Murder Definition: the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/murder).
So is abortion murder? Is a fetus a human being? Yes. In fact, the moment human life begins IS at conception. Don't believe me? The medical field seems to support my view (http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/07/medical-views-when-does-human-life-begin/). To further support my reasoning, we can all agree that a baby is a human. That baby was human at the time of birth, which means that it must have been human 5 minutes before the birth. So if the baby is a human before birth, then that means that it is a human while it is a fetus. If it is a human while it’s a fetus, then it wouldn’t matter if the growing fetus were nine months, nine weeks, or nine days old, it is still human.
Now that we established that the fetus is a human, let’s take a look at what these arguments made by the pro-abortionist look like when we substitute the unborn baby with a two-year-old, since both are human.
Killing two-year-olds can actually save the world by reducing the increasing overpopulation!
It is the mother’s choice to kill the two-year-old, nobody can tell her otherwise!
The innocent two-year-old should be killed because of the crimes of his/her father.
If the woman cannot provide for and raise the two-year-old (as if adoption is out of the picture) then she has the right to kill it.
Women should have the right to choose whether or not to kill two-year-olds!
Killing two-year-olds should be legal!
If the two-year-old is not given the best chance possible to live a good life, then it would be a moral service to kill him/her.
If war (even waged to prevent the rise of mass genocide and global terrorism) is so widely accepted, then why isn’t killing two-year-olds?
If we are allowed to kill animals, then why not kill two-year-olds?
If the two-year-old is unconscious, then it is OK to kill him/her!
The two-year-old should die because of a poor decision made by his/her parents.
Because a woman has to endure sufferings of life (periods, pain), then the two-year-old should be killed!
Because the woman thinks that the two-year-old would not live a good life, he/she should be killed.
Who are you to try to keep a woman from killing a two-year-old, you immoral and inconsiderate person!
The parents don’t want the two-year-old, so it is ok to kill it.
I hardly think that anyone in their right mind, especially the law, would support the killing of toddlers under any circumstance, so why is an unborn child any different? Probably the most leading argument for abortion is the possibility of pregnancy by rape. While yes, it is possible, and sadly does happen, honestly, does it happen often enough that killing a child should be legalized for everyone? Let’s pull some numbers.
Sadly, 1/6 American Women are or will be rape victims (http://www.rainn.org/get-information/statistics/sexual-assault-victims), but that also reduces the percentage down to a rounded 17 percent of women.
So with 83 percent of the woman population excluded how many actually get pregnant from rape? Some studies have shown numbers as high as a rounded eight percent will get pregnant, while others show lower numbers such as 3.1 to five percent (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/08/21/todd-akin-challenged-by-doctors-on-rape-and-pregnancy/). Once again, I will give the benefit of a doubt and go with the rounded eight percent, which leaves us with 1.36 percent of all women will be pregnant by rape, hopefully even much lower than that.
While rape is a sad issue, it still does not justify the murder of an innocent child. Plus, even if abortion were to be legalized for the sake of rape victims, then that would enable the other 98.64 percent of the women population to kill the unborn child for any of the other reasons previously mentioned.
Besides, studies have once again shown that the main motives behind abortion are not because of rape after all, as pro-abortionists make it out to be. Allow me to quote some statistics from a study on these motives;
“The results showed that more than half of the women expressed that a bad relationship with the partner in one way or another was a motive for the abortion. Other important motives included characteristics of the women and their partners, mainly immaturity, work/studies and unsuitable life situation for having a child. Less common motives seemed to be economy, dwelling and medical and health factors.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8038886
So is abortion really all about the rape victims, or the irresponsible teenagers and bad relationships with the man that will be the motives behind all the unjustifiable and numerous counts of murders against helpless and innocent babies? Besides, government was our nation not built on the idea that everybody (including the unborn) should have rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?
Other Source: http://creation.com/antidote-to-abortion-arguments
These little babies don't even get a chance to feel the wind in their faces or the cool breeze in their ears. You are practically murdering a baby. I have some sympathy for the woman who can't conceive for medical reasons or if they are raped. Being a Christian in strictly says no to this. Don't be a murderer!
I'll be as blunt as I can for those of you who think abortion is an answer, It's flat out sick and wrong. I believe that right when conception occurs, that in a woman's womb is a living, breathing human child. Abortion is murder. I know a lot of you out there think its an answer after a rape of if you're financially screwed, but get this, adoption is another option. Yeah, I know there is the crappy 9 months you'd go through, but its better to give that baby up (If you want) rather than to have it killed. Think in the perspectives of that baby, how would you like to have been aborted when you were conceived, to go through all the pain of it, both mother and child would suffer. And if you got an abortion, no matter what, you will feel guilty eventually, you may feel guilty with giving your baby up for adoption, but at least you can live with the fact that you gave your baby a chance at life with a family who can love and care for them, to whereas abortion, you'll always feel some sort of guilt, because you'll eventually come to realize that it was the wrong choice and that you can never bring that child back. So think twice and hard before doing something, that was caused by you, and taking the life of the innocent baby in that case.
Now many of you, upon seeing my name in this column, will assume I am taking away a woman's right to choose. Think of it as giving a child his or her's Right to Life back. 56 million babies have been aborted since Roe v Wade 40 years ago. That is a number Hitler would be proud of. We know we are on the wrong side of an issue when we've killed more babies than Hitler killed Jews. We have an American Genocide going on right beneath our noses, and I will do everything in my power to save the sacred life of an unborn child. When your child has been in the womb 22 days, they have the gift of life, a heart beat. Think of the days they have ahead of them, walking, playing and laughing. Who has the right to take away that life? Not a mother. If a pregnant woman is murdered, the suspect is indicted for a double murder, so the government does recognize that the child is alive. Our government endorses the American Genocide by funding Planned Parenthood, an organization founded by Margaret Sanger, a racist who wanted to destroy minorities through sterilization and abortion. Her goal is being achieved and it is a sad day when we have to tolerate these mass murders. You democrats may not realize it, but their is a higher authority than the federal government, and one day we have to answer to him, how do you explain to God letting 56 million children die?
If you look at fetus and what the legal or biological definition of life is, you will see that a fetus is in fact a life. Even if you don't accept the fact that a fetus is a life, you should still be opposed to abortion due to the physiological impact on the woman and how women are 250% more likely to commit suicide. Abortion is wrong, it's murder of a life, and it's damaging to the woman, so how can a person possibly think it's right when the facts and evidence is against them?
@Numidious. Consciousness is life? So are you saying everyone in a coma should just be dumped and buried since they are dead?
@Mzansi >.> No one said the war was right. Everyone knows that war is wrong. It doesn't justify abortion.
@Isilwiley Put them in a orphanage at least. It's not like he's going to come to you and stalk you for the rest of your life.
@Anonymous. Be responsible for yourself. If you go aggravate Bruce Lee and challenge him, you'll receive a ride into the hospital. Also, legally, he was defending himself.
@EveryoneHere. Please...lets just say Steve Jobs' mother aborted him. There won't be a Apple today. Bill Gates' mother aborted him. No Microsoft today. Michael Dell's mother aborted him. No Dell today. Edison's mother aborted him. No light bulbs today. Isn't that nice?
It is easy for guys to say because they are not the ones that are pragnat. Yes women suffer when pregnat but wait till the baby tells you that they love you. You will be happy that you never aborted that child. I know that it is your rights but keep in mind that you are also murtering.
It is a baby forming inside of a woman. I was a baby once and if you ever call me a parasite, that is completely wrong. I was always a human and that is the end of it. You shouldn't be calling me a parasite. I was a baby. My mom didn't abort me when I was a baby.
Biology's 7 Signs of Life are all found in a fetus. Biology's definition of what is life matches a fetus as well. Did you know that 1 billion babies have been killed globally since 1973? 50 million a year... That's the body count of the ENTIRE Iraq War every day. According to the studies, less than 1% of those is over rape or incest.
Because it is HORRIBLE. You are killing an innocent child for your wrong action. I get it if you were sexually assaulted, that still doesn't mean you should kill an infant. Putting the child up for adoption is a much better decision. Abortion is also against God's word, and his plans for that child. What if God wanted that child to grow up to cure cancer? That makes you feel bad doesn't it? Well it should if you think killing an innocent little child is okay.
The Bible says thou shalt not kill. A mother that carrying a child has no right to abort the child . Anyone who has an abortion is rebelling against God's law and it is wrong to have an abortion. It is a life they are taking. Nobody has the right to take lives, only God can do that. God did not give child-carrying mothers the option to get abortions. There is no exception to God's law.
If you guys think that abortion is the right thing to do, then you people that think that aren't going to Heaven. You're going to Hell because the Bible says, "Thou shalt not kill." You people that are for abortion are morons that think the stupid media knows everything. Well, you're wrong, morons, they don't, so stop listening to their stupid lies.
I feel, even being it to supporting the right of abortion, that it is the wrong choice to make regardless. Just because it is an option for you to take, doesn't mean you should take it. I support smarter sex education and overall people must be more rational, we don't need a bunch of irrational people raising impressionable children. I say to the pro-lifers and pro-choicers, think of it as taking the test, you have every right to not study for the test, and every right to select the wrong answers, but should you?
Well what about the unborn child who never receives that choice?
Biology is clear that at conception, also known as fertilization, a unique organism comes into existence. Since this new life possesses human DNA and is the offspring of human parents, it can only legitimately be described as human life.
Since there is no question that human zygotes, embryos and fetuses are alive, some have attempted to claim that human beings are not “persons” until some threshold is crossed, such as viability, the capacity to feel pain, birth, or even the first year after birth. The merits of such notions could be debated, but it should be clear that they are not based on science but rather on ideology, philosophy, or belief.
As far as observable science is concerned, human life begins at conception.
Many people are saying that "It's not a baby, it's just a fetus." Well that is true but that's not the point! You are still killing someone that could become President some day! If you don't want the baby then simply put him in an adoption home. They make those places for a reason. And you shouldn't of become pregnant anyway, if you didn't want a baby! Abortion is wrong! End of story!
I think if a women, or teenager is "grown" enough to open her legs, than she better learn to take responsibillity of her actions. Life is not free. And people shouldnt take it for granted by getting rid of their unwanted mistakes. They need to grow up, take responsibility and be a mother. This topic shouldnt even be a debate. Its common sense. If your that much against yourself getting pregnant, than dont take the risk of haveing sex.
How would you like it if someone aborted your sister/baby/brother/mother/father/etc? Its a horrible thing and you will have to answer to the lord, if you have an abortion then you have more problems wrong with you than Obama! You are sick in the head and should go to bloody hell for your thoughts.
Do you exist because you wanted to?
If your parent aborted you and you don't exist anymore but if you do have soul and know about it would you say it was the right thing?
Do you know how abortion is done? If you do, I don't think you will say its right.
If you think abortion is right then people who commit guilt should be aborted from society too?
Then if anyone who make mistakes or do wrong things should be aborted from life because we need
To prevent possible actions that can come from them?
So everything will be relevant to aborting a problem isn't it?
EVEN if a baby is not normal, it's not our choice and it's not our decision to say whether they are aborted or not.
If the problem is parents are afraid of taking responsibility then abortion isn't the solution but to criticize lack of education to teach our generation how to be responsible with your actions and quality of support that can help unwanted babies to be protected and live.
If increased rate of sexual intercourse and increased rate of pregnant is the cause, then its again
the lack of educating our generation to realize what their actions actually create and maybe
we should reconsider the traditional control of virginity before marriage and then we would have
Less mistake or unwanted babies. Point is, babies are not your choice. You made the move but you don't own your abilities. You are inborn with them for survival wise. Killing your own child is like killing your own future. If you think you want to be ready to have a child then don't have sex until you do so.
Because in our society when you commit a crime you can't abort your actions and get away. You get punished hard. So I wouldn't really think that abortion should be allowed because it can be controlled and it shouldn't be legalized at all if we want to keep our morals consistent.
It is their fault they took their pants off in the first place. And what if you were aborted ,huh? Over 55 million babies were aborted since 1970's . We are in a war and most people don't know it. Guess what the war is ... ABORTION! Yeah that the war and we Should stop it. And insist schools should teach about it in sex Ed how it is a selfish act.
Abortion logically leads to infanticide. Here's why: unless conception of a new human individual is reason for a right-to-life, no reason for a right-to-life can be found until at least months after birth. The only significant difference between an infant and animals that we eat is the same difference between a zygote and those animals - the fact that the individual is a human being.
Abortion is wrong in this world because it causes physical problems. It should be illegal because of its harm to women. Women should consider the decisions which they are making before they have sex. 1.2 million women are putting their lives at risk due to have an abortion each year.
Many women who have an abortion increase the risk of ovarian cancer. Not only that but, they could possibly receive breast cancer as well. Also they can have a future pregnancy problem such as a miscarriage. Statics have shown that just in the US, over 140,000 women each year have immediate medical complications due to abortion. Some of those medical complications are infections, uterine perforation, hemorrhaging, and cervical trauma.
Abortion is a bad decision because it can cause the female to die. “Death from abortion proves that it is not safer than childbirth and women are still dying from the abortion procedure itself.” A study has shown that females who had abortions were almost two times as likely to pass away in the following 2 years and that the elevated mortality rate of aborting women persisted over at least 8 years.
To me it is ironic that those who pride themselves on defending the rights of the weak, murder them in the womb when they are the most weak. What kind of hypocrisy is that? Self-congratulating pseudo-humanitarians advocate a deadly force of violence unleashed against infants that makes the Nazi Holocaust look mild by comparison. With this issue , the use of Godwins law is very appropriate . Many who support this atrocity find nothing at all wrong with it , yet loose their freaking mind when a whale or some other worthless creatures are killed . They literally value mindless trees over human life . Its lunacy
When a woman has an abortion she is killing her very own child, an innocent, voiceless, fragile life. It should not be just the mother's choice to keep a child alive or not. The baby within weeks is already so alive and has so many features, and by a month has organs! This should be made illegal.
Attempts to define a 'person' devalue life. Unless you define a 'person' as a 'human,' the definition becomes arbitrary and subjective, laying an entire human's existence in the hands of another's unestablished opinion of personhood. The only non-arbitrary definition of a person is a member of humanity -- and fetuses are certainly human from the moment of conception.
Abortion is the choice of a mother. To murder. The heart beats at 24 weeks; it can feel pain even earlier. Over 50 million babies have been killed since Roe vs. Wade. Its shameful to think that we are worse than the Nazis who killed 6 million Jews. Some people even say that its fine to kill the baby, that a mother's inconvenience is more important than a babies life. Shameful.
Yes, it's wrong. It's wrong to take the life of an innocent human being. Abortion takes the life of an innocent human being. Therefore, abortion is wrong. It really is as simple as that. And it's silly to suggest the unborn are anything but human beings. They have human DNA, their parents are human, and if they aren't killed, they will go through every stage of human development--embryo, fetus, infant, child, adolescent, adult.
Responsibility! I don't see why people make the discussion about rights when it should be about being responsible. If you don't want to take the chance use contraception! There are many different options to prevent pregnancy if you are not ready or do not wish to have a child and it is that freaking simple! I'd go even farther to say that even if someone does end up pregnant that adoption is still a better option than abortion!
Maybe you can call my point ignorant or whatever you want to, honestly it's up to you and your opinion. I'm just really tired of people in this country not taking responsibility for their own actions anymore.
I believe that abortion is wrong for many reasons but just the tip of the iceberg is that it is just immoral. It is a proven fact that a fetus has a heartbeat after 5 weeks, around the same time some doctors like to perform them. In the Bible one of God's 10 commandments is "thou shall not kill". Even if you do not believe in god you cannot deny the fact that it is killing children.
You make a mistake? Your fault, your kid, that kid has a future and you just kill it and it has no chance. You get raped? That's Not your fault, but that kid has a future and you just kill it because why? It's painful memory? Selfish! At the VERY LEAST give it up for adoption. That is a life you are taking away. You don't have that right! You don't have the right to choose if that baby dies or lives. It is a person, treat it like one.
To argue that it is a woman's choice what happens to her body is an awful argument. With sex there are risks! Their is always a chance of pregnancy even when using birth control, condoms, etc., and if you do happen to get pregnant then it is YOUR fault. You could have not had sex. Also it's not your body, it's a separate human being that is attached to your body. I know that abortion is wrong, and I think that deep down most of you do too. By aborting a child you could potentially wipe out generations of people that would have been born. You must know the consequences of things that you do.
We do not know enough to make a fair judgment as to when an unborn child is a real thinking feeling person with a soul. They may be from the moment of conception which means you are taking a life.
They may not be, but how can someone judge such a thing.
People believe a fetus is not a baby, but it is a baby that is not all the way developed. It shouldn't suffer because of the fact that their mom was raped or wasn't responsible. No one deserves to be killed. I understand a mother might not want to give birth because of rape or something. That's a touch topic. A mom doesn't want to give birth to that, but it's not the baby's fault, nor the mother's. In that case, I feel it is up to the women.
When a girl is pregnant she should go through it regardless of money or anything else. The babies that live have a great life and that should go for any baby. Women should not have the opportunity to kill their kids. People don't think about it through all the way before making these decisions.
Abortion is wrong because abortion is unsafe. Most women who have had an abortion have physical and mental consequences from the abortion. Plus, why on earth would you kill a child? When that child grows up they could become President, a professional athlete or a movie star. They can't become any of those things if they are aborted. If a girl or woman got raped and a child was conceived then I can see how that would be the only case where getting an abortion is okay.
I understand that if a woman gets raped, an abortion would save the mother's life in the process, but that only accounts for 1% of the women who get abortions, most abortions are because a teenage girl got pregnant from her boyfriend or a mother thought it was too inconvenient for her life, teens shouldn't be having sex in the first place and you need to plan ahead before getting pregnant, so many more lives would saved if we limited abortion to only saving the mother's life
To all the people who think this planet is overpopulated and think that killing children will somehow make life better:
If everyone in this world was standing shoulder-to-shoulder, we would fit into Texas. Only 3% of the usable earth is being used. Populations are going way down. Did you know that abortion is actually very anti-feminist? In places like China and India, ultrasounds are used to check the sex of the baby, and they are aborted if they are female. In a city near Bombay, India they are having a huge population issue-- for every ten men there is only one female because people don't want to keep their female children--they choose to abort them.
Abortion is murder, pure and simple. Have you ever watched "The Silent Scream"? i highly recommend it.
Tearing an infant's limbs off, sucking their brains out, or burning them to death (which is what different kinds of abortion does) is NOT humane. It's evil. It's unthinkable. But 3,000 children die every day.
Men used to debate whether cats and women had souls. They used to debate if blacks were really human. A fetus is a life by my definition. But if you don't agree, I ask you to err on the side of life. A fetus is not brought into existence by its own will, but by a woman who fully knew the possible consequences of her actions. Abortion should only by allowed when life is in jeopardy, or liberty has been violated (rape). I cant make a legitimate case to kill a potential human based on the pursuit of happiness or a certain lifestyle.
It has been long proven that the baby in the womb CAN FEEL PAIN, no matter how many weeks or months old. Abortion is hurting an innocent life! It is WRONG and is a sin.
Abortion is the termination of a human life. Abortion is murder. Murder is wrong. Murder should be illegal. Abortion should be illegal.
Abortions is the same as taking a human life whether the offspring is mentally retarded or perfectly normal. Abortions, not only are sins, but is also a way for society to commit adultery, teen sex, Pre-marital sex, etc. , and get around the natural qualities of life. The opposition may say that abortions can rid of unwanted babies, disabled babies, incidental babies(--_--), or infanticide( which is still infanticide because a non-related dominant male or female, the doctor, is eradicating a defenseless infant), but that doesn't make the case any different in the aspect of murder and nature. Now, there are cases where a female may be raped (forceful unwanted sex placed upon a man to women or vice versa) and they are impregnated. As painful as this may be or seem, nature has it's way of populating, even if a immature demon in a human body is forcing his sperm into a egg that is not his own. Now, I'm not saying people can't have a opinion, a choice, or a compelling force from within but if you want to have a helping hand in deciding if abortions are right or wrong, then here is my reason to why abortions are wrong ( to me they are disgraceful). I am a 16 year old boy in high school and as a human being I have now given my opinion in 237 words to why abortions are wrong.
If you are responsible enough to have sex, you are responsible enough to have a baby. People who have abortions are extremely selfish and are killing an innocent being because "they can't handle having a kid." One word for those people... ADOPTION! Hello? I mean come on. That baby that you don't want is wanted somewhere else. Period.
What is the human fetus? The human fetus is a batch of living cells containing human DNA necessary for the growth of human brain, heart, limbs, bones, and other human features. It's a fact that the fetus is a very early stage of human development. To say that the fetus isn't a human or a person is denying that fact. It's nonsensical to draw that random line and say that a fetus isn't a human within a human female body until birth. That is irrational to say the least. The argument that a fetus isn't a human or it's not murder because it doesn't have thoughts, consciousnes, and doesn't feel pain is absurd. The fact is that from the moment a human sperm and human egg meet, a human zygote is formed with the DNA information to grow and develop into a human. Killing the zygote or the fetus make no difference because they both contain human DNA just as a two month old human baby does. It's murder to intentionally the two month old baby so why is it not murder to kill a fetus or a human zygote for that matter? They're all just different stages of human development. It makes no sense to say it's murder at one stage of a human being development but not murder at another stage. In other words, how can it be that something that was never human suddenly become human? It's either a human or it's not.
As for rape, I think this is a very unfortunate case the yields great pain to the victims. It's still murder of the human fetus but the victim shouldn't be held accountable. It's the rapist who has to shoulder the blame for causing an unwanted life form in a woman's body. If they do decide to abort the human fetus because they don't want to be reminded of what happened, it should be done as early as possible.
The killing of any human being (including a human in the womb) is immoral. Murdering a person is wrong--why should it be any different if said human was smaller and looked a little different?
There are so many excuses for abortion and none of them make sense. You were the one who decided to have sex, therefore, you must take responsibility for your actions. Abstaining from sex or natural family planning are the best ways to not have a pregnancy--at least practice safe sex!
One excuse: "I could not handle a baby financially; it would be too much work."
Imagine a close, older relative who is in the hospital. He is very ill--he cannot eat, hear or talk. His medical expenses are through the roof. Would you be so heartless to kill him, just because you can't handle it? Would you be so heartless to kill an innocent human life who cannot speak for him/herself?
Another excuse: the woman was raped.
First of all, please do not use rape as a legitimate argument. There are roughly 20,000 women who become pregnant after rape in the world each year. Yet there are millions of pregnancies performed each year? What's the excuse for the other 99% of abortions? Some rape victims say that having the baby after rape is an enjoying, even relieving experience.
Some might say being anti-abortion is no-choice, but there is one very important choice: adoption. A woman's baby can be a joy and blessing to another family. There is a great need for adoptions in the US; especially American babies. Why else does everyone adopt from China and Haiti: because there are not enough American babies up for adoption!
All science points to that "clump of cells" as a real live, breathing human being. Women should think about the life they're ending or the joy they could be giving to themselves or another family.
How isn't it murder? First of all, if you weren't willing to have a baby, why would you make the decision of having sex? Isn't that what it's for? Sex is for making babies! If you aren't the appropriate age for it, then you shouldn't worry about no matter how curious you are. You should be responsible and have self-control or you have to own up to the consequences! And besides, curiosity kills the cat! That's why the right given time to have sex (If you are willing to own up to the responsibility of having children) is when you are married with your husband. It's not that hard being patient; there's nothing you can overcome! Everyone gets tempted, even I do. Just think about it; your mom didn't abort you so why abort yourself? You should keep your babies even if it means giving it up for adoption. The truth is, whether you are telling the doctor to scrape the baby out of you or swallowing abortion pills, a living, breathing baby is inside of you and to me, it is considered murder. No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes, but everyone still has consequences. Abortion is NOT the way to go no matter how you put it. If your husband/boyfriend/whoeveryousleptwith isn't willing to take care of the baby, you should! Who knows if that baby is the next Beyonce or the next Albert Einstein? You never know! Don't you ever give up or take the easy way out. Abortion can also cause a numerous amount of health problems! I can't even list them all but you get the point! This is just my OPINION and everyone has different points of view so don't judge me! Just be wise and if it's too late then don't go with abortion. They're many options like adoption or just keeping it. Thank you very much.P.S. Sorry if I seemed a bit harsh at the beginning, I didn't mean to offend anybody.
Proverbs 6:16-17 says that God HATES those who shed innocent blood! Deuteronomy 27:25 says, "Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen."
Who could possibly be more innocent than an unborn baby?! Yet, our society has become so wicked that it condones the slaying of 1.5 million innocent children every year. The Bible says that God HATES people who do this.
Wrong decisions lead to wrong actions. Although women undergo abortion in the first six months of pregnancy, the undeveloped fetus in your womb is not a toy or possession of the mother because life is in the possession of god himself. New life should not be taken away from anyone but god and yourself. Therefore abortion is considered murder, and should be permitted in all cases.
My Mother always said if you didnt want it you shouldnt of open your legs but now you have it pray to God for the strength and deal with it. I dont like the fact that nowadays people are doing abortion like its just killing a roach. Life begins when the heart beat and everyone deserve a reason to live. 'You DONT know who you are killing". That kid might of change your life who know could of make you a better person by just teaching them the way to go! I dont Agree with this and I think its just a big old use of technology for IRRESPONSIBLE, UNRELIABLE, CARELESS, HEARTLESS, and Retarded persons to deal with their Mistakes. Remember that a child is never a mistake but a blessing!
Murder is not only wrong but its illegal, so why should abortion be legal? Since '73 more than 50 million babies have been killed and yet people turn their heads like its there's not a problem with what is going on. Murder is murder and if the whack-job that shot all those school children in Colorado was punished for his crime why should women who have abortions? Some people argue that rape would be an acceptable reason for abortion but its not. Ya it might suck that it happened but if you don't want the precious angel after its born, place it up for adoption don't kill it!!! And another argument is , what about birth defects? Well... What about them? Just because the baby isn't "perfect" doesn't mean its life has any less value than yours. And to the young women who "weren't ready for that to happen"... You should have kept your legs closed and legs together. That is an easy fix isn't it. If YOU make a mistake don't take it out on the child who is helpless and had no control over what happened. It only takes nine months out of your life then its over you can give it up for adoption and walk away that's it. And the outcome is soooooo much better than the alternative because that child now would have a chance for greatness that it would not have before.
Just because you have so much sex that you accidentally got pregnant, doesn't mean you can choose if a baby lives or dies. A baby shouldn't have to suffer because of someone else's mistake, because it is also a living thing. Many people think it's a "woman's right", but some random prostitute shouldn't have that choice.
Everyone has the right to be born and to live a life. I feel that women that abort are killers and just think of themselves, its killing an innocent little human being that has no fault of anyyyything! And shouldnt pay what every price for your consequences. Its so sad. I dont even know how some women do that!!! If you abort you are a killerrrr of an innocent little unborn baby. And remember it has a beating heart since the first day in your tummy!!
All abortion does is ruin a woman in so many ways. Even if the situation is something as serious as a woman was raped that is no excuse to kill the baby. That's why theres a thing called adoption. It's just ridiculous. I think it should be illegal no matter what.
I believe that abortion is illegal because it is killing a humans life before it has even began. Who is it to say that the baby shouldn't even have the chance to live? If the parents are old enough to have sex and the girl gets pregnant, then those parents need to be responsible and own up to raising that child. Even if it does happen by accident, it's still killing a child.
It's a form of murder. You are denying this child a chance at life. If you didn't want to get pregnant, either don't have sex or use a form of protection. If the protection "didn't work" then give the baby up for adoption. There are many couples that cannot have a baby of their own, and would love to adopt. It is not the babies fault you got pregnant, therefore should not be terminated.
I didn't care about abortion a few years ago. But now I'm realizing how bad it is. It's killing an innocent LIVING baby. And I now understand how wrong it is. And I truly hope it becomes illegal and we can get back to morality. I just believe that this issue is so critical and it needs to be resolved.
How dare we? Who do we really think we are to tamper with life itself? How dare we desecrate something so magnificent, so beautiful, the very essence of existence. It really is arrogance. The atom bomb, war, abortion, cloning. Just who do we think we are to attempt to wrangle life itself!? All for what? An easier go at life for ourselves? We owe these children much much more than that.
Women deserve the rights to their bodies, absolutely. But they do have some culpability here as well. They have a moral obligation to either use their bodies responsibly or take responsibility when a pregnancy occurs. Don't get me wrong, that goes for the father as well! And don't even bring up the rape scenario. While a tragic and a unthinkable act, the amount of pregnancies from rape pale in significance to the number of abortions performed on non-rape victims. It should be it's own separate issue.
My favorite argument that the pro choice movement has tried to shove down the people's throats is the ridiculous idea that they're doing the child some sort of service by sparing them what would be an obviously horrible life. I hate to break it to you people but we live in one of the wealthiest most opportunity-rich times of human existence. Can we really be so arrogant to think that this child, having grown up, would look back and wish they had been aborted? That life was just too hard for them and their parents should've known better than to bring them into it? Everyone deserves the opportunity to make the best out of life as they see fit. People are born into poverty stricken scenarios everyday and still some of them thrive. Not all, but some, and they deserve that chance to make it a good life, to dazzle the world with their unique persona and ideas. Oprah Winfrey, one of the most successful people alive, came from unspeakable poverty. Now she's an exception, but how do you know one of the babies who was just aborted while I'm typing this wasn't another exception? Don't they deserve their day in the sun?!? How DARE you deny it to them!?
Overpopulation? The absurdity of this one is so far out there I really hate even lending credence to it by mentioning it. Can we all just stop right here and agree that regardless of how populated the world ever gets, murdering human beings (especially our own) is never the answer?
One last note. Stop attacking religions when talking about abortion. The nature of the argument makes it a question of morals. Where those morals come from shouldn't matter on this particular debate.
Abortion is wrong because u know u have the means to prevent it where 100 years we did not plus abstanence works also so theres really know excuse for the lack of self control or preperation. I will only say its ok for people under the age of 20 after that theres no excuse.
It took years of convincing to make me pro choice. It has taken seconds to become pro life once and for all. A few years ago I saw pictures of what abortion is. I cried for days. When I came to I knew that I had been wrong. I have actually always been pro life, I just didn't know it. I think all animals and creatures deserve a chance.
I can give you 5 reason why its wrong.
1. Like I said before MURDER!
2. Like it or not its still alive. Unborn or not. It has a soul and killing a innocent baby for your mistake is just plain wrong!
3. Everybody deserves to live. Even a unborn baby.
4. If you got rapped or its accident its still wrong and if you don't want the baby there something called adoption.
5. Plus we have no right to decide who live and who doesn't were not God!
I've heard of situations where abortion was chosen where it was something that they ought to have done. I've also heard of situations of where abortion was done because the person was careless, or decided to be foolish, but instead of manning up to what they did, they aborted the child. Personally, I am half and half on this debate. I had a sibling who died before he (or she, I'm not sure if we ever found out if it was a boy or a girl) was born. My dad has tried to say that the child wasn't ever a person in the first place. I disagree. To me that child was the sibling that I never got to meet. I can imagine it would be much the same with a child who lived, only to find out that there were others who didn't, but could have. I believe that it could be a decision that would haunt both the mother, the father and future children to know that there were supposed to be another (or another and another), but there wasn't, because they were aborted. I have four adopted siblings. The women who gave birth to them did not get an abortion. Instead, I have the pleasure of being their sister. And I'm glad I am. Adoption is another route on the lane of What-to-do-with-the-child-you-carry-in-your-womb, and you know what? It works. Someone else gets to love the child, even though they didn't birth them. The child will be loved, even if it's not by you.
