The Abortion Of A Healthy Baby Essay

1246 Words May 19th, 2015 5 Pages
An abortion is a surgical procedure that ends a pregnancy. Abortion is a highly argued topic through out the United States and continues to challenge people worldwide to come to a solution. Although the procedure has been legal in the United States since 1973; the abortion rights battle urges on with supporters and opponents trying to gain the rights that they feel they deserve. The abortion of a healthy baby should not be legal in the United States because it is taking the life of an innocent human being.
The day the baby is conceived is the day it becomes a living organism, not 3,5,7,9 months later. At the moment of conception the genetic make-up is complete, and the sex of the baby is already determined. Threw out the next couple of days, the cells divide rapidly. Just over four weeks of pregnancy the baby has already taken the shape that its head and neck will have, the heart and the blood vessels continue to grow and the lungs, stomach, and liver start to develop. Just 8 weeks into the pregnancy the baby is a little over half an inch in size. Eyelids and ears are forming, and you can see the tip of the nose. The arms and legs are well formed and the fingers and toes grow longer and more distinct. At 12 weeks into the pregnancy the baby is about 2 inches long and the doctor can hear their little heart beat with special equipment. At this point the sex of the baby becomes clear. At 16 weeks into the pregnancy the baby can make its own movements, blink its eyes, the…

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