Is Abortion Morally Moral? Essay

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Is Abortion Ethically Moral?
“It seems to me as clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime” -Mahatma Ghandi The issue of whether abortion is ethically moral or not has been debated for countless generations. The idea of ending a life can, in some peoples’ minds, seem like nothing more than heartless murder. On the other hand, there is an argument that life does not necessarily start at conception; therefore, it is up to the mother, whose status as having life is indisputable, who should have complete control over her body. While both of these arguments have merit, abortion, in its very nature, is ethically and objectively immoral. Abortion is objectively and morally wrong because at its very core, abortion is the willful ending of a life. According to embryology texts, “the life of an individual human being begins with complete fertilization” (Lee, Patrick, 39). Some will argue that the embryo is merely a cluster of cells and is no different from the gametes of either parent; however, that could not be farther from the truth. The human embryo, even at only one cell, has its own unique genetic identity and is a completely separate being from either parent. The embryo is a human being, albeit at an early stage in its development. Some proponents of abortion will agree that the embryo is fully human; however, they will say because it is at such an early stage in development, it is not classified as a person and can therefore be morally disposed of. This argument…

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