I believe that, regardless of what the scientists say, a child is a child, human and living, from the point of conception. It isn't right to take away its right to live, unless, say, the mother was raped, the child was the result of incest (though, good heavens what do you think you're doing??), the child's birth endangers the mother's health, or the child has a significant chance of being born with a defect that would effect their ability to enjoy life. For the first one I still say that the child still ought to have a chance at life. The child is only half of its sire. The other half is its mother. And that concludes my thoughts on this topic. Thank you for reading all that. Good day.
How would you feel if someone took away your ability to live? I believe its wrong when doing it for selfish reasons. I mean, if you're 'grown' enough to spread your legs, then you can be 'grown' enough to have that child. By you saying you'll have sex, is also saying that you're willing to take care of a possible child.
Be smart kids.
Killing a child in my eyes is completely unacceptable. I find it disgusting that immature young women go and have sex despite all the medical warnings and because of their own silly choices have to take a life, IT IS MURDER. If you're raped it's a completely different story, you can't control what's happened to you however you still have a body just like yours living inside of you. Its unacceptable to kill it because you put yourself in the wrong situation.
Abortion is wrong because it is, put simply, murder. I don't think a womans right to choose if she is pregnant or not is important enough to merit the killing of an unborn child. You can say that early pregnancy is just a cluster of cells, however where do you draw the line for is it a person? Right now, killing a baby several seconds before birth is considered a medical procedure, while moments after birth it is considered a cold blood murder.
It is not our place to say when an embryo in the mother's womb is considered human life. Are the unborn simply multi-cellular organisms that aren't sentient or capable of speaking out for themselves? Does that give us a right to be gods and decide whether the murder of an innocent child is acceptable? As human beings, we should always live moral lives and seek to help others. How can we call ourselves human if we can kill a child as easily and comfortably as we can kill an insect? Do not slaughter an innocent life because of your mistakes. Everyone was once a child. We all had dreams and goals that gave us meaning and purpose in our lives. What were the hopes and dreams of the 53 million Americans that have been murdered by the very people they call mother? Would they have grown up to be scientists? Doctors? Would one of them have discovered the cure of cancer? Was the future president among those whose futures were stolen from them? For every abortion that occurs on this earth, a unique and wonderful world is lost, with all of its hopes, dreams, wishes, fears, and beliefs of their own. We recoil at the name of evil madmen like Hitler, and yet the greatest murderers of all exist among us; those who state that terminating the life of another human is fine. How can we even judge other people for their mistakes, when we are in the same boat? In the case that the mother is raped, which is less than 1% of all instances, there are but three people involved. The rapist, the victim, and her unborn child. Is the child so guilty that it should be sentenced to death? We must begin to hold fast to our morals in a corrupt world, or soon enough we will lose them and become the monsters that once plagued our nightmares.
For one to decide who lives and who does not is one of the ways that people play god, killing a baby is awful, and even if it is rape or unintended, life was started, and who is really able to decide how much that life was worth. That will be all
Though I am religious, it's best to take religion out of this for the time being. Over 55 million babies have been killed off since the 70s. Tally up the percentage of all the different ethnic backgrounds of those unborn babies - and you get genocide. A huge violation of human rights. What, suddenly women's rights are more important than someone else's rights? I'm all for women rights, considering I'm a girl, but I would never trample over someone else in order to reach my own rights. That's hypocritical.
Life beings at conception. Look it up. And yet people make up excuses to cover that up. It's murder. The excuse "a women has every right to do what she wants with her body" is a completely stupid statement. So what you're telling me is she has the right to go kill someone because it's her body? She can abuse an animal or a child or drink and drive because it's her body? She can have sex with a minor or become a pedophile that touches little kids - all because it's her body. Either way, she has no right to kill the human being that's dependent on her. That baby's body is. Not. Her's. It's dependent on her. It's connected to her. But that baby is not her body.
There are so many problems with that statement, it's funny how no one has caught onto that.
This is a huge violation of human rights. It's disgusting. But whatever. Lately, people think killing things off and creating a more "who gives a crap, we're gonna die anyways" society, which will eventually create a society full of idiots, is the best way to go.
Abortion is so wrong! That is murder. Don't say a fetus isn't alive because it is it is breathing and is a living being. Even when you see a ultrasound you can see the baby moving and the arms and legs growing. That is cruel to kill a baby.That is murder and is not necessary. If you don't want the baby then give it up for adoption or something but don't do abortion that is wrong and is murder.The baby did nothing wrong its not their fault you don't want the baby. Simple solution. ADOPTION NOT MURDER. End of story that is a sin and is wrong on so many levels.
Think about it. The child you have made deserves the right to live regardless of if you want them or not. If you don't want the child, put them up for adoption! Don't kill them! If you were to get an abortion, you would live the rest of your life guilty knowing that you killed a child that didn't have a say in life. Let them live.
You may argue that a zygote isn't human yet.
You may argue the emotional damage to rape victims if they keep the child.
You may argue over population.
You are not an aborted fetus now, are you?
Whether the zygote/fetus/baby has any appearance or characteristic of being human is inconsequential in that fact that humanity is formed, and cannot be formed in any other means, save for when a sperm and egg fuse, to form something that is the basis of all human life. All the elements of human bodies (a heart, a brain, the ability to smile) are inside that zygote. A person is conceived into existence at that very moment in time and space. That multiple celled organism is the first form of your mom, your brother, your best friend, your baby you hold in your arms, and you.
When you are raped, this is emotionally scarring. But if all human life begins as the zygote, then the largest test of your morality and selflessness, no matter the fact that you do not deserve any more thoughts of your abuse, would be to put yourself aside, and give this person that is vulnerably living within you a chance. The ultimate test of your selflessness afterwards, is to push from you something so terrible, and find the will to sacrifice nine months of your life to possible give another human 70+ years or so of theirs. Would your family die for you? Would the person you love die for you? Would you die for someone you love? Well carrying a baby is not death women. Life goes on for you, and many years into the future, you can look back and decide whether you thought it right to give someone a family and a future of their own. I know any person with a heart would be happy thinking about that.
Rape is sick, it's damaging, but does it make it morally right to then kill someone else? And don't try to think of abortion as taking a problem of your hands, because then that innocent human in you is not the problem. Adoption is always a selfless option.
Not including rape victims, overpopulation is caused by humans own conscience being. They choose to sleep with a man. They choose to allow that window of conception be present, whether by intentional means or accident. Whether you used a little or a lot of protection, you are partaking in an act, no matter how casual it may be, that we were given to procreate. So even if you get pregnant after you take that pill, no means of protection are 100% preventable. Unless you get your tubes tied or ovaries taken out. Should you then take the chance of life away from them? No matter how many times someone complains that having that baby is adding to overpopulation, that is not the child's fault. We are intelligent beings, we should be mature and realize it's obviously of our own doing.
I really don't care what anyone else says about it being OK. IT IS WRONG! If any Christians say that it is OK? Tell me where in the world the Bible says that. K? The Bible is clear! MURDER IS WRONG! So abortion should be too! Spread the word! Please!
The fetus is a viable, human being, and is, in my opinion, a member of society. The rights of the human fetus trump the "right" of a woman to choose whether to kill it or not. Bottom line, the fetus is alive, it is human, and so it does deserve the right to life.
They are still a valuable life and you are practically murdering a defenseless little child. Being a Christian I believe that the bible is strictly against this and that its just plain wrong! I can believe in it a little bit if they were raped and/or were medically unable to carry the baby.
The matter of abortion hinges upon what a fetus truly is. Seeing as from the moment of conception, scientifically speaking, we find in the zygote an individual living member of the species homo-sapiens with a unique and unrepeatable DNA code different both from its mother and its father, we are forced to admit we are treating with a living human person. Given that human life trumps the right to freely determine your lifestyle, this would make abortion an intrinsically immoral act in any and all circumstances.
If you can't (obviously) kill a child the moment after it's born, or the moment before it's born, or 5 minutes before it's born, or 5 weeks before it's born, WHY can you abort it 5 months before? How does that make sense. The argument of viability is completely bogus. So many people believe life doesn't start until the baby is viable, but this is based on a dangerous premise -- that viability=life. That's incorrect. If I tossed the strongest, healthiest man on earth onto the moon, he'd lose his viability. Does that make him a dead man? He's not viable! But of course not, we still think he's a life, and a healthy one at that. Just cause the baby is in a different environment doesn't make him any less viable than the man on the moon. Somehow, though, we believe that the inviable man on the moon is a life, while the inviable baby is just a small fetus. Also, the baby may be "viable" after it's born, but if the mother abandons it, just like she'd abandon the aborted baby, the viable baby would die too. Clearly, viability is not an issue.
With that being said, many still struggle with the idea that life begins at conception. However, while I can understand the logic, the logic is still fallacious. Think about a small seedling. Is it any less a life than the trees in California's great Redwood Forest? No. Why? Because it has great potential, if cared for correctly, to become a strong tree. In the same way, once the baby is conceived, s/he has the same potential, if cared for correctly, to become a strong wo/man. There's no more evident moment in one's life when s/he becomes alive, than the moment of conception. One can point to that as "the time I was conceived and was given life," but no other time in one's life can be pointed to in the same way. By the 22nd day, the baby has it's own heart and blood type. But that's not one moment's happening, it's a gradual development. The ONE MOMENT is conception. And that is life.
Going off of the heart discussion. We say one is dead when his/her heart stops beating. So why don't we say one is alive when his/her heart starts pumping? If you can't accept the conception argument (which I believe is clear), then you can easily understand this argument. Well then, I'm sorry, the baby is ALIVE, before most women even know it's there. No matter how you look at it, the baby is alive.
Now for the most stubborn argument -- human rights. Those who argue for the mother's right to decide the fate of the child and think they're legally sound are vaguely misinformed. Family law has laws that protect children from parents. It is illegal for a parent to see his/her child in danger and not act to save the child. Obviously, it is even a more disturbing situation when the parent actively harms the child. It then follows that killing a child is worse than just beating/abusing the child, and if it is illegal to abuse your own child, it is illegal to kill your own child. It is even illegal to put your child in an unreasonably dangerous situation. Having proven that the baby is a life at conception (or if you're leaning towards heartbeat, either way), then the baby has just as much right as any child, born or unborn. Any reasonable mother takes care of their children after they're born, and it isn't right for the mother to abandon the child. It then logically follows that it isn't right for the mother to abandon an unborn child. ”But what about the mother's rights?“ one may ask. What mother's rights? Are you trying to tell me that the mother is being forcibly invaded by the baby? Sit back, and think about this. First of all, the volitional act of sleeping with whoever the mother slept with was the mother's act. She may not have intended for the baby to happen, but she definitely knew it was a possibility. She has no right, whatsoever, to destroy a life that she conceived. She is legally responsible for the child, no matter what. "But what about the raped mothers?" one asks, demanding for justice. After the baby is born, the mother (and father, technically) is reasonably and obviously responsible for the baby, bar giving the baby up for adoption or other such understandable acts. So then, why is the mother not responsible for the baby after s/he is born? This makes no sense. The baby is alive in both cases, and the mother understands, that, for the baby to develop healthily, the baby needs to be in the mother's womb. That's natural. I don't condone the rape, at all, but it's not for the baby to take up the responsibility of making up for anything. It wasn't his/her choice to come into the world. Maybe the mother/father didn't want it either, but they were responsible for bringing him/her in the world, so they must keep that responsibility.
Also, for the mothers' own sake, aborting a child is bad choice anyway. The mothers, statistically, have a much greater chance becoming depressed or subject to other mental illnesses after abortion. This is no coincidence. They are, after all, ultimately responsible for killing their own baby. While in their minds they might tell themselves, "it was just a fetus," they know deep down that it's not true.
Pretty straightforward, in the same ways killing is wrong for a born person it is wrong for the unborn.
It's difficult to argue about abortion, because a majority of pro-lifers are Christians and many pro-choicers are not. Pro-choicers will never be able to view the other side if pro-lifers just ramble about God and his wishes. Now, I am Christian myself, but I won't use God to argue my point.
What is murder? The taking of a human life by another human. I know many don't consider the fetus to be a human. It is weak and can not survive on its own- it is dependent on the mother.
After the baby is born however, it is just the same. It will die within hours without the protection and nourishment of the mother. The only difference with the fetus is that it is inside the mother still, and the mother's body is doing the work to take care of it subconsciously.
This baby is still a human even if it is inside the mother, I don't see how it can't be considered human. If not human, then what is it? Someone please explain to me because I don't think it can be anything but human. A fetus is not a different species that grows into a human. That thing inside you is a human, and it is alive. It's not a rock sitting inside you. If it wasn't alive, abortion wouldn't involve the killing of the child. All you would need to do is take it out and dump it in the trash.
I'm against abortion because I would rather see a happy little girl running around giggling with her parent(s), than her severed, bloody limbs in the trash because the mother didn't want the child. Pregnancy is so difficult for young women, and I am a woman myself. Such a big thing is happening, your whole life is about to change. And whenever someone is thrown into foreign waters they immediately want to escape and get out of the uncomfortable zone.
But what if you learned to swim in the new waters? You will struggle for a while no doubt. Maybe you'll need help from other people to learn how to deal with this new situation. But the thing with pregnancy is, there's two of you in the water. Don't drown the weaker one to save your own life. Hold the weak one in your arms, tell him/her that you'll get through this together, and learn how to deal with the change.
Don't kill babies, love babies.
If you get pregnant, and you didn't mean to, you should still give that child a chance. Yes, when you abort the baby it may not even be a baby yet, but how would you feel if your mother took away your only chance to live. Your mother decided for you, you get no chance. How is that fair? Every living creature deserves a chance, never should a mother take the chance for an amazing person to never be known. my mom didn't want me, if she didn't have me, I would never get my chance to show people I can be someone, and I will be someone. so think about the future your taking away from your unborn child. Then walk out of that clinic.
The moment of conception, the early development phase, zygote, the cell is composed of human DNA and human molecules (Ruse and Schwarzwalder). The new DNA is completely unique in its way and even differs widely from its mother therefore contradicting the theory “part of mother’s body” (Ruse and Schwarzwalder). These facts conclude that at the moment of conception a new human life began and therefore abortion is killing human babies.
There is a distinct seperation of those who are for the value of life and those for the destruction of life. It has always been a division of religion. Christianity has always fought and subversively taught that all people have value because they have been given life by God. No other life can exstinguish another life for its own percived ends or goals. A mother has no right take the life of her child just as Hilter had no right to take the life of so many. Christianity has always held that women, children, the disabled, the poor and the enslaved have value and therefore should be treated as such by others and the government. It has taken 2,000 years but finally human rights are a concept that is more that just the cry of Christianity, but this is where it started. Here to the advancement of human rights continues. A childs life, whether in the womb or out, is not the toy or possession of the mother. Life is the possession of no other person or being. Such values are not taught by any other study as explained here: http://www.exegeticalstruggles.com/2011/08/religion-is-better-than-science-why.html
It has been clearly demonstrated that life begins at conception. The idea that we have to wait until the fetus can feel pain or has a heartbeat is beside the point. Outside of some intervening factor, it will develop into a human, so, therefore, abortion is murder. Furthermore, given the advances in medicine, there is virtually no reason for someone to become pregnant except by choice in this country. By failing to take steps to prevent a pregnancy, and then choosing to have an abortion, we are punishing the unborn child for a mistake made not by them, but by one or both parents. How would we all react if we knew of a case, only one, in which an innocent person were sentenced to die for the actions of someone over whom they had no control, simply because that person was irresponsible? If abortions were banned, people would be forced to be more responsible about their behavior.
Now, stepping away from all of these religious viewpoints, (which is not how this topic should be looked at at all), we have to take something into notice. The chances of you being here are the same as the odds of 2 million people rolling a trillion sided die the exact same number, say 572,476,803,322 every single time. Or 1 in more than 100,000 times the amount of atoms in the universe. The chance of you being here are basically zero, and it's a miracle that you are here, reading this. And you should be very thankful and happy about this fact. That fetus, even though some people may not consider it life, has 2 things; potential, and luck. The potential to be a person, and the exact amount of luck that you had, or assuming you took the "pill" and it didn't work, about ninety-nine times that luck. So it is a miracle it is here, and that you are as well. The factors that have brought it into conception bring upon amazing odds so large that we can't even began to comprehend their true size. That, is amazing. That chance alone, is amazing. And abortion takes that miracle, whose odds of being there are so slim you might as well have won a 6-number lottery 1 trillion times, away. So please, don't abort. It's understandable why you may want to, but that fetus a chance has been given the greatest opportunity of it's lifetime. Set that miracle up for adoption, but please, don't let it's chance go to waste.
And also, if you think it shouldn't be brought up in such a horrible world, know that the world is filled with hate and torment, but also beauty and love.
Abortion is a horrendously selfish decision and typically the woman should've used contraception or kept it in her pants. However, it's her body and nutrients and the fetus even though it is a person has no right to it without her consent, so it should be allowed. It just shouldn't be encouraged and people should be more willing to morally condemn it while at the same time morally condemning the banning of abortion (which are 2 separate things). When we have the technology for equally or less invasive procedures to remove the fetus alive at any point in the pregnancy then abortion should be illegal.
It is killing a person, and it is like murder, but to a hopeless child that can't do anything about it. It is horrible. It deserves to live rather than die. Put it up for adoption it is way better just killing it. Best if it lives and does not die.
Abortions are bad because you are killing an innocent life. Also, you are the one that did that to get pregnant. Another reason is, what if your mom did that to you, you would never have been here in the world. That is why I think abortions are bad. Hope you see my point of view.
If a single drop of blood - can be evidence of life, of a human dna - how can a living fetus, not be alive? It is stated in the Roe v. Wade decision handed down from the Supreme Court, that at 'this time' evidence can not support life begins at conception...but now science CAN!!
I always here, it you are against abortion, your against women! Well, as a women I can tell you that no, if anything you are for women is you are against abortion. Actually you are for life and humans in general if you are prolife. People say that the "thing" inside women when they are pregnant is not a child. They call the baby a "thing" because they know that once they acknowledge that the life inside a women's womb is in fact a baby, their argument is gone. Killing an innocent life is wrong. Period. You can try to spin it in whatever way you want to but the truth is it is wrong. Even worse is that life cannot speak or do anything to defend itself. Women who are confused and scared during their early pregnancy weeks are told by many people, such as the employees at planned parenthood, that its okay to go through with an abortion because it is their "choice". They leave out the part of the trauma that a mother experiences after she has gone through with the abortion and realizes that she "chose" to murder her own child. The statement, "Pro choice is prow omen" is false in . I would like to direct this next point to all people who are debating which side they want to take, pro life or pro choice. If you have children, think to yourself, would you want someone to try to justify killing them? For those who don't have children, look at all the people in your life, if their mother decided to have an abortion would you be the same person without that particular person? Every life is important, don't take it for granted.
More people abuse abortion because they just don't want to have the baby or they had sex without protection than in the case of rape, where the child or victim cannot sustain the baby's life within in womb. Abortion is being used to clean up the mess and the accident that was possibly your fault in the first place. Using abortion to take a life that you have brought into existence because of a choice you made is mentally, ethically, and morally wrong.
People don't understand that that person can be successful. It is wasting a life, and it can be a good life. Please agree. And it would not be fair to the baby that is about to be born. What are people thinking about this? Now think long and hard about this.
Even if a baby is not fully formed, it will become a person, unless it has an unfortunate accident. That is murder. All life is precious to God. If you can't take care of it, put it up for adoption. It can be good for people that can't have kids. But don't destroy the future generation!
Abortion can lead to relationship arguments and it can have a huge risk on your health. Many people think that abortion is an ok thing but they need to sit down and think about the risks and if they can live with the guilt of them ending an unborn child's life
The main argument I've heard from people is that, because the fetus is not fully developed, it does not qualify as "human." First of all, genetically and biologically, it IS alive, and it IS human. I use "it" as a neutral pronoun, saying as roughly half of fetuses are male and the other half female, and not because the fetus does not have a sex, if anyone wanted to jump on that. But, going off of that, what if someone has two X chromosomes and a Y, just one X, and X and two Ys? Those people are human also. Anyway, going back to the "it's not human because it's not developed" argument, one should realize that a big reason as to why the legal drinking age in the US is 21 is because studies have shown that, on average, the human body and brain are not fully developed until 21. So, if you're under the age of 21, your parents should be able to have you "terminated," apparently. Doesn't being terminated sound like fun?
A fetus at any stage is scientifically human with DNA separate from the mother. In the first few weeks, it has already developed a human shape. If murdering a grown man is wrong, then logically abortion is wrong as well.
Personally, i believe that abortion is a terrible thing, but that does not give me the right to say who and who cannot do it. If there is a reason for it, than I understand why it is necessary for some people to have one.
People who are getting an abortion are killing a human (a child, in fact). Who cares if the baby doesn't have a conscious, it is wrong to kill anything, even if it doesn't understand that it's dying. Saying "why care what a women wants do to with her body" has an exception. If the women is killing someone with her body, then we should care. It's like saying, "why care if the man kills that kid over there" Killing is wrong no matter what! By the way, killing in war is different from abortion. Abortion is because someone wasn't ready for a baby and war is because of conflict. Even if it was an "accident", give the baby up for adoption instead. I'd rather be separated from my parents for a while than dead.
Abortion is just wrong. Why is that so hard for people to understand that? You're taking away a human life, stopping a heart beat, that makes you a murderer. What if your life would of been stopped that way? What if all those amazing moments around your surroundings were lost? What if one day, you decide to form a family? What will you say to your children? There's no need to lie, so why not just prevent it from the beginning, no matter your situation. I think, that beautiful thing that you carry inside has the right to live, just like you did, and everyone else around you, it has a right to laugh, cry and hopefully, one day, form a family as well.
Abortion is killing a developing embryo/fetus which will eventually become an infant because of your personal desire to. The only reason I would support abortion is in cases of rape, incest, and even eugenics, but abortion because the woman "doesn't feel like it" is wrong, immoral, and should be treated as such.
Every day there are more babies dying because of abortion than the amount of people that were killed on 9/11. Some people say its just a "cell." They don't know that once its a living cell its a living baby. Abortion is murder. Killing a unborn child is the same thing as killing one who is already born. It is not the baby's fault. Why blame your child for the mistakes you made.
When a baby is conceived it is a living organism and has as much right to live as its mother, if you don't want a baby millions of people want to adopt. A baby has a heart that beats, and it can think hear move and taste it has all the senses that you have.
Definition of pain ; 'Physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury'
There are so many assumptions as to when a fetus can feel pain so we can never be sure when a fetus really feels pain but what would you define pain as? A physical hurt tied with your sad emotions? Some argue that a fetus cannot FEEL pain until the 28th week. - Bare in mind, it's another assumption. - But let's remove the nature of FEELINGS. How else can you experience pain? Well it can be in an uncomfortable position that can be caused by vacuum aspiration or suction termination (abortion methods) - fits the definition of pain.-, not be able to decide what to do with its own life, its quality of life being undermined etc. The fetus doesn't know this no, but we do. Yet it's us who are performing abortions whilst containing this knowledge & this people, reduces the value of humanity.
Abortions in the UK & Wales have risen. Quality of life isn't a great big deal to people these days. If you're someone who believes in abortion and have no heart for the beginning of life, then when someone is stood in front of you pointing a gun at your forehead ready to take YOUR life from you, you best conform to it. - https://docs.Google.Com/spreadsheet/ccc?Key=0AonYZs4MzlZbdGswZVJ6OFp1QWsyOTZBbUxSNVFLSUE&hl=en_US#gid=0
- Look at those pictures. Do not tell me you can look into their what was once a soul & say it is not a human, cannot feel pain, doesn't have a right to a life, isn't man or God created, for you atheists, nature intended and so can be aborted. Don't.
Definition of life ; 'The condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional'
Definition of pregnant/pregnancy ; 'Having a child or young developing in the uterus.'
Definition of fetus ; 'the developing young in the uterus, specifically the unborn offspring in the postembryonic period, in humans from nine weeks after fertilization until birth.'
Definition of abortion ; 'The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy.'
Definition of murder ; 'The premeditated killing of one human being by another.'
Definition of kill ; 'Cause the death of (a person, animal, or other living thing).'
Note that the definition of life doesn't include 'living things' but rather 'growing' things to which a fetus as a 'developing', hence growing, complies with. A fetus is a LIFE. Human is LIFE. Murder is killing a LIFE.
God requires us to obey His sixth commandment, "You shall not murder" (Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17). This commandment falls second in a series of six that determines a person's responsibility to his neighbor. God hereby protects a person's most precious physical possession, his LIFE, from being cut short by another human being.
Abortion is murder. End Of.
When you make the choice for abortion there are only 4 possible options with whatever it is that is inside a woman’s womb:
1. It is a living human being and you DON'T know it.
2. It is a living human being and you DO know it.
3. It is NOT a living human being and you DON'T know it.
4. It is NOT a living human being and you DO know it.
Take those 4 options and the best you can come out with is criminal negligence.
For example: If you don’t know where your 2 year old child is on a farm would you go around with a pitchfork or a crowbar ramming it in to the haystack to see if the child is hiding there? Why not? You would not want to risk hurting the child.
What if all fetuses ARE indeed a living human being? And here we are destroying them by the thousands and worldwide probably by the millions.
Life is sacred.
This post requires me to right 50 words about why I think abortion is wrong. While I could offer countless examples of the sick ways in which young children are murdered, or go on to preach the scientific atrocity of it all I will simply demonstrate what I have been taught and come to truly believe as a teen raised in the Catholic faith. The human life is present at the very first conception or fertilization of the egg and should be treated as such. Furthermore, it is my opinion that it is the moral obligation of the parent to birth a child, to introduce life, even if it means the parent encounters serious medical conditions because of it. On a side note, dutchrock points out that, "for all you religious people, why would God give animals abortion and not us". Simple, as any "religious person" knows GOD VALUES HUMAN LIFE ABOVE ALL OTHERS as we are the only ones to possess a living soul that will last for eternity. Nothing is more precious than the human life.
Yet again, as you've probably heard a million times.... Abortion is murder. That little tiny baby growing inside of your tummy deserves to live a full life just like you. With getting that abortion you are killing its chance at life. That child could be our next great hero or president for all we know. Not only does is it completely wrong it cause mental issues too. Many women have symptoms of PTSD after having an abortion. So, just a side question but why would you want to put yourself through that just because of your wrong doing or somebody else's wrong doing?
You are basically killing a baby. If you are religious you know it's wrong. The baby is a gift that's made for you and you are destroying it! If the pregnancy is unexpected you can still carry the baby and give it up for adoption. Why take it's life away! Give it life, let it live, just don't kill it!
It is relevant to consider what the Bible has to say about unborn life. In Psalm 139, the psalmist David refers to himself in the womb. He makes it clear that he was there personally, not as a blob of tissue that later turned into him. The prophet Jeremiah wrote that the word of the Lord came to him saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born. I set you apart…” What these texts make clear is that every child in the womb is a unique person.
An egg from a woman's ovary becomes a person at the very moment of conception. This child is not a 'fetus', but a living, growing person! This unborn child deserves the respect and dignity just as much as every other born person. Abortion is an unbelievably cruel, inhumane practice that takes innocent lives every day. So many helpless, unborn children of God become victims of abortion around the world, all the time. Abortion is wrong!
You made the choice when you took your pants off in the first place. Abortion is absurd. That's just the way it goes. You have sex, you create life. No amount of technical thought, just common sense. I mean, Your parents chose to have sex, they made you and now you want to get rid your child because you aren't "fit enough" to be a parent? That's the price you pay. Pregnancy Isn't a bad thing, having sex when you knew what the consequences were just to feed your lust is.
Every human starts out in the mother's womb. You wouldn't be here if your mom chose to abort you. Think of your brothers or sisters or loved ones that mean a lot to you. If they were aborted then you wouldn't have that special relationship with them. Adoption is the appropriate method if you can't care for your child, not killing them.
I believe that if a women was to have sex she knew the risks, condom or not and shouldn't have done it if she thought it was her time. They need to own up to the consequences and take responsibility, and the man should to. However if a women is raped then she should have free choice. It wasn't her fault, their was doubtfully a condom, and the pain of probably having to drop out of school and be insulted (if younger), or take more shifts on her job and waste her years (if older) should give her free choice to think about her life more then one that hasn't been created yet. But yes, I do still think that consensual sex that ends up creating a child should not be allowed to be abolished.
It was the parents decision to have sex. And sex is suppose to be something you do with your partner to conceive a child. If you are not ready to be a parent, you are not ready to have sex in the first place and should take responsibility for your actions rather than kill an innocent baby.
Scientists are willing to consider single cell bacteria in space life, but unwilling to consider a living baby within the womb anything more than a mass of cells. Babies are alive right from the start. At ANY time, stopping the existence of another human being is the same as murder, if not worse. At least with typical murder cases, the victim has at least led a good life.
Abortion is never a mere personal choice but a grave offense against God and His creation. The anti-abortion struggle has always been a religious battle and foremost in its ranks have been Catholics across the country. This is because Church teaching on abortion is clear and unequivocal: Abortion is murder. There are no exceptions allowed, no compromises possible. It wrong and people should really think or use protection if you plan on having sex.
There is no difference between killing a baby than killing a full grown adult. Actually i think the baby would be more immoral. If you cannot take care of a child then use protection or give the child up for adoption.
No matter how small it is a fetus is still alive, it has a heartbeat, it moves, it feels pain.
Abortion has killed WAY more people then the Holocaust ever did, and yet day after day everybody ignores the fact that as of Jan 18 2013 over 55,772,015 babies have been aborted. Roughly 11 million people were killed in the Holocaust, that right there is a 5:1 ratio. For every person killed in the holocaust, 5 babies were killed. And as far as pro-choice, if you are not in a stable financial situation, or a young girl, you should not be having sex. Yes, i understand though, that rape is a shaky ground. I feel that you should not take the anger out on the baby for what the father did. But on the other hand you can argue that since the deed was a crime, so is the baby. Either way, at what point does a unborn child become a human? I have heard countless arguments where an unborn baby is not human till it is born. But life begins at conception, and killing a human is murder.
Countless times i have heard the argument that an unborn child, a fetus if you will, is only cells. We are all made of cells, if we didn't have cells we would all be dead. I will respect your opinion whether it agrees with mine or not.
I think abortion is wrong because you are killing a human being. God told us not to murder but we do it everyday. Also I think it's cruel and heartless how they kill the baby. Why are we even killing them? They never did anything to us in order to deserve death. Parents just think the babies guilty for being alive but your the one who made it(with the exception of your husband or boyfriend)
LISTEN! Ninety-three percent of the abortions in America are for convenience. The mother's health is an issue only three percent of the time, and the baby's health is an issue only three percent of the time. Rape or incest are issues only one percent of the time. Ninety-three percent of all abortions in America are performed just because someone doesn't want a child! Besides, there IS adoption, or (the old fashion way) if you can't bear to go through adoption stuff, you can leave the child at someone's door step! Still, you should give the child at least a chance to LIVE! My mother was a single mother, and God (and other people, if you don't want to bring up Religion) has provided the needs for her to care for four children! Now I am an adult, but I still look up to her and thank her (who was once FLAT BROKE!) for not getting that abortion and for caring for me. My sisters became pregnant (one against her will, and the other became pregnant TWICE) and niether of them chose abortion! I'm not trying to "condemn" people who have, but trying to help them. Besides, your baby is like apart of you, and it would be scary to have to go through taking that away from you. I say keep yourself from the pain of going through that, but instead give yourself the joy of a new life! I know that some people can't afford it, but there are RESOURCES out there! Not to mention if you ASK someone. Still, when it comes to mom and dad, don't do anything stupid. You shouldn't have done that mistake in the first place (although it happens), and yes, if you were rapped, they will understand! Well, unless you have a um... Mother or father who has a different perspective, then that is a problem that must be figured out, but you will get through it one way or another!
