Essay on Abortion Is A Killing Of An Unborn Baby

1736 Words Apr 8th, 2015 7 Pages
Abortion There are many issues in American today. From drugs, to violence, to many pregnancies. Which leads to abortion. The abortion rate in the United States has gradually increased in the past years because of the abortion laws. Abortion should be illegal in the United States because abortion is murder. It is also not needed and there are many risks to having one. What is abortion? “Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy before birth” (1:14). The ending of a pregnancy before birth is wrong. It is a killing of an unborn baby. To begin with, “Abortion has been practiced and debuted since ancient times” (1:15). This has been around for a really long time. It has always been a choice to get rid of an unborn baby. Ever since then, many thought it was wrong and also thought it should be illegal. “In 1895, Pope Pius IX condemned abortion from the moment of conception” (1:15). Abortion was made legal by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1973 due to the Roe v. Wade case. It was stated that the U.S constitution implies the right to privacy so therefore a woman decides for herself if she will have an abortion. Lastly, there is many types of abortion methods for the stages of pregnancy. The most common type of method is suction curettage, and that is performed in the first trimester of pregnancy. There is a drug called Mifepristone or RU-486 that blocks the action of the hormone progesterone in the woman’s body. One other methods is Dilation and Evacuation. This is done in…

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