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Abortion And Morality Essay

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“Any American born after 1973 is a survivor of legalized abortion” (“Abortion”). This quote struck me because of its frankness. After it was legalized, many women had an option to abort their pregnancy against the Catholic Church’s wishes. Any child that was born after that year could have been aborted. This shows that many of the people that are living today could have been killed simply because the mother did not want them and they were considered to not be living in the womb. Being here today, many people survived the mass murder that is abortion and still continues today. The Church urges every mother to think about the morals and laws that God has sent to us. “You shall not kill” (Exodus 20:13). This includes the fetus in the womb that has been alive since conception. The views of the Church and the views of society fight against each other constantly. Abortion is the killing of a human being and is accepted by modern society despite it being against the teachings of the Church and moral good.
The relentless support of abortion is always contradicting the moral and good teachings of the Church. Through passed laws, pro-choice supporters have made it possible for many women to have abortions. In some countries, including the United States, there does not have to be a reason for a woman to have an abortion early in the pregnancy. The Supreme Court in the United States ruled that the fetus’s ability to live was between about twenty four weeks to twenty-six weeks (Glendon 22). These laws show that supporters of abortion do not believe that life begins at conception. This is contrary to the teachings of the Church. “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you” (Jeremiah 1:5). God knew us before we were conceived. He made us according to his plan and gave us life in our mother’s womb. Life begins at conception.
The abortion laws in the United States contradict even themselves yet they are still supported by many. It says in the Declaration of Independence that all men have a right to live. The debate is whether or not life begins at conception or when the fetus is born (“Abortion”). The Bible clearly states that God formed every human being in the womb and that is when life begins. Despite this blatant fact, many abortions are still conducted every year. Fifty-five countries out of one hundred ninety-two countries provide abortion. Twenty-seven out of the fifty-five countries only perform the abortion in the first trimester (“Abortion”). Whether the fetus is aborted in the first trimester or in the third, abortion is still abortion and it is still considered murder by the Church. Since 1973, there have been fifty million abortions in the United States. Twenty million out of forty-six million abortions in the world every year are performed illegally (“Abortion”). Many say that if abortion was completely illegal, mothers would still abort their pregnancies. In some part this is true, however, many mothers would be discouraged of getting pregnancies...

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