Should Abortion Be Illegal? Essay

1235 Words May 13th, 2016 5 Pages
Statistics show that nearly one in four pregnancies end in abortion. There are countless options that an expecting woman can turn to other than an abortion. Many people consider abortion before they consider putting the baby up for adoption. If a mother would decide to give birth rather than have an abortion, her decision would help families that can not have children. When choosing to have an abortion, mothers should first consider the harm it will do to her body rather than carrying out the pregnancy. Abortion should be illegal because it entails the act of killing a life, the medical complications, and the depression of the mother. Although, it says that women have abortions out of cruelty, research actually says that abortions happen for socioeconomic reasons. Some may ask when a human being is considered living, to answer this question, one must have a heartbeat to live. Arguing whether a baby is living or deceased proves irrelevant once the heart begin to beat. One may hear some mothers argue about a fetus and a person; they exist as the same, all because of one simple heartbeat. Also, every single human with a heartbeat possesses human rights whether inside the womb or outside. Instead of women saying human beings do not possess human rights until out of the womb, some may go a step further and argue that unborn children should not be considered human, also arguing that the child does not deserve human rights. (“Secularprolife”) This unborn child has not yet had…

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