Abortion Vs Pro Life Essay

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The abortion debate and controversy is an ongoing matter in society based on the two sides which are “pro-choice” and “pro-life”. Each side has influenced society to either support abortion by giving women a “choice” to basically commit murder or to save an innocent life. Both sides continue to influence public opinion and have tried to obtain legal support in order to someday get society to agree on one side if possible. About 23% of all pregnancies end in abortion in the United States. However, “pro-choice” campaigners believe that women have the right to do as they please with their bodies. It is not right to kill an innocent life before giving it the chance to live as it is not the mother’s choice based on the fact that it is not her body to choose since the fetus, or unborn baby, has the rights to its own body and not the mother. Two different heart beats and bodies means it is not a one-sided choice. Pro-life is the correct and simply moral way to go about the issue based upon much research that has been done and the way it shapes society.…show more content…
However, fetuses do feel pain and the act of putting a life through pain following death is cruel and morally wrong. As early as 12 weeks, fetuses are fully formed human beings with eyes, fingers, toes, a heart, and a nervous system. Also, by 8 weeks a fetus can flex their spine which is an indication that enough of a nervous system exists to enable it to feel pain. Dr.Nathanson, an early supporter of abortion became a pro-life campaigner after he saw a 12 week fetus open their mouth to scream during an abortion. With the development of ultrasounds in the 1970s, he had the chance to observe an abortion which led him to reconsider his views. He is often quoted as saying abortion is, "the most atrocious holocaust in the history of the United States." Whether abortion is painful towards the fetus or not, the end result is still the

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