Abortion Is Morally Wrong

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Abortion is morally wrong for the reason that it is the act of murdering an innocent child, affects more than just the woman, and is not a woman’s right to choose. The Roman Catholic Church describes abortion as “the direct and purposeful taking of the life of the unborn child” (Saunders 3). The definition of murder is the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. Women schedule and plan abortions or premeditate abortions. An abortion is a human being, a doctor directly or a woman indirectly, taking the life of another human being. Therefore, the only difference between abortion and murder is that abortion is not against the law. Roe v. Wade allows women to have an abortion as long as it is within the first trimester of their…show more content…
Unfortunately for them, it is not that easy. After the abortion, women gave to live with the guilt. The Pregnancy Crisis Center (PCC) reports that 50% of women that undergo abortion experience psychological and emotional problems that can last anywhere from months to years. Abortion also affect the woman’s future pregnancies. PCC says that with each abortion the risk increases for future miscarriages (“Abortion Risks” 1). Abortions affect the woman greatly, but they affect many others, as well. The innocent baby never has the chance to see the world, meet their soulmate, have children of their own, or even have grandchildren; the husband never has the chance to be a father to that baby and may endure emotional and psychological problems; the parents of the mother and father never have the chance to be grandparents to that baby and spoil him or her. Many women have abortions without realizing all of the repercussions abortions have on them and the people around them. Reverend William Saunders quotes “Donum Vitae” with “no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being” (Saunders 3). When women have abortions, they are claiming a right they do not have. They are just as wrong as the king of Egypt when he instructs his people to cast all of the Hebrew babies that are male into the river. The king of the Egyptians orders his people to do this for his benefit, not the Hebrew children’s benefit, most women have abortions for their benefit, not their babies’

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