Abortion Or Pro-Life

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Every day abortions have caused an innumerable amount of mothers to take the lives of their unborn. Abortion, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “the termination of pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus as a spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus during the first twelve weeks of gestation-- miscarriage, the induced expulsion of a human fetus, or the expulsion of a fetus by a domestic animal often due to infection at any time before completion of pregnancy.” As the contentious dispute progressed, there became two distinct positions; people were either pro-choice or pro-life. Pro-life, as based on Palmer Williams, an Associate Counsel for the ACLJ policy, follows the …show more content…
Pro-choice supporters view a fetus as alive when it is able to live outside of the womb. Some decide that viability is decided at the twenty-third to twenty-fourth week mark of pregnancy. This is because the brain has been developed to a point where it can control some of its body’s functions. Others believe otherwise; the viability of a baby is decided when they are no longer in need of direct supply from the mother and are capable of supplying its own needs, such as oxygen. As stated by, “Abortion: When does Human Life Begin?”, the characteristics of a bug outnumbers those of a human fetus before eight weeks of pregnancy; the most popular timeframe in which women seek abortions. That is to say that if a person decides to kill an insect, such as a roach, then they have killed something with more brain functions than a fetus prior to eight weeks gestation. With this being said, the murder of insects are widely accepted but the termination of pregnancy is not. Pro-life supporters also believe that chromosomes are what determined a fetus as a human being. To counter, a pro-choice supporter would state that it does not; human chromosomes can be compared to blueprints of buildings. A blueprint’s purpose is to sketch out a guide on how the building will be built, however blueprints are still just papers. This is the same with chromosomes; they are the genetic plan to a human life but they are yet to be considered humans. A pro-life person would disagree due to their belief that “life begins at a conception”. Life commences once the sperm of a man attaches itself to a female’s zygote. In consonance to “Abortion: When does Human Life Begin?”, by Facts on File News Service, a compelling point of view was given. Living things, as seen by pro-life advocates, could be anything as long as it has the ability to grow and develop. To support this claim the example of

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