Abortion just may be one of the most controversial topics discussed in America today. The topic was brought to the media in the 1973 Roe v. Wade court case. Contrary to the court rulings of Roe v. Wade, there are three reasons abortion should be illegal: from the moment of conception a baby begins to form, it is murder, and the health threats to the mother are extremely dangerous.
Prior to 1973, abortion rights were determined by each individual state and for the most part were already legal in many areas of the country for women in their first and second trimesters. On January 22 1973, the Supreme Court nullified all previous restrictions on abortion. Many feminists were appalled by this decision and began to explain why abortion was wrong and even said women had the right to refuse sex from their husband. The court ruled that women had a right to privacy and that a fetus was not human.
I beg to differ that a fetus is not human. From the moment of conception, cells are formed that begin to split to form a baby. By the fifth week after conception, three layers are already formed that will begin to make the organs, bones, and skin of the baby. By week six, the baby has a heart that beats about 100 to 160 times a minute – almost twice as fast as a normal adult. Someone who doesn’t think something with a beating heart is live is seriously disturbed!
The second reason abortion should be abolished is it is considered murder. One of the reasons it was passed in law by the US Supreme Court in 1973 is because the court does not see that a fetus is human. As explained in the previous paragraph, a fetus has a beating heart by the sixth week after conception; making it human. If a doctor were to kill a patient because he or she did not want to live anymore, it would be classified as murder. A baby in the womb does not have the chance to defend itself as a normal adult would. This makes the baby extremely vulnerable and the mother uneducated...