Essay on Against Abortion

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Abortion is fundamentally wrong. It is wrong because it goes against the basic rights guaranteed to every human being under the 5th 9th and 14th amendments in the United States Constitution. Along with it going against the Constitution, there are some medical and moral reasons as to why it is wrong, such as an increased risk of breast cancer, and that the fetus does in fact feel the pain from the abortion. Simply defined, abortion means any premature expulsion of a fetus, whether it is by natural causes or an artificially induced abortion. Abortion is certainly not a new concept. It has been present in society dating all the way back to Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and into the Middle Ages. It was not until the 19th century that …show more content…
Two humans conceived it so therefore it has to be a human. To really be able to understand that a fetus is a human you need to know the specifics about human composition. Every living organism has a very specific number and quality of chromosomes that are specific for their species. For human beings that number is forty six pairs of chromosomes. The reproductive cells from each parent which are needed to reproduce have twenty three pairs. They only have twenty three pairs because when they combine at conception they total forty six. When you are dealing with a specimen that has forty six pairs of chromosomes, then you are in fact dealing with a human being.
Studies have proven that a fetus feels the pain of an abortion. The earliest abortions, which are done before four weeks, are most commonly the result of a pill that the mother will take to create a miscarriage and abort the baby. The heart has already begun to beat eighteen to twenty-one days after fertilization. Four to five weeks after the baby is conceived, pain receptors begin to form around the mouth. After the pain receptors are formed, the nerve fibers begin to form which will carry the messages to the brain to tell it that something is wrong. Abortions most commonly occur between the eighth and twelfth week, after the pain receptors have begun to form. If the abortion occurs during this period, the heart has already been beating for six weeks. During the fourteenth through

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