Essay on Should Abortion Be Legal?

1411 Words Dec 1st, 2016 6 Pages
Abortion is defined as the purposeful termination of a fetus, either naturally or medically (Abortion 2). In this instance, an unborn fetus is killed either through natural causes such as a miscarriage, or by medically induced methods which are assisted by medical professionals. (McFall 188). Medically induced methods are the most controversial of the two because a mother cannot control the natural circumstances of abortion, but medically induced methods are controlled by the mothers who hold full responsibility for ending their unborn child’s life. The question in discussion is, why is abortion legal if a fetus is being denied a life? Supporters believe abortion is the right of a woman; however, abortion dismisses the fetus a well-deserved life that every human being occupies the right to (Pros 3). Medical abortions are also viewed by Pro-Life supporters as a form of murder because a well-deserved life is being denied (Three Reasons 2). Abortions performed by medically induced methods should be governed as illegal because abortion is a form of murder, it violates religious beliefs, and children should not be permitted to receive punishment for the rape of their mother. Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being and murderers face prolonged prison sentences or in extreme cases, the death penalty (Brown 3). So, why should abortion be allowed, and not considered murder if mothers are ending the life of their unborn children? Human life begins at conception when a…

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