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Abortion is highly controversial in America. The opposing sides of this issue each strongly believe they are right. The pro-choice supporters see a womans right to choose as central to the issue. The life of the baby is the most important concern of the pro-life advocates. Very little middle ground exists on the issue of abortion. Abortion is murder and should be illegal except in instancews when the mothers life is endangered by the pregnancy or if it is best interest for the babys health.
Pro-life supporters believe that personhood starts at conception. They believe that the fetus has a right to life and that the fetus is a human being. Pro-choice supporters believes that personhood starts at birth. they believe that the mother has the right to say what happens to her child because it is her body. Well if it is her body and she has a right to choose dontt you think that the baby has a right also because it is his body aswell. Abortion is not the only way. Nearly, 40 percent of American adults, or 81.5 million, have considered adopting a child. Just because a baby is not what some people are ready for doesnt mean that they should just be able to kill the baby. Adoption is a wonderful process that we have. Abortion ids unfair and morally wrong. Ninety-three percent of abortions are done for elective non-medical reasons, because people are just not yet ready. It is not the babys fault you are not ready, do not punish the unborn child who has its whole like ahead of him or her.
There are many abortion techniques that are used today. Examples are the Dilatation and Curettage (D&C) where a loop shaped steel knife is inserted and the child is cut into pieces, also there is the Dilatation and Evacuation (D&E) where the doctor uses forceps with sharp metal jaws and tears the child apart piece by piece. Usually the head is hardened to bone and must be compressed or crushed in order to get it out. Another was is an injection of Methotrexate which blocks the hormones needed to keep the baby alive and about 72 hours later the baby comes out on its own. These methods are usually used in the first trimester. Another highly controversial technique that is getting a lot of publicity nowadays is the partial birth method. This procedure is performed in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy or