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Running head: LATE TERM ABORTION 1LATE-TERM ABORTIONLily PenaEnglish 1302-482April 19th, 2015Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
LATE-TERM ABORTION 2INTRODUCTION:There are many reasons why late-term abortion can be considered immoral. Around the twentieth week of gestation a baby is already fully developed. This would mean that you’re killing a innocent life which is Late term abortion is a very controversial method to abort the baby after the twentieth week of gestation. There are several different procedures to as well as different ways to receive a late term abortion. It’s not just one full process then everything is done. Due to the process given to get a late term abortion a lot of religious people feel that it is wrong and is against morals. Some people believe this to be murder and inhumane. I believe late-term abortion should be made illegal because it is morally wrong on many different standards of the American society.BACKGROUND/ RHETORICAL & POLITICAL EXIGENCEMost believe that the fetus is considered as a person at either conception or the first trimester, and this would mean that you’re violating their rights to live and taking the life of an innocent human being. As I continued to research and read more on late term abortion I do not feel it is moralistically okay to get a late-term abortion and they should be illegal. What most people don’t know is that a developing child in the womb during the first trimester already has ear, a mouth, a heartbeat, already growing fingernails and growing hair. As stated in Pregnancy (n.d), “By the end of 37 weeks, your baby is considered full term. Your baby's organs are ready to function on their own.” Meaning giving a late term abortion is basically like murdering a new born baby. There is no other way around proving otherwise because in the first article I have read the first trimester your baby is already a human it’s no longer just the sperm and the egg once those two meet and start forming begins a new life. The
LATE-TERM ABORTION 3second trimester everything is just continuing its development so that way entering the third trimester the child is finishing its last touches so that way the child is ready for birth. For many years, abortion-rights advocates have asserted that abortions after twenty weeksare performed because of maternal health complications or lethal fetal anomalies discovered late in pregnancy. However, many other studies from both the medical readings and late-term abortionist indicates that most late-term procedures are not performed for these reasons. Some women just decide to get a late-term abortion because of the fact they feel that it is no longer there responsibility and feel that they are too young, uneducated, and financially unstable to raisea newborn child without their own life being intact themselves. But the argument a lot of people use is, it is not the child’s fault they did not choose to be conceived therefore why take away an innocent’s child’s life that has no fault or say so in any decision being made.