So I just say that if you consider abortion an option. If you are pregnant now and reading this, I pray you and your baby (and everyone else with their children!) have a good life together!
It murder!!! Will you kill your moms baby?? Or what if its your little sister or brother or even you think about it why have sex if your not ready fot parent hood? "ooo she got raped" ok that understandable but still that gives you no right to take a life
Its better to live life as unselfishly as possible. If you are having sex, you are risking pregnancy, whether you use protection or not. If you take the risk, you should take unselfish responsibility for another life that you are responsible for creating. There are options if you are unable to keep the child. But the guilt will tear you apart.
This is a gift from God you are terminating, you do not know what are the outcomes of the baby. This is totally insane and showing that you can take a bribe to kill a human. Why don't you just adopt the baby to those who need them in their lives?
Scientists day that cells are living organisms, then what is a 26 wk old baby? Not even in 8 weeks the baby can feel pain, can move his arms and legs, has a developing brain signal, has a fingerprint, can urinate, can make a fist and can feel pain. And there's still 8 weeks to go before its killed. This isn't just a lump of tissue.
Killing a fetus is the same as killing a child. Fetuses are the beginnings of human beings. They are children. They are alive, intelligent, learning, and growing. They are just as human as we are. Unless killing a infant is morally correct, abortion is not morally correct. The only difference between the two is that one is inside a woman's body, and one is outside- both are dependent on their mothers.
Children never choose to be created and therefore do not deserve such punishments. Many indulge in sexual intercourse without planning ahead and end up being pregnant and abortion is a way to help to repeat the same thing as they are offered a solution. That unborn child could contribute a great deal to this world and it deserves no less than to be given the opportunity to experience that. There are some cases where women get raped and d not want the baby. In such cases the noble thing to do is to give birth to the child and then if give it up for adoption. Some abortion processes injure the women and affect her future. And therefore is very dangerous.
Pro-Choice Liberal logic: You can't afford a baby, or you don't want to give birth, or it might be born into a bad family, so you can kill it.
That is freaking retarded. That makes no sense at all. The only circumstance I agree with abortion is when the mother is 1OO%, definitely going to die if she has to give birth. Don't you dare give me some crap of how it's 'not even an alive human yet' or it's 'just a fetus, not a baby.' Because come on. How often do you hear a pregnant woman say, "I love my fetus."? Tell me honestly. How often? The answer is never. I'm all for women having rights but I draw the line when someone else is being harmed.
Everyone has a purpose in life. Just because you made a mistake doesn't mean you should solve the problem by taking the a life. I don't care how early its terminated. That was going to be a life of a human you brought into this world. If you were raped there is Adoption. There is no excuse for taking the life of a human. And for the women who are doing this. I believe the men have the right to decide rather you can have an abortion because you are taking their child away. Just because you made a mistake doesn't mean you have the right to kill another human.
I think abortion is wrong. I see it as: you decided to lay on that bed and have sex, weather you used protection or not, it still happened. Now you have to step up to the plate and be a mother. If you were raped, I still think abortion is wrong. No matter who the father is or how ever way that baby was created it still deserves a happy life. Its bad enough the baby was born that way, but it would be even worse to kill the baby. As for teen pregnancy, I dont think that teen should have an abortion, that teenager was mature enough to make that choice, now she needs to be mature enough to take of the baby. Simple as that.
Alright, ready for a long one? You are? Good, I wrote a whole paper about this last year. Abortion is WRONG! Lets take it from the religious side first, Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” So very obviously God wanted that human being that you are about to abort or that you are encouraging other people to abort for some reason. That little person inside you might be the person who finds the cure for cancer, or diabetes. That person could have been the first women president, or anything else in the entire world, but we will never know that, because you didn’t know how to use protection and prevent this pregnancy, so you now decided to just kill it off.
Not a religious person? Let’s step away from religion then. You say the women were raped, that she shouldn’t have to carry that reminder of the pain they felt that night? This scenario is highly unlikely due to the fact the female body has its own ways of shutting down. Also, if she does there is always adoption. There are plenty of couples out there who are unable to have children that would adopt that “unwanted” child. For those who are talking about a teenager getting pregnant and not being to efficiently take care of this child, oh no baby, I go to school with students that have children and that have manage to take care of their child and still finish high school, so being young is no excuse. If you are able to do the things are required for you to get pregnant you can take care of that child. If you aren’t there is still adoption. Killing a child just because you are stupid is laziness.
I will not use dehumanizing language or any sort of argument that strikes at ones emotions to explain why abortion is wrong. I will use only logic that is easily recognizable by anyone who understands basic truths and fundamental science, and who will also not use flawed reasoning (Babies are parasites, they don't qualify to be human, it is just a clump of cells, etc.).
From the moment of conception, a new human life begins. This is scientifically and logically accurate. It is wrong to kill a human, not because it ends their biological process (heart beat, brain activity) and not because it makes someone feel bad, but it is wrong because when you kill a human you take away the experiences that the person would have had. Regardless of any illogical definition that a proponent of abortion will give an unborn child to alienate them from humanity, it is undeniable that abortion ends a human's experience in life.
Also to answer the argument for a woman's so called "right" to abortion, a woman's body is her property. At no point in a woman's life should her body be subject to unwarranted oppression or influence, and her body is for her to do as she pleases with (as long as she does not harm another persons right to life and property). Now a person's right to life trumps any other persons right to property, and an unborn child has a right to life, so a woman's right to control her body (property) is cut short when she would intentionally harm her child's life. Also, the most logically consistent way to determine when a person begins is when the primary zygote that begins the chain of human development is first formed from the union of two parent gametes. This zygote is genetically separate from the mother and is the core of development, and thus this should mark the beginning of a unique human life and should be protected without reserve or discrimination.
Life begins at conception; science proved it. It's not a woman's body because if it was she would have 2 arms, 2 legs, 2 beating hearts, etc. Science can prove that abortion kills the baby, and that is the target of abortion. It is also known that abortion can ruin the womb, so if they ever want a child they may not.
ABORTION Is wrong for the fact that it is murder to the child when the child is developed it is alive it might not have a beating heart but the baby is still a human at least let that baby live put it up for adoption don't kill it -Jennifer-
From the very moment of conception, the fetus has all 46 chromosomes to be considered a human being. Also, the DNA is 100% unique and makes it a separate individual apart from its mother. So the ending of the fetus' life would mean ending a human life. So abortion is wrong.
It is impossible to determine when a foetus' life begins. It could well be a fact that his or her life is accorded gradually, not at once.
The uncertainty in this determination of the time at which life begins means that there is a risk of murdering an innocent life. Even though there may only be a probability of murder, the risk is large enough such that it should not be taken because we know little or close to nothing about the origins of life. We can only speculate about them through reasoning and logic which may never reveal the whole truth to us. As such, from a utilitarian standpoint, abortion is mostly wrong unless circumstances are such that to do otherwise would result in generally worse circumstances for all parties involved.
Only machines such as clocks and cars come into existence part by part. Living beings come into existence all at once and gradually unfold their world of innate potential. Over 54 million unborn children have been killed, more than the entire population of Spain. That's 1 baby every 20 seconds.
The fetus is a viable, human being, and is, in my opinion, a member of society. The rights of the human fetus trump the "right" of a woman to choose whether to kill it or not. Bottom line, the fetus is alive, it is human, and so it does deserve the right to life.
The argument that a fetus isn't really alive, is based and derived off of so much of a thin line, that it is questionable that moral agents are supporting of the notion of abortion. Why do you get to define the line of whether the fetus will live? Why do you get to choose that the unborn fetus will not become someone good enough to make the world a better place? Do we have the right to take away that chance from them? The line for abortion is so subjective, that it is border line irresponsible, and negligent, to end it's life because you think that it has no more bearing on life than a hang nail.
then you get the point
I'm not going to go into religious detail about this. This should be clear as day to people from all religions. You have a baby in there, and you decide to intervene to get rid of it. Killing a single celled organism and a stem cell are two different things. The stem cells have 100% capability to become a baby, the cell, is a cell. That's all it will be.
Women think that abortion is okay because it is all about their bodies, they need to stop being so worried about their bodies and worry about the life that is growing inside them, a baby is a beautiful thing, why would anyone want to stop someone from having the opportunity to live their lives to their full potential, especially when that baby would be yours to hold and to have call you "mom??"
The biggest question is when the mass of cells in the womb becomes a human. It's generally deemed wrong to kill an adult, teenager, child, or baby because they are humans. The same should hold true for any human, be it still in the womb or not.
But when does the fetus become human? Well, there are really only two obvious, significant landmarks in the development of a human that could designate humanity: conception and birth. In between, lots of little things happen, but not one of them are significant enough to point at and say "Now THAT's what makes it a human."
Even the idea that brain activity makes someone a human is flawed, because the start of brain activity is not a sudden thing; it happens gradually and there is no real way to tell exactly when the fetus starts “thinking.”
So if the human is made at birth, then even a fully developed fetus could be killed under the guise of not being a human, so long as it hasn't been born. This seems to me as not right. There is not really any significant development during birth itself, as evidenced by babies born premature.
So all that leaves is conception. The moment two humans come together to make another human is an appropriate place to name as the start of life. By this logic, killing anything beyond conception would be considered killing a human.
So is it wrong? Well, this is where definitions get confused, namely the subtle difference between kill and murder. Killing is the taking of a life. Murder is the taking of life with malicious or careless intent. I would contend that it is justifiable to kill a person in a number of situations (e.G., protection from loss of life, protection from injury, etc.), but never justifiable to murder. So if a woman were to be in danger of death because of the baby, an abortion would be a justifiable killing. If the woman were to, say, just not be in the mood for a baby, it would be murder and, therefore, wrong.
So the choice for women is this: is it a justifiable death, and if it it is, will you take advantage of it?
When Hitler killed the Jews that was considered one of the worst mass murders ever recorded in world history, yet since the legalization of abortion in '73 there have been more than 52 million abortions in the us, and that means 52 million innocent babies with no way to protect themselves have been heartlessly murdered. If you are pronounced dead when your heart stops, then why aren't innocent fetus's pronounced alive when the heart beats for the first time?
It is a baby, and you are murdering it. It is not the women's body, considering they are killing another person's body. You don't get right to decide on whether a child get's to live or not, before it has even gotten the chance to prove it's self worth in the world.
I do not believe abortion is okay. If is essentially a form of murder. There is only one person who has the right to take the life of anybody, who all know who that is..The great almighty. The fact that partial birth abortion is still going on today makes me sick to my stomach. Should be banned!!
I think that abortion is a terrible thing. If a mother who is pregnant in any stage is killed, it is counted as the murder of 2 people. Why should abortions be considered any differently? It is a form of murder. You are killing children who never get to live.
In abortion, you are taking the life away from a child who has not even had a chance to take their first breath. Did you know that during the first trimesters into the second trimester the child begins to be able to feel? In other words, as you are sucking them out of your vagina, they can feel every ounce of that pain.
Abortion is a terrible process in which the birth mother decides to basically kill the baby. When a mother does this (typically a teenager) will do this to aviod social judgements. Even in the hardest of times no mother or any person to be specific should have the right or will to kill a child who hasn't even had a chance ti live
The unborn do not have a voice. Humans believe they have the right to make the decison for the unborn to end their life which is rightfully theirs. At the moment of conception, life has been created, and at that moment is when ending the life is knoen to be murder. Abortion is the silent massacre of over 54 million lives ended.
If you kill a child whether it is in the world or just a fetus its wrong its murder in fact and if you do kill a child you have a cold cold heart no matter what happens. I think that you should keep the child or give it up for adoption. You can give your child to a loving family. ABORTIONS ARE WRONG.
Excluding rape and other rare cases which make up about 1-2% of abortions, I believe abortion is an irresponsible action. In most cases, a girl/woman becomes pregnant on her own terms and simply decides she does not want to have the child. Perhaps she's too young, too ashamed, too poor, etc. These are things she should have thought about before committing to sex. Oh, the condom broke? Well, yeah, that's a warning we have all heard; it's also YOUR fault, and you should take responsibility for YOUR actions. I'm not against contraception. I'm not religious. People should engage in sexual activity responsibly, and if something comes of it, they should take responsibility for the child that may be produced thereby.
It is very messed up. Why kill a little human when that baby could have grown up and find the cure to cancer or something else but we wont know that cause you killed him or her. I did a project on this and the way they kill the baby is very disturbing.
If the baby threatens the life of the mother and if her body cant handle labour then abortion seems reasonable. But if the pregnancy is the result of a teenager naively failing to wear protection then of course abortion is wrong, they should take responsibility for their actions and not have a life lost because of some naïve decision making. Your taking the life of an individual for no reason. If she is not able to financially support the baby then give the to adoption. Its better to have a child grow to realize their adopted then have the child just die while their in the womb!
It's a scientific fact that life begins at conception. So by taking away a life, you're committing a murder. I don't agree with abortion at all in most cases. I think it's fine if you're going to die if you have the child and acceptable if you were raped, but otherwise it's terrible. I find it absolutely appalling that the left thinks that an innocent child has no right to life. Why should the baby pay for your mistake? It makes absolutely no sense. If you don't want the child, then put it up for adoption. It's better than being brutally murdered. And the excuse "What if it has a terrible life?" makes no sense. Aw, I'm sorry that your kid cannot wear designer clothes and have all the latest technology. But that gives you no right to murder it.
The first and foremost instinct of humans is preservation of life. This begins with self-preservation, and extends to all humanity through domestic bonds and realization of a like nature. "Pregnancy termination" stops the beating heart of a growing human being and is in direct contradiction to this most basic premise of human nature. It forsakes natural law, and has left America as a country unable to repopulate itself without the aid of mass immigration.
There are several sources that state that a baby is in fact a baby from conception, so therefore when someone chooses abortion, they are committing murder. If you feel like there is no way out, let me shed some light... There is a thing called adoption. Even if you were raped, you have the choice to finish out the pregnancy and let a couple who may not be able to have kids adopt yours and give them a chance at life. If you don't, the world is actually a different place because a child was not given the chance to be a part of the world. A perfect example of that is the show "It's a Wonderful Life". It makes a difference to have been given the chance to live. You have to give that child the chance to live, and when you are pregnant, you hold that life changing choice in your hands... What are you gonna do about it??...
Abortion is bad because it is hard work and pain for the giver and it can be a bad choice for the child. If you are sure if you are old enough and you are willing to take care and make sacrifices to the living being. If it is none of these reasons then don't have a kid
Looking at abortion as a solution, it is never true, there is growing evidence that abortion harms the victim physically, psychologically and spiritually in the long term. Generally, a negative event should be handled with a positive response. Killing a preborn baby is not, under any circumstances, a positive response to any situation. In mothers’ view of getting an abortion, some lives are not worth living and abortion is the perfect solution. Taking the life of a human being is unacceptable because it robs the individual of his or her future; therefore, abortion is wrong because it denies the fetus a future.
I believe abortion is wrong for many reasons. You hear everyone say it is your body you should be able to make your own decisions and I do agree to a point; however, you chose to have sex. You knew going into it that you could possibly get pregnant. Contraceptives are never 100%. Maybe if you cannot support a child maybe you shouldn't be having sex? It's so wrong that our money goes to Planned Parenthood and things of this nature to also help fund abortions. Adoption is always a good option for people who are not financially or emotionally ready for a child. A lot of families cannot consume a baby and would love to bring one into this world. It just blows my mind how absolutely selfish people are! It is taking the life of an innocent human being. Babies are alive at the moment of conception, they are a developing human being and just because you had sex and weren't thinking about the consequences doesn't give you the right to take an innocent life out of this world who could have done something great or could have gone to an amazing family that could provide for them. I am so sick and tired of people complaining about how they cannot afford birth control etc or a baby then maybe don't have sex until you can? If you don't have the money for something don't do it. Makes sense right? Abortion is a terrible thing and I feel sorry for others who feel that taking a human life is okay. It is absolutely disgusting and immoral and I'm ashamed it has been legalized to the point where you can get an abortion at any time. It's disgusting; and for those who have a disabled baby and who cannot handle it; that's just pure discrimination as well. It's so disgusting and I think everyone should think twice. I will never do it, and I could never live with myself after that. Babies are a gift not a mistake.
Abortion kills innocent babies who haven't done anything wrong. I understand if the mother has been raped, but adoption is available and there's no such thing as an unwanted baby. Many families want to adopt a child. If the mother is at good age to have a baby, she should take full responsibility of the child.
Abortion is murder. Killing a premature baby is murder. Everybody has the potential to a great and healthy life following His plans, but what will happen to that, when this person is not even born? It is just sick that this is what our country has come to. Just sick.
First off, I'm not a very religious person, I would consider myself an Agnostic more than anything so this is not an argument like: "Oh noes, the Bible says itz wrong so itz gots to be wrong!!! OMG!", this is just common sense really.
So why are most of the abortion supporters hypocrites you may ask? Because you couldn't possibly imagine that YOU would be murdered in your mother's womb before having a chance to live. It's very easy to make the decision when you aren't the one getting killed, right? Sure, you might say that it's easy to make the decision when you aren't the one that's pregnant, sure that's a reasonable argument, but it is most of the time the person in question's own fault, the person might have been sloppy with protection during intercourse for example. Of course the condom can break and you can get raped and all that, but the majority of the unwanted pregnancies in developed and modern countries can be avoided. Of course I feel for the women who has been raped and now don't know what to do with the baby, but in my opinion they should have the obligation to give birth to the baby, but if they don't want to raise it or can't afford to give birth then I think that the government should be paying for it and then also make sure that the child gets taken care of.
I rest my case.
Why should us women be shown as disgusting wrong doers? It just shows how low and childish men are. That is all that I have to say about abortion, but no matter how you put it, it will always be the same disgusting way to put our people in America.
I don't support abortion because its murder. If people don't want to get pregnant then don't have sex. If you don't want a child at least give it up for adoption. There are so many people who can't have children, but those who do get rid of them likes it trash. People should be grateful they can get pregnant. I'm 17 and i have few friends who are pregnant, its hard yes but they find ways to take care of the baby adoption or their family. Abortion should never be a answer nor should this disgusting horrible crime be legal. I gues some people can get away with murder..
Like the article had said, a fetus is a living person with a small heartbeat. It doesn't matter if it's the size of your hand, if it has a heart beat then its alive. You're killing and taking away the chance of a small human being coming into this world we call earth. There is no reason for someone to do an abortion, putting the baby up for adoption after birth would be SAFEST, SMARTEST, and maybe the BESTEST thing to do if you're just a teen. Abortion is not needed so it needs to stop.
Bottom line- killing another child is homicide...Murder. If you decided to have sex and you, as a female, end up pregnant, that's your responsibility. If you were raped, then you're not at fault. However, if you do not want a child, then the better alternative is to put the child in the care of dependable, responsible adults you know closely and can trust. God is responsible for the creation of all life. The child was created for a reason; the female did not have a miscarriage for a reason. Getting an abortion is not only killing an innocent child, it is rejecting a gift from God.
Abortion is wrong whether or whether not you have been raped although it is not your fault but you can not take anyone's life just because you do not want them as it is not your choice. There are loads of other options instead of aborting your own flesh and blood. One of the example is adoption. At least the baby will see the light of this world
Abortion has been referred to as today's holocaust. You do not have the right to kill the baby that God has blessed you with. Abortion, no matter the circumstances, is murder. There is a reason you bear child, and if you don't want the child then place him or her up for adoption. There are many families who would love to be blessed with your child and can not have one of their own for some reason. I believe that anyone who has an abortion should be treated as a murder, and be sentenced to jail time for murdering a child.
I feel, even being it to supporting the right of abortion, that it is the wrong choice to make regardless. Just because it is an option for you to take, doesn't mean you should take it. I support smarter sex education and overall people must be more rational, we don't need a bunch of irrational people raising impressionable children. I say to the pro-lifers and pro-choicers, think of it as taking the test, you have every right to not study for the test, and every right to select the wrong answers, but should you?
Unless it for your health or the baby health or your age you should not get an abortion. An adoption would be better. The baby never did anything wrong. If your raped you still have the baby. The baby didn't do that to you shouldn't take it out on the baby.
Moral values should be withheld Because the woman thinks that the two-year-old would not live a good life, he/she should be killed.
Who are you to try to keep a woman from killing a two-year-old, you immoral and inconsiderate person! Because a woman has to endure sufferings of life (periods, pain), then the two-year-old should be killed!
You have no right to kill a child everyone deserves a life they deserve is you are not god you should not have the right to do it or even think about doing it how would you feel if your parents didn't have you and got an abortion how would you feel about that
Millions of Americans have died from mothers who decide to use abortion. Who knows how those millions of people could of helped our country today. We are a country based on freedom and justice and it is unjust how those humans don't get a say in the matter. Our first amendment includes freedom of speech, and those babies can't speak for themselves, so we have to fight for them!
The reason I agree is because your killing a living human inside of you abortions are wrong and cruel because your not letting that baby inside have a chance at life.It's just wrong for girls to do that and why would you do it if your not ready to be a parent.
Yes. The mother made the decision to have sex and ultimately got pregnant therefore she shouldn't get the choice to opt out of the responsibility her carelessness caused. I know the majority of people say "What if the mother was raped" I understand that. But that's what adoption is for! Couples who can't have children would kill just to have a child of there own! So why kill a helpless human being who can't even fight back. The baby is alive inside of the mother's stomach and you're taking that life. Choice or not you have to live with that. Knowing you let someone else kill your own baby. Abortion is just as bad as murder. Adoption is a better alternative. Let someone else raise the child. Don't just abort it and move on like nothing ever happened. That child may be the result of a rape but that doesn't mean you have to kill it. Let someone else raise it and move on. End of story. It's that easy. So don't take the cowardice way out just because you don't want to deal with it yourself.
I have grave doubts about the existence of morality exist. But if it does exist, then abortion would be murder because a fetus is essentially the same as a premature baby. Most of us would call it murder if a premature baby was taken out of its incubator. A premature baby and a fetus are almost exactly the same. They are at the same developmental stage, have the same level of brain development, organ development, behavior, reflexes, etc. Almost the only thing different between the two is lung development, which is advanced in a premature baby due to deliberate infusion of corticosteroids into the mother in anticipation of a premature baby. Therefore, whatever is the moral verdict on allowing a premature baby to die is the same verdict on a fetus at the same gestational age.
There are many reasons why abortion is wrong, but above all else it is most certainly wrong because it is murder. If we are allowed to killed defenseless babies, then we aren't we allowed to kill each other? Abortion should NEVER be considered a serious option. Keeping it short and simple. Abortion is murder.
This means that people killing other people is considered murder. Life is considered to begin from the point you are starting to form, therefore you are human, therefore you are murdered if you are killed. ABORTION IS MURDER. If you cannot see that, then there is something seriously wrong with you.
Abortion is wrong. The unborn baby's heart starts beating after 20 days. If a humans heart is beating, they are alive and if you are the reason their heart stops then you are a killer. There is no difference from abortion and actually murdering a human being. Over 54 million unborn babies have been killed, and denied the right to live. Abortion directly contradicts what the Founding Fathers' wanted, as explained in the Declaration of Independence, it says we were all created equal. Not only does abortion disturb equality it also causes psychological damage. "A 2002 peer-reviewed study published by the Southern Medical Journal of more than 173,000 American women found that women who aborted were 154% more likely to commit suicide than women who carried to term." Over 831 million has been spent on abortions, abortion clinics are a business, and they are not your "friends" they want to make money off of you. This is coming from firsthand experience, my own mother has had 6 abortions and I was the only one she decided to give birth to. I see the consequences she deals with everyday, and she is not religious. She deals with guilt, she is depressed often, she is an alcoholic, and also started doing drugs after her second abortion. I AM 100% PRO-LIFE
We have the right to LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Just because a woman believes it is her choice to end another's right to life, doesn't mean it's right.
God said not to kill, people reason that it isn't fully dependent of his/her mother, so they justify killing.
Trying to bring down earths population is pointless we cannot agree on anything so the human race is headed for a crash course. Theirs no way to stop it so their is no hope for the human race. The only thing I can do now is put in my good deeds and hope their is a place for me in the veil
People who are pro-choice have their reasons. They believe it’s a women’s body, her choice. She should be able to decide whether or not if she doesn’t want the fetus. I understand this but is it someone’s choice to kill a human? Once you are pregnant, there is already life. The opposing side believes that in the first few weeks of pregnancy, there is no human life which is incorrect. The baby begins life in the first week. Another reason people support abortion rights is for certain “occasions”. Examples of this are rape, teen pregnancy, or a sickness the mother may have. I agree with the reasons why they’d find it alright to abort the baby in some ways. The pro-choice believe this due to the fact of not harming the baby from your sickness but another option is adoption! You’ll still be able to let the baby live. For teen pregnancies, there are some religious beliefs as to where you shouldn’t have premarital sex. If you don’t want a child, you shouldn’t have sex at a young age because it’s not always safe. Also, abortions can result into a risk of getting ill, physical damage, stopping you from having a child again or even death. Not only will the baby die, but the mother will as well. One last reason for the side that agrees with abortion is that they believe outlawing it, would be discrimination. Women with a lower income can lead them to into participating in an illegal abortion or a ‘black-market’ abortion. Getting an abortion illegally can cause much more harm to the mother and baby than giving birth. I believe that it is not worth risking the lives of you and your child for a surgery.
This is a very subjective topic due to the word "wrong" so we need to treat it as such and respect each other's opinions. The truth is that "opinions" are all they really are and we each have our own.
Personally, I am biased against the taking of innocent life and you can't get more innocent than a human that has only known the womb. The whole thing makes me think a little too much about cultic rituals. Kind of like an institutionalized child sacrifice.
Again just my opinion though
Your killing a baby Ifs horrible your killing that tiny little baby inside you. That's your future don't just chuck it away. You have to go through so much pain. You will regret it big time i'm telling you.
The Bible says in the 6th commandment that we shall not kill.
I have spoken with women to interview them for baptism. One of the questions I ask is "have you ever had an abortion?"
Those who answered in the affirmative, without fail 100% of the time, express deep regret through shameful tears.
I know that these women are daughters of God. They feel the pain and the loss because of their decision.
What is important here is to look at the big picture. We all are here because of the decision of two consenting adults. Women, save yourself the regret and remorse. Save the life of your unborn. It will ultimately bring you the opposite feelings that abortion gives. Through raising your child you will experience joy, love, peace, fulfillment, and happiness.
It's your own fault for getting pregnant in the first place if you have unsafe sex. The person living inside of you, who could have had an amazing, successful life is being punished, and murdered because of a mistake YOU made. Stop being heartless and so selfish and think for yourself. Also, abortion can harm you at the same time. It could make you infertile, or something could happen to your body, and it can even accidentally kill you. Abortion just isn't right and should not be legal in the United States or any country.
Abortion is wrong because it is killing an innocent child. If abortion is more widely accepted then other rules for murder could become more lenient. It is also against religion; if we are "one nation, under God" then why can we kill and hurt Gods creation? It is murder and shouldn't be allowed.
From abortion, you can get a lot of health issues. A single abortion can increase the risk of maternal death by 45%, women with a history of abortion face a 2.3 times higher risk of having
Cervical cancer. The risks are fewer when an abortion is done in the early weeks of pregnancy. The further along in the pregnancy, the greater the chance of serious problems and the greater the risk of dying. You also get an increased chance of breast cancer.
Ifs horrible your killing that tiny little baby inside you. That's your future don't just chuck it away. You have to go through so much pain. You will regret it big timei'm telling you. Just stick to your guns and i m sure your family will help you im sure.
All who support abortion were born. That's how oppression works.
I'm 15 and have never researched this topic; I don't have scientific evidence. Frankly, I don't need it.
Question: would you take a 1 year old defenseless child and kill it? Isn't that murder?.....Oh, I guess it's ok because they aren't born yet...
"A mother should be able to do whatever she wants w/ her body" That child is not her body, it is a precious life that is it's own. Like it or not, a mother has no right to decide that she's going to kill (give authorization to kill) her child. No woman has the right to take that life. Like it or not, that life in the making it is not her life...Does being the one who gives birth to that child somehow give us the right to decide if it will grow up? I think not
Someone said "Wrong is a word" If wrong is just a word, then morality is relative, and what you are saying is purely opinion. If morality is defined by what feels right or what one man thinks is right there can be no ultimate standard of right or wrong and this whole debate is meaningless....
You must first have a standard that is not changing or based upon opinion
Onece the baby is in the mother's womb, the baby is part of this world as the mother is. When the baby is inside the mother the baby has life, is breathing, and thats why i dont think that abortion is right beacuse your are taking an innocent life away.
We were knit togeather from the moment we were conceived. We where taking oxygen from our mothers and breathing that way our heart was beating and our blood flowing. And people think that you are not alive in your mothers womb, really? Explain to me why you think this. Wow.
Abortion is murder as the catholic church believe that contraception is the beginning of life. Furthermore one of the 10 commandments stat "thou shall not kill" which shows that Jesus disproves abortion. Furthermore Children have their own human rights who are we to decide if they live or die even if the child is not born he/she still has human rights.
Define Human (singular). I suggest: Any discreet genome of the genus Homo. That includes individuals yet to be born but materially present in this world.
I believe it is a great injustice to abort/terminate/kill/murder/ those that cannot defend themselves; who are in our care to protect.
If 'viability' is the guiding principle, then I assume medical science will improve to the eventual extent that any zygote would be 'viable'. So the current 'right' to abortion is presumably temporary.
If that's the case then 'rights' are not inviolable - oh yeah; it's all about power.
In conclusion: Legalised abortion is unequalitarianism.
Ultimately abortion is the termination of human life. The legal destruction of human life is typically only done in this world for good reason: self defense, during war (whether the war is justified or not the soldier on the ground still acts in a legal sense when defending himself from the enemy), and executions. Most (read 90-99%) of abortions, according to the vast majority of studies, are done for elective reasons, meaning for convenience. The termination of human life shouldn't be done for convenience, not in a civilized world.
Everyone is born with the same rights as a human. How selfish of people to take a life that is not there own but the babies own life. Even if the baby is brought up by bad parents they still deserve a chance to choose and make there own choice, God would rather someone who sins then not someone at all. God loves all human life and it is a gift to be taken care of, even if the baby is not brought up by his/her own parents, better that then not at all.
If my mother thought about getting me aborted (probably have) and told me, that would make me think, "Wow, my mom basically didn't want me alive." Some people say, "How would that make you feel?" Do we really need to ask? I'm sure you [would] cringe at the thought of your own parent not wanting you and only thought of you as a fetus. If you don't really care whether you were aborted or not, then that's awfully sad. I don't know if it's because you genuinely don't care about your existence or because your life is well down the drain. If it's the latter, know that I [have] experience(d) quite a few things as a child of many, raised by a single mother, in horrible "neighbor"hoods and after all of the hell I go/went through, I always think, "I'm glad to be alive. I actually have a chance to do the things my mother couldn't." I even think about my future children, how I would want them to live life as a child like I have never been able to. It's just a matter of planning ahead of life, hard work, goals, and optimism.
