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ABORTION
Abortion is the induced termination of pregnancy before the embryo or fetus is capable of
survival. This issue has created moral and social concern since the beginning of time.
Individuals as well as the church, which is very influential on some people, have had to
take a stand on either side of this controversial issue. There are many different views
being taken on abortion making the decision of right or wrong that much more difficult to
make.

The act of aborting a fetus deals with a very complex definition of what a human life is.
As Alan Keyes says, “Whether a life is a human life, entitled to respect for all the
basic, inviolable rights of humanity – this is a critically important judgment.” No one
person has the right to say when life begins and this is where the controversy on the
issue of abortion stems from. Pro-life advocates define human life as beginning at the
moment of conception, while pro-choice supporters claim that once the egg and sperm are
united this is just a living organism and not a human life. If the fetus is a human then
it is entitled to live under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, saying that it is as
equal as any other person. Along with this presumption, if aborted, the aborter could be
subject to the penalties that anyone would receive for killing another human being. If
the fetus is not being thought of as a human life, then there should be no problem with
aborting a fetus. This decision on whether or not the fetus is living or not is extremely
difficult to make, therefore creating moral conflict in our society today and for many
years to come.

Today there are three main positions being held on the abortion issue. The first is that
abortion should be legal in all circumstances. The second is that abortion should be
legal in extreme circumstances including the mother’s health being in jeopardy, pregnancy
due to a woman being raped, or evidence that the baby will be defected upon birth.
Pro-choice advocates take the first two views. The third view which is held by pro-life
supporters states that abortion should never be legal under any circumstances. Today the
second position has proven most popular most likely because people can choose the best
points of each side of the issue.

Again the pro-life argument on the abortion issue defines human life as beginning with
conception. Medical research has proven that the fetus is a living organism from the
moment of conception. Some may argue that a living organism cannot be considered a
person, but what else can it be. Once the sperm and egg unite, the 23 chromosomes of each
are brought together to form one cell with 46 chromosomes. Once this cell with 46
chromosomes is formed, that one cell has all of the DNA, the entire genetic code that
makes up a human being. Everything which constitutes a human being is in that one cell
from conception on it just takes time to grow and develop. Who is the one person able to
claim at what minute in time a fetus changes from a living organism into a human being.
The start of human life should not be a religious, moral, or philosophical issue since
each and every person has their own morals and views. The beginning of life should be a
scientific and biological issue. Science says that once the 46 chromosome cell is formed,
the unborn fetus a living, developing individual with a unique genetic makeup.

Pro-life advocates also argue that if an unborn fetus can be protected by the government
in other cases, it should be protected under the Fourteenth Ammendment which guarantees
that life shall not be taken without due process of the law. An unborn baby can be
injured in an accident and later after being born can sue the person who injured him. A
fetus is also able to inherit and estate. Why can this individual be denied life then?

Pro-lifers believe that the fetus is a completely separate life from that of the mother.
It has a totally different blood type and genetic code. It is not just a part of the
mother like an arm or a leg. It is a human life temporarily living inside of that woman,
and its birth is just a change of residence. These advocates also claim that saying that
an unborn does not have the fundamental right to live is a form of discrimination based on
age and the fact that the unborn cannot speak for themselves.

All of these arguments given by the pro-life stand on abortion can quickly be opposed by
the pro-choice advocates. Pro-choice supporters believe that each individual woman should
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