Why Abortion Should Be Illegal On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion Essay
On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion. When it ruled that abortion was legal, the court not only gave women the right to choose, but also gave the unborn babies a right to die.Roe vs. Wade Since that day, millions upon millions of unborn children have been ripped apart, burned with saline solutions, and sucked from their mothers’ wombs.
With every abortion that occurs another inaudible scream from the unborn child is silenced and the rights of the child are taken away. If someone were asked if murder was wrong, the general answer would be yes. When that same person is asked if abortion is murder, the answer may be yes, but most likely the answer is no. Yes, abortion is wrong.
The lord said, “You shall not murder.” Exodus 33:13 Why do most people believe that murder is wrong, but do not agree that abortion is not murder? The reason for this contradiction is that most people believe that the unborn infant is not a human, but an organ or part of the woman’s body, which would make the act of aborting the child just the same as removing an appendix. This problem, of when life begins, stems from inconsistencies, which come from the case of Roe vs. Wade.
The Supreme Court interrupted that by the Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments that “a woman has the right to an abortion.” The court that day, however, did not rule when life begins for a human.
If society is to assume that a fetus is human the second it leaves the uterus then what is the unborn baby three minutes from birth. When an unborn baby is aborted, society must realize that an organ was not taken out, but a living human being.
Vincent J. Collins, M.D., a professor of anesthesiology and the author of one of the leading medical textson the control of pain writes, “Certain neurological structures are necessary to pain sensation: pain receptive nerve cells, neutral pathways, and the thalamus.” These neurological structures are significantly developed at eight weeks after conception and are in full use by thirteen weeks.
By this time, there is no question that the preborn baby has the ability to feel pain. Passantino The fetus is not in a real sense “part” of the mother, but is a separate and distinct human being. This would make abortion wrong, because according to the law, no one has a right to take away another’s life. The unborn child is a person under the Fifth Amendment and “shall not be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process.” Bill of Rights, 1791
With many people considering the cases of unwanted pregnancy due to rape or incest to be acceptable, we must realize that the child is not the crime. Society’s reason behind this is why the woman should suffer from the pain and remembrance that the pregnancy brings. Even though cases of abortion due to rape and incest only make up one percent of the total number abortions performed, there is no reason why 15,000 unborn babies should be murdered annually. Why should the baby be condemned to death because of a crime committed by another person?
The baby is innocent of the offense and need not be murdered because of the act of another. If innocent people should be condemned to death because they are a result of a crime, then instead of imprisoning or putting to death a convicted murderer, we should kill one of that prisoner’s family members.
If the woman does not want to have the baby, she could either carry the unborn baby until full term and give the child up for adoption, or go within 24 hours to a hospital and have the rapists semen removed before conception. Studies have shown that abortion also increases the risk of breast cancer. One study in the U.S., entirely based on medical records, showed a 90% increase in breast cancer after an abortion. Dr. Joel Brind, who has worked eight years on the abortion/breast cancer link, is the Professor of Endocrinology at Brauch College, City University of New York.
He writes: “Estrogen is the hormoneâ€”the chemical messengerâ€”that turns a girl’s body into a woman’s body at puberty. After puberty, the levels of estrogen can be detected as early as 5 days after conception. By 7 to 8 weeks gestation a pregnant woman’s blood already contains six times more estrogen than it did at the time of conception. How estradiol, or estrogens in general, relates to breast cancer has to with their role in the growth of breast tissue.
The cells in the breast, which are responsive to estrogen, are those, which are primitive or undifferentiated. If a woman therefore, has gone through some weeks of a normal pregnancy, and then aborts that pregnancy, she is left with more of these cancer-vulnerable undifferentiated cells than she had in her breasts before she was pregnant.
In contrast, a full term pregnancy results in full differentiation of the breast tissue for the purpose of milk production.” Brind Since abortion was legalized, it has already contributed substantially to the rising tide of breast cancer, which is currently estimated to strike about one in eight American women. ABC The last reason why abortion should be wrong is the use of it as genocide. With the growing technologies in the world today, society is able to see and hear their child inside the mother.
Technology today also allows humans to find out if there is something wrong with the child. Many times this advanced warning can help the parents cope with the trauma if there is something wrong with the child; however, many couples are opting to have the unborn babies aborted rather than keeping them. The couple’s logic is that they were looking out for the child’s well-being or that they did not want a girl but a boy.
If they are trying to protect their child, why do they kill the unborn baby? God, for some reason, is giving them a child that is not normal. Rather than the parents thinking the child is a blessing, they see the child as a freak of nature. God would not give parents a child that he knows they could not handle. Parents are also using the same technology, in order to see if the child will be a certain gender. There is nothing wrong with this, but many parents after finding out the child is not the gender they want, abort it. Almost 50 years ago, the world stopped a man named Hitler because he was committing genocide. The reason he was murdering millions of people, was that he wanted a race of blond haired and blue-eyed humans to rule the world.
If the holocaust was considered wrong 50 years ago, why is not the genocide that is happening within the United States? The world would be a dull place, if society were made up of one gender and one race.
In my opinion, six million abortions are the same as six million Jews; a life is a life. Many different reasons are given why woman have abortions in this country. Since the decision of Roe vs. Wade, twenty-two million unborn children have died. With these children dead, so are their dreams and ideas that could have revolutionized the world. When the government allowed abortions to be legal, they also put themselves in the same category with men like Stalin and Hitler. The citizens of the United States need to wake up and realize that the holocaust did not end in Germany, but continue today on American soil. Even though these babies are unborn, and cannot be heard, they are still citizens and have rights.