The Flaws of Abortion

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Should abortion be legal? Why or why not?

Submitted: October 11, 2018

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Submitted: October 11, 2018

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Abortion

 

Abortion is a very controversial topic in the United States, and has been for a long time. I believe that abortion should be illegal throughout the nation. I have heard many different reasons for abortion, from my classmates, and others. I have heard good arguments from both sides of the issue.  I will state the feedback I’ve gotten from my classmates and also state the reasons I am against it.

Abortion is currently legal in the United States. In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade, that abortion was decriminalized throughout the nation.  The first reason that people take a pro-abortion stance is the fact that it is legal and that we need to respect the law. I do agree with the fact that we need to respect those who are in power and follow the law, however, our country was created from free will and free speech. The first thing our founding fathers wrote in our Constitution is that citizens have the right to say whatever we believe.

The second thing pro-abortionists argue, is that the baby isn’t even human yet. My argument against this is the same reason you would stop your car in the rain if you see something in the road. If it’s raining really hard and you can’t see the road that well, are you gonna stop for that thing, or just keep going until you run it over? You don’t know for sure if it’s a person or not, but are you really going to risk it and run it over? No, the baby may not officially be alive yet, but it still has a potential for life. In the 14th amendment of our constitution, it states that “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property”. The United States Constitution gives everyone the right to life, and how can anyone purposefully kill a baby saying it’s “not a someone” yet, while as soon as the sperm touches the egg, then the potential for life has begun.

The third and last reason I’ve been told, is probably the most familiar. “What if the baby has birth defects, or the mom or dad aren’t financially stable enough to have a child?”  If we kill a baby just because it may have special needs when it’s born is literally the same logic as mass genocide of all kids with special needs. I don’t think I need to explain how that’s not Constitutional. If a family doesn’t have enough money to have a child, there are many options that the government or other organizations provide. There are so many different places that you can go for financial or family advice for young parents. If a person is unable to raise a child, then adoption is a good option.  I’ve heard people say that a child wouldn’t get what it deserved if it was born with parents who are alcoholics, drug addicts, or even poor, so it should be aborted. How can a person judge that even though a person’s life isn’t the best, that they should die? A life is priceless, and no one can judge the worth of a life.

In conclusion, this topic is very controversial and I know a lot of people may not agree.  If you disagree with anything that I said, or want to bring up another point, feel free to email me at 20JordanI@republicschools.org, and we can have a nice little chat about it. : )


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