Abortion Essay, Research Paper
My sister and I were very close as children that?s why her decision to have an
abortion surprised me. I was present the moment my sister was born. Barbara was a very
beautiful child that resembled a delicate, fragile, baby-doll. I watched my sister grow up
and we both shared our hopes and dreams about life and about having a family. We
discussed plans about our children growing up together. We both wanted our kids to be
close the same way we had been. As soon as my sister announced the news of her
pregnancy, I felt a warm and loving feeling concerning the happiness that lye ahead. I was
extremely delighted because finally, I would have a niece or nephew.
After a month my sister called me on the telephone to let me know she had gotten
an abortion. I was so hurt and angry that I didn?t know how to respond. All I could ask
her was ?Why?? I finally got an answer from her, but it was not an adequate reason to
eliminate the life of an innocent child. Her answer did not justify such a hasty decision as
far as I was concerned. My sister has always been very independent so she let me know,
in no uncertain terms, that it was her decision and her body. I will never understand how
she could have taken a life without carefully thinking over the consequences of her
actions. Getting to know my niece or nephew would never become a reality in my life.
Abortion is a very controversial subject; therefore, I will give you my point of view
concerning this issue. Every year in the United States 1.5 million abortions are performed.
Human life begins at conception so abortion is wrong. It is murder, Plain and simple!
Having an abortion is eliminating a human being at the very beginning of life. I can not
imagine any one more absolutely innocent, weak, and defenseless. The only means of
protection it has lies with the woman carrying it in her womb. Abortion is a simple case of
annihilation. Ending the life of a fetus under most circumstances is unjust as well as
The case of incest is the only justifiable reason to end a life because it is morally
wrong to have a child under these circumstances. When a child is born it is a precious gift
from God. Just because this child can not walk and talk it does not give anyone the right
to decide which child should live or which child should die. When two people create a
child it becomes a living, breathing, human being that has rights. A fetus has the right to a
good life filled with love, happiness, good times and bad times.
When a woman decides to have an abortion, the option of adoption should always
enter into her decision because once the baby is born the woman will automatically know
that she made the right decision. If you are in an uncertain position concerning your
pregnancy there are alternative options available. Have the child and put it up for
adoption so that the child can have the same chance for life that you had. This also gives
the child a chance to have parents that can give the child all the love and support it needs.
Abortion is a crime committed against life making it a serious and deplorable
offense. But today, in many peoples consciences, life is meaningless. The acceptance of
abortion in or culture, in behavior, and even in the law, is a sign of a dangerous crisis in
our moral character. We are becoming more and more incapable of distinguishing
between right and wrong.