Abortion Should Be Illegal

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Why Abortion Should Be Illegal Abortion has been a popular debate in the United States, especially after the Supreme Court ruling in 1973 stating a woman has the right to an abortion. In my opinion, abortion is wrong and very unethical. There are some specific instances where abortion may be acceptable, but for the most part, abortion is an evil act. Abortion should be illegal because it is the killing of an innocent human, even if he or she has not been born yet. In fact, it is proven that babies can feel pain during an abortion. I believe abortions should be outlawed, as they are unethical for many reasons. One of the reasons abortion should be illegal is because human life does not start once a person is born, nor when the heart starts beating, but at conception. After conception, the baby grows and develops for about nine months, but this does not mean the baby is any less human than anyone else. In addition, it has been proved repeatedly that human life starts at conception. Just one example of this is the American College of Pediatricians, which states, “[a]t fertilization, the human being emerges as a whole, genetically distinct, individuated zygotic living human organism, a member of the species Homo sapiens,” (acpeds.org). A common argument is that life does not start at the cellular level, but when the heart starts beating and the body develops. However, this is proved to be false, as researchers have repeatedly proved life starts at conception. Human life has

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