Some might argue that a woman may have been raped, why would a child want to have a parent that's a rapist? Or what if the mother is financially unstable or isn't fit to be a mother? My mother is financially unstable, even with a degree and a few talents. She wasn't very fit, but worked while my father was an abusive drunk [and is not in my life anymore]. And I've never been a victim of rape, but my mother has. Sometimes I think one of us could be the child of the rapist, but the fact that my mom doesn't regret conceiving us makes me proud to have a mother who was so strong during her struggles and loves us unconditionally. Now I don't know about foster care. However, I know people with this situation who are glad to be alive even without parents at the moment.
But I don't get why so many go by "It's the woman's body." That's true, but what about the baby's body?
P1: Abortion is undeniably wrong if:
-a woman has sex and unintentionally becomes pregnant, especially for a teenage girl.
The rape matter. I would say "pro-choice," but then again, abortion is murder. During the fourth-fifth week—the egg is JUST fertilized—the baby's organs, brain, and spine, begin to form. During the sixth week, the heart is already pumping blood. Aren't heartbeats what determine a life?
The woman may also be unfit to be a mother, whether it's due to age, behavior, etc. People would say adoption is the worst-case scenario, but a woman does not have to send a baby straight to a foster home. There are plenty of women who cannot bear a child, but would love to. The woman can contact a couple, father, or mother directly before the child is born.
There are many ways why abortion is wrong. First, why is it illegal in the United States to harm eagles eggs? You get fined of $2,000. And yet when you kill a baby inside the womb, it's not considered illegal? That's stupid! It is legal to abort a baby within nine weeks. But the stupid thing is that a nine weeks old baby is already pretty much developed. When you abort, you murder. When you abort, one heart stops, another heart breaks. (Pro life) I'm honestly tired of democrats! I'm sorry.
The question assumes that wrong means morally unacceptable. Abortion, as an action in and of itself, is the termination of a living organism that would, if left to incubate and mature, grow into a larger organism. In the case of humans, it would grow into a baby. So terminating that child's existence is murder, and therefore, it is wrong.
People might have heard the "Bald Eagle Argument" - how it's illegal to destroy an eagle's egg, and if done so, it could come at a high price, due to the near-extinct status of the eagle. Law makers and animal activists are aware that the destruction of the egg, though it has not developed into a mature chick, is the destruction of life, and a precious one at that. I think the same can be said for any other rare creature: Polar Bears, Pandas, even some sea animals.
So what's the difference?
I believe, for some, it's a matter of convenience - a child might ruin my career/life, we don't have enough money, I didn't plan for this child, and a host of other thoughts. Abortion is wrong. Does that mean it has to be illegal? No. It can be legal, but restricted, in the same way prescription medicine is restricted (or it should be). Legalize abortion, law makers, if that's what you think is best, but don't make it seem like a good thing that assists all women. It only enables us to think about ourselves, and what is "best" for us. I hope us women will consider the consequences of our actions before we take them, so that we won't end another's life for our own convenience.
In regards to rape, I also stand anti-abortion. However, like I said earlier, to legalize abortion is to cause women to turn to dangerous practices, possibly even ending their own lives, due to the evil actions of a man/men (in regards to rape). I do not think that is the route to take. Instead, keep it legal, but we should take active steps as a society to stop rape at all costs. Men should protect women, and women should be on guard, knowing what is at stake. Families should teach their children to be cautious and mindful of their surroundings.
I hope, that, ultimately, pro-abortion activists might think about the child, and give him or her an opportunity for life.
First of all, after six weeks the child has brain activity and by at least 7 weeks they can feel pain. Second of all, an abortion is morally wrong. At it's most basic level, you are killing a child for your convenience. Sex has risks, and although I would never judge someone for having sex, I will judge them for making someone else pay for their decision. It's like eating tons of cheeseburgers and then making someone else get fat instead of you. Except of course, this is life and death, which makes it that much more serious. Abortion is like inviting someone to your house and then killing them before they can find a ride when you no longer want them there. It's very cruel and clearly morally wrong. Plus, adoption is an option, and so is foster care. It's kind of hard for me to believe a pro choices really cares about a child going to foster care when they advocate their death. The fact is, you either care about the child or you don't, stop making it this half thing where you try to act like it's for the child's benefit. If you do care, find a way to keep the child or find a nice couple to raise it. There are options. Pregnancy is temporary. And I guarantee you, if you do care, you will have to live with that awful choice for the rest of your life. If you don't care, don't act like you care about children, soldiers or any other form of human life because that's hypocritical and stupid.
Killing a child who has yet to see the beautiful world is so morally wrong that it disgusts me at the thought. Who gave you the right to murder a child unable to defend themselves? What if your mother had decided To abort you? You wouldn't have been given a choice, just gone forever without even a second thought. Adoption is a better choice then no life at all their are people who so badly want to have children but cant, you can help them and save that precious babies life. Life is precious, please dont ruin it for a helpless baby.
I'm against of abortion, because first of all abortion- is a murder. Nobody has a right to kill others. Even the baby is unborn, it is growing during the pregnancy period, so it means that it is alive, but it is too small to protect itself and need help of mother. It is proved that the foetus can feel pain and has intelligence. So killing it – is a cold-blooded murder.
Another aspect – is a religion. Of course everybody choose their own religion. However there is no religion, which approve abortion. Children are the gifts of a God. It means that God wishes the child will be born. So when we kill the fetus, we deny someone a chance to exist in the world.
Moreover abortion could also lead to various medical complications in a woman. National statistics on abortion show that 10 percent of women undergoing induced abortion suffer from immediate complications, of which one-fifth (2 percent) were considered major. Sometimes such problems with health lead to long-term reproductive damage. And in the future even wanting the child woman will have no chances. According to the research of School of Medicine and Health Sciences, New Zealand 43% of women, who come through abortion has problems on having children. Also abortion has a great effect on psychology of woman. Psychologists call it post-abortion syndrome (PAS). Psychological effects can include depression and mental trauma to divorce and suicide.
Although the woman suffers from abortion a lot, the greatest victim in this situation is an innocent child. Of course, woman has a right to decide if she want a child or not, but this unborn child also has a right for LIFE!
I keep hearing "oh of course not the woman doesn't have to be a mother". But really, its THEIR responsibility. The baby is inside of you now. What are you gonna do? Abort it? That's actually kind of called "murder". Again, it's the MOTHER'S responsibility (and the father's, of course). Alright then, what if the mother just can't conceive? I'm not going to really make a FULL exception, but yes, I do feel sympathy.
From the point of conception, the object is undeniably human, and has started the continuum of human life. It is fundamentally immoral to harm an innocent human being, especially one that is unable to defend itself or flee.
Most people understand and agree with this intuitively, especially if you ask them if, as an innocent and defenseless being, would they choose to be chemically burned to death or crushed and ripped apart by instruments merely to avoid being a temporary inconvenience to another person.
Am I pro-choice? Yes, I believe you have the right, and freedom to choose the following. 1. Using safe sex. Using safe sex is PROVEN to help prevent not only STD'S, but pregnancy. If you choose to be smart with your sex life, then you chose the freedom to not get pregnant. 2. Sexual abstinence. Abstinence is the fact or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something. You chose to not use engage in sexual activity for the fact of preventing pregnancy, catching a STD, don't see sex as enjoyable until marriage, or the fact you're saving it for someone you honestly, truly love and want a child. 3. Choosing to not use safe sex/birth control. In this world, we have a thing called free will. Free will is something people use to their advantage. Either it be good, or bad you deal with the outcome of it. If you choose to use safe sex, pregnancy is much, much, lower chance of pregnancy. 99% effective. 4. Making adult, mature, and aware of what can happen. It is mostly adults in our society who raise children and made the choice to do so. If you are willing to make adult decision, it's time to start acting like one. That is what pro-choice should be. If you are willing to engage in sexual activity without protection, you know the HUGE risk of pregnancy will be there. That's what comes along with engaging in sex without protection. Having a child is not a consequence, it is a blessing. And for the record I am against abortion due to morals, not religious beliefs. Abortion in a lot of ways shows irresponsibility, excludes safe sex in the form of being able to prevent pregnancy. Pro abortion people say the following. 1. Just a clump of cells. Well us as humans have how many billion cells? 2. It has the "potential" of being a baby. Well, then you are killing potential life. 3. A fetus lacks brain function. Well, so do the mentally retarded and autistic. Should we kill them for lacking brain function? 4. A fetus is a parasite. Well, a human fetus does NOT fit the scientific term for it. I have talked to many biology teachers about this in high school. 4. It is better to abort the fetus than have it belong to a unstable family. I had a unstable family and I am as happy as can be. I don't live the victim lifestyle. 5. Pro-life people do not care about the baby after birth. False. I would adopt any child to prevent it from abortion. Does not matter what color, race, disabled, or anything. Whose body is it really? The mothers, or the fetus's? BOTH. The fetus can not live without the mother. In the cases of rape, incest, or potential health risks to the mother's life, then I am more open. But just remember, if you support abortion, be thankful your mother kept you here to do so.
Someone is being killed and its legal. That is absolutely disgusting. People have sex and kids come with that if you don't use condoms/contraceptive. Duh! The fact that death is the only "logical" option for a person is appalling. I will never tell the next person what to do with their body, but I will always state my distaste for it.
How many brains does a woman have? 1. How many brains does a pregnant woman have? 1. The baby inside of her is a unique living growing child with a DNA that is different than that of the mother. The child is already unique in every way and short of someone forcefully killing the baby you will have a born child soon. If you really think that America is over populated than start with limiting immigration, not legalizing murder of children.
For one: don't have sex if you don't want to get pregnant! An innocent baby should not have to pay for your mistake. The unborn child is not a glob of tissue, it starts having a heartbeat around 3-5 weeks. By week 7 the baby will start kicking. Why is it illegal to kill a born child but legal to kill a unborn child? 1.2 million unborn children are murdered each year and if abortion was illegal we can stop the murders of innocent children.
The primary reason abortion is wrong is because God said we are not to murder. But not all people believe what God says, so let's look at it from a different angle. We are allowed to take life under the prescribed requirements of law, such as self defense, war, execution, etc. Each of these areas deals with Law. Self defense is justified because an antagonist is breaking the law (burglary, robbery, assault, etc.), and we can use force to protect ourselves and our property. War is the legal declaration of hostilities towards another nation. Execution is the legal taking of life against someone who has committed a crime, or crimes, worthy of execution. In each case, the antagonists are dealt with for the wrongs they have committed. However, the baby in the womb has done no wrong, yet it is executed. It is executed but has broken no law! What crime has been committed? What law have they broken in their existence? None. Yet they are killed. I am reminded of Nazi Germany. The Jews were guilty of being Jews, and were, according to the Nazis, worthy of death. Likewise, the babies in the womb are guilty of being babies in the womb, and are, according to the parents, worthy of death. What laws did they break? What made them unworthy of life? The answer is simple: it depends on the opinion of those in power, of those wielding the knife and redefining what is life, and of those deciding who is worthy of life and who should die. It is only in abortion that someone is executed but has not violated the law. This is fundamentally wrong, and this is why abortion is wrong. Since when do we kill someone who's broken no law? Since when do we kill someone who's only "crime" was being brought into existence via the copulation of his or her parents?
How would you like to have been aborted? Think about it. Abortion always has and always will be wrong. If you didn't want a baby, you shouldn't have had sex, and if you got raped then you should still have the baby, because you don't know if he or she could be the best thing that ever happened to you.
Ronald Reagan once said, "I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born." Take a moment to think about the child. The child has it's own body. It's body isn't part of the mother's. If that were the case, then pregnant women would have two brains, two hearts, 20 fingers and toes, two blood types, two sets of DNA, and sometimes even a penis. 22 days after conception, the baby's heart starts to beat. At 6 weeks, brain waves can be detected. After 9 weeks, the baby can grasp an object, move the head forward and back, open and close the jaw, move the tongue, sigh, and stretch. Nerve receptors in the face, the palms of the hands, and the soles of the feet can sense light touch. Before you promote abortion you should educate yourself about it, and by the end of your education you'll know that that baby is alive. If not, then not only will I pray for all the aborted babies, but I'll pray for you, because you'll need all the prayers that you can get.
I think that deep down everybody knows that abortion is wrong. They just choose to be blind to it, because they don't want the child to change their life in any way. And so they kill the baby which could have been adopted by a family who would give him/her the love that it deserved. No one wants to tell you what that woman will go through, what that baby will suffer. No one tells you that that woman can experience recurrent memories, dreams of the abortion experience, avoidance of emotional attachment, relationship problems, sleep disturbance, guilt, memory impairment, hostile outbursts, and substance abuse. No one talks about how they end the child's life. The most common methods of abortion are suction abortion and salt poisoning. In suction abortion, a powerful vacuum tears the placenta from the uterus and dismembers the body of the growing child. In salt poisoning, the doctor injects a saline solution into the sac surrounding the baby. The baby swallows the salt and his/her skin is burned away. After suffering for an hour, the baby dies. Now ask yourself: How is it a woman's right to kill an innocent child? Who do they think they are to walk around playing God, deciding who lives and who dies? Just because something is legal doesn't make it right. I pray and I hope that one day abortion will be stopped and that one day you will all see what abortion really is: murder.
Life begins at conception. Women can be inconvenienced for nine months so that a baby will not be killed. Abortion stops a beating heart. That's a fact. Life is precious, and our culture sadly does not see that. We need to stand up for babies and also help their mothers care for them.
Life is life, regardless of if it's born or unborn. From 8 weeks, they have a nerve system and can feel pain. At 17-20 weeks, they know mummy's voice. It's not the child's fault if it's unwanted, it's the adults, so take some responsibly and own up for your actions. If you really don't want him/her, adoption is there. Give the child a chance and stop thinking of yourself. The child has as much rights as you do! Im sick of hearing "Women's rights" ... What about the child's rights? I'm a women and I don't consider my life to better anyone else's. Abortion is SELFISH.
We protect National Forests, Blue Whales, Bald Eagles, but when it comes to our own species just because it is not fully developed we find that disposing of it would be fine because it is a women's "choice". I am all for women's rights and rights in general, but what right does someone have over another just because the fetus is apart of the women and relies on the women to survive does not mean she should choose whether the fetus lives. The United States is to protect life, liberty, pursuit of happiness and life is the key word. Life is the most important thing someones liberty can't be used to kill another or the pursuit of happiness. Abortion is wrong and those who say I'm wrong should really think about what abortion does, It kills the innocent because the guilty don't want it.
As much as some individuals try and deny it, a fetus is in fact a living thing, therefore an abortion is considered murder. There are 7 things that constitute a living thing: homeostasis, organization, metabolism, growth, adaptation, response to stimuli, and reproduction. Obviously there are some exceptions. For example: some human beings are sterile and yet they are still considered alive. Fetuses possess all seven of these attributes and these findings have been proved. Many say that if an individual does not want children, they should be allowed to abort the baby, but that is immoral. Obviously many babies are accidents, but that doesn't mean they don't deserve the chance to live. People in general tend to believe they can do whatever they want without having to deal with the consequences, but that is an irresponsible mindset. If someone wants to sleep around, they have the ability to do that, yet if they get pregnant they should have to deal with the consequences- they should have to carry that baby for nine months and give birth to it. Obviously not all women are set out to be mothers and if this is the case, adoption is a viable option.
Pregnancy by rape only accounts for 1.3% of people who want an abortion--maybe less. The other 98.7% of people who would like to get an abortion are all for selfish reasons. So you can stop pretending that pregnancy by rape is the main reason. Maybe you shouldn't have gotten drunk and slept with that guy if you didn't want a child.
And if they did make pregnancy legal for rape victims only, think how many people would try and claim they were raped.
Some as early as 20 weeks. Yet abortions can be performed as late as 6-7 months (sometimes later). That is plain MURDER. Being 18 weeks pregnant myself, I have clearly read books/seen in sonograms all of the rapid developmental changes that occur. For example at 6 weeks, the baby's heart begins to beat. Again, abortion is killing a living human being. I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE IN WOMEN'S RIGHTS BUT firstly I defend the rights of those that CAN'T defend themselves. Just because it is inconvenient for some to have a baby due to financial problems does not mean abortion is your only option. Adoption and safe sex to begin with are two great options. And if a woman is raped, that is always terrible BUT the adoption option is still a great choice for them too. WHAT PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND IS that choosing life over death is giving power to women! Saying I'm going to be responsible for my actions and do what is right is as empowering as it gets. I could say so much more about this topic but I want to end on a positive note and wish much love to everyone.
I realize that it must be hard to be stuck in the situation of an unplanned pregnancy, but:
1. You chose the possibility of having a child when you had sex.
2. Even if you were raped and/or do not want the child, it's not your decision to make whether they live or die. Do what you want with YOUR body, but an unborn child has ITS OWN BODY. ABORTION KILLS THE UNBORN. ABORTION IS COMPLETELY WRONG.
3. Instead of aborting the child, seek advice from Womankind, Birthright or other pro-life organizations. THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES!
Please, please do not abort. I love you and your unborn baby too much!
As Ronald Reagan said, "I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born." The only way you could possibly oppose this argument is by willingly choosing to take the place of an aborted baby. You'll never experience life, but hey, if it's a sacrifice you're willing to make in order to provide a woman with her ability to choose, I'm all for you.
Abortion is COMPLETELY wrong! It is essentially when you look at it, murder. You murder someone when you see no value in them being there. You murder someone when you feel like you have no other option but to. You murder someone for purely selfish reasons.
In some sad and unfortunate cases, it actually DOES become murder because, to everyone's apparent dismay, the child is born alive and the baby has its spinal cord snipped to "finish the job". Abortion is a terrible thing and is a painful and unpleasant experience for mother, child, and everyone involved.
And can we PLEASE ditch the excuse "____ made me get an abortion"? No one MADE you do anything. You consented to have the abortion. Yes someone might have strongly persuaded you and made you feel like you had no other way out, but it was you in your unsure sense of self that allowed them to get into your head!
Abortion is murder. It's a fact. Look up abortion pictures if you think it's some simple process. The young child is alive from the moment of conception. While it may not have the mental capacity of a born child, it still can feel pain. People that say "it's a women's body, they have the choice" are wrong, because the young child is alive. Shouldn't the child have a say. I bet the child would want to be born. Sorry, I sound like a kid. But denying an innocent child the wonderful gift of life. If it was a woman's choice, then a woman could technically kill her born child and say "it was in my body. I can kill it."
I like the way this question is worded. The question does not ask wether or not aborting a pregnancy should be legal, it just asks wether or not it is wrong. I am pro choice, but personally I do see the act as being unethical. Truth is abortions are performed for so many reasons that trying to pin down a single one as being the "face of abortion" would be counter productive. Sometimes aborting a pregnancy is necessary for the survival of the mother and sometimes an abortion is performed with little respect for human life. Religious beliefs aside (due to separation of church and state) the mother and/or father of a fetus deserve the ability to chose wether or not it exists as a fully conscious, developing, sentient being.
The very term "fetus" is latin for "unborn child". Fancy wording does not change what it is. When an abortion is performed, both child and mother are affected. More women who talk about their abortions claim that they are still haunted by the choice they made. My question for those who support abortion- why is it man-slaughter on two counts when a pregnant woman is killed and the baby dies as a result while abortion is considered a choice?
People just automatically assume that a fetus is not human and is just a glob of cells? Worthless piece of trash these people are. If you are not ready use protection or do not even have sex. Kids these days are selfish and think they can kill another human without lifting a finger. Plus it defies god and his will.
Having an abortion is murdering a child! You're killing an innocent human being. By the time most women find out that they are pregnant, their baby's heart is already beating. People say women deserve to choose whether to have an abortion or not, but what about the child that hasn't started life yet? They don't get a choice.
In the case of rape, which is the "best case" (and only case) scenario in which one should ever consider abortion, one can argue it will have a negative impact on the victim's mental state. But that doesn't justify why a human should be killed. The unborn child did not do anything towards the woman, and in fact, is completely innocent. Killing a baby, who's innocent, is just the same (even worse) than what the criminal did to that victim. Pro-choicers have to be careful the way they talk about this issue, because it's not that black-and-white. If you start to kill a human because it discomforts you in any fashion, where is the line drawn? Well let's see: when you start killing everyone who causes you pain and discomfort. Now, pro-choicers may disregard this as speculation and yes, I did exaggerate a little, but historically, we've seen that people would do anything to escape pain and increase pleasure. Increasing pleasure means decreasing things (and people) that don't give pleasure. The point is in the case of rape, spare the innocent one, not become worse than the criminal. Besides, the victims of rape, if they are pregnant from it (which is quite rare) can get surgery to remove the male's sperm.
Now, this is the only scenario where abortion should even be thought of (but not taken out) because it's the most dire. If such a situation is the only case, then FORGET about choice, rights and all that self-centered, pleasure-centric nonsense: it should not even be debated about.
You are killing a live CHILD. You may say that it is a fetus, not a child. This is wrong! Any doctor knows that from the moment of conception, the baby is a live child. Now that we have established that it is a real person, wouldn't it be considered murder if you kill a person? If I went out and shot a mall full of people, I would be a murderer. The same principle appliess with abortion. Millions of little persons are being murdered all the time.
Abortions moral state boils down to is the Fetus a human being? If it is not a human being, than it still has the potential to be a human being. If it is, then over fifty million people in the US alone have been murdered in cold blood. Do you want to take even the smallest chance of voting for something that has killed over ten times as many as the holocaust?
Abortion is wrong, sad, blah blah blah blah blah. It doesn't mean that a woman shouldn't have a right to choose. Cheating on your wife is also wrong, but that's not illegal. It is not murder and honestly, not much worse than using a contraceptive or plan B. The outcome is the same.
If you get an abortion you are killing a human organism that never had a chance in the world. What if the reason you have an abortion is because you are not ready, then when you are you find out something went wrong and you cant get pregnant? You could have had a baby but you didn't. Just think, your mom could have gotten an abortion and you would never be alive.
This question is something many pro-choicers do not have a solid answer to. At what point does it cease to be a "blob of cells?" Because abortion is legal up until the point of birth, and sometimes babies are born alive and left to die. Don't think infanticide is impossible in America- it's already happening. What I would like to see is pro-choicers getting a universal definition of when the fetus becomes a person. Because now it just seems to be whenever it's convenient for them.
I know that everyone makes mistakes but don't take your mistakes out on that baby. Youre taking life from a baby growing inside you. Do you know that youre smashing a baby's head when you get an abortion. When women get an abortion that means that baby will never see the light of day. In my religion ( Christianity ) we believe that's a form of murder. So women that are not ready I would strongly suggest adoption NOT abortion
I used to be pro abortion. I always heard arguments for abortion such as "It is not yet capable of thinking," "it's just a lump of cells," and "it helps the woman." I even heard things such as "a baby is just a parasite." The worst part? I believed them. However, I looked up facts about a baby's development, and this is what I discovered. In simply a few weeks, the baby's form is developed. It has little limbs, a heart, developing lungs, and a developing brain. By the second trimester, the baby can actually hear the outside world and suck his or her thumb. By the third trimester, it is as developed as it is at birth. In other words; fully. And now I realize about the former arguments, we are all "lumps of cells," but are human nonetheless, and this must be recognized.
We should teach abstinence and moral responsibility as well as Biblical values. This will decrease promiscuity and unwanted pregnancies. Most abortions occur because of post birth control. It is so wrong! It is barbaric and scars the mother (father) emotionally and murders their child. I used to work for a pathology department that got the aborted babies in a plastic container. I had to make sure all the limbs and parts were there and none were left in the mother. I would do my job and just cry and pray for that mother that thought that was her only choice. It is so sad... They are babies, little perfectly formed babies that are killed with a saline solution, scissors, suction or some other method. If you opted for this, there is forgiveness in Jesus! Spread the word so others don't succumb.
Fighting fire with fire only causes more fire; fighting evil with evil only causes more evil. Two wrongs do not make a right, therefore abortion in the case of rape cannot be justified. And who is to say abortion is wrong? Genetic evidence. The DNA of a fetus is obviously different than that of the mother, therefore the mother should have no legal precedence over the fetus. It is a separate human, with individual human DNA, therefore if she can abort her fetus, she can also kill her children after birth. Logically both constitute as murder.
Furthermore, by allowing the destruction of human fetuses, we are continuing the long line of oppression that has forever been bound to humanity. We are oppressing those without a voice, we are committing genocide of the weak, the meek, the innocent. By continuing to allow abortion, we are taking away the inalienable rights of the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS." While we are supposedly giving the choice of the woman to "choose," we are taking away the rights of those who have no voice. Abortion equates to the sacrifice of human life for an extremist position of feminism.
Does mom make the desision who dies and who lives? No she does not.I have seen comments stating that the world is too cruel and over populated.People come and go.And bright minds like children are what cure the world and make it a better place.Everyone has potential.Religion or no religion killing is killing and its wrong.Period.A fetus IS a living thing.If mom doesn't want the child,birth it and put it up for adoption.If the mother didn't want to have a child,maybe wear a condom like smart people.A child should only be aborted if the mother's life is in danger.Like wise,I don't think that's entirely possible.
Even if you don't want the child you are going to be giving birth to, someone else is going to want him or her. You have to realize that there are many many couples out there that are waiting to adopt a child because they cannot have one. Think of it like this, would you rather cut someones life short because you aren't ready yet or would you rather let that baby live a long life and be happy.
At what point is it okay for a baby to be murdered? When its outside the womb, how much different is it from when it was in the womb? It's still a living thing and it deserves to have a voice. No matter the reason, its a living thing that doesn't have a choice.
Abortion is never justifiable you're killing a human being with a heart beat and can feel pain. Even if a women is raped, every child has a bright future and aborting it is killing the child chances of becoming something great. Even if it is a child of rape your baby could be the next president, the doctor to cure all cancer or a great lawyer. Never abort your child. If you make the mistake of getting pregnant when you are to young or don't want to be pregnant. But that is your fault, not your baby's, don't kill your child for your own selfish reasons. There is always the option of adoption. That should be the only option for a child that is unwanted.
We do not even understand the nature of our own reality. Are we living in a simulation? Or an objective universe that's here "by accident?"
We all feel this thing we call a conscience, but what is it? Why is murder wrong anyway? I mean seriously, if I see a kid in the road about to get hit by a car, why on earth would I be interested in risking my own life to save the kid? Is the kid's life more valuable than mine? That's a matter of perspective but if you ask me I'd say no.
So, is abortion wrong. We don't even understand our own existence, and there is no consensus on topics such as life and creation. We do though live in a world where people have all decided to value human life.
That's why murder is illegal…because the government says so. In my opinion someone could have done the world a favor by offing this doctor a while ago, like what happened to the other guy. But guess what, that's murder! And you'd be punished accordingly.
All we know about life is that it's there and we don't fully understand it. We may understand the mechanisms that allow for life to function, but how did they get there? Evolution? God?
That's an entirely different debate (I think evolution is ridiculous, but it's a moot point for this argument), but people always assume "God" would respect life. Would He? Is abortion against God? What if we live in some sort of simulation, and the programmer doesn't really care if we kill each other? I mean consider that for a moment. Everything in this life includes the presence of killing. Plants and animals are always being killed, for each other and for us. There are so many horror stories about the meat industry.
So is abortion wrong? I say yes, because the consensus is that murder is wrong. I simply don't buy the whole "baby isn't a baby until it's born" argument. Or when it's viable or whatever on it's own. If nothing is going on before that, why can't scientists synthesize it in the lab? The truth is it's alive. It takes working DNA, and the fetus is alive. It may not have a sense of humor yet, but neither does a 1-month old.
You don't have to respect life if you don't want to, but you shouldn't be ignorant of when the life begins. It begins when the new organism is conceived. The fetus has it's own DNA and is it's own human. It doesn't matter whether it's born or not. If I go shoot a pregnant mother and the bullet kills the fetus also, I get 2 counts of murder. Why is this so tough for everyone?
While an unwanted pregnancy can be bad for someone and rape can be even worse, ending the life of an innocent child before it has even begun is one of the greatest atrocities known to mankind and it is condoned by the USA, the so called "Land of the Free and Home of the Brave". The last time I checked, freedom included the right to living which an abortion would deny someone. We live in a cold, cruel world, that cannot be argued against but even in this cruel world of ours, it is still frowned upon to value money over a person's life which is exactly what an abortion does. Most abortions are done because the child would be an unwanted financial drain. In conclusion, I believe abortion to be wrong and the choice to have one is not the woman's to make.
"The absolute rights of individuals may be resolved into the right of personal security, the right of personal liberty, and the right to acquire and enjoy property." - United States Constitution. These rights are impeached upon when a zygote/fetus/baby is killed in the uterus. Going by the Constitution all things have these rights and they can not be diminished.
First of all, abortion is okay in situations of rape and if the mother cannot give birth to the baby. If a woman decides to have a sexual relationship then one of the possible consequences is getting pregnant. It was not the kids choice, you shouldn't take out your bad decision on your innocent baby by aborting it. I think you would agree it would suck if your mother aborted you. Mothers should love and protect her baby not kill it. There is a reason that humans cannot naturally abort a baby. They have to go through disgusting procedures to abort a baby. A unplanned baby will not ruin the next 18 years of your life. You should take joy in raising a "part of yourself" and hearing the child tell you he/she loves you. If you don't want the baby then you can give it up for adoption. Have a mother who cannot have babies be able to raise a child and give the child all their love and affection.
The following are my main arguments for why abortion is wrong:
1. No one should have a choice to murder another person. Rape and life of the mother are rare circumstances and all the pro-life legislation that's been getting put out has exceptions for them, furthermore a number of states had laws allowing abortion in such cases before Roe v. Wade,abortion was legalized for other reasons. That these issues are brought up shows pro-choice people know inside that abortion is inexcusable "on demand" save for specific circumstances.
2. Privacy is no excuse for killing someone in your home or your body. Right to one's body doesn't include the right to harm others with that body whether punching them with your fist, yelling fire in a theatre to cause a stampede that results in deaths, or slandering someone. Your right to throw a punch stops where another's nose begins.
3. This is ultimately about when a human life begins and when it comes to that brain cells appear after 2 weeks, the heart beats at 3 weeks, brain waves begin at 6 weeks, pain perception and fingerprints at 8 weeks, body sensitive to touch at 10 weeks, breathing of amniotic fluid and all facial expressions evident at 11 weeks, crying at 12 weeks, all senses present at 13 weeks.
4. The majority of Americans can recognize abortion after 12 weeks is wrong, yet abortion is allowed in all 9 months of pregnancy, and generally legal until 24 weeks, even though the earliest recorded pregnancy is at 21 weeks. Why is it alright to kill a child at the same stage as one outside the womb? Obviously this is murder. Only 24% of Americans say abortion should be legal after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy according to Gallup.
5. Abortion is the greatest wrong committed against women in the world today, driving a mass destruction of female life in the Asian region and the sex trafficking that occurs there. Sex-selective abortion in China has resulted in 32 million missing women, and is resulting in sex trafficking from nearby countries like Thailand. It's even worse when surveyed in the scope of all Asia, as other countries like India have millions more missing women from abortion eugenics.
Clearly abortion is murder after 12 weeks of pregnancy and 76% of Americans recognize this. The Guttmacher Institute states 1.21 million abortions occur in the U.S. Each year and 11% after 12 weeks of pregnancy. Therefore, about 133,000 abortions each year are murder and recognized as such by 76% of Americans.
