Running Head: WHY PARTIAL BIRTH SHOULD BE ILLEGAL1Jasmine Wilson LS501Ethics and the Professional Final ProjectDecember 20, 2016
WHY PARTIAL BIRTH SHOULD BE ILLEGAL 2Abstract Partial birth abortion is a controversial method of abortion late in a woman's pregnancy in which the baby is aborted by a craniotomy. Two organizations are commonly affiliated with abortion: Pro-choice supports abortion saying that what is in a woman's body is her "property", while Pro-life believes it is murder of innocent babies. Partial birth abortion is murder of innocent children and an abomination to basic human rights and values. This topic has always been a concern between the people and the government. There are approximately 1.6 million abortions a year. Abortion means induced termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or fetus that is incapable of survival. When you think about political issues, many things come to mind. Almost, undoubtedly, abortion is one of those things. There is no argument sufficient enough to steer my mind away from anti-abortion.
WHY PARTIAL BIRTH SHOULD BE ILLEGAL 3Why Partial Birth Should Be IllegalThe controversy of abortion in the United States is unique because there seems to be no grounds of compromise between two completely polar sides. That is mostly because either it is considered a living human being killed or not being killed. This is a case between life and liberty,but the ambivalence of the complexities of abortion make it hard to settle the two sides. There is much debate whether this is an action of life or death, and the difference is rather large. Approximately 1.6 million murders are committed legally each year. Abortion is the murder of an innocent child. Abortion stops the beating of an innocent child's heart. People must no longer ignore the scientific evidence that life begins at the moment of conception. People can no longer ignore the medical and emotional problems an abortion causes women. People must stop denyingthe facts about the procedure and start hearing the silent screams of unborn children. People muststop thinking of abortion as a birth control and recognize that it is just a legal murder. Abortion should be illegal because, it’s murder, there are better options, and because abortions often lead to severe self-harm to mothers.The BeginningThe U.S. House of Representatives voted to ban a procedure that has been known as partial birth abortion (Whitehead, (n.d.). The house voted on the bill known as HR 1122 with a majority vote of 295 to 136 (Whitehead, (n.d.). Two months later the U.S. Senate approved with a change of the language which was introduced by Republican Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania (Whitehead, (n.d.). The ban was approved by the Senate with a vote of 64 to 36 making it only three votes short of the majority required in order to veto the bill promised by President Bill Clinton (Whitehead, (n.d.). Abortion was first legalized by the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade in 1973 (Whitehead, (n.d.). The decision of the Supreme Court favored more of the