Essay about Should Abortion Be Illegal?

1064 Words May 14th, 2015 null Page
In recent years, abortion has become a common thing in America. 21% of women who are getting abortions feel that they are not ready to take on the responsibility of taking care baby (Abortions). Another 21% feel as if they have insufficient finances to provide the child with its necessary needs (Abortions). There are about 1.21 million abortions that happen in America each year (Abortions). Despite the epic increase of abortion rates throughout the years, there are noble standards and values of a society that are of a bigger concern. The question of whether or not abortion should be illegal has plagued the world for centuries. Abortions should be illegal because it is terminating the life of an unborn baby, it can jeopardize the mother 's health if done unsafely, and it can have negative psychological effects on the mother.
Some women may feel as if they should not be held accountable for getting rid of a baby that has not yet formed. Millions around the world who come from different backgrounds, religious or nonreligious, male or female, feel that it is morally wrong to kill a human being. John Noonan, a member of a Catholic Church, took a stance on the anti-abortion argument and asked a question, "How do you determine the humanity of a being?". He then explains that it is morally wrong to kill humans, especially babies who are weak and defenseless (Warren). Judith Thompson, a writer, that is against abortion, had an opinion of her own. She believes that a baby or fetus…

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