Essay on Should Abortion Be Illegal?

1479 Words Dec 1st, 2016 6 Pages
5. I believe that abortion should be illegal except for in circumstances where the mother’s life is in jeopardy or rape. • When life begins
- Life begins at fertilization when the sperm and egg join together to form one human zygote with a complete set of 23 pairs of chromosomes.
- Princeton University states, “ The product of fertilization is a living human being with 46 chromosomes. “
- 46 chromosomes is the complete set of chromosomes in the human genome and thus during fertilization when the zygote develops is when they are characterized as a member of human species.
• Murder
- Abortion is the killing of an unborn innocent child in the mother’s womb.
- Abortionist Judith Arcana admits, “We should never disregard the fact that being pregnant means there is a baby growing inside of a woman, a baby whose life is ended.”
- Just after 4 weeks of pregnancy is when the brain, spinal cord, and the rest of the organs begin to develop.
- After 5 weeks of pregnancy the New Health Guide states, “The heart starts beating and divides into chambers.”
- The American Pregnancy Association explains, “Weeks four through seven are when most women discover they are pregnant.”
- The facts show that by the time a woman finds out she is pregnant their baby’s organs are already forming and the heart begins beating, therefore it is not possible to say that abortion is not murder.
• Constitution
- The Equal Protection clause in the 14th amendment prevents states from denying individuals…

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