Abortion: Birth Control or Legal Murder?


Approximately 1.6 million murders are committed legally each year. With the
exception of laws in few states, the mutilated bodies of the victims are thrown
into dumpsters like pieces of rotten meat. While these victims lay waiting in
the infested dumpsters to be hauled off to a landfill, the murderers are in
their offices waiting for their next patient--the accomplice to the murder. This
is the murder of an innocent child by a procedure known as abortion. Abortion
stops the beating of an innocent child\'s heart. People must no longer ignore the
scientific evidence that life begins at the moment of conception. People can no
longer ignore the medical and emotional problems an abortion causes women.
People must stop denying the facts about the procedure, and start hearing the
silent screams of unborn children.

The argument by the pro-abortion side is that the unborn child is not truly
a child. Many people who are pro-abortion justify their beliefs through the
concept that a fetus is only a blob of tissue until it is born, or the
statement: life begins at birth. Abortion is not as simple as removing a "blob
of tissue" (as the pro-abortion activists put it) from a woman\'s body. Abortion
is the destruction, dismembering and killing of a human life--an unborn baby.
"But it is scientific and medical fact based on experimental evidence, that a
fetus is a living, growing, thriving human being, directing his or her own
development" (Fetal Development). A fetus is not just a blob of tissue, rather a
fetus is Latin for "offspring or young one." Human life begins at fertilization,
therefore it is wrong to murder the innocent child in the womb. At a US Senate
Judiciary Subcommittee meeting, most scientists said that life begins at
conception or implantation of the embryo. No scientist at the meeting claimed
that life begins at birth (Factbot). Professor Hymie Gordon of the Mayo clinic
stated "\' . . by all criteria of modern biology, life is present from the moment
of conception\'" (Fetal Development). In a 1963 Planned Parenthood pamphlet
entitled \'Plan Your Children\' it states "an abortion kills the life of a baby
after it has begun. It is dangerous to your life and health" (Factbot). Even
though abortion is dangerous to a woman\'s life, and it kills her baby, Planned
Parenthood still offers it as a safe solution. This statement contradicts what
most abortion clinics say. It is not possible for abortion to be offered to
women as a safe solution, when it not only puts her life in danger, but it also
kills her child.

Not only has science proven that a fetus is truly a human, the simple facts
also confer abortion kills the life of a human being. Life begins at conception
because of the fact that life in the womb does not change at birth. There are no
special procedures or changes that occur during birth to magically change the
fetus to a baby. It is already a baby--a human life. "\'If a fertilized egg is
not by itself a full human being it could not become one, because nothing is
added to it,\'" said Dr. Jerome Lejeune (Factbot). Most of all the development
also takes place before one is born. Of the 45 generations of cell divisions
before adulthood, 41 have taken place before a person is born (Factbot).
Fertilization is just the beginning of a long process of growing and maturing.
"Life in a continuum. From the moment the egg is fertilized a new life has begun.
All of the genetic information is present to construct a unique individual.
Gender, physical features, eye color have already been determined. The baby\'s
heart begins beating regularly at 24 days. Babies in the womb hiccup, cry, play,
and learn" (Factbot). Life continues from the day of fertilization until death.
Nothing is added to a person during a lifetime. "\'Conception confers life and
makes that life one of a kind,\'" said Dr Landrum Shettles father of in vitro
fertilization (Factbot). Abortion is wrong because it ends the life of a human
being. The day of conception marks the beginning of a new human life. "\'The
zygote is the first cell of a new human being,\'" said Keith L. Moore. There is
no way that the fetus is just a "blob of (Factbot) tissue." Scientific and
medical facts prove that the fetus is living. They prove that the fetus is a
person, a human, and functions separate from the mother. According to our law
murder is wrong, therefore it is unlawful to kill an