Abortion is murder. There are only two instances where it should be considered: You're raped, or it the pregnancy will kill you; Anything outside of that is just childish, immature and selfish. You neglected the condom, you chose to have sex in the very first place, stop killing off the innocent. Take responsibility for your actions.
In the year I was born, almost one-third of all pregnancies ended in abortion.
In the past 40 years, abortion has claimed more than 55 million lives. In Pennsylvania alone, an unborn child dies every 15 minutes in an abortion.
It is precisely facts like these that convince me - and so many in my generation - that abortion is unnecessary and wrong.
The facts show all too plainly how any of my siblings, friends or classmates could have been killed before they had a chance to be born. And they make me wonder how many of my peers I will never know.
In January of 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court issued its abortion ruling in Roe v. Wade, young women did not have access to the facts about abortion that we have today. Nor did they have the perspective of looking back over 40 years of data showing the consequences of abortion on demand.
My generation does.
In the past 40 years, studies have shown that abortion is common, unsafe, and frequently the result of outside pressure on women.
We now know that at the moment of conception, the human embryo is a complete, unique life.
We now know that more than half of women who had abortions felt pressured into the decision.
We now know that most women have abortions for social reasons such as relationship issues, finances, career or education, lack of readiness for the responsibility.
We now know that hundreds of women have died and thousands more have been injured by "safe," legal abortions.
We now know, thanks to a pro-life leader of my generation, that abortion facilities cover up sexual abuse, give incorrect information, and perform abortions simply because of a baby's gender.
These facts point to the injustice of abortion - both for women and unborn babies. These are the facts that motivate me and so many other young people to advocate for the vulnerable.
Take, for example, my childhood friend Ashley, who spends an exhaustive number of hours in her community promoting the value of every human life. In her gentle, compassionate way, she reaches out to expecting and new mothers and counsels post-abortive women. The spare time she has is dedicated to loving and caring for her severely disabled brother - and making sure everyone knows how valuable his life is, too.
And there is Hope, a vibrant, intelligent young woman whose passion for social justice is leading her to law school and nursing school. She plans to dedicate her expertise in both fields to the defense of life in the womb.
As young women, we know - not just believe - that abortion is wrong. After living our whole lives in a society that devalues life, we know that something needs to change.
It's time to end abortion and make the right to life - from the moment of conception to natural death- our first priority.
That's why practically every "pro-choice" supporter thinks that abortion is ok. About 40 years ago, LIFE magazine posted in one of their issues that at the moment of conception, a new life is present, and at that point, it will always be morally wrong to abort the child. That's why abortion even in cases of rape are intrinsically wrong, because the baby or the "problem" might be gone, but the girl's experience is not. If a girl is raped, but doesn't get pregnant, she still has to live with that moment.
Life, the world and people all exist for a spiritual purpose IMHO, so obstructing any of life, is a-spiritual and cruel. It takes the baby from the community> it means that the person didn't get to live. It steals a child from its parents. And as well: it involves people practising population control which is them fighting nature/engineering the human world. If there is an afterlife, people who did the "dirty work" would have to suffer from their actions. So, abortion creates anxiety, loss, artificial social constructs and the situation of people doing dirty jobs.
It is wrong because you are killing a living human. As soon as the sperm enters the egg, it is a human being. You are Abortion doesnt make you unpregnant it makes you the parents of a dead baby. Even getting an abortion for rape, is wrong. If you dont want the baby, put it up for adoption. Killing is bad.
Abortion is wrong because you are basically killing a human being. An innocent baby that has no idea what its parents are about to do to it. Having a child is supposed to be a blessing not a tragedy. If you had no intention of having one then you should have thought ahead and used one of the multiple protections that are available and easy to get.
Let's stick to this old but simple logic: abortion enables a mother to kill her child, therefore she committed infanticide. Therefore she should be convicted and be imprisoned.
A child starts his/her life 18-22 days after he/she was fertilized. By that time, child's heart begins to pump his/her own blood circulating throughout the system. Therefore that should be the threshold to avoid a mother from aborting his/her child.
Abortion is a sin and a crime. In whatever perspective. I encourage couples that are considering to abort their baby to let it grow and use a contraceptive (I approve the use of contraceptives) on their next intercourse instead. For other couples who are making the intercourse a habit, they should use contraceptives. There would be economic consequences if they consider to make a baby without having a plan or protection.
The blood of the baby is not mixed with that of the mother, thus the baby is not part of the mother's body. The brain activity has barely began but if one was dying because they were brain dead they are still a person. The DNA matches with that of a human and thus is murder against the young and innocent. Most women who do have an abortion suffer from regret to the point of suicide.
Abortion is wrong because you are destroying a potential gift to the world. You don't know what that child would be capable of. The moment your child is conceived, IT IS ALIVE. Just because their heart isn't beating quite yet, does not mean it's not a human being. AND that baby can feel pain at 10 weeks. Think about that.
If there is something growing inside a chicken egg, it's a chicken...At conception, the growth of a new human being begins, not a tumor or anything else, a human. If a baby human is born prematurely, it's still a baby human. Just because the child hasn't developed enough to "survive on its own" doesn't give you the right to kill them. A 4 year old could't survive on his/her own so what makes killing one of them any different?
The question is not whether or not abortion should be illegal. The question is whether it is wrong, morally. It saddens me sometimes how there are so few secular arguments against abortion, which I find to be a horrifying decision. I have never, and never will given that I am male, born the pain of childbirth but nevertheless it is still a decision that will kill a unique individual. People claim that a fetus is not a person, per se, but it is a fetus with its own DNA, a future. It is morally justifiable at times, such as for a rape victim or in cases where the mother's health is at risk. But that is simply taking the lesser of two evils, and abortion in and of itself is still wrong, from a secular point of view.
No matter if the fetus can survive outside the womb, The fetus, if healthy and not aborted, will become a human being. One of the few jobs the government should have is to protect the unborn. Because the fetus is human, it should fall under the same protection that protects people already born from being killed.
Some people explain their reasoning for why abortion is right by saying, "The baby can't feel it, it won't even know. It's a parasite." Or like earlier on in the messages, "why would God give animals abortion and not humans?" It is because God made US in His own image, not animals. Humans are NOT like animals. Also, if you don't want to have a baby, you can give it up for adoption. You may say that I, being a Christian, am being hypocritical by saying that. But I do understand that some people really can't give their baby a good life. Nevertheless, abortion will never be the answer. And it really isn't like you don't have a choice, because you can use birth control and won't get pregnant! Now I understand that this may not always be the case, some times birth control doesn't work or people are raped. But this still doesn't make up for murder. The fetus is life, that's what all of us came from, and it's wrong to take that life. The truth is, you may have thought of having an abortion when you were pregnant, but decided not to. And when you have that little baby in your arms and it's looking up at you, you will be so thankful you didn't give this gift up. And I am sure that lots of women who have had an abortion have regretted it, and they can never change what they've done. And you may say, "I am not going to have this conversation with a pro lifer, they'll never understand." But just look deep inside of you and think, "why don't I want to have this conversation?" Is it really because we'll never understand, or is it because you know that abortion really is wrong, and you choose to ignore that truth?
We now know that a newly conceived baby is just as much a life as you or I. You cannot debate that fact. What is debatable is the good nature of humans since so many of us seem to think it's okay to kill lives just because these lives don't "matter." We think that their lives are ours to manipulate because we convince ourselves of the lie we have been lead to believe. We think that if this life has not made an impact on the world, then it won't matter if he or she doesn't. Since when is it okay to kill the lives we have selected as ones that don't matter? Well, they all matter because of who they are. They are humans. When we kill other humans we go against our own humanity. We are not animals. We are more than that. We are humans with souls who need to rise above primitive means of living. Don't kill babies. You are not a gerbil.
In many Catholics eyes it is wrong but there has never been a bill passed to stop it should there be one? There should it is a killing of an unborn child. It is basically murder the baby is already living within the first few weeks. God is the one who gives lives and takes them not humans.
You are here. Why wouldn't you want a child to make it? Stand up for the ones that don't have a voice. Be their VOICE and HOPE. That child could have been something great. NEVER give up for something you believe in. For something that is wrong in so many ways.
The child cannot decide whether it wants to be born or not, can it? It's not the child's fault that they were born. They can't very much stop the egg from connecting with the sperm. The child is also innocent, what have they ever done you? So what if you can't support them? They could be adopted. Especially if it's a perfectly 'normal' child according to society's standards!
First of all, an unborn baby is should still be considered "living" as it can feel real and intense pain which could in fact be even more intense than pain of a born child, after just 8 weeks from conception. Unborn babies have also been proven to have real emotions and when are aborted endure a horribly scary and painful death. People should have to live with the consequences of their actions and if they don't then we are teaching Americans to be irresponsible. Also, if that is really all to much for the parents, adoption is always a perfectly fine option. I believe abortions should be outlawed completely unless the baby is of significant danger to the mother. This excludes reasons for lack of money, responsibility, rape, etc. If you can't handle a child but made the mistake of getting pregnant, deal with the consequences of it or put it up for adoption. Yes it is your body but I believe that argument is invalid since we are dealing with another human being's life. Just imagine if Martin Luther King Jr.'s mother was like "nah i don't really want a baby", or George Washington's, or anyone historically important or even someone who just means a lot to you, like family. I can't even imagine all of the potentially great people we have let have been aborted...If you get pregnant, it is meant to be. There is no need to play God, just put it up for adoption if you can't take care of it yourself.
When you are pregnant, there is a developing thing living inside your body for about 9 months. That fetus could grow up to do great things. But, if you abort your fetus, you aren't giving it a chance to live and grow up to be something great. There are many other options, such as adoption. Otherwise, raise that baby. Irresponsible teenagers should learn that when you have unprotected sex, its going to come back and bite you in the butt. Rape victims, I sympathize with you. But, that doesn't mean abortion is right.
Ok, so you're pregnant, and probably had great sex with this stranger from a bar you've been to 2 weeks ago. He won't be the dad, but you'll HAVE to be the mom. Remember a foetus will turn in to a child once you give labour, something you used to be. You were the one taking the decision of hooking up with a guy in a bar, so you must've known better. Stay abstinent if you aren't ready to be a mother, you might as well be too drunk to get equipped before sex, so to be safe, take the pill. Since there is a risk of either methods not working, and you DO get pregnant, then there is nothing else you can do but make your own decisions reasonably, there are points where this debate could come to a clear end. You're either a bit dumb if it was YOUR conscious mistake, unless it was meant to be. Otherwise, you were most definitely taught the consequences of fooling around. But if it was rape, or a critical situation where your life might have been in clear danger, people would understand. You wouldn't want to care for a rapist's son.
If you abort a baby, you are killing a fetus that after a few months is going to be a small baby entering the world. Would a person kill their 2 year old or 2 month old baby? I don't think so. Then why would you kill a baby that is going to develop to become a 2 month old. Abortion is against all religions and inhumane. Its about time people refer to religious teachings before they make such serious decisions like killing an unborn child.
For all those that believe that the fetus is not alive until birth, think about the completely unique set if DNA it was given, there will never be another like it. Think about the heart that beats at 20 days, and brain waves at 40. This is not a clump of cells, but a baby who deserves freedom and right to life, according to our constitution. It has a right to the pursuit if happiness, and to life. Doesn't a beating heart make it alive? Aren't brain waves a indication of life? It has it's rights and who is the mother to decide for the baby, an independent human. The baby has done nothing wrong, completely innocent. For those who argue of rape, why should the child pay the debts of the faster? It's not the baby's fault. Just because it doesn't have a voice doesn't mean it doesn't deserve to be heard.
The "woman's choice" argument has an incredible flaw that most won't ever noticed because they are so biased. Unless it was a rape situation, the woman has already made a choice. Duh! Would you argue that the woman did not choose to have ***? She has made the choice, and if she ends up pregnant it's her own fault! If you weren't responsible enough to control yourself, then you deserve it!
Either way it has been proven that they feel pain and you ARE killing a living thing. If you disagree, then please go look up some unbiased research.
Is abortion wrong? The Lord says in the Bible "you should not murder". Therefore, yes, abortion is wrong. Abortion is murder because once a fetus is formed, the fetus is a living human being. When an abortion is performed, you are murdering the baby. The baby is alive and will be killed.
A fetus can definately feel pain starting from week 14, and at week 18 is when you get abortion. Abortion is not right, and the babies don't get to explore the new world. It's not right at all, and you are murdering a living thing, and fetuses have feelings, and they have lives.
Abortion doesn't only hurt the child, it hurts the mother.
It seems like an easy way out, but there are many post-abortive mothers who regret and feel guilty for their decision.
It prevents future generations, people who could do very important things for the world, from existing.
You don't have to be Christian to believe abortion is wrong; there are many atheists who believe that it is not right, and not ethical.
There are many loving families who would be more than willing to adopt your baby.
There are organizations out there who can assist you through your pregnancy. Caring, understanding people who will assist with the difficulties. (check out pro-life pregnancy centers)
Men who want to get out of a tricky situation need to accept the consequences of their actions. Responsibility. Do what's right, not what's easy. That is true strength.
Look for the truth, look for the good. Don't simply make excuses in your head, but take time to think about it.
Doctors told my parents to abort me because they said I had close to no chance at surviving birth and if I did, life would be a cruel punishment for me because I would be so severely disabled that I would be a practical vegetable. I'm 18 and perfectly healthy.
Now I know that people think it is a woman's right to abort a baby. But wouldn't it be taking the baby's rights away by killing it? That is one woman, or man, that will never have rights because some girl that got drunk at party or doesn't like birth control doesn't want a baby. This is the case for hundreds of thousands of babies a year. Have you ever seen an aborted baby? I promise you it is not an easy thing to look at. A tiny child with a heartbeat and feelings torn up or burned, or whatever method is used. A tiny child that would have one day loved and laughed and played. So women have the right to go party and get pregnant without being aware of the consequences - they have the right to kill - but these unborn children with no one to protect them have no right to live? Does that seem at all right? Think about it.
I believe that abortion is wrong. Every person who is being developed in a person's body should have a chance to live. There are shootings happening all around the world and the United States trying to stop it but abortion is still legal. It is so dumb that people can kill a human being when they made the choice of having sex. Honestly, I think that if you're going to become pregnant and then have an abortion then do not have sex or wrap it.
If you have consensual sex then you should be ready to take the consequences. A babies heart is already beating after 24 days of being in the womb. Murder is defined as the stopping of a life. Life is driven and symbolized by a heartbeat. Stopping the heartbeat of an unborn child is still by definition murder. While inside the womb the child is eating and moving. Now if a woman is forced to have sex and gets pregnant it is a whole other story.
A baby, even if it's unborn, is very alive. And the way that abortions are carried out is very gruesome. Even though the baby will likely not feel anything, it is still taking away a human life before they even have the chance to see the world they were denied entrance into. People that are against abortions are not all Christian/Catholic, many of them, just by looking online, decided abortion was wrong in literally a matter of seconds. But, I'm not saying abortion should be illegal, I'm just saying there is a very important choice that has to be made to spare or destroy a life.
First of all I want to say that every abortionist was a baby once. They were inside their mother's womb. And I would want to ask them "would you have wanted your mother to not want you and have her agree to let a doctor kill you by an abortion?" Most abortionists know what goes on during an abortion procedure, so I won't have to emphasize that point. I would then tell them that "after 5 weeks, the baby in the womb can feel. So if you had been aborted, you would have felt everything that happens in the abortion process." Abortion is wrong. It goes against everything we as humans know. The human race is one that strives to protect and preserve itself, not murder our own, especially if it's an innocent child. People also argue that a fetus is not a living human being. Well, yes, a fetus is. The fetus is living because it is growing and developing. Just a fetus doesn't look like us doesn't give us the right to dispose of the child like garbage. And what really gets me is that people destroy a child that is still a fetus or child that is born and no punishment comes to them, but if you kill an eagle or break one of its eggs you get major fines and jail time for it. Humans have souls. Animals do not have souls.
There are many things that are in my personal opinion unnatural and not the way things should be done, I have heard that the sides to abortion are the babies that are being aborted could have homicidal tendencies 1. How can you 100% know that the person will be homicidal? The other view is overpopulation 1. In Japan an average of more than one person per second is being lost in Japan? So much for that view. My name is Kaleb and I believe abortion is wrong!
Supporting abortion is akin to supporting murder. God is life, the source that provides the mechanisms for life to take place. Life is awareness and death is the absence of awareness. To choose life supports God's will. To choose and support abortion is to choose Satan's will: death. How is this subject debatable? God is in the creation of each life from conception to birth. Aborting the development of God's creation is, I believe, the worst possible sin. I wrote to President Obama challenging him to discuss this matter. He has been misled to believe a woman has the right to choose to murder God's creation. Ask a child what they say about abortion. Children are innocent and would never say they think terminating a child's chance at life is right in God's eyes. Before we are born we go through a process. That process begins with sexual conception and leads to the process of life. God is in the cells that create life, so when we abort that process we murder God's creation. We as humans have no right ever to stop the process that is created by our creator. I can go on and on, but if it you can't see that abortion is wrong then you are not in touch with creation. God bless all. George Edginton.
In my opinion, abortion is immoral. If you had no intention to have a baby or did not want to, you should not have had sexual intercourse. You could have used a condom, birth control pills, or the best tool of them all: abstinence which is the act of restraining one's self. (Condoms and pills might not work sometimes so that's why abstinence is best).
However, the government should not totally ban abortion. There are certain exceptions. For example, a woman who got raped should be allowed to abort. It was not her idea to carry a baby. Also, a person can get an abortion if the baby might kill them. If these are not the cases, other women should not be allowed to abort. If I allowed myself to have sexual intercourse with someone, (even if I am in my teens) I could not surrender myself into an abortion. It was my choice and I have to suffer the consequences. Even if a developing baby has no feeling or whatsoever, the woman will feel numerous forms of guilt of what could have been a thriving child.
Many people believe the baby does not really exist until it is outside of its mother. This makes me sick! There are plenty of stories of babies surviving abortions. You know why babies can survive an abortion, because they are more than just tissue inside there mothers, they are living human beings. Some of these accounts of abortion survivors are babies as young as 5 months old. I would like to see people who believe the baby is just tissue meet a child who was born early. Can you say that child was just tissue? No! It is a real human being. 93% of mothers regret their abortions. You know why, because they know it is wrong. Abortion is wrong, it is the killing of another human being.
For a mother to kill there kid is horrible. They chose the responsibilty of having sex and got pregnant. To kill the kid just because it is convenient for you is just sad. Mothers are suppose to protect their children with all there life and now they are killing there own. Its considered one of the worse thinkible crimes for a parent to kill there kid post birth, why is is ok to kill it pre birth? At 6 weeks, the baby has a heartbeat. Most abortions happen later than that when the child has a heart beat. There is no denying it, it is a baby. And an abortion is a murder.
Abortion is murdering unborn children who do not have a say if they want to die. We are about the people and that person who is being killed is not heard and will never be heard. So what the mother is poor give the child to an orphanage. Don't kill it, that is murder and murder is a crime.
It is funny how everyone who thinks abortion is permissible has already been born. With the logic that "abortion helps population control, then a second Holocaust is ok as well. Also, for the "freedom" argument, where is the baby's freedom? Abortion is a disgusting result of a postmodern mindset that devalues life and truth.
So many people in the world think that it it is okay to have an abortion because, "the embryo is not a human life yet", or "it is the woman's choice." I do not believe that those are good reasons why you should be allowed to have an abortion.
Do you think that babies, that have already been born, are cute? You probably do. Do you want to know why? Well I will tell you, we humans think that babies are cute, because they are our offspring and we need to take care of our offspring. would you kill an already born baby? NO, you wouldn't!
Secondly, babies are humans and embryos are babies. It is against the law to kill a human, so why is it legal to kill a baby?
I agree with BlackSand in that the woman knew that it was a possibility and I don't think that she should be able to havea way out, "you get what you get" and whatnot
Abortion is killing an innocent human being before it is even born. People say a fetus isn't alive until it's born, but to quote Dr. Seuss, "A person is a person no matter how small." Studies have also proven that a fetus is actually alive in the mother's womb. If the parents are unfit for parenting then you should give the baby up for adoption. Abortion is NEVER the only choice!
Saying that Pro-life is Republican and Democrat is pro choice is incorrect as there are people from both parties on both sides. Question: Would you go into a hospital ward where they house babies and kill them all? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Aborting a baby (fetus, cellular growth whatever) is wrong. Saying that not having the resources to support a baby is just sacrificing that child on the "altar" of convenience. There are plenty of people that can and will adopt and take care of children. The best solution for unwanted pregnancy is abstinence. No sex, no baby. It's as simple as that. (And don't give me any of that abortion because of rape, those incidents are few and far between). Remember Adoption not Abortion is the answer.
Abortion is most definitely wrong because of the inherent humanness of the embryo. Yes, a fetus is small. Yes, it is unintelligent and incapable, but it's still human-- let's look at what we eat. A chicken is undoubtedly more intelligent than a newborn, as is a turkey, a cow, and without the slightest doubt a pig. But we don't eat newborns, and we eat these. Because the newborn is a human being. It's a human being in an incredibly small form, but it's still human, and the same applies to a fetus. It's a very early, undeveloped, human being, but it's a person. And we don't kill human beings. Whatever route you take, it all comes down to humanity, the ultimate truth in this issue which cannot be passed, and leads invariably to the fact that to perform an abortion is to kill a human being, and this is, in the most basic and clear sense, wrong.
I do understand that people can do whatever they want because its their body and its their baby and so on. But if you know that you wont be able to take care of a baby or even dont want a baby, WHY DID YOU GET PREGNANT THEN? WHY DID YOU HAVE UNSAFE SEX? Lets say it was an accident... a woman didnt mean to get pregnant, it just happened. There are other solutions for not having your baby than killing it. You can put it up for adoption, and let it go to a family that can actually take of it. Just dont resort to abortion.
Really? If the fetus is nothing more than a cellular growth akin to a parasitic tumor, then why is that tumor crying when it comes out the womb? Explain that to me, please. You are simply killing a human being when the baby is still in the womb. When the sperm is conceived, the baby is officially born. The exiting of the womb is just a natural process for its exit.
It is wrongbecause what you are doing is taking a life that didnt have a chance to live. In the bible it states that only take a life for self defence (burglary, robbery, assauly, ect,) However, the baby in the womb has done no wrong. Adoption is always an option if you don't want to keep the baby.
I think abortion is wrong and i definitely wouldn't do it, but people should have every right to make that decision for themselves.
Life is a gift from God. We should treasure it and we must cherish the baby's life. Because it was a blessing for two persons love. which connects them together.
Was it wrong when the Nazis murdered children and babies, and pregnant woman? Of course it was. Obviously the person hoping to get an abortion isn't a Nazi, but murder is murder. The motivations are different, but what difference does that make to a baby? Abortion is terminating the baby's life. As for he woman that wants to get an abortion...Perhaps you shouldn't have gotten yourself pregnant? Although if a woman has been raped or some other unfortunate circumstance ensued, then no, i do not believe abortion could be considered wrong in this scenario. There are many scenarios where abortion just cant be defined as being wrong. But in most circumstances it is wrong.
The United States was founded on the beliefs that all human beings have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. When killing an unborn child, you take away his/her life, autonomy, and ability to pursue happiness. The debate about whether or not a fetus is alive is ridiculous. Anything with cells is alive. An unborn baby is made up of cells. It is obviously alive.
Just because it is one's body doesn't make it okay to kill a child inside of it. While sex is a means to pleasure, it is also the animalistic function of procreation. If someone has sex, they fully understand the risks involved with it and that they may get pregnant. If they get pregnant, that is their own fault.
As for the ever-appearing 'what if they were raped' clause, if they were raped, they can always receive help. The only obligation a person who was raped has is to ask for help. If they're ashamed of carrying a baby in them that was made through rape, then they should see a counselor. A woman should feel no shame from rape and should feel no shame in carrying a child. Help can be given to the women so that she can get through the experience.
Most women regret abortions. They cause major trauma and can cause cancer. When your body is changing to make way for a baby and the baby's life comes to an unnatural end, the cells are left not entirely developed. This is bad for the body. If one gave birth to the baby, the cells would come to their natural end. However, they do not, and women end up with extra cells in their bodies.
People are starting to use abortion as birth control. That is not the way to stop from getting pregnant. Having an abortion means taking away a life that has not even had the chance to live yet. If a young girl gets sexually assaulted and becomes pregnant, that may be the only time an abortion is the only option, because it could risk the life of the girl. Women getting abortions because they drank to much at the party - that is a different question.
Abortion is the active termination of a innocent human life therefore is completely equivalent of murder. The question isn't whether the fetus has conciousness(as late term abortion argues) its whether it has the capicity to obtain conciousness. The simple fact is that you not being ready to have a baby doesn't negate the concequences of your actions.
Just like what the others say in front of me, a human is a human big, small, unborn or born. It doesn't matter if it is unborn. They have a right to live. If you really didn't want a baby THEN USE A CONDOM
How would you feel if you were aborted? You wouldn't feel anything cause you wouldn't exsist. Then you have all these people saying "I heart boobies!" Well my friends abortion increases breast cancer risks by 200%.
And don't even get me started. PM me if you really want my full opinion, but I really don't feel like posting it for the billionth time.
Roe v. Wade gives rights! Wait, that ruling us unconstitutional, and is judicial activism.
"The woman's right to choose overrides any supposed rights the fetus has simply because the fetus is dependent on the woman for its survival."
So if people stayed in the womb until they were thirteen, learning and seeing somehow, the woman would still have the right to kill them?
"Plus, if the woman did not consent to pregnancy, it is there without permission."
Notice how this has nothing to do with whether fetuses are human beings. If they are, this means nothing especially because A) they didn't do it purposefully and B) they need the mother for survival. He's basically saying that intruding on someone else in order to save your own life warrants a death penalty.
The rights of the fetus outweigh the rights of the mother. Not because the fetus has more intrinsic worth or more rights but because of the rights that are at stake. The fetus possesses the right to live. I don't care if you say it's not human; I also believe animals possess the right to live and fetus's are nearer to humans than animals. The right to live is probably the biggest right there is. Whatever outweighs it has to be strong. I absolutely do not believe the mothers right of choice outweighs the fetus's right to live.
What is the point of fighting for human rights if f you can not fight for your right of having a life.
That is what I personally think. Yes, there are some exceptions, like If a mother got raped and she does not want to have a baby. It is not her fault. If the baby will have a problem in the birth and both will die, that would be acceptable since you would be saving a life;
or, in cases of incest.
Characteristics of life include cell production/growth. The second that the sperm and egg meet, cell division is already happening. This is the start of a human life which will keep growing. How can one argue that you need to hear a heartbeat to know that it is a human? Does that mean that the minute somebody's heart stops, they are not human? The fact of the matter is that from the moment of conception, there is a life inside of the woman's womb. Why should you be able to terminate this life? Because you were being irresponsible and are not ready for a baby? Sex is a responsible act that is meant for responsible adults. If you cannot deal with the potential consequences of having sex, which includes becoming pregnant, then you are not responsible enough to be having sex. And if you would like to argue that up until 12 weeks, the baby is not a "human", go on Google Images right now and look up pictures of babies in the 4-12th week/aborted babies. Tell me you don't see the general features of a baby, because I sure as hell do. It is wrong to kill a helpless being that has no say in your decision. "Thou shalt not kill." It is said specifically in the Bible. To kill is to cause the death of (a person, animal, or other living thing.)
Abortion is totally wrong. Why you ask? First, no one in this world has the right to take any human beings life away. Especially, being an innocent baby that hasn't even been able to live his life shouldn't be taken away. Also, a mother who chooses to abort question, why are you out getting pregnant? That is why they have birth control, condoms, for you not to get pregnant. Many debate, what if you're raped? I say, there are other choices which is called adoption, instead of ending a child's life, you can let it live his life with someone that will actually cherish and love them. Those who abort, may decide to have children later on. Abortion is wrong, everyone should have the right to live and enjoy life, children are God's gifts, and only He is who decides.
Though there are circumstances where women become pregnant not as a result of her free will, now days, many 'young' or (and) 'irresponsible' people think of abortion as an easy way out after a short pleasure.
The act of sex should not be considered lightly as a form of entertainment as it serves an important role in the preservation of humanity. Would you let your teenage children to have access to your bank account? Probably not... If this is the case, why let them have sex and bear the risk of having unwanted children to begin with?
Those who have sex, should have considered the consequences of their actions; not just mindlessly think that they can get abortion. Life is not a toy that we can throw away when we get bored.
I understand abortion in the case of rape, but other than that it's wrong. It's illegal to kill someone in any part of the world, so why is it legal to kill a being that cannot protect itself just because you weren't being smart and didn't use protection? It's your fault, and it is not fair that killing the unborn child is an easy way to get out of your mistake.
Has nothing to do with God. I don't believe in God.
Conception is biologically the first moment a human being was a whole, single entity. That was the beginning of you.
The arguments used to justify abortion do damage to our culture and have lead people to elevate death over suffering. People say that abortion is "for the child's own good" to prevent foster care. My uncle was in foster care, should he have been aborted? Or they bring up disabled kids, that's promoting eugenics!
People say but fetuses don't have and then list off things like fear, happiness as if that solved the matter. How do we know that? It's easy to get people to assume that because fetuses don't use words or anything to convey these emotional states. But happiness is just considering one's environment to be well. Fetuses evaluate this in the womb. Fear is just aversion, again this happens.
The culture of death desensitizes people and we get things people desensitized to any manner of abuse. That's why America wasn't outraged enough by GITMO torture, why people don't care about whether people die from not getting enough health care, and why people don't care about the risks to people's lives in the environment and just let polluters pollute. It's true some of these life issues tend to be championed more by "liberals". We need a consistent pro-life ethic to promote the value of life if we want anything pro-life in the broadest sense to ever come to fruition.
Abortion is very wrong, because if we all had them every time we are pregnant the human race would die. I mean, what if our mothers had an abort with us? Then where would you be, you wouldn't even have the chance of being a parent and counting toes and fingers. You would never have the chance of knowing a child's love.
Every human was once a baby and that is the very start of life. A healthy society does not kill babies. 55 million babies have already been killed. Please help save these innocent babies. We cannot let ourselves get in the way of babies being born. If America claims to be a great country, how can it be true if so many evil things are legalized.
The abortion taking place in our society today can largely be compared to that of Hitler and what he did to the Jews. What did the Jews do to be killed? They did nothing but were killed for being Jews. Why are we killing babies? They are the most innocent things we have, and it is only fair to give them a chance in this life.
Embryonic stem cell research uses a human embryo, and is thought to be able to cure up to 70 major diseases and has actually been proven to cure cancer. If for every baby aborted we cured a dying cancer patient, there would actually be a bit of an equilibrium; no lives added, no lives taken away.
However, there's more. Modern abortion procedures are very safe; in fact, the woman only has a one in 100,000 chance of death. On the other hand, a woman has a 13.3 out of 100,000 chance of dying from birth. So, for every 100,000 babies aborted, we'd be saving roughly 12 women. If you combine this with stem cell research, more loves are already being saved.
Finally, one of the main reasons women have abortions is because it can interfere with her education or career goals. Either way, the end result is poverty for both the woman and the child. Statistics show that those who live in poorer communities are more likely to commit crime than those in the middle and upper class. More specifically, this will also mean that the murder rate will be lower than it would have been without abortion. In that case, abortion will save more lives of innocent civilians.
In conclusion, saying that we need to end abortion for the sake of saving lives is not valid, as it is very clear that more lives will be saved with abortion.
