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kk1112003
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TheSideSpectator
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Abortion is murder?

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Started: 6/30/2016 Category: People
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kk1112003

Pro

When you choose to get an abortion due to you 'sexual misconduct' or whatever the reason you have a child growing in your womb, are you murdering? Yes you are. You have just stolen the chance for this embryo growing inside you, to be born and grow up and be the greatest they can be.
TheSideSpectator

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Abortion is not murder because of the following definitions:

Abortion is defined as:
The termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus. [1]

Murder is defined as:
The crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought.

However, because abortion is legal in some countries, such as the United States, this would cause your statement of " Abortion is murder" to be false, because it is lawful and legal.

[1] http://www.merriam-webster.com...
[2] http://www.merriam-webster.com...
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