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Abortion: Religious Viewpoint
Legalization of Abortion
On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court legalized
abortion. When the 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.
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 that child are taken away .
If someone where to be 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. Why do most people think that
murder is wrong, but do not agree that abortion is 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 the inconsistencies which come from the case of Roe v. 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 a life begins for a human. If society is to assume that a fetus is a human
the second it leaves the uterus, then what is the unborn baby three minutes
from birth , a monkey. When an unborn baby is aborted, society must realize that
an organ was not taken out, but a living human being. This would make abortion
wrong because according to law, no one has the right to take away anther's life.
With many people considering the cases of unwanted pregnancy due to
rape or incest to be acceptable, they must realize that the child is not the
crime. Society's reason behind this is, why should the woman 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 abortion
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 that was
committed by another person. If innocent people should be condemned to death
because they are the result of the crime, then instead of imprisoning or putting
death a convicted murder we should kill one of that prisoner's family members.
If the woman does not want to have the baby they could either carry the unborn
baby until full term and give the child up for adoption, or go within twenty
four hours to a hospital and have the rapist's semen removed before conception.
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 or if the child is male
or a female. Many times this advanced warning can help the parents cope with the
trauma if something is wrong with their baby; 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 who is not
normal and rather then parents thinking that the child is a blessing the
parents see the child as a freak of nature. God will not have giving that child
to them if He knew the parents could not handle the child. 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
does not have the gender the want abort it. Almost fifty years ago the world
stopped a man named Hitler because he was committing genocide. The reason he was
murdering millions of people was because he wanted a race of blond hair and blue
humans to rule the world. If the Holocausts were consider wrong fifty years ago,
why is not the genocide that is happening in the United States. Also the
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