Until it is clearly defined, it is useless to label things with it. Morality is a concept created by human beings and is entirely subjective. Whether someone has any negative emotion attached to the abortion of a fetus varies from person to person. As long as people define the word differently, there will be disagreement. I doubt a single all-encompassing definition will ever be agreed upon. If the question was instead "Would you vote to make abortion illegal?" I would answer no. If I somehow was able to vote on the matter, I would vote in favor of abortion.
A glob of cells isn't a baby.
Although I believe there are better decisions to take into account before choosing to have an abortion, my opinion is that it needs to be a last resort choice. A fetus does not have completely developed organs, feelings, or thoughts as a living BABY has. An embryo or a fetus is not a person, therefore, it is not murder. There's no way they can have more importance than women. Women can think, feel and make their own decisions. How would I feel if I were an aborted fetus? Answer: Nothing. I wouldn't feel anything. Why? I can't think. Do you have any memories of when you were in the womb? I think not. Adoption is still an available choice. A woman has the right to choose. Let us not go back to dark times where women died with their fetuses by having back alley abortions. It is a very difficult choice that, hopefully, is NEVER taken lightly, but women who have had a abortion should not be shamed. Women AND their partners have the right to know about all of the options that they have. Birth control is only 99% effective. Abstinence is a good idea in itself, but NO human being is perfect. If you think you're above someone because you are a virgin and they are not, you need to get a reality check. However, on this topic, I do stand on the middle ground. Abortions done in the late months of pregnancy seem extremely taboo to me. Before this later stage, however, I see a clump of cells; POTENTIAL for life, not a baby. I cannot emphasize the word POTENTIAL enough. To the people who oppose me; I do understand where you are coming from. I can see where you start to think of abortion as murder. It definitely makes you see a person in a different light when you learn they have had an abortion. But do you really want a mother on welfare with seven children? Do you want to add to our already massive population? Do you want your taxes to go to all of these poor, eventually "worthless" citizens? Does it devastate a community and put people into fear of a serial killer (no, so is it really "murder")? I do know people who have had abortions. Yes, it haunts them, but bad choices haunt everyone. I think that women who have had abortions should get the support they need instead of condemning them. So, then, maybe suicide wouldn't be such a prominent result. Before you use that argument ("It makes women suffer"), think about what anti-choice protestors DO to those women! THEY make them suffer during a VERY hard time in their lives! Motherhood is not a walk in the park. Not everyone wants a baby. I never want to be a mother. I hate children. I'm selfish? Hey, at least a baby won't have to suffer my lazy wrath. Thank you.
If society forces women to reproduce against their will, then we as a society have an obligation to care for, feed, provide clothing, and educate these innocent children to make them normal productive members of society. No matter what the parents did, the kids are innocent of any "sins" of the parents. Are the opponents of abortion willing to put their money where their mouth is? Are you willing to pass the massive tax increases and social programs to deal with raising these children who would have been aborted? I don't see any commitment from opponents of abortion to defend these children after they are born.
I am sick of pro-lifers saying that a fetus, or even a zygote is a baby. It is not. If you remove a fetus from the womb at 15 or so weeks then it would most likely die, even if you removed it in a manner that would not hurt it. If it can't live outside a woman's body then is it living?
At the point of which they kill the fetus it is not alive. And what if a woman got pregnant off of a rape, if abortion was illegal then she would have to live with the memory all her life and a child she never wanted.
There are creatures with in built abortion systems so why should we not take advantage of it? This can go with every religion and is indisputable so for you religious people, why would God give animals abortion and not us. And any atheist who's against abortion, what possible reason do you have, humanity and you don't lose anything.
Over population is becoming more and more relevant this is one was we can control that reasonably without killing people that are already alive. Abortion is not a gear option but without it our world as we know it can spiral. Unless we want to stop our me me me frames of minds abortion and other precautions need to be taken
People shouldn't have kids if they don't want kids.
The question to ask is, when does life develop into a human person? My belief is that this at least requires a functioning nervous system.
Also, in the legal time period allowed for abortion, the fetus is not legally classified as human. So no youre not killing a life at all. Youre destroying a cell, like your body does every day of your life just as your body makes new cells every day.
The debate ultimately comes down to one question: is a fetus a person? This question, however, I find to be unanswerable. It makes no sense to say that a fetus magically gains personhood as it passes through its moms birth canal, but it also makes no sense to say that a freshly formed zygote is a human being. So really, there are any number of arguments as to when the precise moment a fetus becomes human, none of which have any solid backing. One could say it's the moment its heart starts beating, but a beating heart alone doesn't characterize a person, nor does two conjoined pairs of chromosomes on their own. This is a deep philosophical question that transcends science and may never have a definite answer, so it is pointless to ask when action must be taken. Thus, it should be viewed not from an ethical perspective but from a practical one. If a mother believes she is not ready to have a child, then chances are she will be ill-prepared to raise one and will only cause problems for herself and for the child. Thus, nobody particularly benefits. You might think the child has, because if you ask it if it would have wanted it to be aborted, it would say no. This, however, misses the point. It's like asking someone if they would be angry if they were dead right now. They could be angry at the prospect of dying, but they can't be angry while being dead. Furthermore, stating that conception is the beginning of life contradicts the concept of birth and society itself. If life were suddenly declared to begin at conception, then it wouldn't make sense to count your age by the number of years since you were born, because that's less than the amount of time you have been alive for. It would make more sense to celebrate our birthdays on the day we were conceived, which could be impossible to tell. A person who is 20 years and three months old (since birth) could make the case that they are actually 21 and have the right to consume alcohol, and they couldn't be argued.
Even though many people make valid arguments on how it is morally wrong and the Bible is against this act, there are people that exist that are morally and religiously different from you. Of course your opinion, and I repeat opinion, should be respected but so should the decisions of those who say abortion is an option. Not everyone believes in our god (whether you are Baptist, Catholic, Christian, and/or etc.) or any god in that matter. Some people think of abortion in a logical, or maybe even a financial perspective either way the answer to this question is and always will be an opinion.
Scientists say that when a baby is (legally) aborted, it is not yet a living life form. Therefore it is NOT murder. It is the choice of the parent/s if they wish to abort the baby or not. Also, what about rape? People that have been raped should certainly be allowed to abort the babies. Many are fine with having the baby, but for others it is a constant reminder of the terrible thing that has happened to them.
First abortion is a law. You can have an abortion legally. No one has the legal right to stand in the way of a woman getting an abortion. Physically stopping or interfering with someone going to have an abortion is against the law. Threatening a woman having an abortion is against the law. Second ethically and morally it is no ones business to make the decision for someone else's body. If a fetus cannot live outside a woman's body, it is not a viable life. Whether it has fingernails or not. It is an invasion of privacy for onlookers and strangers, at that, to have any opinion at all about personal choice. America is not supposed to be a place with a morality police. It is a place for people to live free and freely do as they choose with their life. I firmly believe that anyone who thinks they have a right to judge and convict someone on their choices needs to talk to their God.
A person is something with feelings, something that feels compassion and love. Something with hopes and dreams, and a fetus is not a person. It will become a person, but it is not a person, it does not feel. A woman should have the right to do whatever she wants with her own body, and if she does not want to have a baby, she should not be forced to have a baby! What do you want. That a child be brought into the world, a child whose parents probably cannot take care of it properly (hence the reason why they wanted to get rid of it in the first place) a child that will probably go into the foster care system, a child who may or may not ever find a real home? Or maybe the parents won't even have the decency to put the child in the foster care system and might try to raise it by themselves, and being unprepared for the responsibilities of having a child, completely ruin a person's childhood. Is that what you want? If a couple is not prepared to have a baby, they should not be forced to have a baby, for the parents' good and for the child's good.
You cannot kill something that is not alive. Therefore, in the first two trimesters of pregnancy, a women should be allowed to get an abortion as she is not actually killing anybody.
Religious arguments are invalid because not everybody in the US has the same religion or has a religion at all (people always seem to forget about atheists). Therefore people will have different religious opinions. Abortion is not wrong, but imposing your view on somebody else is.
I love all the people who say that someone getting shot in the head on a street corner is exactly equivalent to someone killing an unborn zygote that is not even a human being. That's like if a vegetarian stated that eating an animal is exactly equivalent to eating a human being. Are you catching my point at all?
The woman should not be forced to let one mistake effect the next eighteen years of her life. The main reason that it is such a divided issue is because of religious teachings that state that abortion is wrong, so it would be an indirect violation of amendment 1 to deny women the right to an abortion.
The human population is getting to a level where the planet can no longer sustain us. Over-reproducing has led to a population explosion, causing hunger, famine, and death. And abortion and sterilization are the answers to these problems. If we don't do anything soon, we will come to a point where 90% of people are starving and the remaining 10% have all the food in the world.
If a fetus is a person, then it is a potential criminal.
Yeah, I said it.
"You have the right to do whatever you want as long as you do not violate another person's right to do whatever they want."
The fetus is violating the woman's right to bodily autonomy. Contrary to popular opinion, sex is NOT CONSENT TO PREGNANCY. It just isn't. So get that through your thick heads.
If the woman consents, then all is well. If the woman does NOT consent, then abortion is her only option.
Also, if you are pathetic enough to use pregnancy as a punishment for people who have sex, then you don't deserve to live in polite society.
That said, I do not believe that fetuses are "persons". I am pro-choice very simply because the right to bodily autonomy is the most important right in the world, period. Women have that right, and deserve to exercise that right at ALL TIMES, period.
I am also not a woman and will never get pregnant.
Who wants to bet that if men could get pregnant, not only would abortion be legal, it'd be a right of passage.
I think the anti abortion folks think that abortion is something a woman would resort to frequently almost as a form of birth control, but that's complete nonsense. There are many contraceptive options out there abortion would be a last resort, imagine being a rape victim and finding out you're pregnant, would you want to give birth to that kid? What I find interesting is that the anti-abortion people are often the same people who do not want big government interference but want the same government to have jurisdiction over a woman uterus.
Abortion should be legal and women should have the right to choose what they want to do with thier body. What if a women is raped and becomes pregnant do you think she would like to keep the baby? No. Therefore she should have the choice to have an abortion. Why should other people care about what a women wnats to do with her body?(except for the father) It's her body and shes going t have to live with the choice she makes wether its wrong or not. LIve.Laugh.Love. :)
What happens in a woman's body and what she wants to do about it is should be her problem,she should have the freedom to choose. There might be reasons for someone to not want a baby and that is ok. If a woman is not ready to become a mother, is not ready to take care of another life then abortion should be a solution to that.
Who the hell are you to try and control a woman's body?
Women should have the right to decide what is best for their childs future. If they cant take care of the baby, they might not want their child to go to a foster home, because they wont have a real family and they could live their life feeling unwanted. This is just an example, but its their lives and everyone has a right to do what they feel is best. Do you all have a problem with spaying and nuetering animals?
More suffering is caused by stepping on a worm than removing a two-week old fetus from a womb.
It amazes me when the other side uses the argument, "but the fetus has the *potential* to become a baby!" Yes, and a four-year old has the potential to become a doctor, but I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want them performing surgery on you! We don't call them a doctor, so why should we call an embryo a baby? Should we also call an adult a baby, since they were, at one point, a baby?
The other side likes to claim they're "pro-life," but the way they try to get people from having abortions doesn't tend to involve giving out birth control. No, they usually like abstinence, not birth control! Kind of makes you wonder if a better label for them is "anti-sex," doesn't it?
A woman has the right to decide whether she wants to support a fetus or not. A woman should not be forced to support a fetus if she does not want to. The rights of a fetus who feels no pain, is not conscious, should not come before the rights of a full grown conscious woman.
The valuation of personal life is in its ability to bring happiness to those around yourself. The human life does not begin until one is born.
The value of general life is the ability to suffer. Abortion occurs in a way in which one does not suffer, and in many ways limits suffering. That does mean that in some circumstances it is wrong, such as forcing abortions onto others, but the act is in itself not immoral. Of course, many don't value life in and of itself, so even valuing the foetus is questionable.
A women should have every right to do what she wants with her body. Certain circumstances permit an abortion to be completely acceptable. Every women has the right to chose whether she wants to keep the baby or not. The father really has no say, nor should he. Its not his body
Until that time, it's just a parasite that can only live off of the mother. What if the girl was raped? What about incest? What if she can't financially support it because she broke up with her boyfriend or husband? What if having the baby will kill her and the child? There are so many factors to this that I can't list them all. They are not "killing" their kid, because it's just a parasite. It can't live off of its own. And I don't know if it's just me or what, but it seems that after the child is born, no one actually cares what happens to it, as long as the child gets into the world, apparently it's all good. Well there's more to life than just being born.
1. Not a human life. It is a completely different thing than a living, breathing baby. It is a cluster of cells for goodness' sake!
2. Not the whole world is Christian. I don't mean offense when I say this. I really don't. But the reason a lot of you despise abortion is *mostly* because of your religious beliefs. Guess what? Your moral values are different than others'. Times are changing--so are beliefs.
3. Pregnancy-related complications. Some abortions are because the mother will die, along with the fetus, if an abortion does not occur! One life saved is better than one life terminated.
4. Molestation. If you were molested and unable to handle the burdens of child-raising, would you want to give birth? Feel some sympathy for those people.
Don't get me wrong, I love kids, but if I imagine what I would do if a contraceptive failed me, then I know that, for the sake of the child, I would abort it as early as possible. I barely have a roof over my head as it is- never mind finding a roof to put over my childs head aswell. A lot of people in my generation are unequipped to deal with parenthood, whereas 10 or 20 years ago, people would commonly be getting married and be living in their own homes by now. But no- me and a lot of my generation- will find ourselves paying rent to our parents probably into our early thirties. This is probably due to the increased importance placed on university and studies that has led us to NOT finding decent work until our mid-twenties. I will have to wait a very long time before I can provide everything that a child deserves to have, and for me THAT is what is most important- the QUALITY of the life I can provide for my child. I wouldn't want to be even more of a burden on my family or make that child feel like they were a burden either.
Fetuses do not feel until the third trimester, and abortions are required by law to be done before that. Fetuses do not think until labor (when they have to get out). Basically, you are ending the life of an unfeeling, unthinking fetus. Kind of like killing a plant or someone in a vegetative state.
It is simply not murder. The definition of murder is 'The unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another '. A fetus is simply not a human, it has no emotions, no feelings and no pain at all. A women has the right to choose what to do with her body, if a women doesn't want to raise the child she had, whether she was raped or not, who are you to say that she has to raise the child? And ask yourself this, if the mother has thought through the whole thing thoroughly and decided that she doesn't want the child do you think she will raise that child well? And people argue the child can be adopted but there is so many children in orphanages and such that they are literally. Parents fight to get their children adopted as they do for example if they are trying to get a child into a good school. And finally, having legal, safe abortion clinics is better than banning them, if women want abortions but clinics are banned then women will get unsafe abortions, and you can't stop them.
Why do people trample all over the pregnant person, the sentient carrier who is ALIVE, for the sake of a non-sentient cluster of cells that isn't?
The fetus has a heartbeat, you say? Yeah, so does the person carrying it. The person carrying it also has their own life, and they should have the right to do with their life what they wish.
It seems that whenever someone gets pregnant, society reduces them to less than a person and instead just a shell, a baby machine, something to just pop that baby out no matter the circumstances of the pregnancy.
Letting someone having an abortion in the case of rape, incest or the person carrying it is in mortal danger (shame on you, Ireland) is really a no-brainer; it's basic common sense.
But it seems that even in other circumstances, like failed contraception, a simple mistake, not ready for a child, or being financially unprepared, or swept under the rug and people are shamed for seeking an abortion. People say an abortion is avoiding responsibility, and like to blame a woman for 'spreading her legs.' Sex isn't a crime, people, get over it. Abortion is taking responsibility for one's actions, just not in the way anti-choicers want.
No one has any right to impose anti-choice beliefs on people they don't know (and even those they do know.) They need to keep their attitudes, their views, their laws, and their hands off peoples' bodies. They have no right to shame, force, or threaten someone into giving birth to a baby they don't want to give birth to.
Stop turning pregnant people into nothing more than broodmares, and let them have their freedom of choice.
This is because a fetus isn't a person. Does a fetus have thoughts? Nope. Does a fetus have memories, or aspirations for the future? Not so much. Does a fetus have any concept of emotion whatsoever? Nope. Does a fetus have relationships with others? No, a fetus is isolated in a mother's womb with no one who loves or cares for it. A fetus is not a person; it's simply a developing human that has the potential to become a person.
I'd say these are fairly significant differences. Saying something has great value simply because its biologically human is well... Silly.
Abortion is done by mostly teenagers and anyone who cannot afford to have a baby. Mostly they cannot afford babies because they are economically unstable or is not prepared for the responsibility. Lets say abortion is illegal and the baby is born. The mother would not be able to provide basic necessities to the baby. She will not give attention, love, and food to the baby. The baby will go through such hardship and often times turn to crimes.
If you are wanting an abortion you know that you cannot afford a baby. If you cannot afford a baby but must have a baby because the law tells you abortion is illegal, than the baby will have an unfortunate life and cause crimes. Therefore, for the baby, mother, and the society, abortion is not wrong.
First of all i would like to recommend all of you to watch this clip featuring george carlin (one of my favorite comedians): http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=AvF1Q3UidWM
not every woman performs abortion irresponsibly. Some women could've been raped, some women can be in a lethal situation had they kept their fetus, and some women simply cannot be in a good financial situation to raise their kids. I'd be glad to hear what y'all are about to say against abortion once you've gone through what those women have had to go through. And to y'all who are keep saying that life begins at conception or fertilization. What y'all are saying is that women who had more than one periods are serial killers. Quit trying to pretend as if y'all really care about the babies cos when you're in africa and see all the homeless kids it ain't like you're gonna adopt them all. And to those who are proposing adoption as a solution. I'm really curious how many of y'all actually adopted how many kids. Cos y'all are doing a terrible job; there are about 100million kids who are living on the streets today. If you're still willing to not give a f*** about woman's life when a fetus can have a deadly effect on her body, then sure choose "yes" and that's why you are deserved to be called anti-women. Cos you ain't supporting a very simple women's right. No one gave us men when and where to jack off and that's why we can't impose women to never have abortion. And plus, as goerge carlin said in the video what happens to all the sperms after we've jerked off? I guess we are serial killers too then. "not every ejaculation deserves a name"
We've heard it all before. 'Abortion is murder!' 'Life starts at conception." No. Cellular life may start at conception, obviously, but this is totally beside the point. Human life, consciousness and self-awareness, are all based entirely in the brain. The lower brain, the part necessary for basic bodily functions, doesn't even finish developing until the 8 weeks after conception mark. This is not enough to qualify as 'human life', as individuals with only lower brain functioning are legally considered to be brain dead, and therefore actually dead for all intents and purposes besides organ donation. The higher brain, the seat of your actual consciousness, doesn't develop until the 26 week mark, and it is only at this point that the fetus growing inside the pregnant woman can accurately be referred to as a 'person'. The only reason abortion could possibly be considered wrong is if doing so would kill a person. Being that the fetus couldn't possibly qualify as a person before 26 weeks, arguing that aborting it before this point is wrong is beyond ridiculous.
Abortion should be allowed; however the problem is that it will end up being abused as an alternative to birth control. There should be certain requirements to undergo the procedure. If the mother of the fetus is a teenager and is unfit to care for a child, she should have a choice than to risk her life birthing it.
Parents choose to bring life to the world or not, but if it was not their intention, they have every right to take that away (before the child is born obviously). The government shouldn't tell people what to do with their bodies as it is completely inappropriate. Abortion is a personal decision.
No matter what you're point of view is on something doesn't mean that it should stop other people in the world from doing it. Abortion isn't wrong, especially in the cases of rape and incestual relations. A person who was raped, will most definitely not be in the state of mind to take care of child, because no matter what people think- that experience never goes away. Some woman are not right enough in the mind to take care of a rapist's child, either. Abortions in the sense of teenage pregency is at the point that now, 30% of the mishaps end in abortion. These girls either a) know that they are not ready to be mothers, b) they don't want their family to be upset with them like most families get, and c) they know that carrying a child to full-term just to give up would be the most difficult decision in their lives. So is abortion wrong? No, it's not. If you don't like it, then you don't have to do it. Would you rather, more abortions to happen than to keep paying for the welfare system which most of these people live off most likely?
Firstly, I think that some people are not fitted to be parents. It is so selfish to bring a child into this life without it even having a say in the matter. (However, I do understand that is the natural course of life.) But it's not the parents who are going to live the life, but the child. The best the parents can do is to make the start in life as good as possible for the child. And I don't think it's a good start to not be wanted.
And besides, the world already is over-populated, especially with jerks. And unfortunately, children who grow up with bad parenting, statistically more often become jerks.
Let's see....the woman's right to choose overrides any supposed rights the fetus has simply because the fetus is dependent on the woman for its survival. Plus, if the woman did not consent to pregnancy, it is there without permission. Sucking nutrients. And I'm too lazy to type more because this is really stupid. Blah, blah, blah..
It's the person who is having a baby to decide whether or not they can support and raise the baby. Of course there is always foster care, but thousands of children are sitting there waiting for that day when someone comes along and loves them and in most cases that day never comes. So what's worse for a child... sitting in a foster home waiting and wanting love from someone or never existing? Never having to experience the pain of nobody loving them? Call me heartless but i know for a fact that if I got pregnant and i knew I couldn't support it, I would get an abortion... not because I was too lazy and what not, because I would have enough respect to end the babies sorrow and hatred towards me before it even began!
If abortion was to be illegal, so should any form of war, as this too is the act of killing sentient life. But why is war no acceptable(even a necessity) and abortion not? Abortion should be allowed as a potential mother has the right to decide if she can look after that baby as best as she can or not, because if she cannot, then it is not fair to the unborn child to be forced into a world where it cannot be given the best chance possible. This is compounded by the fact that any mother who considers and abortion is not ready for the child she is carrying.
If a woman gets pregnant, it may have been an act of poor discretion. In other areas of life, when a person makes a poor decision, it is recognized that the consequences may be unwanted. Should a child be born just because someone made one poor decision? This will harm both the child and the mother.
If abortion is wrong, menstruating and ejaculating is too! It is all so-called "innocent" and potential lives.
And as my head line says, it would be such a shame to bring an innocent human to the world if it is unwanted. Then it would just be better off without the life.
Abortions are mostly done in the first trimester. Embryos are not human! And fetuses are not persons. There is nothing wrong with it.
Late term abortion is, but any other kind and it could be argued as no immoral.
The woman should be given the choice, whether or not she must go through the process. Abortion would also help control population.
It just feels like all anti-choice folks are stepping on our toes by telling us we can't have an abortion. They can have their sissy little opinion, but if they try to tell us we don't have any choice over our bodies, we're gonna riot for our freedom to choose. I've never been pregnant, but if a man ever slips one past the goalie, there's no way I'm keeping it. I'm not ruining my (already on the chubby side) body for a baby I don't want and can't support. Snuffing out a fetus and murdering a conscious little baby is very different. The fetus has no idea it's being killed; it feels the same way you, the reader, did in the year 1800 and will in 2350; absolutely nothing, because you weren't born in 1800, and will be long dead by 2350.
Every woman has the right to choose what happens to her own body. Until the fetus can survive without her, it should have no rights of it's own.
A fetus is nothing more than a cellular growth, akin to a parasitic tumor, for which the mother is an incubator. The fact that it is comprised of living cells is essentially moot in regards to the morality of the matter -- the entire Earth is alive, but do we get charged with mass murder every time we walk across the grass? Of course not. Were one to view this issue from a "primal" point of view, abortion is technically an act of natural selecion. Humans are not the only ones to rid themselves of offspring. A species of monkey known as a gelada aborts its fetuses when new males arrive. And, of course, when offspring are born smaller than the others, or sick, mama has no problem putting them down. Aside from it being a natural life process, it all boils down to women having the right to decide what to do with their own bodies, whether the rest of us are in agreement or not.
What else are they going to do? The world is overpopulated, recession hasn't seen any real major decline, debt on people piles higher by the minute. First off...a fetus can't be considered a human. I agree that abortion is a nasty job but you simply can't qualify a fetus as an intelligent human being. It surely has the potential to be a human being but it is not a human being. I will bet you my life that if I killed a fetus, it would not care since it would not have known life as it is applied to ourselves. Not to consider stampeding over the woman's rights, economic reasons, rape, health hazards, and potentially having a child suffer an unfit life. How should I say this... It doesn't help to be born living in the dumps being unable to help yourself only to die because you were unable to be properly taken care of. No, that fetus never had a "right" to life... if you want to talk about life and rights go over the food industry... there's plenty of life over there that is 100% innocent, 0 guilt that needs saving, or at least some sort of justifiable living condition. Also... people who get pregnant and want an abortion didn't do it on purpose. It's not like women are going out of their way to get pregnant so they can get an abortion. Please post better moral arguments that are harder to refute than "they are little babies that need saving." And yes.. abortion is never the only choice... Unless you die cause you couldn't get it!
When I think about abortion, I'm mainly going to think about the mom. How did it happen, was she having unsafe sex, was she raped, etc. It's the mother's choice obviously, so other people need to stop sticking their noses into it and creating a national debate. It's her choice. I'm not even bothering with the part about the innocent human being or lifeless fetus. If the mother is a teenage girl who was raped and can't keep the baby, she should have that choice. Sure she could give it up for adoption but just imagine: A fourteen, fifteen year old girl giving birth. This is fairly dangerous, there is an increased chance of something going on. So, do you want to make a girl go through this, just so a baby can be born with an unfit mom and possibly be sent to an adoption center?
Yes, I get that abortion is killing a life form. But there are a lot of people who are not fit for parenting or just are not ready for it. Would you feel alright knowing your opinion stopped someone from graduating high school or college? Pregnancy takes nine months. If that person raises the child themselves, then it makes it doubly hard to get a degree and find a well paying job. Even if there aren't circumstances like that, a person should be able to say I am not ready to be pregnant, I am not ready to raise a child. Birth control doesn't always work. THERE HAS TO BE A CHOICE. Pregnancy is farthest thing from easy there is. It takes courage to go through with it. I feel very strongly that is just as immoral to drag someone into pregnancy as it is to abort.
(I personally think that abortion is in no way wrong, but you are entitled to your own opinion)
Which is why it should be that person's choice, and theirs alone whether they should abort or not. To take away that choice is villainy.
Abortion, as a mere concept, is the removal of a fetus within the womb before it is fully grown. There are many, many things, as well as many many factors that can make abortion seem as a logical, or an immoral procedure.
Some can argue that abortion is right. For that, there is a counter - Would that not equate to a murder with no law to uphold it? Would that not mean one would have taken the life of another? Indeed, it would. For those arguments, they can have their own explanations. To them, it is an immorally wrong choice.
However, I see abortion as acceptable because I believe it is a logically right choice. Just as you would implement a pre-marital sex scenario to prove it is wrong, I can also create a scenario where it is viewed as a better alternative.
What if, and take in mind this is another possible scenario, your sister on her second trimester, suffers an infection which may threaten both her and the child's life? The baby's shape and form can be seen, but the infection puts them at heavy risk if given the time to mutate and regenerate.
Will you bear to put her at the risk of dying with the child? A person whom you have known for as long as you could remember, dying meaninglessly because of an infection and an obstinate attitude of keeping a child that will take her life?
I wouldn't. Instead of gambling both mother and child at a high risk, I would very much rather my sister abort the child to attempt pregnancy again at low risk.
As a process to increase the survival of one instead of ending both lives, I would go for it. I agree to abortion.
Some would start bringing in topics like "Taking a life is wrong, you shouldn't kill the baby even if the mother would die if left unchecked because that would be for your own convenience. It MUST come into this world" I won't argue, that is an opinion they are entitled to, as specious as it may seem.
If I may create a simpler way of understanding, I would like to think of abortion as a tool, like a saw. A saw is meant to be used to saw through wood. But, even if it is silly or looked down upon, if paper is aligned properly and has both ends pressed down, the saw can also be used to cut, or tear paper. (if the saw is blunt / not aligned properly, or if the paper's thick enough etc.)
Some would think abortion to save one life out of two is a good idea, because of personal and logical reasons alike. In this case, you're using abortion as a tool that is appropriate for the situation. (Saw sawing through wood) However, some others choose the 'result' from abortion, "one life of the two is killed", as an ideal, which results in them going through abortion themselves to remove the life within them. (Saw cutting / tearing paper.)
The question itself is misleading. "Is abortion wrong?" As a concept, no, it is acceptable. As a process, no, because it is essentially killing one life to save another. But people are wrong. People like to reverse-engineer solutions, results, causes, and the like.
People misuse this result of "one life is killed" for their own benefit, their own convenience and so they go for abortion, even when they don't really need it. That is why people who are against these abusers of this simplistic process are against abortion under those circumstances.
I just hope you people here aren't the type to stereotype a specific scenario, a certain situation, and derive all sorts of arguments from their own, and only one single point of view.
All in all, abortion as a concept, is perfectly acceptable. It's simple math and anyone would want to salvage from this tricky situation as much as they can - Trading one life for two is better than losing two lives.
Because, in actual practice, where human emotions, unpredictable events and different beliefs are mixed into this pure, theoretical judgement, it is no longer my place to decide whether it is right or wrong.
We don't live in a stone-age society where women can't have their own rights. It's a fetus, for crying out loud. Not a baby. It doesn't think or feel. Kind of like chopping down a tree, which, funnily enough, is what the conservatives support. And enough with the "it's MURDER" argument. Murder is defined as "ILLEGALLY" killing. Abortion is LEGAL. Get your facts straight.
How would you feel if you had sex just once in High School, and you had to drop out because you ended up pregnant and couldn't get an abortion? You'd have to put your future off to wait to put the baby up for adoption. Women deserve opportunities, even if they make a minor mistake like having sex. (A major mistake would be a crime, which should penalize you for 9 months, of course, but sex isn't a crime.)
It is wrong and it is just murder i dont care what the situation is Intentionally killing an innocent person always is morally wrong Therefore, abortion is always morally wrong.Abortion promotes the message that life is NOT so valuable. How long will it be before our nation decides that the killing of elderly people and sick people is justifiable?
Abortion is wrong because it brings shame, heartache, and deep regret.
It doesn't even matter, mind your own business. If a woman wants an abortion, let her have one. If she suffers from depression afterward, that's her own fault. Is it hurting you? No, so why should you worry about it? You shouldn't because its not your body, not your decision.
A woman who gets pregnant should have the option to make the decision to keep the baby or have an abortion or put the baby up for adoption. People say how shameful it is to have an abortion. If you believe abortion is wrong then don't get an abortion. I personally could never have one myself, but that is my personal belief. Who am I to tell someone else how to live their life. I don't have any children, but could you imagine making that decision. It must be the most difficult decision any woman would have to make. Things are not black and white, and we have no idea what some woman are going through. It is wrong to judge someone without even knowing what else is going on. That personal decision is of nobody else's concern besides the pregnant woman and who she decided to tell. It is crazy to impose your own beliefs on others, when not everyone believes the same thing. I believe that life starts at conception, and I do think that abortion is killing something. But it is none of my damn business what a woman decides to do with her own pregnancy. She is the person who will have to live with her choice. But it is her choice.
1. The woman is having the baby, so it's her choice, and her CHOICE ALONE. Not her parents, husband/boyfriend, not even God. God isn't having the baby
2. What if the woman was raped? So when the child asks where Daddy is, Mom's reply is: "Daddy's in prison because daddy raped me honey."
