Abortion Essay

940 Words Mar 25th, 2013 4 Pages
Abortion Thou shall not murder is one of the Ten Commandments from the Bible. Is a mother's right to choose considered murder? Several states in our country still allow the capital punishment for criminals who have committed heinous crimes. We, as a nation however, have moved on to the innocent and the unborn. It seems that our culture in today's time is strictly based on convenience. So why shouldn't terminating pregnancies be the same as committing murder?

First of all, I would like to provide some interesting facts on abortion. Abortion became legal in the United States in 1973 with the landmark decision in Roe versus Wade. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Guttmacher Institute (AGI), there were 1.21
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As you can tell from my opening statement, I am against a woman getting an abortion. I was raised in a Christian home and attend church regularly. Therefore, abortion goes against my belief system as a Christian. In today’s society, abortion has become a convenience when a woman gets pregnant. In addition, there are alternatives to getting an abortion when a woman finds herself with an unwanted pregnancy. First of all, birth control is readily available and in some cases available at no charge. In Florida, there are 67 local health departments that provide birth control to women who wish to prevent pregnancy. There are multiple birth control options available which are safe for most women to use. These options include birth control pills, Depo- Provera injections, diaphragms, contraceptive foam or film, Mirena, NuvaRing, condoms and intrauterine devices or IUDs. The health departments offer these services on a sliding fee scale which is based on the woman’s income and ability to pay. In some cases, based on the woman’s income, these services are provided at no cost. Secondly, adoption is another alternative to abortion. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are over 50,000 children who are adopted each year. The exact number of families waiting to adopt a child is unknown but is speculated to be between one and two million couples. Unfortunately, only 4% of women with unwanted or unintended pregnancies give

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