Is abortion wrong?
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.
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!
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?
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!
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.
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.
@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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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?
Roe v. Wade gives rights! Wait, that ruling us unconstitutional, and is judicial activism.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
then you get the point
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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!
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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 think abortion is wrong and i definitely wouldn't do it, but people should have every right to make that decision for themselves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
Pretty straightforward, in the same ways killing is wrong for a born person it is wrong for the unborn.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
People shouldn't have kids if they don't want kids.
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.
A glob of cells isn't a baby.
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.
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.
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.
The woman should be given the choice, whether or not she must go through the process. Abortion would also help control population.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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?
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.
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.
Abortions are mostly done in the first trimester. Embryos are not human! And fetuses are not persons. There is nothing wrong with 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Late term abortion is, but any other kind and it could be argued as no immoral.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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. :)
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.
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.
Who the hell are you to try and control a woman's body?
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :( .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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????
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
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?!
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.
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.
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.
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.