3. Abortion isn't murder. If it is, meat is murder and hunters are murderers. Murder is death with malice intent. Nobody goes around having babies just to kill them.
4. The baby feels pain. After 8 weeks, the baby develops nerve cells. But we don't know if it feels pain. No one knows. Probably, no one will ever know. And if it does feel pain, animals feel pain too don't they? Why aren't we catering to them?
5. God, oh how you have confused these little people's minds. A lot of people believe that abortion is a disgrace to God. Those same people probably believe that God makes all the decisions. So if a woman wants an abortion, its God's decision, right? Apparently so.
Those are my reasons
If you are a man.. Stay out of this debate. You cannot control a women's reproductive rights and body. The government, religion and all men just need to stay out of the abortion debate. It is proven that by legalising abortion there will be a lot less deaths from illegal backyard abortion. Think about that. It is my body and every woman should chose what to do with it. And for those of you who say it is murder... The fetus is called a fetus for a reason? It is NOT ALIVE IT IS NOT HUMAN.
Murder is wrong, but is abortion murder? No. It is not. Abortion is not murder. It is murder if it is the killing of a human being, but the fetus is not a human being yet. Abortion does not kill an actually human being. It's like chicken eggs. You're not killing a baby chick that still has not developed in its egg. It's the same for abortion. It's not murder if it's not technically a human being yet.
There are too many fickle, liberal, sex-crazed women who would abort a human being so they could sleep with more men! A life-or-death situation should NOT be left up to humans lightly. Instead of being selfish, start being responsible-or don't have sex! Ask yourself this, what would you think if YOU were aborted by a parent who cares naught for human life, but for sex. Put yourself in the babies shoes. Abortion should be acceptable if the child has little to no chance of living, only then should it be left up to human beings.
They just sit in their mother's womb, waiting for their handout. Then they get born and sit just waiting for their breast milk handout. We should not be supporting them. If they can't provide for themselves that's their damn problem. We need to kill everyone who cannot provide for themselves. They are just like those damn lazy Mexican freeloaders, (Took 'ur jobs!) just trying to become leeches on the sweet breast of America the free! (where if you are gay, atheist, unaffiliated, not Christian, not evangelical Christian, not Mormon, not making more than a hundred thousand dollars a year, not making a million, not in the one the percent then you are a socialist! And socialist is another word for communist! And communist is another word for Fascist! And Fascist is another word for Hitler! And Hitler. Was. Bad. So you shouldn't have any rights or representation in congress) So kill all of the fetus's. Kill 'em all and build a temple where atheists can get together and worship the devil! Because it's obvious god exists and atheists just pretend. Because it's obviously rational to pretend something doesn't exist to avoid consequences.
Remember this one rule. Every small ugly baby (babies are just really ugly. They get cute after a year or two, but the younger ones are just uggos) will eventually be that person stealing your table at a restaurant. And for all of you pro-not choice people, and people wavering away from pro-death, I hope you think this about this. The next time your at an amusement park, ask yourself this. Am I really better off with more people?
Please go onto YouTube you anti-choice people and look up "atheists just want to sin". The YouTuber is Darkmatter2525. It's pretty entertaining and I recommend his channel for anyone.
A person is not considered alive until their brain is active. So, until a fetus has a fully working brain they are not, by medical standards, "alive." I have not met a single person who has said they remember being in the womb. The earliest memories I've heard of are around age two or three (including my own memories). So abortion is completely humane, for those worried about "hurting" something that isn't even more than a mindless parasite yet.
Then there is the matter of it being the WOMAN'S choice. While I find it is irresponsible for a woman to have (consensual) unprotected sex, if she becomes pregnant after it it is her body and she is free to do what she would like to it. Be it tattoos, piercings, smoking (which I don't really agree with personally), or having a abortion.
If she were to have been raped, financially unstable, have medical complications, or it was simply just an accident, it's actually a responsible choice to get rid of the fetus at an early stage in development. An orphaned child would be miserable. The woman would not want to give birth to the offspring of her rapist. And I'm most CERTAINLY sure she would not want to risk giving birth at the cost of death or passing on some horrible disease to her baby.
I also don't understand how a person who says abortion is wrong because the child deserves a chance at life can say such a thing then not care what actually happens to it when it is born.
How can we think abortion is wrong and yet look down on teenage pregnancies. Think of the cases when young and innocent women have been raped and have become pregnant with a child of a criminal. Would you deny her the ability to live her life normally. Also, think of those who couldn't fund for the child in the first place and are forced by society to bring a child into a financially unstable world. The child would lead an unhappy and dangerous life and the pain and worry would have been avoided if only abortion wasn't frowned upon by society. In some cases it is not the fault of the mother and abortion would benefit the child coming into a world where it would have to go through so much pain. It's not the fact that you are ending a life, it is just taking a necessary precaution to those who are not competent enough to raise a child.
Morally, I disagree with abortion in most cases. In cases of rape, incest, and the mother's life in peril I think it's morally acceptable. Just because you were unsafe with sex and got pregnant and don't want to deal with a child, I think that's immature, unfair, and irresponsible. However, politically I have to say, no, it isn't wrong. While I myself disagree with it and would never get one, I don't think that the government should have a say in it. It should be a woman's constitutional right to do what she feels is necessary for her body.
I think that abortion can be acceptable to a certain point. A developed fetus (that is no longer a single cell) should not be aborted. When a baby has barely started growing and is still very small, it should be okay. The fetus has no life yet, its not murder in anyway and if it a teenager; having a child can ruin your life or at least make it extremely hard. Having to drop out of school to care for a child would make the mother's and child's life hard. Also, some women that have been raped shouldn't have to keep a child they were forced to have, and just in general they shouldn't have to live with a constant reminded of that terrible incident.
Abortion is a right to all women. Seeing as religious beliefs are the main cause of the "pro-life" choice let's discuss this. Religious people do not have to get an abortion. This is their choice. What isn't their choice is to force their beliefs upon other women in the country who would like or need one. It does not affect their lives and should not have the option of being able to take another women's choices away. Also towards the political fighting about this it is not a mans choice to tell the women of America what they may do with their pregnancy and if they want to bring a child into this world. Women make the choice. If it is against your religious beliefs, don't get one. Just like some religious beliefs do not allow pork. Just because they don't eat it doesn't mean they force other people not to eat pork and try to get it banned. Respect other peoples choices and keep your religious beliefs to yourself.
The first reason is because if a woman is raped, and abortion was outlawed, she must give birth to a baby she didnt want, and when the baby asks where his daddy is, the woman's reply is: "Daddy went to jail for raping me honey."
Second, abortion is the woman with the baby choice ALONE. Why? Because she's having the baby, and has to go through quite a lot to get the baby out.
Third, abortion is not murder. If abortion is murder, then meat is murder and hunters are murderes. Murder is done with malice intent, and no body goes around having babies just to kill them.
Fourth, the baby feels pain. Babies develop the pain nerves around eight weeks after fertilization. So yes, the baby might feel pain. Might. No one knows. And if so, don't cows feel pain when they're slaughtered? And all animals?
The fifth and final reason, God. Apparently a lot of people believe abortion disgraces God. Those same people believe they're decisions are made by God. So, actually, if a woman wants an abortion, its God's decision, isn't it?
That's my reasons.
I was kind of on the fence on this one. I mean, is it morally wrong to kill a living thing that hasn't been born yet? Some people (on the left) might say yes, because after some time unborn babies do develop a sense of touch/pain, etc. And it would be unethical to kill them. But generally speaking, a lot of abortions take place because of unwanted pregnancy, (e.G rape) and thus would be unfair to the mother if abortions were not allowed. Regulated abortion, which denotes abortion before the baby can sense anything, cannot be considered wrong in any way. Killing life is bad? Well pesticides are used to kill tons of insects, slaughterhouses are a reality, and honestly we don't care about destroying life as long as it satisfies us humans. So in a nutshell regulated abortions are ok.
No, abortion is not wrong. Because, what if you got raped or something? And you can not keep that child? What are you to do now? Because, you can not keep that baby, or fetius. What ever you want to call it. But, you can't keep it. Cause, it is just not nesasary to keep a baby that you having KNOWING you got RAPED!
If you were a male and someone shot your balls off, would you consider that as murder? It would prevent you from having a child. Sperm is one half of a fetus (which develops and turns into a child) and in a developing, already born child I'm sure that if you took half of them away that they'd die. If we go to include abortion into the category of murder then we should include all kinds of actions that prevent births as murder. Is not having a child murder? Your sperm dies eventually and therefore a child will not be able to be born if you don't have sex and use the sperm to fertilize the egg. Not having a child could be compared to having the choice to save a person hanging off a cliff: you could save them, but you're not sure as it's a lot of work. Would not helping someone in a situation in which they could lose their life count as murder? It sounds simple, just save them, but if you had a burden to prevent you and saving their life would take a lot of time and give you a lot of pain then would you still count it as murder if you didn't save them? Yes it is a fetus, but it is not capable of thought and most likely wouldn't feel pain until late in its development.
People say that killing a fetus is murder because you are killing it and it is human. When, what will become a child/fetus, starts its development it is originally one cell (and then it divides and grows and does unimportant stuff) and if we count the destruction of one cell as murder then we are murdering something every time we give high-fives.
Lastly, the child is going to die anyway (even if she/he lives to be 100) and making their life miserable by making them conceived by people that don't want them is also immoral. Is it right to let someone with cancer live for ten more days under excruciating pain? No, living through hell before going to heaven (even if you aren't religious) is not right. I do not like abortion but it is not wrong.
Abortion can save a woman's life. When we try to take away the right for a woman to abort her UNBORN child, we are potentially putting her life at risk. Consider this situation: a woman is 5 weeks into her pregnancy. She finds out from her doctor that something went terribly wrong. The baby will be born severely deformed, and will have a very small chance of survival past the age of 3. Even worse, the woman is put at an enormous risk of her own life if she decides to have the baby. Her own survival chances are less than 5%. She will die. Is it really morally right to keep the baby, and kill her? I think not. The situation for the child would be horrible. No mother, and probably no chance of surviving past a few years old, if even a few hours. What about this: the mother does not have a partner. The child is the result of rape. Who would care for this child? All in all, I believe abortion should be allowed because it does more good than bad.
You'll never know unless youre in that situation, there can be a time where it's best for the child not to come about. A child shouldn't have to go through difficult times in different situations if the mother was raped and can't support the child why should she carry it inside of her for 9 months? Even if she chooses to give it up for adoption before she gives birth she might grow a connection to the child and change her mind and decide to keep the baby, but if its hard times why should the baby have to grow up without a dad, or without money, or no food, or with drugs and alcohol around them. After a mother has her child and gives it up for adoption she might miss the baby and have to suffer knowing that her baby isn't really hers anymore or suffer with her child under awful circumstances, but you can't miss something that wasn't there to begin with. I think abortion should never have been created because if women don't want to get pregnant, they should protect themselves, but if they were raped or drugged, that's different. I think that if an abortion was to occur, a women should act fast before the organism begins to develop into and actual human or "baby" I don't believe in multiple abortions, once was a mistake but don't be irresponsible. I don't believe in "right to life or right to kill" I believe in right to choice and a man in government who can never ever be put in that situation should not take away that law. I also think that if something tragic like being raped or drugged, there should be a choice for abortion because young girls who are still very very young shouldnt have to risk having their whole life destroyed because of a pregnancy that shouldn't have ever came about. You have to look out for the human that's living now and the life they have and not the organism that's not. All I can say is when the times comes that you are active be responsible and never have to put yourself in that position, my advice is that if you go to parties a lot take the pill, better safe than sorry.
It is wrong to force women to go through 9 months of pregnancy and then support a child for 18 years when they do not wish to have one, or if the pregnancy could seriously harm the mothers health. It is cruel to force a severely disabled child to have to live a life of pain. It is crueler to force this to happen rather than to kill a bundle of cells - something your body does everyday.
I am pro-choice and I stand firm in my point for Abortion. First, if a Woman was forceblly raped, left traumatized, and lets say, she was very young, and people have the guts to say that what she is doing is immoral, murder, etc. Is appalling. Also, "pro-lifers" don't seem to care much about what the livig human being (the Woman) has gone through, and they are all up in arms about an embryo that was concived through assult, malice, and rape.
Why would you make somebody face their ordeal everyday in the case of rape?
Why would you allow other family members to starve in order to provide for the baby?
Why would you ruin the potential future education of a young girl?
Why would you allow any mental health issues of the mother escalate as she struggles to cope?
Why would you allow a mother to have to watch her child suffer every day with pain, a low quality of life and potential bullying in the case of disability
Some people may say but the baby has a right to its body. But the baby's growing inside YOUR body. It's taking away all your vitamins, it's making you go through 9 months of hell, birth is painful, your still fat after birth and your boobs are messed up. And don't tell us to keep our legs closed, it's just as much as the mans fault that the woman got pregnant. Don't say put the baby up for adoption, after going through all of that we don't want to never get to see the baby grow up. What if Osama bin Ladin was aborted? But then again you could the same thing Albert Einstein. I agree its wrong to kill a baby but abortion is not wrong, you can't force women to have babies who don't want them. Be happy enough that us women are going through he'll to keep humanity alive. Most of the people against are men and all men will never have to deal with pregnancy. When a woman gets a abortion she's not happy about killing the baby but she has every right to do so. It would be great if a machine was invented to to fertilize eggs so whenever a woman needs a abortion the machine will just make the baby. This is coming from a 13 year old girl
It isn't a live human. If it was a person why doesn't it show up in the polls. A list of some of the characteristics of being a person
1. A developed capacity for reasoning.
2. Self awareness
3.Consciousness and ability to feel pain
4. Self motivated activity
5. Capacity to communicate messages of an indefinite variety of types.
The fetus does not fit any of these categories so it is not a person. I don't know why everyone is against it since we kill animals everyday without much protest yet killing a fetus which, isn't even a human, is considered murder?
People against abortion constantly use words like "murder" and describe "killing" a child. Abortion is not killing anything it is the destruction of a selection of cells that have the potential to become a baby. It is very important people recognise that laws are already in place to prevent the killing of anything that can be considered human. The time period for abortion is debatable but the idea of it shouldn't be. People use contraception to prevent a child being born into an unsuitable time or situation. Abortion is used in the same way when contraception has failed or not used. This is to protect children from harm. Abortion is also a vital in cases of rape where people facing pregnancy are often not ready or mentally capable to cope with a baby. Abortion should be a human right in the interest of children and their mothers. People against abortion must also be against killing ants, as I'm told they have more cells.
What does all this statistic mean? It means, more babies!
With so much discard filthy carriages coming out from the weaker sex. It is by far the only most justifiable way for us as alpha males to purge the weak and choose the stronger ones. With mental illness booming in asian countries that is the no: 1 cause of mental retardation such as this. It is no doubt that Abortion must be performed.
If not, then peace and harmony would come at a higher price! The choice, i leave it up to you!
There are some cases where yes, abortion is very wrong, such as. When a women wanted a kid at one point then half way through changed her mind. Another would be if you're middle aged, or a few years younger and decided to not wear a condom and was too lazy to go get the morning after pill, sorry but that is your fault. Now that being said, if you do the same thing and you're only 16-29 then i think you deserve a second chance as long as it's still in the early years of the "child's" growth. Besides, if you consider abortion "murder" then you are not thinking hard enough about what is truly being done; because after the fetus is taken out of the woman's womb, it is then taken to a scientific study department to help people with rebuilding lost muscle tissue and even in some cases, people who have cancer. We are just a few years from helping people who have been paralyzed from the waste down to walk again. So yes perhaps you're taking a life, but at the same time, you're saving many others.
Firstly, if a mother cannot support a baby and child to rear them into productive and successful adults, the child endures a life that was by no means a fault of their own. Abortion, provides the opportunity for a mother to ensure that the child they create lives a life they deserve and will be happy in. It saves two lives the mother and the child's in the long run.
By the same respect if the processes and interactions needed for successful foetal development occur even in the slightest bit incorrectly, the pregnancy and foetus is aborted automatically. It prevents human beings being born with poor survivability and life quality. The opportunity for natural foetal abortion is astronomical and as such is a natural intrinsic part of foetal development. It too kills a human being so does that make it wrong as well?
1. The growth of an embryo is rapid and constant during its time in the womb.
2. By standard, pregnancy is 40 weeks (with general variation)
3. 95% of abortions occur during the eighth week
4. A newborn is universally considered human, and is our closest reference point in relation to an embryo
5. Therefore after the typical 40 week pregnancy the embryo is 100% human
6. Since abortion typically occurs at the 8th week, the embryo in question would subsequently only be 20% human.
People often conflict over whether abortion is wrong over whether it's taking a human life. Essentially, it is, though it suffices that there is no evidence fetuses are alive, or qualify therein as living.
Such common manner of viewing this argument (where ending a life is murder, and thus illegal) though is simply twisting our morality to fit our views. Perhaps you've 'murdered' a child, but did it really have a real life? It never really did live. Ending it is but never letting it live. Is that so bad? Perhaps there's someone who will never experience our world...
But think of it through the perspective of a 'mother' who desperately wants an abortion. If you deny her an abortion, you deny her healthcare, you deny her proper rights. This child's life, so far as it is presented, is in the hands of the mother. While it might seem so inhumane to suggest such, the mother has every legal, social, and let's be honest, moral right to prematurely stop the life of her child, there and then.
While in the end I do not aggressively support either side, I voice my opinion in this debate.
Why should the fetus have more rights than the mother? Why should the government have control over the woman's body the minute she becomes pregnant? Childbirth isn't a piece of cake, and the woman should not have to go through the pain of childbirth if she was raped. And there are too many kids in this world that have been put up for adoption. Saying "oh, just put the kid up for adoption" is silly. Why bring another child into the world if you have been raped? This world is overflowing with people. And using the Bible to back up your crazy claim is ridiculous -- especially since you all favor the death penalty. The death penalty is more of a murder than abortion will ever be.
It is wrong to use abortion as a form of birth control. So many individuals are against abortion and they want to call a woman of any age who gets one a murderer! I find that with some an abortion there are medical conditions that leave the woman no choice but to get an abortion. I find it cruel to bring a child in this world that will have a crippleing illness where the child does not have a long and healthy life but a life of either being bed ridden or not having the chance of free will.
The provisions laid out in this ruling clearly defines what is and is not permissible. And it does so without religious doctrine that would be in clear violation of the protection guaranteed by the First Amendment and the Supreme Court rulings therein. All arguments against abortion are moral ones which may differ amongst individuals.
At the end of the day, we have the definition of personhood being about viability outside the woman. It is against the law to kill a person, yes, but from a legal standpoint a fetus is not a person and neither is an embryo. The woman is a person who has to make a decision about her own body. It is her body, not a politician's, not her pastor's, and not her husband's. Hers alone. And whatever decision that she chooses will be hers as well.
I think that in certain circumstances bringing a child into this world can be worse for everyone involved. Whether the child be severely handicapped or the mother unable to maintain another life. there are certain situations that abortion can be right therefore it cannot be called wrong. along with the arguments for a woman has the right to her body etc.
The law against abortions after the third trimester is justified, at that point the baby is more human then not. However, abortion in the first six months is fine. A fetus is not a person, nor is it a human, it is an organism and an undeveloped entity that is not capable of voicing it's opinion on it's own death. All those "let the babies choose" adds are hogwash, they are stating that even single-celled organisms are people, and that is just nonsensical poppycock. It is not a punishment to the fetus to terminate a pregnancy, nor is it wrong, it is the parent's decision whether they want to have a child yet. If abortion were to be banned, what about all the rape victims or teenagers who get pregnant by accident, and then have to make their way through high school with a child in their arms? Criminalizing abortion should never be an option on the table, it is a perfectly justafiable medical procedure that some fictional man sitting in the clouds says is wrong.
If you were female you wouldn't want someone telling you that you couldn't make your own decisions concerning your body! If a woman weren't ready for a child why should it be wrong for her to kill it if she didn't want to put it up for adoption or keep it? Some woman simply can't afford it or don't want a child if she happens to fall pregnant by accident. People's sex lives are up to them and it's no one elses business what they choose to do with themselves and their body. It is hard having an abortion, medical doctors have said this so it really does take some hard thinking but if it's a last option, for the love of god, let the woman take it.
You are denying women the right to their bodies. It cannot be as black and white as "you're killing human babies." So it's ok to kill animal babies but not human? What is going to happen to this unwanted child? What about our overpopulated earth? How can one consider a zygote a person?!
I think that in certain circumstances abortion should definitely be legal and a viable option. However, there is a moral question of aborting just to abort.
I will say that in the case of rape and when the mother's life is at risk, the woman should definitely have an option of abortion.
A woman doesn't need to have her body tormented if she doesn't want it. Although it is "ending life", it is NOT murder and is NOT a sin. A woman doesn't need to take all the stinking sufferings in life. No one wants to bleed for an entire week a month. I didn't sit here and CHOSE TO JOIN MONTHLY BLEEDING SESSIONS. It's not my fault GOD chose to make us this way. But having another human being IN you for 9 months and being forced to have it there? NO.
While if occuring late in pregnancy, it could be considered immoral and wrong, earlier on it is not as much. Also, in some cases, where a person could not support a child, you are subjecting them to a possibly miserable life. It should also be the mother's choice. Using it like birth control is wrong but in some cases, it should be considered ok.
This is an interesting one - essentially it depends upon whether one uses the common sense that humans are largely born with, that directs us to believe that consciousness is life and that higher levels of consciousness are more valuable than lower levels, and that a lack of consciousness (that is, never having obtained consciousness) means that something does not have value in the grand scheme of things. If a fetus had consciousness, I would say yes, but quite frankly it does not.
Abortion has moral implications, just like anything else. People can have different beliefs regarding this matter but at the end of the day, it is the mother's choice. Since she is going to have the baby, nourish it in the womb for 9 months, give birth to it, and basically be a slave to its every need, she needs to make a choice or decision. No one else has the right to decide for her. Look at the instances of rape: is it not understandable why she won't want to have a baby that was made as a result of something so heinous? Yes, it is not the ball of cells's fault that happened but so isn't it the fault of the mother. I believe in such instances abortion is justified. But if you are just having an abortion because you were pregnant by accident and you care more about materialistic looks and the social implications and you have enough to provide for it, then in my opinion what you're doing is highly selfish and wrong but since it, in fact,is your choice, there's nothing I can do about it but express my opinion. That is how such situations must be dealt with. Not bombarding them with warnings of hell and wrath of God and make rude remarks regarding their choice. But if it isn't the case, as in teen pregnancies, or pregnancies of women living in very poor conditions with no means of providing for it, then that is not wrong. It all depends upon the circumstances.
This is a society/conditioning/religious debate when it should just be a choice. People get too emotional about it! If you are religious fine, you have your views, but otherwise it should be a persons choice depending on their circumstances. Why bring a child into the world if you or the person who got you pregnant are unfit? (as a result of drug/rape etc), why bring a child into the world if you are a child yourself? There are so many arguments for and against but at the end of the day its an individuals or couples choice and noone should judge anyone else..
Abortion itself is not wrong, rather the entire situation (reason for pregnancy-consequence of the decision to keep or abort) is largely subjective to social norms. Maybe we should look at preventing unwanted pregnancies (teenage, poverty, or rape) instead.
On another note, it appears that many of the same people who are against abortion are also claiming that we are losing freedoms.
You can't treat a fetus like a human, because it isn't. Although the cells will eventually form a baby, before 12 weeks it is just a cluster of cells. Personally, I believe that if a baby isn't wanted from the start, an abortion is a far better option than going through with a pregnancy when you aren't ready, or financially stable, or even mentally stable enough to handle a child. 'It's murder' the anti abortionists say. I bet you wouldn't say the same to a person going through chemotherapy, killing an unwanted cluster of cells. There are children out there getting abused, neglected, living in foster homes. If you're against abortion, instead of thinking of reasons why it is such a bad thing, go help out the children who became unwanted after they were born, the ones who were given a life that they can't live to the fullest, because most likely their parents were against abortion.
A fetus is nothing more than a cellular growth, akin to a parasitic tumor, for which the mother is an incubator. The fact that it is comprised of living cells is essentially moot in regards to the morality of the matter -- the entire Earth is alive, but do we get charged with mass murder every time we walk across the grass? Of course not. Were one to view this issue from a "primal" point of view, abortion is technically an act of natural selecion. Humans are not the only ones to rid themselves of offspring. A species of monkey known as a gelada aborts its fetuses when new males arrive. And, of course, when offspring are born smaller than the others, or sick, mama has no problem putting them down. Aside from it being a natural life process, it all boils down to women having the right to decide what to do with their own bodies, whether the rest of us are in agreement or not.
Ergo it is forced upon people to live and it is forced upon people to die. Both options are just as bad in this case.
And to the generic "abortion is murder" argument: yes, it is. Murder is by definition ending another beings life, which means ejaculation, killing animals, using antisceptics/anti-bacterial substances, killing insects, chopping off tree and a whole lot more is also murder. Which you think is always, without exceptions (according to your reasoning) is wrong.
Additionally: morals are subjective. Don't present them as if they're objective.
If the family is in a bad position and not able to care for the baby properly when it's born, then abort. It's better to get rid of it then to keep it and not be able to feed, house and/or care for it properly.
So many people suffer because they have too many mouths to feed. If you don't have enough to nurture your child properly, don't have one.
Besides for a fact that women shouldn't be told by the government that they can't have that right, it is dangerous to make it illegal. As with anything that is illegal(drugs, for example) people will still find ways to do it. A back alley abortion is dangerous. However, I don't think it should be used as a form of birth control. You have to think it through.
There are two sides to this debate. Pro-lifer's (republicans) who think that aborting is murdering a baby, and Pro-choicers (democrats). Why are we discussing baby death? It is the mother's body, she should decide what happens to it. The difference between shooting someone and abortion is the fact that the baby is within the mother and is part of her body during pregrancy. Can the mother not control her own body?? This is ridiculous. EVERY argument no the "Yes" side has something to do with murder though they fail to recognize that the baby is part of the woman's body, it is the woman's choice. And what is this "in China and India female's are forced to abort?" crap????
Why do you care? How is the personal decision of a woman of your concern? How can you justify forcing a woman upon an action that will not only change her life but the life of her baby? I personally do not believe you, or any person, has the right to tell others what to do with their own body. While you may not believe in abortion, that does not mean you can eliminate it as an option for those willing to consider it.
Lastly, if women who would have chosen abortion are forced instead to have the baby, do you seriously think the child would be well cared for? Would the child be wanted, or loved? And adoption: why would you force a child upon a life without real parents, or a life without any family at all? How is that in the best interest of the child? What gives you the right to condemn a child to a life of suffering? To a life lived without being wanted? It's one thing for you to make this decision yourself, but to force it upon others? You don't have that right...
Thousands of kids are in foster homes and orphanages. They will likely stay there until they turn 18, only to be homeless. It happens too often. Unless YOU are personally going to adopt, pay, and love every single one of these unwanted children, you don't get a say.
The world is quickly becoming overpopulated.
If I had been born, and put into a home where I was unwanted, only to move an endless amount until I was destined to be homeless, I never would want to live either.
You're right, the baby didn't choose to be, but you didn't necessarily choose that baby, either. Don't have a baby that you don't want. Too many regrets are born everyday, and too many of them are too unhappy.
I don't think that a few cells should be labelled as a human person. I don't think that abortion should be called wrong based on religious teaching. Not everyone believes that life begins at conception. Those who believe so, then don't get an abortion, those who don't, feel free. It is a personal decision and some people simply aren't ready to have, care for, or even carry a baby through pregnancy. Telling a woman who made a decision about her own body that she "murdered a baby" is downright wrong. It's not even a baby yet, and practically all abortions happen before the embryo even resembles anything humanlike at all. It is absolutely her choice, because it is her body and her decision should be respected, whether or not you agree is up to you. I like to think of it instead of ending a life, it's ending a potential.
In many cases an unwanted baby is the result of forgetful, unprotected sex but in others it may be conceived as a result of rape or abuse. A woman should not have to live with that reminder throughout her life. If carrying and giving birth to the child poses a serious, life threatening danger to the mother, she should also not have to carry that child for the full term. If an abortion is carried out early on in the pregnancy, the foetus is nothing but a collection of cells; unspecialised, inanimate and unaware. In this case, no 'child' is being killed, only a collection of cells, no 'murder' has taken place.
In certain circumstances, it would be wrong to abort a child, imagine if that child had the most loving, able parents in the world, and was terminated without permission by a doctor. I do not believe anyone could reasonable condone such an act. But consider the child is the result of a rape of a 14 year old child, her parents will abandon her if she has the child, and it will either be neglected if raised with her, destroying both its life, and the life of the mother's; or it will be bumped from home to foster home.
Abortion is not wrong as such, there are always instances when it's the best option for both the mother and the child.
Abortion is perfectly fine. The point at which the fetus is killed, it is nothing more than a jumble of cells. You kill cells every time you hit your arm on something, or even more if you clap. If a woman wants the have an abortion, they deserve the choice to have an abortion. You cannot say they are killing something, when that something does not even exist yet. Yes, they are stopping a process of growth which could indeed be something in the future, but we do that all the time when we kill any animal. I'm sure that insect would have had children. By killing that insect, you have killed all of the offspring it would have had if it were still living. Same thing goes for humans.
In every state there's a safe haven law that allows one to leave her baby at any hospital, fire department, ems provider, or police department with no questions asked. The length is different from state to state with some being within 3 days of birth to up to an entire year. For the ones that say abortion is wrong, I want you to go to any of the agencies I listed above and allow newborns to be placed outside your doorstep as well since you will obviously adopt. If not, allow them to have their abortions that'll affect their life, not yours.
I understand where people come from saying it's wrong, but it should still be a choice.Abortion should remain legal because women should have the right to decide what happens with their bodies; some women that become pregnant are not ready emotionally or financially to be mothers; and abortion is the best answer for an unwanted pregnancy between casual sex partners.Women should be given the right to decide what happens with their bodies. It is the woman that has to carry the fetus in her womb for up to nine months and definitely change her lifestyle to make sure the baby receives proper nutrients. Pregnancy changes a woman's life immediately and often unexpectedly. The woman does all the hard work during pregnancy; therefore, it should be the right of that woman to decide if she is ready to bring another life into this world. If she decides that she is not ready, she should have the option of terminating her pregnancy. If a woman is raped, and doesn't want the baby, she should be able to have an abortion. Also, what if someone got unintentionally pregnant and was not financially ready? Or maybe the couple was underage and didn't have the experience? These are all reasons why it should be legal and are right it many cases.
Abortion is not wrong though women should be very careful to avoid unplanned pregnancy. There is nothing wrong with not wanting to be a mom. Abortion is not wrong when women get pregnant because they were raped. Everyone has a choice to make even if they end up regretting it later in life.
A foetus is a parasite, it feeds off its host and the host receives no benefit from the foetus, also to say a woman can not terminate a pregnancy is like saying your growing an extra arm it's illegal to surgically remove it because it has its own mind, the foetus can not live outside the womb therefore it is not a person but a parasite till later stages of development, personally I believe that abortion is completely justified and is every woman's right, are we still living in the dark ages?
Granted, we still consider embryos and fetuses to be alive despite being unborn, due to the definition of life as having the ability to grow, maintain homeostasis, etc.
The problem lies here: at the overpopulation of the world, the stability of a fetus's nervous system, and the conditions for the abortion.
