Abortion is Bad Essay

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Abortion is Bad

Do you consider something with a beating heart a living creature? A babies heart forms and
starts beating in the fifth week of pregnancy, therefor, that would make abortion murder.
The baby that is growing inside of you is depending on you, so when you make the choice to
end that life, you are making the choice to murder another person.

Someone that believes in the pro-choice theory would say that the decision is up to the
woman, but the person with the pro-life theory would say that it is murder no matter what
the situation. Would you consider it murder to kill a baby the day after it is born? Then
why would it not be murder to kill it before it is born? “If it is impossible to abort a
baby in the ninth month, then what makes it ok to do in the fifth or sixth month.” (Carl
Sagan & Ann Druyan).

Many abortions are perormed each year in the United States. 75% of all abortions in the
U.S. are performed on women over 20 years of age, but the lawmakers try to concentrate on
the 186,000 teens that have an abortion each year. In 1990, there were nearly 400 abortion
bills were introduced to 41 legislatures. So far, as many as 20 states have passed laws
that requires a teenager to have a parents consent before having an abortion. This may
help reduce the number of abortions each year, the people that passed these bills feel
that maybe the parents will feel differently about the situation and be able to talk their
child out of it. 20% of teens that are sexually active do not use any form of birth
control, these are the teens that end up getting pregnant and getting an abortion. If
these girls would use some kind of contraceptive it could stop a lot of the abortions
performed each year. If you think about it, it is so much easier to take a pill then it is
to be pregnant and have to decide on the life of another person. When you feel that you
are responsible enough to participate in sexual activity, you should also feel that you a
resonsible enough to deal with the consequences that follow.

Abortions are considered “the easy was out.” I feel that abortions are just selfish. There
is no easy way out. I could not imagine living with the guilt of taking anothers life,
especially the life of something that I created, and that is dependant of me. There are so
many people out there that wish they had the chance to get pregnant. If you really feel
that you are not ready to be a parent then you could atleast give the baby up for
adoption, and make your life, that babies life, and the family adopting the babies life a
lot happier.

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