Abortion Persuasive Essay
Uploaded by tarifbrown on Dec 10, 2008
“In the past two hundred years, over one million Americans have died for their country. Monuments have been built and speeches have been delivered, honoring these American heroes. America is now engaged in a war where there are no heroes, no monuments or accolades - only victims. Our society has declared war on its most helpless members - our unborn children. Since the war declared on January 22, 1973, there have been over 45 million deaths.” (National Right to Life)
Abortion is the termination of pregnancy by various means, including (brutal) medical surgery before the fetus is able to sustain independent life. Abortion has also been very popular and debatable topic but I personally feel that abortions are wrong and I intend to defend the innocent human beings who are unable to defend themselves. I support women who give life not take it away, who despite the odds give birth and decide not to abort. My purpose today is to persuade you to support my cause because everyone should have the opportunity to live.
The most significant case in the history of abortion in America was the Roe vs. Wade case. On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all laws in every state that in any way had protected the lives of developing unborn children. It legalized abortion in all 50 states, for the full nine months of pregnancy, for health reasons.
Abortion was legalized because of the following three reasons:
1. For health reasons? Or should we say mental reasons. What we have granted to one citizen is the absolute legal right to have another human being killed in order to solve their own personal, social or economic problems. Are these health reasons?
I believe not. Health reasons are defined by when the mother is in a life and death situation as a result of her pregnancy.
2. Abortion was introduced because ignorance. The court ruled once and for all that unborn humans were not legal persons saying that “It isn't human until it looks human.” This was ignorance of the time but we cannot continue to live by these rules.
Dr. Ancona, an embryologist specialist states that “Technology has evolved so much and has proved to us that conception marks the beginning of human life. Microscopes, ultrasonic movies, stethoscopes and genetic knowledge enables us to see the reality, all of which go far beyond...