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Approximately 1.6 million murders are committed legally each year. While the mutilated bodies of the victims lay waiting in infested dumpsters to be hauled off to a landfill, the murderers are in their offices waiting for their next patient. This is the murder of an innocent child by a procedure known as abortion. Abortion stops the beating of an innocent child’s heart. People must no longer ignore the scientific evidence that life begins at the moment of conception. People can no longer ignore the medical and emotional problems an abortion causes women. People must stop denying the facts about the procedure, and start hearing the silent screams of unborn children. The argument by the pro-abortion side is that the unborn child is not truly a child. Pro-abortionists believe that life begins at birth and that a fetus is only a blob of tissue until it is born. Abortion is the dismembering and killing of a human life-an unborn baby- not just a “blob of tissue”. “ But it is scientific and medical fact based on experimental evidence, that a fetus is a living, growing, thriving human being, directing his or her own development” (Fetal Development). A fetus is not just a blob of tissue; rather a fetus is Latin for “offspring or young one.” At a US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee meeting, most scientists said that life begins at conception or implantation of the embryo. No scientist at the meeting claimed that life begins at birth (Factbot). Professor Hymie Gordon of the Mayo clinic stated “…by all criteria of modern biology, life is present from the moment of conception” (fetal development). Not only has science proven that a fetus is truly a human, the simple facts also confer abortion kills the life of a human being. Life begins at conception because of the fact that life in the womb does not change at birth. There are no special procedures or changes that occur during birth to magically change the fetus to a baby. It is already a baby-a human life. Of the 45 generations of cell divisions before adulthood, 41 have taken place before a person is born. Fertilization is just the beginning of a long process of growing and maturing. Gender, physical features, eye color have already been determined. The baby’s heart begins beating regularly at 24 days. Babies in the womb hiccup, cry, play, and learn” (Factbot). Life continues from the day of fertilization until death. Nothing is added to a person during a lifetime.” Scientific and medical facts prove that the fetus is living. They prove that the fetus is a person, a human, and functions separate from the mother. All unborn babies have the right to life guaranteed to humans under the constitution. No other person has the right to take away the unborn child’s life, no matter what the situation is. One must not sacrifice a life to make one’s own life better. Many argue that most of the babies that are aborted are unwanted babies. They believe that they would be abused and neglected. This is why abortion is ok to them. They believe abortion is saving the child from abuse. Abortion, however, is the most severe case of child abuse. The procedure is painful to the child and intentionally ends in death (except in cases where the procedure results in a living child. “ About once a day, somewhere in the US, something goes wrong and an abortion results in a live baby”) The fetus is alive and has the capacity to feel the painful abortion procedure. The US Department of Health and Human Services reported that after nine weeks unborn babies can feel pain, yet 48 percent of all abortions are done after this point. The ultra sound shows the baby struggling to survive. An early abortion takes about five minutes and is performed six to fourteen weeks after a woman’s last period. The procedure is called a suction aspiration. It is like a vacuum cleaner. “A hollow plastic tube with a sharp edge is placed into the uterus. The suction tears the baby apart, and the sharp edge is used to scrape the placenta from the wall of the uterus. Everything is sucked out into a bottle” The other method is dilation and curettage. “