Moral Aspects Of Abortion

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Moral Aspects of Abortion


Abortion arguments usually produce very strong opinions amongst Americans. People in favor of abortion, or pro-choice, have strong feelings towards women's rights while people against abortion, or pro-life, provide counter arguments against killing the miracle of life. In 1973 the Roe vs. Wade case decided to legalize abortion in the United States and the controversy was born. Since then abortion is rapidly spreading throughout the country and women are abusing the choice as a cheap alternative to birth control. Abortion is killing off our future. Since when does a court decision allow us to play God? Abortion should be deemed as a homicide under almost all circumstances and women should stop putting aside their morals in exchange for some prolonged freedom. This essay will point out the moral issues, woman's rights and the reasons for a rise in abortion in our country.(Schwarz,15)


Why are women having abortions? Most women who go through with an abortion are concerned that the baby would change her life. Some women decide they are too young or not financially stable enough to care for a child. Other women are fearful of being a single parent and do not want other people to know they had unsafe sex and became pregnant. The public is approving of abortions for many different reasons than the reasons just given. Our society thinks that women have abortions because of rape, incest, deformed fetuses or because their physical life is in danger. Our society does not want to hear that the women are too young, poor or afraid of admitting their wrongs. The public does not want to accept the truth and would rather sugar coat the reasons for killing a child.(Lee,249)

There are far too many people that think a baby that is still in the mother's body growing is not a baby and that it's okay to kill the baby because it's still in the mother's body. Killing is killing, and murder is murder. The fact that the baby is still inside the mother's body doesn't make taking a life anything less than killing. It simply means the baby is still growing inside the mother's body.

When a woman is pregnant, she doesn't say her fetus just kicked her. She will say that her baby just kicked her. When a new mom is shopping for things for her baby that's on the way, she won't say she went shopping for fetus clothes or a fetus bed, a fetus stroller, fetus bottles, and the like. But rather the mom will say that she went shopping for baby clothes and a baby bed, baby bottles, a baby stroller, etc. She doesn't say she found a cute pink or blue fetus blanket.

A pregnant woman, a new mom, will call her baby just that, a baby. Friends and family that might make someone handcrafted for the new baby won't give it to the mom at the baby shower and call it a fetus or tissue gift, nor do we have fetus or ...
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