Abortion: legal or illegal? + Do you know that at 18 days after conception, a fetus starts to have a heartbeat?+ Do you know that after 9 weeks, an unborn child can feel pain?+ And do you know that for every 20 seconds, one unborn child has died by abortion? Abortion is a very controversial issue that has been continually argued over for the past few years and this issue isn t going to settle anytime soon.
The main controversies are: is abortion murder and should abortion be legalized? Before going to any further discussion, let answer the question: what is abortion? Abortion by definition is the destruction of the fetus or unborn child while the child is still in the mother womb. (Gilbert ,1983) Abortion has been legalized in America since 1973 and up until now, approximately 40 millions unborn babies have been killed by abortion.
Statistic shows America kills more human lives each year than she has lost in 200 years of wars all combined. It is now time for us to stop and think. Our legal system has many laws prohibiting the taking of human life, then why it is aright to take away an innocent unborn baby s life? We can no longer ignore the scientific evidences that life begins at the moment of conception. It is scientific and medical evidence fact based on experimental evidences, that a fetus is a living, growing, thriving human being directing his or her own development (Fetal Development).
Many people who are pro-abortion justify their beliefs through the concept that a fetus is only a blob of tissue until it is born. But a fetus is not simply a blob of tissue , rather than a fetus is Latin for offspring or young one. At a US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee meeting, most scientists said that life begins at conception or implantation of the embryo. No scientists at the meeting claimed that life begins at birth. Therefore, abortion is not as simple as removing a blob of tissue but rather the destruction, dismembering and killing of a human life- an innocent unborn baby. There are scientific evidences and facts prove that fetus is a person, a human and functions separately from the mother. Babies in the womb hiccup, cry, play, and learn. A fetus is a real human being deserves all the rights that among these are: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (Thomas Jefferson). Therefore, all unborn babies have the right to life, freedom and equal protection under the Constitution. No other person has the right to take away the unborn child s life, no matter what the situation is.Many people who are pro-abortion probably don t knows that at 9 weeks after conception, the unborn baby actually can feel pain (fact reported from The US Department of Health and Human Services). The fetus is alive and can feel all the pain put on it by the painful abortion ...