Abortion 14 Essay, Research Paper
One of the most heard about topics today in society is the topic of abortion. Abortion is that act killing a human before it is even born into the world. Many people have different views on if it is right for a woman to have an abortion or not. The people on both sides of this topic have reasoning for their own way of thinking. Personally, I have known people that have had abortions but I technically have no experience in having an abortion due to my physical aspects. I am against abortion though and I wish that, if it were possible, it be outlawed or at least contained to being performed in accredited hospitals and institutions.
If abortion is undeniably the taking of human life, and yet some people feel that it should be just a personal matter between a woman and the doctor, it leads me to think they would believe that other acts of destruction of human beings such as infanticide and homicide should be of no concern to society and therefore eliminate them from the criminal code. This, I cannot believe, is the thinking of the majority, although the tendency for doctors to respect the selfish desire of parents and not treat the newborn defective with a necessary lifesaving measure, is becoming increasingly more common.
Those pressing for repeal of the abortion laws believe that there are different sorts of human beings and that by some arbitrary standard, they can place different values on their lives. Of course, different human beings have different values to each of us as individuals: my mother means more to me than she does to you. But the right to live of all human beings is undeniable. I don’t think this is
negotiable. It’s easy to be concerned with the welfare of those we know and love, while regarding everybody else as less important and somehow, less real. Most people would rather hear about the death of thousands in the Honduras flooding disaster than of a serious accident involving a close friend or favorite relative. That is why some are less disturbed by the slaughter of thousands of unborn children than by the personal problems of a pregnant women across the street. To rationalize this double standard, they pretend to themselves that the unborn child is a less valuable human life because it has no active social relationships and can therefore be disposed of by others who have an arbitrary standard of their own for the value of a human life.
As an opponent to abortion, I will readily agree as will all those who are against abortion, that pregnancy resulting from rape or incest is a tragedy. Rape is a detestable crime, but no sane reasoning can place the slightest blame on the unborn child it might produce. The act of rape or incest is emotional and physical trauma to the young girl or woman. Should we compound the psychic scar already inflicted on the mother by her having the guilt of destroying a living being which was partially hers? Throughout history, pregnant women who for one crime or another were sentenced to death, were given a stay of execution until after the delivery of the child: it being the contention of courts that one could not punish the innocent child for the crime of the mother. Can we punish it for a crime against the mother?
In conclusion, I Brett Danklesen, hate to think of the fact of the many women in this world that partake in abortions. Abortions is a terrible act and it should be viewed just as if a full-grown adult was killed. The people in society that support abortions should have some sense smacked into them because if it was their own life that had to be decided on, they would most definitely choose life instead of death. For the women that are raped by other men, I truly do feel sorry that they was forced into the act of having sex instead of deciding when they wanted to but, abortion shouldn’t be thought of, no matter what the circumstances are. The women that choose to have abortion on demand should feel ashamed of themselves because they’re not smart enough to realize the responsibilities of having sex. So, the next time you think of even attempting an abortion, please don’t because your not being fair with life.