice supporters consider the foetus to have no real life form until a certain point into the pregnancy. However pro-lifers believe that abortion is cold-blooded murder. I strongly believe destroying an innocent life should be considered murder.

What do you think about abortion? Most people try not to think about it. They would like to avoid the overwhelming and horrible reality. Abortion is an intentional violent act that kills an unborn baby. Without any anesthesia, the baby is dismembered, torn apart, and vacuumed out of the mother. In the case of a near-term abortion, the baby is turned around and pulled partially out with its head still inside the mother. The abortionist then plunges a razor-sharp object into the back of the helpless and defenseless unborn child’s neck, than vacuums out the brain. This is not a pleasant subject. It hurts to just imagine the horror.

Pro-choice supporters believe that whether or not to terminate a child is a woman’s choice, that women have a right to have control over their body. Considering this, many would point out that aborting a child is within women’s rights and should be accepted. If a baby is not really a 'baby', just another cell forming in its mother's body, surely it is her choice whether it should live or die. Yes women should have a choice, however I believe that the choice should not be to keep or abort, but to keep or give the baby away, there are so many wonderful families out there that are unable to have children and are wanting to adopt, but abortion has decreased there possibility of loving and raising a child. Statistics show that in 1971 there were 9,798 adoptions, however recently ever since abortions became more accessible to women the adoption rate has...

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