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On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion. When I

t ruled that abortion was legal, the court not only gave women the right to choose but also

gave the unborn babies the right to die. Since that day, millions upon millions of unborn

children have been ripped apart, burned with saline solutions, and sucked from their

mother’s wombs. With every abortion that occurs another inaudible scream from the

unborn child is silenced and the rights of that child is taken away .

If someone where to be asked if murder was wrong, the general answer would be

yes. When that same person is asked if abortion is murder, the answer may be yes, but

most likely the answer is no. Why do most people think that murder is wrong, but do not

agree that abortion is murder? The reason for this contradiction is that most people

believe that the unborn infant is not a human, but an organ or part of the woman's body,

which would make the act of aborting the child just the same as removing an appendix.

This problem of when life begins stems from the inconsistencies which come from the

case of Roe vs. Wade. The Supreme Court interpreted that by the ninth and fourteenth

amendments that a woman has the right to an abortion. The court that day, however, did

not rule when a life begins for a human. If society is to assume that a fetus is a human the

second it leaves the uterus, then what is the unborn baby three minutes from birth , a

monkey. When an unborn baby is aborted, society must realize that an organ was not

taken out, but a living human being. This would make abortion wrong because according

to law, no one has the right to take away anther's life.

While many people consider the cases of unwanted pregnancy due to rape or

incest to be acceptable, they must realize that the child is not the crime. Society's reason

behind this is why should the woman suffer from the pain and remembrance that the

pregnancy brings. Even though cases of abortion due to rape and incest only make up one

percent of the total number abortion performed, there is no reason why 15,000 unborn

babies should be murdered annually. Why should the baby be condemned to death

because of a crime that was committed by another person? If innocent people should be

condemned to death because they are the result of the crime, then instead of imprisoning

or putting death a convicted murder we should kill one of that prisoner's family members.

If the woman does not want to have the baby they could either carry the unborn baby until

full term and give the child up for adoption, or go within twenty four hours to a hospital

and have the rapist's semen removed before conception.

The last reason why abortion should be wrong is the use of it as genocide. With

the growing technologies in the world today, society is able to see and hear their child

inside the mother. Technology today also allows humans to find out if there is something

wrong with the child or if the child is male or a female. Many times this advanced

warning can help the parents cope with the trauma if something is wrong with their baby;

however, many couples are opting to have the unborn babies aborted rather than

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