Abortion should be considered murder
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This is important because it proves that in the eyes of the law a fetus can be murdered, something many pro choice individuals oppose adamantly. These laws acknowledge the fetus as having a right to life by calling their deaths a murder.
The problem with these laws is that they create a double standard, claiming that killing a fetus is only considered murder when the death was not wanted by the mother or if the mother was killed as well. The right to choose whether or not to have the baby is taken out of the mothers hands when she and/or the baby are murdered.
This is a direct contradiction to the claim that "abortion is not murder" because the majority of states have created laws for fetal homicide. A fetus can be murdered plain and simple.
Now suppose that a federal law were passed declaring all abortion murder and therefore illegal, this would create many even more difficult situations that would need to be resolved.
For example; If doctors determines beyond a reasonable doubt that a child will be born with a horrific disease that will severely hinder their quality of life or even shorten the childs life exponentially, does that constitute as a murder?
Unfortunately I cannot answer that question. That kind of situation is more along the lines of euthanasia because like many of the elderly that have a terminal disease their life no longer has any intrinsic value to them. Euthanasia is growing support as a right of individuals to make the decisions for themselves regarding what happens with their life.
I would argue that in the event of a fetus being determined to suffer from an excruciating disease the choice of abortion would be given to the mother because the choice would be backed by medical reasoning.
Very strict requirements would have to be met before the choice would be granted.
This example is far different from that of a mother choosing to have an abortion simply because she doesn't want a child or because the child would be a burden. All too often women can have abortion as a method of birth control and there are no laws that prohibit this kind of reckless behavior. There are far too many methods of avoiding unwanted pregnancies to ever rely on an abortion without medical reasoning.
If people do not wish to have a child they need to take the necessary precautions.
Women that are raped pose a unique situation as well. Rape is a problem all to common in this country and there is usually very little a woman can do to get justice. I would argue that if a woman were truly raped and became pregnant she would have to file a police report and cooperate with an investigation to see to it that her rapist be brought to justice.
If the investigation determines that the woman provided false statements to achieve an abortion she should be charged with murder of the fetus.
Many people are going to argue that it would not be fair to force a woman to go through the legal process in this situation but unfortunately people do lie. There are women that would lie about being raped just to get an abortion were it allowed.
I would argue that it is not unreasonable given the fact that a child could lose its life over a lie.
Admittedly this is not the perfect solution for everyone but it is a step in the right direction. The oppression women, gays, and blacks in America once faced is an example of how something once perfectly legal is now looked at as shameful and inhumane.
One day, America will look back at the legal practice of murdering an unborn child as we do the slaughter of the Jews in Germany.
For anyone that is opposed or unsure of the issue I encourage you to watch some of the videos below. Watch them and ask yourself if you still dont think abortion is murder.
WARNING: THE LINK DIRECTLY BELOW IS A PAGE FULL OF REAL ABORTION VIDEOS. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED, YOU WILL SEE REAL DEATH IF YOU WATCH THESE VIDEOS.
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