Essay on Innocent Children Are Being Murdered

1218 Words Dec 11th, 2015 5 Pages
Innocent children are being murdered. Or at least that is what people seem to think about the process of abortion. When a woman chooses to have an abortion, her pregnancy is terminated and the fetus is removed. Many pro-life supporters argue that this is cruel and can be considered murder, but shouldn’t a woman have the right to her own body? Many people find it uncomfortable to discuss the topic, but in today’s world, it is incredibly important. Women must be allowed to have abortions because abortions allow women to choose whether or not to bring fetuses with profound abnormalities to term, personhood begins when a fetus becomes viable, and a baby should not come unwanted. Unfortunately, humans are not immune to genetic defects and abnormalities. Many fetuses are subject to diseases that cause these deformations. A large number of these diseases guarantee immediate death immediately or soon after birth. Examples of this would be “anencephaly, in which the brain is missing, and limb-body wall complex, in which organs develop outside the body cavity.” (ProCon 1). It is cruel to force a woman to endure pregnancy, when the baby will inevitably die at birth. In some cases, not aborting the fetus can even be a danger to the mother. For example, women can suffer from preeclampsia, “a condition in which a woman develops very high blood pressure and is at a risk for stroke.” (Painter 1). In severe cases, preeclampsia can result in maternal and fetal death. In cases like these,…

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