Should Abortion Be Legal? Essay

1098 Words Apr 15th, 2016 null Page
“Abortion is affecting our society now a days, many people believe it’s the women’s right to legally do choose abortion in most cases as incest, rape or even health issues, but others believe it’s very cruel to kill an unborn child without any reason. The way the doctors are killing the fetus is wrongful especially the procedures they are using.
Many don’t know the definition of an abortion. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. “Abortions began in the year of 1652. The first known conviction for the "intention to abort" was handed down in Maryland. Four years later, also in Maryland, a woman was arrested for murder after procuring an abortion. Around 1710 Virginia law made it a capital crime to conceal a pregnancy. Also in 1719 Delaware law made anyone who counseled abortion or infanticide an accessory to murder. Infanticide was probably the most frequent way of killing unwanted, illegitimate children. Abortifacients were known and used in early America but since using them "was like playing Russian roulette with three bullets in the chambers.” [1]
A lot of people question when life actually begins. Life begins it is at conception, when the sperm meets the egg. With that being said they say that after 3 weeks of the fertilization the spinal cord and the eyes are visible. After 4 weeks the heart is beating and the lungs are beginning to develop. Then around the 7 weeks after the fertilization…

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