The Issue Of The Abortion Essay

2052 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 9 Pages
Mary Troxell
November 28, 2016
PHI 202-02

Approximately 3,000 babies are aborted each day in the United States, according to the Abortion Index. You can terminate a fetus 's life either by procedurally removing the fetus from the mother or taking a pill. Generally, it is defined as a medical procedure performed by a physician who takes a fetus from its mother, cutting off nutrients, air, and essentially, all life from their innocent body. This may produce a graphic image within your mind, but it accurately depicts an abortion, killing an innocent life. Abortion is politically, religiously, and personally debated among American citizens. Many people who obtain pro-choice views argue that a fetus is not yet a “person” and therefore, if they are not a human being they do not have basic human rights. “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” is commonly quoted from The Declaration of Independence. Unborn children should have the same rights as someone who is born. They have the right to life, they have the right to liberty, and they have the right to the pursuit of happiness. Fetuses are developing babies, which then develop into a functional human being, therefore, it is morally and ethically wrong to terminate their life.
I would argue that fetuses are human because they develop features resembling a human being, they fully develop necessary organs, and they can detect stimuli. Many people believe it is immoral to kill any living creature without reason,…

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