Abortion Essay, Research Paper
College Writing I
Abortion is the deliberate termination of a pregnancy. Most people know
what abortion is that?s the simple part, what gets more complicated is the
moral issue surrounding it. There are some people who believe that abortion is
a personal issue that should be decided by the mother and that if she decides
to abort the baby that is ok. The other side of the issue is for the people like
myself who feel that abortion is wrong in any situation.
Is abortion killing? Yes abortion is killing a pre born child just because it
is called removal doesn?t mean that it is not killing. Yes the ultimate intention
is removal, but it is carried out by a method that is in fact killing, such as
dismembering or poisoning.
Some people say ?We just want to remove the child, not kill him or her,
though she may die as a result.? Now this is hardly a reality considering some
of the methods that are used in aborting the child.
The first method is D & C or Dilation and Curettage. This is performed
between seven and twelve. This method utilizes a sharp curved knife. The
uterus is approached though the vagina. The mouth of the womb is stretched
open, and the surgeon then cut the body into tiny pieces and cuts and scrapes
the placenta away from the walls of the uterus. Then one of the operating
nurses has to reassemble the parts to be sure the uterus is entirely empty.
Otherwise, the mother will become infected.
Another method is Suction or Vacuum Aspiration used between seven and
twelve weeks. A powerful suction tube is inserted into the womb. The baby is
violently torn to pieces and sucked into a jar.
Of course if you don?t like the idea of having the baby torn to shreds
there is always the Saline or Salt Poisoning method. This is generally used
after the thirteenth week. A long needle is inserted through the mother?s
abdomen and a strong salt solution is injected directly into the amniotic fluid
that surrounds the child. The salt is swallowed and ?breathed? and slowly
poisons the baby, burning the skin as well. It usually takes about an hour to
slowly kill the baby. Usually the mother goes into labor about a day later and
expels a dead, grotesque, shriveled baby.
Oh course according to the pro-abortionists the ?fetus? cannot feel when
this happens so they are in absolutely no pain. This probably explains why the
following happens; during the saline solution process, about an hour after the
fluid is injected when the saline begins to affect the pre born the baby begins to
react to it with the basic tools for survival used by every living creature – fight
to survive. The baby begins to kick and thrust. Soon he or she can no longer
fight the poison or run from it, the convulsions begin. This can be very
uncomfortable for the mother. But don?t forget what those pro-abortionists
say the baby has no feeling. They must be right.
Many people will defend to the end ?a woman?s right to choose.? They
call themselves ?Pro-Choice,? thus conveniently avoiding any part in killing the
child. If you claim to be pro-choice then you are saying it is ok to kill an
innocent baby if that is what the mother wants to do. Well guess what that is
pro-abortion, you are saying it is ok. There is no such thing as pro-choice. You
have to take a stand one way or another. Pro-choice is a safety ground you
don?t ever have to live up to what you truly believe in.
Some people believe that abortion is ok. Especially in the case of rape
induced pregnancy. Abortion is murder. Murder is NEVER justified, even to
relieve a great pain, and even if there was a prior injustice, such as the child
being forced on the woman against her will. Sometimes it is said that
pregnancy due to rape is very rare, rare or not it is a topic that must be
addressed because of the role it plays in the way that people think. So many
people oppose abortion except in this case. Their position is extremely flawed.
There are many reasons that people use to justify their opinion. First,
?The woman was given no choice. Had she freely engaged in the sexual act,
she should then bear the responsibility of the pregnancy. But since it was
forced in her, she should not be forced to continue the resulting pregnancy.? In
response to that, if you are injustly denied a choice, does that give you the
right to kill an innocent person? True, it not fair for a woman to have to
endure a forced pregnancy. We have to have the greatest compassion and
sympathy for her. We must support and encourage her, not destroy an
Yes, it certainly was wrong for the woman to be raped. But she is not
justified in righting this wrong by removing the result of it. Two wrongs do not
equal a right. ?The child is a constant reminder of the terrible crime, the
woman should be allowed to get rid of this reminder.? Yes, this child is a
reminder of a horrible violent act: rape. This by no means allows her to
destroy this child with another violent act: abortion. The child is absolutely
innocent, in no way responsible for his or her coming into existence at this time
and under these circumstances. The rapist is the only unjust attacker.
When the future generations look back at us, what will they see? They
will see a society that prided itself on being humane and concerned for human
rights, but one that also engaged in the practice of killing small children by
dismembering or burning. It did not do this to all children, just certain ones,
who were still in the first phases of their lives, unable to defend themselves. It
was a practice called abortion. One would think that such a violent act would
be outlawed. It was not; it was perfectly legal. Many in society welcomed the
fact that it was legal, for they wanted to keep the practice ?safe.? Didn?t they
find it odd to refer to a practice that destroys little children as ?safe?? Is that
the message we really want to portray to the future generations? Abortion is
wrong and it must be stopped!