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Nakiya Steen Big Paper #1 S. Riley 3-11-18 AGAINST ABORTION Today one of the ongoing questions is when it is right to take the life of another being, more specifically an unborn child. Abortion is mentally and physically damaging for a woman and her fetus. It should not be legal for distinct reasons. There are alternative choices instead of getting an abortion. The first and most effective option is not to have sex. There are companies designed to help find homes for children without proper parents. The second option is to have the baby and put him or her up for adoption. This can provide a solution to couples facing infertility. Abortion is unnecessary due to these alternatives and others. Third option is there are Federal laws that protect unborn children. My overall position on the morality of abortion is life begins at conception. An abortion is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as, "the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus." Our society does not allow one human to intentionally harm or take the life of another human without punishment, and abortion is no different. In the instance of rape and incest, there is proper medical care that can ensure that a woman will not get pregnant. Adoption is a viable alternative to abortion and accomplishes the same result. Adoption still gives the child a chance of becoming something, so it isn't difficult to make a case for it being the superior option. It's a shame the process is as complicated as it is so that it cannot be utilized more often, adoption
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provides a lot of opportunities that otherwise would not happen. Life is precious. It does not matter if this life came about because of foolish mistakes, unbridled passion, or even rape. I understand that pregnancy is a harsh reminder of mistakes or violence when it is an unwanted pregnancy, but murder is not the answer. Abortion punishes the unborn child who committed no crime. Abortion should not be used as another form of contraception. According to lifestyles reasons against abortion, "abortion can result in medical complications later in life; t he visible
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