Legalizing abortion is legalizing killing.
According to the Supreme Court¡¯s decision on Roe V. Wade in 1973, it is legal to have an abortion for all term of pregnancy; it doesn¡¯t matter if the woman is in her first trimester or third trimester of pregnancy, she has the right to decide what to do with her own body. However, according to the California Medical Association, it is a scientific fact that ¡°human life begins at fertilization and is continuous whether intra- or extra-uterine until death.¡± Moreover, the embryo possesses the active capacity to develop itself into a fetus, infant child, and adult. It is a distinct, unified, self-integrating human being. With this fact, we can say killing a child in mother¡¯s womb is like a month old or a year old child, the only difference is that one is before birth and one is after birth. If the law legalizes abortion, it is also legalizing killing.
In defending the immorality of abortion is that it is wrong to murder a human being since it¡¯s the scientific fact that fetus is a human. We live in a society where people are thought to have certain virtually irrevocable rights. There are many laws against taking a person's life, and doing so is illegal with the exception of self-defense. If someone is in a kill-or-be-killed situation, it is generally acceptable for that person to kill the person who is threatening her life. Therefore, abortion can only be right when the continual of pregnancy will risk the mother¡¯s life.
The Supreme Court ruled on Roe V. Wade that the right to abort is protected by the 14th Amendment of personal liberty. I agree that the woman have the choice to decide whether or not to become pregnant, but the choice is made before she engage with sex. However, once she is pregnant, she needs to be responsible for what she has done. It cannot seem right to have the innocent child pay for what the human has mistaken. In Anna Quindlen¡¯s essay ¡°Sex Ed¡± (MHR), she points out that...