There is no doubt that the earth is becoming overpopulated. The need for resources increase every year. It has been proven that soon we will have more people than we have food to support those people. Abortion is a way to help with this issue by preventing unwanted babies from delivery, and in turn, causing a colossal crisis in the form of lack of resources, and possibly ending millions, if not billions of lives through starvation. There are other ways to solve this such as a one or two-child law, but the point is that according to the majority of people, the extinction of mankind would be more devastating than the extinction of 23.2% of fetuses.
Pro-life followers tend to suggest that fetuses can feel pain and therefore, abortion is murder. But this is not entirely true. The nervous system is not fully developed enough to detect pain until a bit after 20 weeks following conception. The system CAN detect reflexes due to non-painful stimuli, but the fact is that a fetus does not have the proper thalamocortical connections to be aware of these stimuli until 23 to 30 weeks of gestation. And even when aware of this pain without feeling it directly, electroencephalography suggests the capacity for functional pain perception in preterm neonates probably does not exist before 29 or 30 weeks. And since only about 1.4% of abortions occur after 21 weeks of gestation, this is good news, as most will not feel the abortion. To solve this problem securely, abortions should only be allowed 20 weeks or before, in order to prevent the consciousness of pain, and most of them have these rules but this cannot account for abortions outside of hospitals. Beyond the 20 week mark, it should be considered immoral, but not before.
And finally, the conditions of the abortion matter immensely. Most importantly the financial situation or the possibility of rape. Any moral person should know that considering the facts above, it would be borderline malicious to bring any human into this world that cannot be properly supported. This includes impoverished families. Abortion is less cruel than the prolonged suffering of poverty and the squalid living conditions of a hovel. Adoption could possibly be a last resort, but should only be to families following a such one or two-child law, or at least has at the most one child, in order to lessen overpopulation. Rape, on the other hand, should never be ignored and have us force a raped woman to have the baby. And yes, women can get pregnant from rape. That has been proven since the invention of war.
Concluding, abortion is acceptable on certain grounds.
I don't think abortion would really stop overpopulation anyway, so that isn't something I won't speak of, though it is true that there are a lot of humans going about lately. Over 7 billion. Can you imagine? But I think it's the choice of the woman if she wants to have the child or not. Like some say, what if she got raped and never wanted a child? Sure, she could put the child up for adoption at birth, but what about later if the child learns about his/her birth mother? I think it'd be kinda painful for to the see the mother who never wanted you. Well, I'd feel that way, though I do agree with some on the other side sometimes who propose adoption rather than abortion.
One could argue that abortion is murder but not like it matters anyway to make a difference. Perhaps it's my cynicism talking, but there are enough humans here. Really. All it takes to make more people is sperm and egg and we've got billions of people for the process. Those who oppose might say that you're "killing" a baby but while a baby is being terminated four more are being born (not statistically, just to prove a point). The grim side of me argues that while we are kinda denying the mass of cells life we are also saving it from pain. I don't want to bring a child, for example, and certainly not in this world. But yeah, I'm for the side that it's up to the woman whether she wants to commit to raising children, aborting a child, or putting it up for adoption after birth and I won't judge anyone who aborts.
Scientists have that the heart is not beating, instead, the egg is replicating fast like a tumor. It's not until the second week of pregnancy that blood flow starts in the new organism and that's when its called a new organism because to that point it has been a pile of replicating tissue. That means, until the 2nd week, abortion is not wrong.
I don't understand why there is so much debate on this topic. 1) It's none of the public's business. A woman has the right to her own decision. Why is a complete stranger allowed to make such life changing decisions for her? 2) This is a POTENTIAL life. You don't know whether the baby will end up, maybe as a miscarriage or even something worse. It might become a much more emotionally damaging experience for both the mother and child.
And if you guys worry so much about a potential life, why not help supporting lives that are alive here and now?
No, because we can't judge and we have no right to dictate the parent of an innocent child if they want to abort that child or not. We don't know their family estate, maybe for them, it is better to lose their child at first than to see it suffer from poverty in out country.
Abortion is about preventative measures; it's not as simple as 'murder'. Does anyone actually think parents who choose abortion are happy about it? It takes a great deal of forethought and planning to undergo such a drastic procedure; it's emotionally scarring for many people. The fact is, some people are not meant to be parents (eg: impoverished, teen parents, drug users, etc.) and frankly I would rather have a child not be born at all than have that child grow up in an unstable and unsafe environment. People who choose abortion are not murderers; no, they're people who have ACKNOWLEDGED that they are not fit to be parents. Furthermore, children who grow up in that kind of environment are likely to follow the same shady routes as their parents. I am, of course, happy that I was not aborted; I will admit however, that if my parents weren't the responsible people they were, I would've turned out drastically worse.
And as a sidenote: Remember that you cannot allow images of 'cute little kiddies' to cloud your judgement. I love kids as much as the next person, but this is about science and what's best for parents and children alike. There are simply too many 'unwanted' kids and not enough parents to go around.
Before a certain period it is not at all. What makes a person inherently precious, I think, is (dormant or active) consciousness: thoughts, feelings, memories, hopes, and awareness. Since consciousness depends on the development of the nervous system, and since it takes many months for the nervous system to mature, we can conclude that consciousness emerges gradually. Consequently, the inherent preciousness emerges gradually too. For a fertilized egg, there is no consciousness and also no history of consciousness (unless you believe in reincarnation). Even though all the DNA is there, the fact that there's no higher brain activity strongly suggests that there's no consciousness.
This is a decision that women hope they never have to make in life. The scenarios in which a women would have to make this decision are as follows: a) the women was raped and is unable to support a child b) a female has unprotected and underage sex and needs to have her baby surgically removed c) a male and female have a child and then a series of events leads to the conclusion that it had been a bad mistake. With these three scenarios in front of you, every decent human being should be able to sympathize with the women in these situations. Many of the people who participate in anti-abortion rallies, parades etc. Are men who simply haven't put their feet in the shoes of these women. Not only is it interfering with ones privacy, by doing so we are embarrassing the women and or couple and thus causing them to potentially have further psychological damage. This is not a political matter in my view, it is a delicate and fragile issue that should not leave the doctors office!
A fetus has no more right to demand it be nurtured by the body that carries it than any other living organism in any other body. I suggest that if it wants to continue to be nurtured it damn well better create sufficient affinity with the body it entered to cause that body to continue to support it. These considerations are inherently the sole province of the fetus and the potential mother.
I can say all I want about abortion being either bad or good. However, there stands a simple fact: what someone else does with their own body and their own life does not affect me for either good or ill. Therefore, I have no right to decide their morals for them. The decision is something I will make in my own relationships, but that is a personal choice and should have no bearing on what I believe other people should think is right.
People have different reasons as to why they abort their child. If someone is not capable of being a good mother or supportive mother, it isn't fair for the child to be living in such a cruel world. If the mother gives birth to a unwanted child, the child will grow up being neglected by a mother who was not ready to be a mother. Everyone has freedom of a choice as to what they want to do with their body. Think about what's more fair for the child.
While I am against killing of any human without justification, I am pro abortion for many reasons.
The main one is that there are simply too many people in the world and we cannot sustain enough, especially if lots of the would be aborted children are happening in down in the dumps areas.
In an ideal world we would say no to abortion unless it affected the mother, but in a practical world, we cannot keep on living in a false hope of idealism.
When it comes to abortion, regardless of ethical or religious beliefs, the mother's choice is the final one. She is the one who is responsible for another life for eighteen years. If it were to be banned, the child would either be unwanted, put up for adoption, or the mother would find a way to abort in a dangerous way. As the quote goes "where there is a will there is a way."
People who are going to have a baby should be allowed to choose themselves if they want to have an abortion or not they shouldn't have all these opinions for and against, its the parents choice they should not be pressured into anything if they don't or do want to do it.
If a woman wants to get an abortion in the first place, she probably isn't fit to be a mother at all. If she doesn't want a child, then how do you think the child will be treated? The obvious answer to this is adoption, but there are so many kids that live without being adopted for their entire lives. How does this give them a good life? They will not be able to say they had a mother or a father. They might even feel unwanted. However, I also feel that a better method of abortion should be created. One that causes no pain to the fetus.
It saves the lives of mothers who could die if the baby is not aborted. Its the parents choice because the baby is still not formed. Don't think that it is Pro-life vs pro choice. It is pro-choice vs anti-choice. Parents should have more freedom. Because starting around 13 or so, an egg is "killed" every month by natural cycles. But of course the entire argument requires a full debate. For this is more of an opinion on values instead of actual facts.
A woman should be able to do what they want with their bodies, it is no one else's business.
Illegalizing abortion is woman are not objects, and we should not be treated like we don't have choices. Countries that have abortion illegalized, also have poor laws regarding females
Abortion is a freedom, you cannot take away that freedom because that is an act of suppression.
Females especially should be pro abortion.
People should always have a choice. There are times when a woman may be raped and become pregnant, or the child would suffer greatly in some way. In these types of cases, abortion would neither be right or wrong, but simply another option.
On another, but related note, I don't think we should judge people that have abortions. We don't know them, their circumstances or their story. It isn't our place to tell them how to live, what to do, or to be critical in any way.
If there is an unfair mother like a drug addict do you think that child is going to have a fair life? No. Also teen pregnancy, rape, accidents, its the woman's body it should be her decision whether or not she wants to keep the baby. Abortion is a legal option. Its not illegal so why take away this choice? Some couples may need it, adoption is not always an option.
Depends on the law and depends on the religion. Each person has a choice too of course. It's not either right or wrong. One life is influenced by many and if the parents feel they cannot influence that life well, it is their choice to abort. Well, as long as no law is breached.
If a woman wants an abortion, then she should be allowed to decide what she wants to do with her own reproductive organs. I do, however, think that it should be illegal to get an abortion after a certain point, between being an egg and birth. People just need to decide when that is.
Some people are not ready to be parents. Then there are people who could not in any way financially support a child on their own and kids are not cheap! There are many single women who have to work long hours and what if they cant find the help with babysitting or cant afford the day care? You cant leave the child home by itself obviously so what can many single parents do? Oh, they can go on welfare i guess and for the people who are against abortion, how are we supposed to come up with that kind of tax payer money? This economy is already struggling with insurmountable debt and everyone's financial prospect is different so mind your own business!
My stance on abortion is this: everybody should have the right to do what they think is best for themselves as long as they affect no one but themselves. If one thinks abortion is wrong, then they shouldn't get an abortion. If a woman is raped and has no means by which to care for a child, and doesn't want a child (especially one from an experience such as rape), then they should have the opportunity to abort the child.
Why contribute to overpopulation by forcing a woman to bring a child into the world when she may not be able to provide for that child? Even if you send it to a different family, the more babies we're tossing around trying to put into homes, the less valuable they are, and the poorer lives they live.
Abortion is murder. Do the kid a favor and allow the parent to commit the murder. Think about it: The parent felt that the child would be better off dead than to be raised by her. If such is true, then it is probably true. We should not force murders to raise murders. Let the mother do as she pleases and there will be a greater percentage of children raised in a good situation, which will create a greater percentage of good adults, which will create a better world.
Are you people serious? The mother could have been raped! Your going to force her to keep the child (or children??)! What if she doesn't have money or time for the child. The child would than have been sent to and adoption agency. Or the child will wake up every morning with a poor mom who can't afford to buy him clothes. Religions say in the bible it shouldn't be allowed. Your religion should have no interference with billions of women's lives!
If a woman is not ready for a child, she shouldn't have to have one! If she isn't physically, emotionally, or financially ready, there's no point in her having a child. In fact, if she were to regardless of whether she was ready or not, it would probably only result in the child suffering, which in no way is correct or fair!
At the early stages of a fetuses development, it is pretty much an organ of the mother, not it's own entity.
It requires the mother's blood, the mother's food, the mother's water. It is pretty much- the mother.
It has no nervous system- it cannot feel pain.
It has no mind- it cannot comprehend or articulate its own death, or it's own existence for that matter.
The only thing you steal from a fetus with an abortion is it's future.
But there is no suffering, and it cannot understand what the future even is.
Everyone deserves to live. Even if you can't afford the baby it doesn't mean should kill someone it will hurt more than really having a baby. A baby is better of to have a different parent than you killing a baby. That is committing murder. You would to feel that for the rest of your life thinking what you could have had. It will be better of to have the baby and take care of it the rest of you life. Don't take that as bad just give the baby away than killing it that would be better to give it away.
Up until the age of 24 the foetus is not viable – it cannot survive outside the womb. If so, how can it possibly be a human being yet? It is simply a cluster of cells. And if you terminate it, it is no different than getting rid of a tumour. It does not have feelings and if something is not yet alive, than it will not hurt it up until after the abortion limit.
If a woman has been raped, then it would be best for her not to have the baby. If she did, she may end up disliking the baby and even if not, the child would never know who his father was. If it is a risk to the mother or baby’s mental health it is the kindest thing to do.
If the child was likely to be born deformed or with a disability than it is not fair to let them live. There was an incident on the news a few weeks ago about a man with locked-in syndrome who wanted to win a case for assisted-suicide as he had given up on life. For his life to be that unfair, it would have been far kinder if he had never lived at all.
If a family is unable to support their child financially or in other ways, then the child is going to have a hard life. It is better to never have a life than to have one of suffering.
Some people say that it is better to put a child up for adoption than have an abortion. I disagree, adopted children develop many problems through being fostered from one house to another.
Finally, before abortion was legalised it was still illegally going on. Women went to ‘backstreet clinics’ and had their babies removed in unsafe and unhygienic ways. This was the reason that it was legalised – to stop many women dying unnecessarily.
There are many reasons a woman may NEED to abort a child (mainly health and medical problems). An unborn embryo, fetus, or baby cannot have rights over the woman who is carrying it. Some pregnancies aren't under the best circumstances (I will not go into detail about rape, drug abuse and disease) and no woman should be forced to carry a child in her womb for 9 months, especially if she feels she has no connection or want for the baby. All of this comes do the choice of the individual woman. I do not however support women using abortion as a birth control method.
I believe that abortion should be an option where careful consideration should be taken. I think that consideration should not only focus on the mother, but how it will affect the child through their life as well.
There are many situations where a pregnancy was not planned or preventative measures have failed. Would it be fair to force a young woman to become a mother as a result of being raped? What about teens that have been practicing safe sex and had the misfortune of the condom breaking? What if the 'parents' will not be able to financially provide for the child and give them a good start to life? How is it fair to force someone who has not simply changed their mind to go through such a permanent lifelong commitment?
Why is there little discussion of how the child will be affected? What if the child will be brought into a broken family that will eventually be lost to the foster system? Or is not nurtured properly during fetal development? Imagine an innocent child being born into a disadvantaged life, would they be one of those teenagers that takes their own life after suffering unimaginable emotional pain for 15 years? How is that fair on the child to be brought into such a life by force?
Having a child is not just a 9 month commitment, somebody has to be responsible for that new life for at least 18 years and that same life then needs to exist with the experiences until they die without choice.
Abortion is (in my opinion) a valid choice and a decision that should not be made lightly. Both mother and unborn child will be eternally affected by that choice until their death(s).
Anti-abortionists always argue that we cannot kill a 'living' thing. But what if the mother is in a situation where she cannot properly take care of the child? That means the child will most likely live in an underprivileged home, with a bad quality of life. Also, what if the mother simply does not want a child? Isn't she allowed to exercise her freedom of actions to stop something that might, ultimately, harm her life. Her health may be at risk, and she could suffer forever if an abortion is not done. And if the woman does not want the child she could become a bad parent. Completely ignoring her child, isolating it and not caring. Therefore and abortion is not wrong because it sometimes can be in the child's best interest.
Abortion is in no terms wrong. Naturally, it is a difficult decision and can be very emotionally difficult for the mother. However, in circumstances, bringing a child into the world can be a worse decision; some people are not fit to be parents. Abortion is not murder. One is not killing an innocent child through the act of abortion. Instead, the foetus is being disposed of before it has the capability to feel through the development of the central nervous system. The deadline for legalised abortion is still before this development, so at no point is one harming the baby. Yes, the child could grow up to cure cancer. Or, the child could grow up to be a mass murderer. Human intelligence does not suffice for us to try and comprehend and predict future events. But on any account, abortion is not murder.
While it may not be the most desirable option, it should still be that. An option. The implications of an unwanted child are something that seem just as undesirable at times as the initial abortion. These unwanted children are the people that grow up to become the outcasts of society - being frowned upon, unwanted or raised in a foster home does not provide the same social nourishment as a normal home. Of all arguments against allowing abortion, the bulk of them I see are that it is either: A) against a religious code, or B) murder.
A) As we live in a multicultural world, and in regards that it is near impossible for any religion (if any at all) that we have thought up at any point in time to actually be correct, religious beliefs really have no place in governing the way people make their decisions. If laws are based upon things such as "the bible says no", then our western society has now degraded to the same level as the tyrannical theocracies that we so eagerly hate and despise.
B) The condition of the 'child' at this point is hardly alive. It cannot think, feel, remember, enjoy or experience anything that a born child can. Even legally, this is not murder. Stating that it is murder because 'It will eventually become a child', is essentially the same as stating that someone who has murdered a born human has murdered several hundred people with that one action, because the murdered person would continue on to have a family line. However, we do not classify every killed person as a three hundred man massacre, but merely as a single death. Just as so, we should not classify 'what will become' as a death.
I agree, it is sad. A lot of men say no, because it's "sick" and "murdering a baby" but if they were in the same situation, if they were raped, or they were pregnant at a very young age, or simply didn't want a baby, they would think differently. It shouldn't be a mans choice on what women can do with the life growing inside of them, it should be the women's decision, and taking that freedom away is horrible.
Abortion should be legal in all countries to help lower the unwanted child rate. At the time a fetus is aborted it is not alive, and is most likely not smarter than a pigeon. Think of the mother's right, going through all that unwanted pain for 9 months. What really matters is free will over your own body, and therefor it should be absolutely legal.
People are creating this silly excuse that, "It's wrong to abort a fetus because they could become something beautiful one day. That baby you terminate could become the president and cure cancer!" No! The baby is not going to cure cancer and not going to become president. There are lot's of statistics that show that children with terrible upbringing's don't go far in life. If you're forced to have a child you don't want, then how are you going to give that child an upbringing that is good enough to make them a genius who cures cancer? It's not going to happen. You cannot force people to live with something they do not want. Women are in control of their lives and their bodies. Better aborting a child, than a woman having to kill herself and the child as she see's it's the only way out of the misery it would cause.
It all depends on the choices that the women make, either having to get rid of the child they are hag or have the child and never get an abortion, but otherwise, they're is problems such as rape, and it may be an option for the females in the world, because they were rape without pleasure, but in pain.
First of all, saying that abortion is the same as murder is quite ridiculous. There is no way you can even compare a fetus to a living person. You cannot really call one human yet. This idea of "murder" is all really just based on a a bunch of religious mumbo jumbo. It baffles me how people get morals from a book that also says eating shrimp or working on sunday is a sin. Getting morals from the bible is like using an ancient medical book to cure a modern disease. It just doesn't make any sense.
Abortion can be the right choice depending on the situation. Sometimes it has to do with the mother dying if she gives birth or perhaps the child will be born with a big defect. It really all depends what the mother thinks is morally right. This is why "Pro-life" is really just anti-women. What most people don't realize is that abortion will still happen regardless of what the law says, so its better to keep it safe than to risk any more lives.
I believe that it is every women's right to choose, what is best for her. I understand this from personal experience. I'm very grateful that I live in a country that allows me this freedom. My stance on this topic comes from my personal view point. I have spent a lot of time thinking about both sides. I believe that instead of spending time protesting outside abortion clinics, for the unborn. Time might be better spent on the children that are alive, living in foster homes. There are plenty of children that need help, that are in the world and our nation. Maybe the energy used to protest and argue whether abortion is right or wrong, we could put that energy and effort into the children that are here. After all they are the future. After we take care of them then we can get back to arguing about if abortion is right or wrong.
Imagine if you were a young teenager or a woman who had no clue that you were going to be abused ,harassed and used for sex . Would you really want to go through the pain and suffering of carrying a strangers baby knowing the baby one day would want to know who the father was . I am 14 and if I were on that type of situation I don't know what I'd do :( .
No, the law shouldn't have a say in what a woman's choices are to do with her body. Some people aren't ready to be parents and having a child would negatively affect the rest of their life. What if the child was the result of rape or incest? What if having this child affects the mother's health?
If it in the first few months before the fetus gains brain function, yeah it is fine. It is not a life at that point. And that is my opinion, but the thing is, is that if the fetus is growing inside of me, that is my choice. If it is growing inside of you, that is YOUR choice. Yeah, it may be immoral to some people, and I can't say I totally 100% disagree, but you have to let people make their own choices and stop forcing your ideas on them.
And by that sarcastic standard, we are all murderers, since we can kill bacteria with tooth brush and paste at hand. No. Like many others who have said this before me, if a woman is raped, you do not have the right to force a choice upon her. She has the right to choose, and in doing so, will eventually do the right thing. Granted, there are those who do not practice safe sex, but if there were a law to be made against abortion, it must be against those who do not choose wisely and are considered in many aspects stupid. We mustn't encourage neglegence and ignorance, but we must also consider our actions and the actions of others. If our right to choose is taken away from us, then that's it for the human race. Oh well.
Killing babies is bad i know, but that doesnt mean you can force a woman to go through pregnancy if she doesnt want to. Also its a parasite. As soon as a womans pregnant, everyone just forgets about the woman and is focused on the fetus, you might as well lock women up and use us reproducing
If people didnt abort the homeless would be starving to death and that just wouldn't do now would it so intead of killing grown men that live on the streets you can just kill a growth of semen that isnt even a registered human yet sooo yeah keep killing children
The first reason is because if a woman is raped, and abortion was outlawed, she must give birth to a baby she didnt want, and when the baby asks where his daddy is, the woman's reply is: "Daddy went to jail for raping me honey."
Second, abortion is the woman with the baby choice ALONE. Why? Because she's having the baby, and has to go through quite a lot to get the baby out.
Third, abortion is not murder. If abortion is murder, then meat is murder and hunters are murderes. Murder is done with malice intent, and no body goes around having babies just to kill them.
Fourth, the baby feels pain. Babies develop the pain nerves around eight weeks after fertilization. So yes, the baby might feel pain. Might. No one knows. And if so, don't cows feel pain when they're slaughtered? And all animals?
The fifth and final reason, God. Apparently a lot of people believe abortion disgraces God. Those same people believe they're decisions are made by God. So, actually, if a woman wants an abortion, its God's decision, isn't it?
That's my reasons.
Because duh i mean c'mon seriously tho fetuses can't feel or think of breathe or anything but the woman who is pregnant can and if she decides to get an abortion then she probably will, legal or not. Making abortions legal tho makes it safer for the woman and her life is more important than an unborn child's
Right i have been learning about this. And a lot of the views are all different religions.
ROman catholics would never in a millions years ( or so its meant to be) whereas a hummanist would say as bentham stated "the greatest happiness for the greatest amount of people"
I say that i agree with traditional protestant - if it is a reason worth having abortion. But what reason would reach the extent of being good enough? I think things that we could not control, example would be rape. One thing is for sure that it should not be used as the result of not using contraception. People may say that what happens if the contraception does not work? Well if you have intercourse then you should know and think about the results. You shouldnt have underaged sex though. A better option would maybe be putting the child up for adoption.
Please stop using religion as an excuse. Just because you believe we'll go to hell if we abort, doesn't mean we will or we think the same. People who choose to abort are making a private decision, similar to those who choose to believe in god. People using the religious argument, think about how you would feel if people were trying to make your choices for you, like if they were telling you to not believe in god, or believe in a different god.
And if someone couldn't get an abortion because it got outlawed, there life would be ruined as they would have to give up everything to care for their unplanned kid, or the kid's life would be ruined when they get put up for adoption. Maybe you're "saving lives" but your also ruining them. And while you're at it, stop trying to force your religion on other people.
Everybody says that abortion is wrong because it is murdering a living being. What people forget about abortion when it is performed is that the fetus is not yet alive. Most abortions are usually done within the first trimester, when the fetus has barely developed. A being cannot have self-sustaining until the brain has fully developed, and you can't kill something that isn't even alive. I feel that this debate is too important on the issue of women's rights to even consider that the religious argument should hold any weight in this debate, so I will not respond to any of the religious arguments. In the end, if you don't like abortion, don't have an abortion.
Pro-lifers, get this: you're not the one having the baby. Run that through your thick heads.
Firstly, if you're going to use religion as an excuse, you're freaking pathetic. Not everybody has the same religion. Some people are - gasp - atheists! Don't go using religion instead of logic. You can believe children are "gifts of God" or "meant to be" but that doesn't mean everybody does.
Also, a fetus IS NOT A GODDAMN HUMAN. It's merely human DNA that does not have the ability to think or even feel pain. Abortion is like the equivalent of pulling weeds. Does the fetus CARE that it's being killed? No. If you think fetuses deserve the same rights as grown humans, let's give it a megaphone and let it talk for itself.
Furthermore, pregnancy is painful and poses extreme risks to the mother's health. Females aren't baby-making machines, and you can't just say "adoption!" and have it all whisked away. It's a long, horrible process and the baby is probably going to end up unwanted or in a bad foster home anyway.
It doesn't matter what the government thinks.
When it concerns public lives, we should decide for ourselves.
Should a mother who knows she won't be able to support her baby keep the baby, even though it is certain the child will live in poverty?
A woman is not a machine. What she wishes to do with her body is absolutely her choice.
Men should not have a say in this matter.
If you take a step aside and look at it at a general perspective, the world population is booming, and more and more people are populating the earth. If more people start having children and raising them, our necessities and standards will begin to drop drastically. If abortion was a basic option for women, our population would be under control.
On a psychological point of view, people are getting scared, thinking about their own mothers and what would have happened if their mother aborted them.
When a baby is born, the parents take care of it. It doesn't matter who it is, it could have been a completely different person than you and your parents would have still taken care of that baby.
You did not exist on a general perspective.
People are also fighting that a woman could have aborted great people such as Nikola Tesla, Shakespeare, Albert Einstein, etc; but they are forgetting that their opinions would have changed if they thought of Hitler's mother getting an abortion, or Stalin's mother deciding that she wasn't able to raise him in a stable environment.
How would your opinion change then?
The point at which a bunch of cells with a unique genetic structure actually becomes a person is completely arbitrary. Religions are inconsistent and cannot be relied on for a definitive answer. Levitical law in Jewish scriptures, for instance, provide very different penalties for causing a miscarriage than for killing an adult. Some would argue that some children are born with such serious defects of mind that there is nothing to distinguish them from the upper level of the animal kingdom. Others would argue that some animals show enough self awareness that they should be considered persons. We need to negotiate, as a society, the point at which we decide that we must draw the line. Conception as a point of personhood makes no sense to me at all. Remember Monty Python's satirical song, "Every sperm is sacred"? All of the points between conception and birth are far too arbitrary. The fetus is utterly dependent on it's host and the line between fetus and mother is a difficult one to draw. The fetus does not have anything beyond a very rudimentary self awareness, and is certainly not in advance of many animals. Birth is a definitive stage. It makes sense to me that this is the time when we as a society should invest a child with the rights and protections of personhood.
Late term abortions are distasteful. Immoral even. Should probably even be illegal barring certain circumstances. Once we start talking about what life is however, and even further with, "what is a human life?" and for me, the abortion discussion changes completely. I do not believe in a soul, so my view does not reflect the majority, but it does reflect some. What makes us human, in my opinion is our ability to think and comprehend. For me anything before then is not different than any other distasteful act we humans commit in the act of convenience. Roughly 24-28 weeks is when we start developing the neural capacity for consciousness http://www.Scientificamerican.Com/article.Cfm?Id=when-does-consciousness-arise
I think that this is a far better indicator of human life that a heart beat, being that we regard brain waves to be the true indicator of death as well considering we can artificially continue a heart beat.
First and foremost, let me say that I am pro-choice, and for the record, I don't believe that abortion is a topic that men should be at the forefront of debating. But, let me also be clear, I don't support abortion itself across the board, but I support the right for the woman to make the decision one way or another.
I don't support people using abortion as a sadistic birth control method, but as per the law (Roe v. Wade), they have the choice to do so or not. To me, removing that choice is a violation of human rights. In cases where the woman is at risk or the quality of life for the child would be below a respectable means, then yes, if you decide to, abort the fetus. Most abortions are early term (or would be early term if certain factors didn't come into the fold), so the part of this argument lodged by many Conservative political and social leaders about the "frequency of late term abortions" is inflated and without any concrete facts. But, keep in mind, I'm not saying it NEVER happens, just that the frequency is skewed during debates, especially at Federal and State legislative levels.
I also don't believe that it's murder. The child has not been born, so you can't actually commit murder unless the person being murdered is living. As you can probably deduce from that statement, I don't believe life begins at conception, especially since there is almost no chance a baby can live outside of the womb before the onset of the third trimester. It's a similar stance I have on the right to die. A fetus (pre-third trimester) is completely dependent on the mother for survival, much like Terri Schiavo, for example, was completely dependent on machines for survival.
As I said before, it's a much more complex debate than just: is it murder or not? In my personal conviction, no.
A woman should be able to decide what they want to do to their body. It is their body, and therefore their choice. At the time of legal abortion, abortion is not murder. It is not a living, thinking baby. It is just a bundle of cells. When there are so many situations (rape, incest, etc.) in which a woman can have unwanted conception, it is wrong to force her to have the baby. By forcing a woman to go through with an abortion, you are claiming that a non-living being is more important than one who is.
No way is it wrong! Woman should easily be able to murder their baby because if they don't want it they don't have to have it. Also think of polar bears, they are just floating away aimlessly on an iceberg and if they had a baby they wouldn't have the choice to have an abortion or not but we, we aren't floating away on icebergs so it would be completely fine for us to be able to abort babies. If the penguin was floating away on an iceberg that's another story. Back to the polar bears, we really need to help them because they are so cute and deserve to be saved from the icebergs. But wait, how do the polar bears get on those icebergs in the first place? Its not like they see the iceberg floating away and say "Nooo thats my iceberg!" the only reasonable way they could've got onto the icebergs is if they fall asleep on them and they break over night, so why would the polar bears sleep so close to the edge anyway? So basically its their fault not ours. Thats why abortion should be legal.
If a woman conceives a baby through unwanted sex, the mothers should have choice whether to perform an abortion or not. Therefore, abortion is an optional choice for the mother and should not be considered a murder. Also the mother could face danger (ex. If the pregnant woman is too young to physically have a baby, it would be life-threatening for the mother, so the mother must choose an option of abortion. Choosing an abortion for the mother's own life should not be considered an abortion.
Abortions are not wrong because a woman is far superior than a fetus who has no emotions what so ever. Saying that women aren't allowed to get an abortion means that you are putting a fetus's needs ahead of a grown person's. This very well discriminates against women and sets them back... Its basically saying "You do not mean anything compared to a fetus."
Do people not realize that there are many reasons why women get abortions. If we abolish abortions then where are victims of incest or rape going to go. Plus what happen to our rights? They are slowing being taken away, and to mention that we let men have a decision on what we are to do with our bodies. Some people believe it is morally wrong , but no one is forcing them to have an abortion. Each and every women on this planet should have the right to do whatever they want with their own bodies. Ladies we fought so hard for our rights and we have to keep fighting for them!
First, I want to say that abortion is not killing. This little creature doesn't have any personality and it isn't a human.
Secondly, there are a lot cases when girls were raped and get pregnant. I think in these situation better to make abortion then give a birth to unwanted children. His live will be not so happy as a child who was born from love.
Finally I think that it is people's choice and if some people want to do that, it is their choice.