For my synthesis essay, I chose one of the most controversial and heat raising topics of the modern day. I chose abortion. I chose this topic because I’m very both-sided on the aspects of this argument. I don’t know which side to take because both sides make very good arguments.
First of all, I don’t believe a life should taken because of a mother’s mistake but at the same time I don’t believe that somebody’s life should be ruined because of a small mistake. I also believe, according to my research, that aborted fetus’ can contribute a lot to modern science, such as stem cell research. But at the same time, I don’t think you should abort babies for scientific research. Most doctors these days are all for abortions because some people just aren’t responsible enough to take care of the baby. A baby is a sacred living being that should be cared for to the fullest extent and everybody knows a sixteen year old girl isn’t cut out for that yet. I think this makes perfect sense but I still believe taking a life is wrong. Most of the opponents of this argument are religious people that feel the same way as me about taking a life but some of these people are way too liberal to see the benefits in keeping abortion around. My thoughts are constantly jumping from one side to another on this heated topic, so I’m going to analyze both sides to see what I really think is morally right. First, let’s take a look at the history of abortion and how all of this controversy started.
Abortion is when a pregnancy is terminated. This could happen naturally or on purpose. Natural abortions are caused for a variety of reasons, some in which the fetus does not develop normally, or if the mother has an injury or disorder that would prevent the birth of the child (Abortion Law, 35). Most people refer to the naturally occurring abortions as miscarriages..