Abortion: Outlawing for the Benefits of Society and the Mother; By Megan Matal
: To inform the audience of the risks of abortion and why it is wrong
To persuade my audience to believe that abortion should be outlawed
Abortion, as a whole, is detrimental not only to society but also to the mother and
even the unborn fetus and should therefore be outlawed.
I want you all to close your eyes for a moment and imagine your back
in your mothers’ womb. But, instead of being born, imagine being burned to
dust, or pulled out limb by limb. Now open your eyes. I know this was very
graphic and hard to hear. But I want to hear from you what you felt as you
imagined this. [Ask a few for their feelings.] Now imagine being the mother
of this unborn child. The feelings that you all imagined really occur when
Abortion, as a whole, is not only detrimental to society; but also to the
mother and even the unborn fetus and should therefore be outlawed.
Abortion has become more and more of a debate as the years
progress. But what’s the big deal you may ask. The “big deal” about abortion
is a conglomeration of quite a few things. The image it gives to society and
the things that it could potentially allow, such as legal murder, are one
contribution. The effects of abortion on the mother and her growth,
emotionally and physically, afterwards prove to be a huge problem. Also, the
pain that the fetus feels is enough to make any person, even the most
unemotional person, cringe and feel hatred for the person that caused the pain.
First of all, the image abortion portrays to society and what it could potentially
allow is enough of a reason to outlaw abortion.
Abortion, in itself, is murder.
Murder, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “to kill a human being
unlawfully and with premeditated malice”.
Abortion, or the induced expulsion of a human fetus, is murder. [Cite
Many doctors, including those who are pro-choice, have agreed on
when a human life is actually considered to start.
The Essentials of Human Embryology
, it is stated that “Human
development begins after the union of the male and female
gametes or germ cells during a process known as fertilization.”
It is also shown in
that “the development of a
human being begins with fertilization”.