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Friday, April 13, 2012

Persuasive Speech: Abortion


If we are allowed to murder unborn children, then why is it illegal to murder other humans? Don’t unborn babies deserve to be protected with rights equivalent to anyone else in this world? The answer is yes; babies in the womb have every right to live, just the same as you and me! Abortion is wrong and inhumane and should not be able to be used as a form of birth control for anyone.


According to Nancy Day, author of Abortion: Opposing Viewpoints, life begins at conception. When sperm and egg meet they form a zygote, which contains the forty-six chromosomes to create life. As time goes on, the baby progresses into an embryo and soon after, a fetus. The baby in the womb is not just a potential person; it is already a human being, and if you made the choice to have sex, it is wrong to punish the baby for your mistake. It isn’t fair to say the baby has no rights because it can’t make the decision on its own or because it isn’t “alive.” This is a total raze of the baby’s rights! Murder is illegal and everyone, capable of making decisions or not, deserves a chance at life. There are other ways of dealing with an unexpected pregnancy such as adoption. If you feel that it is okay to kill a sweet, innocent child, then you need to put yourself in the baby’s position and think about what it would be like to have done nothing wrong and be denied your right to live.


In the article, Perspectives on Abortion: Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, and What Lies in between, Raquel Lopez states that 33.6% of women who get abortions are between the ages of 20 and 24 and 81.6% are not married to the father. Why should the helpless baby have to suffer because of a parent’s inability to take care of it financially or mentally? Did your parents ever give up on you? The answer here is no. Everyone goes through rough times in their life, but that doesn’t mean the baby has to suffer the consequences of the parental downfall or instability. If a child is murdered, it goes against all moral values that we are taught. You can’t walk down the street anywhere in the United States and find one person who thinks that murder is moral and that it is an okay way to deal with someone you don’t want in your life.


In a study by numerous Finland researchers, it has been proven that abortions don’t just kill babies, but they can also kill or injure the mother that was previously carrying the baby. Women are four times more likely to die a year after their abortion. No one wants to live their life with cervical, ovarian, or liver cancer, and women who do get abortions have a greater risk of these awful diseases. Just think about it, how would you feel if a woman you loved not only killed a helpless child, but then she died, as well? No family, person, or baby deserves to go through death after death. The same study shows that by receiving an abortion, you are also endangering your future babies with a greater risk of being handicapped. If getting an abortion was a hard thing to do, then having a mentally or physically handicapped child is not going to be a walk in the park either. If you truly care about the well-being of others, you know abortion is wrong, and that it needs to be stopped!


“U.S. Abortion Statistics,” from Christian Life Resources, states that since Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court ruling that stated that abortion was legal, there have been around 54,559,615 abortions. 54,559,615 fragile babies’ lives have been taken because of women and men who lack heart and maturity. You got a chance to live because your mother and father knew what was right; they put aside their selfishness and put it all on the line for you.


Part of growing up and being levelheaded means knowing that it isn’t the baby’s fault; you made the decision, and now you have to face what comes next. Please, don’t be irresponsible. Abortion is murder, and that is a common worldwide value. Give babies a chance, who knows what they might become.


Bibliography

In-Clinic Abortion Procedures. 2012. Planned Parenthood Federation of American Inc. 2012.

Day, Nancy. Abortion: Opposing Viewpoints. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press Inc., 1991.

Lopez, Raquel. “Perspectives on Abortion: Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, and What Lies in between.” European Journal of Social Science Jan. 2012: Volume 27.

U.S. Abortion Statistics. Jan. 2012. Christian Life Resources. 2012.

Abortion Risks: A List of Major Physical Complications Related to Abortion. 1999. Elliot Institution. 1999.

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