Explanation Essay: An Introduction For Abortion
Abortion is a tremendous issue in society which many citizens agree or oppose to but this issue is quite alarming to many people since life is at stake. Abortion should not be legal as this may cause health issues and future pregnancies. As stated by soc.ucsb.edu, “The fetus is a human being from the moment of conception; this means abortion is murder, which is immoral and should be illegal.” Abortion may not be against the law but it is against the Bible which is why it should be considered as illegal.
The article “Arguments For and Against Abortion” says that the fetus is considered human right during the inception of pregnancy, it is a couple’s responsibility to prevent pregnancy when they were able to …show more content…
But when does life really begin? So are you trying to say that if a woman was 2 or 3 months pregnant, the baby inside her is not yet alive? Although that’s the case, I believe that a human being begins to exist at the moment of conception even though it’s only as a cell. According to Dr. Edward Bell, a pediatrics professor at the University of Iowa, he considers 22 weeks the new standard of viability and that “these babies deserve a chance.” The New York Times stated that around 5,000 babies are born at 22 weeks in the U.S. each year. Babies can survive outside the womb at 22 weeks. By 14 weeks, the entire body surface, except the back and top of the head, are sensitive to pain. The unborn baby 's heart starts beating at 20 days and the brain gives off brainwaves at 40 days. If these factors are used by the law to determine death, why can 't they be used to determine life? I know you’re probably going to say that I am Catholic and that the church does not believe in reproductive health. Although that’s a whole different level, I believe in safe sex because I am against abortion. And since you are not against abortion, maybe you’re thinking that a baby should not come into this world unwanted. I’m gonna