Pro-Life Or Unethical Procedure?

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Pro-Life vs Pro-Choice, Constitutional Right or Unethical Procedure? Abortion was put in the spotlight in 1973 after the Supreme Court case Roe v Wade ruled that women should have the option to have an abortion under the Due Process Clause within the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution. Even after the ruling, conversations surrounding abortion continue to bring new information and thoughts to the issue. On a basic level, it is a fight between people who are pro-life or pro-choice. The fight extends from teenagers and parents to doctors, lawyers, lawmakers and even United States representatives. Should an unborn child’s life be preserved at all costs, some costs, or no costs? Does life start at conception or birth? These are…show more content…
In the ruling of Roe v Wade, the court stated that a women had the right to an abortion until the fetus was viable. The court accepted that fetuses became viable at the start of the third trimester, sometime between the 24th and 28th week of pregnancy, with viability was defined as “Potentially able to live outside the mother’s womb, albeit with artificial aid.” Pro-choice advocates continue to uphold this viability claim, and make it the forefront of their argument. One of the most disputed arguments is can a baby feel pain, especially during the abortion procedure. According to the United States National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, “The neuroanatomical system for pain can be considered complete by 26 weeks gestation” and, “Development of the mind occurs outside the womb through the actions of the infant and mutual adjustment with primary caregivers”: Being able to prove that fetuses cannot experience pain is an important key for pro-choice supporters, as it allows them to fight efforts to prevent pain during the abortion…show more content…
Maureen Condic of the Charlotte Lozier Institute believes that basic biological definitions can verify that life does indeed begin when the sperm and egg meet. “One of the basic insights of modern biology is that life is continuous, with living cells giving rise to new types of cells and, ultimately, to new individuals. Therefore, in considering the question of when a new human life begins, we must first address the more fundamental question of when a new cell, distinct from sperm and egg, comes into existence…The conclusion that human life begins at sperm-egg fusion is uncontested, objective, based on the universally accepted scientific method of distinguishing different cell types from each other and on ample scientific evidence. A neutral examination of the evidence merely establishes the onset of a new human life at a scientifically well-defined ‘moment of conception,’ a conclusion that unequivocally indicates that human embryos from the one-cell stage forward are indeed living individuals of the human species; i.e., human

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