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There are two views on abortions. The pro-lifer's believe that an abortion at any time is wrong. The pro-choice's think that a woman should have the choice to abort the fetus before it becomes conscious. I am a strong believer in pro-life. I feel that an abortion of any kind is murder and should be treated as such. Just because the fetus is not born yet does not mean that it does not have just as many rights as a full grown human would have. In the Scott, Foresman Advanced Dictionary, Thorndike and Barnhart define abortion as "the removal of a developing embryo or fetus from the uterus to terminate a pregnancy before the birth, resulting in death of the fetus." Since 1973, when abortion was legalized, 1.6 million abortions per year have been induced. That is over 30 million total in only 29 years. Hitler is said to have killed 6 million Jews. If he was so bad, we are 5 times worse. Along with demoralizing people, abortion also goes against the Constitution of The United States.

The 14th amendment to the constitution states that "no state shall make or enforce any law which shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privilege of immunities of citizens of the United States; Nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of the law; nor to deny any person within it's jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." When we kill a fetus, we are failing to give that child the chance to life, liberty, and property. Therefore we are not abiding the constitution, the most important document in our country. The constitution along with God are the two things this country is based on.

When God created man, he created us in his image. When we take the life of an unborn fetus, we are killing his image. By killing God's image, we are sending out a message that it is alright to abuse and kill the children of our country. Since abortion was legalized in 1973, child abuse has risen 500 percent. This number describes the affect that killing the image of God has had, and will continue to have, if someone does not stop this madness. This is why I feel that the work of pro-lifers is needed to get our country back on track.

Pro-lifers believe that the killing of a human, it being in the form of a fetus or a full grown man, wrong. They, unlike pro-choicers, believe that the fetus is human and has all the rights of a human at the time of conception. I totally agree with this concept because at the time of conception, that fetus has 46 chromosomes "bar like bodies of chromatin (DNA) that have coiled to form a compact mass during conception" which is the same number of chromosomes that a full grown man or woman has. Pro-lifers feel that by giving the woman a choice to abort the baby, they are telling women that they don't have to be careful when they have sex because if they get pregnant, they can always get an abortion. Pro-lifers feel that by not allowing the chance to have an abortion, it would reduce the number of unwanted children and reduce S.T.D's (sexually transmitted diseases). It makes sense to me that if women know that they won't be able to get an abortion, they will be more careful when they have sex. If a woman does have an abortion, the pro-lifers give that woman counseling. They want women to know that there is someone who cares for them because most of the time they are devastated after they have had an abortion.

On the other end of the argument is the pro-choicers. They believe that the abortion of a baby is alright in certain circumstances. They argue that the fetus is not conscious so it is alright to abort it. I totally disagree with this statement. It brings questions like; what about a person who is sleeping? Or a person that is in a coma? Is it alright to kill them because they are not conscious? Of corse not, it is no more



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