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The Right to Live: Why Abortion Should Be Illegal

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“When pregnancy is caused by rape, the right approach is to accept… a gift of human life… accept what God is giving to you.” – Rick Santorum, who is an American politician that served as a senator. Pro-life is when a person stands with the unborn babies’ lives and near enough no matter what the situation is, the unborn babies should have theirs rights to live. This quote’s meaning is to always look on the bright side of life and don’t take a life even if it was caused by a horrible action from someone. Abortion is the process of ending an innocent baby’s life. Most people are pro-life and against pro-choice which is an abortion movement where people think that it’s the woman’s body and it’s her own choice to whether keep the baby or kill it. Some people disagree and say that fetuses don’t feel pain during the process of abortion but no matter what people are still killing an innocent baby which is against the bible and in the bible it states no differences between a baby and fetuses and once the babies are in the belly they are one of God’s own and it is a sin which is stated in the bible as one of the commandments “Thou shall not kill”. So this essay will answer the question ‘Why should abortion be illegal?’.

Every human being born or is at the process of being born deserves to live and has everything single right to do so. Many governments around the world agree and stand with the fact that unborn babies are human beings and are against abortions. The Federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act is going to punish anyone that will be getting abortions because it is a horrible act. All these babies being born and want to have a purpose in life but instead their dreams are being crushed all because of abortion. Abortion is against the bible and against God’s will, the unborn babies are still considered to be part of this world that God created and they are one of God’s people. In the bible love is very important and one of the sayings were “Be fertile and multiply” (Genesis 1:28). Getting an abortion is an illegal law in most countries and states, and hopefully more countries, states, and cities illegalize it. Abortion is illegal completely in 26 countries and it’s illegalized in more countries but some states or cities have it legal. Females who had undergone abortion had spoken about their experience and are even more depressed than females who didn’t go through abortion and were raped because a horrible act already occurred, why perform another horrible act over an innocent baby who deserves to live.

“We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, of killings, of war, of hatred, if a mother can kill her own child what is left but for us to kill each other?” – Mother Teresa. This quote means a lot and it’s pretty much self-explanatory. Not only are you going to kill an innocent baby, you are also torturing them. A fetus was shown through the ultrasound image (which is a machine where you can see the inside of a body) during an abortion and the mouth of the fetus was wide open and it seemed as if the fetus was screaming and in pain but a silent scream which was told by a pro-life activist. Pain is also valid in a first trimester fetus and even surgeons who perform abortions have seen the unborn child in pain and they start to flinch because of the pain. “If the fetus is beyond 20 weeks of gestation, I would believe that there will be pain caused to the fetus. And I believe the baby will have bad pain” Says Kanwaljeet J. S. Anand, Professor of Pediatrics Anesthesiology and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The worst part is that not only are you killing the baby but you are also breaking the baby’s body with sharp tools. It is an inhumane act against a human being with every right to live and who is pretty much defenseless and can’t do anything about it or protect itself. And this is perhaps the main reason why abortion should be illegal.

The baby can go for adoption where he or she can be treated with care and loved by a family who will most likely be better than his “real” family. Many psychologists have had talks with adopted children in the U.S and have come to conclusion that even if it isn’t their biological family, they love them more knowing that they wanted them and took care of them rather than almost having their mother getting an abortion and pretty much crushing their lives and dreams. Woman wanting their child to go for adoption can meet the family before the baby is born and get to know them and discuss the relationship that you can have with your child whether its an open or closed relationship. If it’s an open relationship, the mother can still contact the child from time to time or if it is a closed relationship the mother can have no contact with the child. Around 2.7 million people in the United States want to adopt and instead of getting an abortion the baby can go for adoption because some parents have problems which leads them to not be able to reproduce. Abortion is also decreasing the rate of adoption which is a fact and another reason why abortion should be illegal.

This is where the whole debate begins between pro-life and pro-choice, pro-choice supporters who are with the rights of a woman on having an abortion if she wants one. Now pro-choice supporters think that for a baby to have a good life, if it came unwanted and that the parents weren’t ready to take care of the baby they should get rid of it with an abortion which they think is the best choice to do. This would affect the child’s life because the parents probably won’t be able to afford education, toys, and food or even not have space in the house for when the child gets older and wants to move in his own bedroom. Now this is where they are wrong, even if the child came unwanted and they couldn’t afford to raise the child, other families are dying to have kids but can’t due to health issues so they can adopt the child and keep him safe and healthy. I’m sure those families that want to adopt would give their absolute best and work as hard as they can and love their child so much to the point where they would risk their lives for them just to keep them happy.

Rape, one of the worst things to happen to someone especially if it gets someone pregnant and then the mother would have to go through the struggle of the whole birth process which lasts for 9 months and would have it as daily reminder of what happened to her. This causes the mother to go through depression and may lead to suicide depending on how the mother takes it. Does this really give the mother the right to kill the baby just because she thinks it will serve her justice or make her feel better? An example said by Brian Fisher “Imagine you are robbed and beaten at gunpoint. You have months of suffering and healing ahead of you, and it may take years to recover from the psychological impact. The crimes committed against you were unfair, do you now have the right to kill an innocent stranger on the street because you’ve been victimized?” Now this isn’t the same as rape but the whole message off it was to show that no matter what incident happens, no one has the right to kill an innocent human being. I think women are brave enough to go through the whole 9 months and after that the mother can give the child away for adoption. Rape victims are also diagnosed with trauma and trauma isn’t easy to overcome but with the proper mindset and people around you it can be. There are many ways to prevent yourself from being sad and depressed after being raped and pregnant. If you’re a heavy Christian believer, then you’ll know and believe that whatever happens in life it was up to God’s decision and try to think of it in a positive way and that the baby was a gift from God. On the other hand, if you aren’t, go to communities, help others as much as you can, and spend some time with your family and close friends.

Pro-life is when a person stands with the unborn babies’ lives and near enough no matter what the situation is, the unborn babies should have theirs rights to live. This quote’s meaning is to always look on the bright side of life and don’t take a life even if it was caused by a horrible action from someone. Abortion should be illegal as it is the process of ending an innocent baby’s life.

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