Abortion Is Considered Murder
People have many different viewpoints when it comes to abortion. There are those in favor, and those not in favor. One example for those in favor of abortion is the court decision established in 1973 known as Roe vs. Wade. This decision made it illegal for states to ban abortion. A woman is permitted to have an abortion performed if the fetus is six months old or younger. It is illegal to have an abortion performed within the last three months of pregnancy. Typically, most American’s are on one side of the spectrum, those who are in opposition of abortion (pro-life) and those who support it (pro-choice). After the 1973 court case of Roe vs. Wade many American’s felt as though the topic of abortion would be settled, but it was “far from …show more content…
But this conclusion does not follow. Similar things might be said about the development of an acorn into an oak tree…” (241) She believes that a fertilized ovum, is no more of a person than an acorn is an oak tree. A mother has the right to decide what is being done to her body, regardless of anyone else’s opinion.
On the other hand, there are some individuals believe that abortion is immoral. According to Don Marquis, he believes that abortion “is in the same moral category as killing an innocent adult human being” (251). It is wrong to say the least. A fetus from conception is a human life that should be valued. Anti- Abortionists believe that a life is a life therefore ending any human life including the one of an unborn fetus is in fact murder. One may that that “since it is wrong to kill persons, it is wrong to kill potential persons also” (257). There is always going to be a debate on whether abortion is morally right, or morally