Pro Life, The Moral Choice Essays

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Pro-life, The Moral Choice

Considering the ethics and values of the citizens of the United States, the killing of unborn children is morally wrong. Abortion, an unethical practice of terminating unborn fetuses should be outlawed because it is scientifically proven that the unborn fetus is a human being, there is no scientific evidence of the absence of fetal pain, and the morbid practice is constitutionally unlawful and morally unfit.
The abortion debate in 1973’s Roe vs. Wade, gave women the right to have an abortion through the second trimester, stating women should have the right to decide what to do with their bodies. Unfortunately, the unborn child has no rights as it is not considered a “living human being” while in the mother’s womb. Many debates have stemmed from when the embryo becomes a living human being. By the United States government’s definition, life begins at fertilization. Fertilization is the point when an ovum and sperm unite, “whereby the somatic chromosome number is restored and the development of a new individual is initiated.” It is at this point that they possess their very own DNA make up that is entirely unique from any other individual’s DNA (Schwarzwalder). The human embryo fulfills the four criteria needed to establish life. These are metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli and reproduction. These scientific facts should give lawmakers justification that human life begins at the point of fertilization. However, many argue the…

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