Abortion Essay, Research Paper
I have finally decided that I should tackle an issue of grave importance in the world today. That issue is abortion. You have heard the arguments from all sides I am sure. It is a personal choice. It is murder. It is something the government should have no place in. It is something the government should be involved in. It is something I can tolerate but I do not want my tax dollars going to fund it. What stand am I going to take on this issue? I am not sure I have a stance, all I have are questions and observations. In the following document, I shall attempt to share them with you.
What is abortion? Well according to Merriam Webster’s dictionary abortion is defined as follows:
Main Entry: abor?tion
1 : the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus:
as a : spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus during the first 12 weeks of gestation — compare MISCARRIAGE b : induced
expulsion of a human fetus c : expulsion of a fetus by a domestic animal often due to infection at any time before completion of
pregnancy — compare CONTAGIOUS ABORTION
2 : MONSTROSITY
3 : arrest of development (as of a part or process) resulting in imperfection; also : a result of such arrest
Roget’s thesaurus breaks the word down into two categories for its synonyms. Those two categories are: nonpreparation and failure followed by rather extensive lists of words meaning the same. The connotations are obvious.
However, I have to ask myself, should we attempt to stop abortion? I have often joked that abortion is fine, after all, stupid people shouldn’t breed. Now I find myself thinking about this joke in detail. What is the purpose of life? What, ultimately is hardwired deep in the genes of our species. A need to procreate, a desire to extend our genetic legacy into future generations. Survival of the species. Some animals will kill the young to establish their dominance, allowing only a few to survive. The lucky few. However, a race that kills too many of its young is at genetic dead end. A species that has no concern or regard for its young goes against survival of the species. This may sound like an argument opposing abortion, but consider all the ramifications. On a strictly animal level, an animal that allows its young to die should not breed, least it pass on that trait to future offspring. Consequently, an animal that does so should have its young destroyed, to prevent this trait from passing into the gene pool. I can think of no stronger argument for abortion than this.
I remember reading an article once that stated that the fetus would often scream as it was dismembered. Its obvious that this cannot be the case, because it is simply a mass of tissue, a grouping of cells, something that is not yet human, or subhuman is you prefer. In that case dismembering the fetus is no crime. Neither would giving an injection to induce premature labor, inducing a heart attack, or poisoning the fetus so that its heart stops beating. Despite the fact that that the fetus has a human form, eyes, legs, arms, a heart, and often a different blood type than the mother, it isn’t human. There is of course plenty of historical precedence to support the fact that something may look human, but is in fact not. Any Plantation owner in the old south of America could tell you as much. Doesn’t this sound good? Doesn’t it sound familiar? It simply a reflex reaction that causes the screaming-like reaction, not pain, and after all, you can’t physically hear any screaming so its obviously isn’t there. It’s as plain as the nose on your face. After all, the walls were pretty thick at Auschwitz; you couldn’t hear any screaming there either.
America is obviously falling behind other nations of the world today in industrial capacity. After all, 1940’s Germany managed to take care of eleven million unwanted pregnancies in just a few short years. America has eliminated three times that many, but has taken five times as long. It is clear to me that we need to step up the process. After all, what better way to cut spending then by eliminating future generations that have the potential to go on welfare and spend my hard earned money. What is this you say? Not every child that is born goes on welfare? Well I can confidently say that 100% of aborted fetuses would go on welfare. After all, if they’re never born, how can you prove me wrong? What is this you say? They could be great scientists, leaders, authors, engineers, poets and more. Well again, I can confidently say that you are wrong, because we will never know will we?
And of course, abortion is useful in preventing genetic imperfections into our modern gene pool. What a world we could live in if we were free from the horrors of Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Tay-Sachs Disease, Neurofibromatoses, diabetes, and the like. Just think about it, you would never have to see people like that again. It wouldn’t be necessary to hide them from the world; they quite simply wouldn’t be here. Think of it, we would have achieved the master race. Doesn’t that sound good? Doesn’t that sound familiar?
Think about it, just think about it for one moment. Is this the world you want to live in? Is this a world you can accept? I know my answer to that question.
Not on my watch.
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