Warrior For The Innocent Essay

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For decades, the topic of abortion has been a heated debate. In 1973, in the Supreme Court case of Roe vs. Wade, the court concluded that a woman may terminate her pregnancy for any reason up until the point where the fetus becomes “viable”. The Court determined that “viable” meant that the fetus is capable of living outside of the mother’s womb. According to Merriam Webster, the word viable is defined as something being capable of growing or developing or capable of working, functioning or developing adequately. I believe that life begins at conception, that from the moment those two cells become a zygote a life is formed. A life is formed and it begins to grow and develop. Why does the viability of the fetus only pertain to life outside of the womb, when the womb is what the fetus needs in order to be capable to grow and develop?
Based on what I believe, from the moment of conception a fetus is capable of growing and developing. With the known scientific facts, how can one say that life does not begin at conception, even if the fetus is not capable of living outside the womb?
In this country it is legal for a woman to terminate her pregnancy up until about the second trimester. In Florida, a woman can terminate her pregnancy after the second trimester if two doctors can sign off stating that her life is at risk. Since when is it okay to kill one person to save the life of another? Killing or murdering a person results in the death of that person. A person that has committed murder does not simply get a slap on the wrist, they get some of punishment; they are put in prison for an extensive period of time or in some instances they themselves are put to death. Abortion by its definition results in the death of a fetus or embryo which is the source of human life. Abortion should be considered illegal. Babies are completely human from the day they are conceived because the heart is the first bodily function of the fetus or the embryo. They get a heart beat almost instantly. One needs to strive in order to stop destroying these lives. I believe that all children are a gift from God, and that no one has the right to take it away. “I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb”(Jeremiah 1:5). Abortion is killing a human being.
In 1973, in the Supreme Court case of Roe vs. Wade, the court concluded that a woman may terminate her pregnancy for any reason up until the point where the fetus becomes “viable”.  The Court determined that “viable” meant that the fetus is capable of living outside of the mother’s womb. We all know that there are certain situations in which a woman may not be able to properly take care of a child. Some women may have been raped and now put in this situation of being pregnant and having to decide the fate of the unborn child. However, there is an option for these situations called adoption. Instead of aborting the unborn...

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