Essay on Is Abortion Murder Only Acceptable?

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Is abortion murder? Is abortion only acceptable in the cases of rape and incest? Does a woman have the right to choose what she does with her own body? Across the United States, Americans stand staunchly divided on the topic of abortion. Everybody has an opinion, but who is right? According to the article “Abortion Facts,” approximately 42 million pregnancies end in abortion annually around the world (Abortion). In 2011, approximately 1.1 million of those abortions took place in the United States alone (Jones, 3). That means that about 3.315 American abortions are performed daily. “Abortion Facts” goes on to state that ”[a]n estimated 35% of all women will have at least 1 abortion by the time they are 45 years old” and that nearly half of all women receiving an abortion have had one previously (Abortion). With that many women anticipated to be affected by abortion, the question of the morality of abortion must be addressed. Though abortion may seem beneficial to some, it is morally wrong and should be made illegal in the United States. Simply stated, abortion is murder. According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, murder is “the crime of deliberately killing a person” (Murder). That definition exactly describes abortion. Many supporters of legalized abortion would say that abortion is not murder because what a woman is aborting is not a human being. According to many prochoice supporters, the aborted tissue is something that could become a human but is not currently…

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