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EllieRider

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Mr.Starkey
GiftedEnglish8
26/02/2016

ProLife
Whatifyourmotherdidnotwantababywhenshegot
pregnant?Whatifshedidntwantyousomuchthatshekilled
youbeforeyouhadachanceatlife?Thinkbackonallofyour
experiencesinlife.Becauseyourmotherdidn'twantyou,allof
thesearenowstrippedawayfromyou.Youhavenofriends,no
family,nonewexperiences,nolife.Toeveryoneintheworld,
youneverevenexisted.Thissoundslikeahorribleinhumaneact

andyeteveryyearthishappenstomillionsofbabies.Thisis
calledabortion.Itissuchahorridactandsomehowitislegal.
Thisshouldnotbelegalformanyreasons,butthreebigreasons
arethatlifebeginsatconception,sounbornbabiesarehuman
beingswitharighttolife,selectiveabortionbasedongenetic
abnormalitiesisovertdiscrimination,andfinally,womenshould
notbeabletouseabortionasaformofcontraception.
Onemainreasonthatabortionshouldnotbelegalisthat
lifebeginsatconception,sounbornbabiesarehumanbeings
witharighttolife(PaceandMittelburg).
Thesebabiesmay
justbefetusesatthetime,buttheywillgrowunlessyoustrip
themoftheopportunity.Itseemsridiculousthatkillingahuman
beingiscountedasmurderandthisisnot.Theunlawful
premeditatedkillingofonehumanbeingbyanother,isthe

definitionofmurder.Whenitcomestoabortion,thereisavery
specificandthoughtoutprocesstoterminatethebaby,thus
fittingthewordpremeditated.Youarealsokillingthebaby,
whichmakesitfitthewholedescriptionofmurder.Theactof
abortionisanappallinglygruesomeactofmurderonan
innocentbaby.Thefactthatyouaremurderingababyisjust
onereasonwhyabortionshouldnotbelegal.
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Anothermainreasonthatabortionshouldnotbeallowedis
thatwhenwomenchoosetoabortababybecauseofagenetic
abnormality,itisovertdiscrimination
.Alargeportionofthe
abortionsthatgoonarebecauseithasbeendiscoveredthatthe
babywillbebornwithabirthdefect.TheDisabilitiesActof

1990,providescivilrightsprotectiontopeoplebornwith
disabilities,sotheycanleadfulfillinglives.Over80%of
womenchoosetoabortDownSyndromebabies(Sharockman).
PeoplewithDownsyndromearevaluedmembersoftheir
familiesandtheircommunities,contributingtosocietyina
varietyofways.Everyoneisuniqueanddifferent.Godmade
themjusthowhewantedto.Killingababybecauseofabirth
defectisadespicableaction.
Manywomenuseabortionasaformofcontraception,
whichshouldnotbeallowed.
Thesewomenshouldknowthat
thereisachancethattheywillgetpregnantandshouldnotuse
abortionasasafetynet.Itiscompletelyimmoraltokillachild
forconvenience.Therearemanyotherwaystopreventgetting
pregnant,whichintheendwillpreventmurder.Somepeople

saythatabortionempowerswomenbygivingthemcontrolover
theirownbodies.Givingwomenthechoiceofmurderisnot
empoweringthem.Womenalreadyhavethechoicetouse
protection.Empoweringwomenisimportant,butnooneshould
havetherighttocommitmurder.Itiscompletelyunjust.
Abortionisnotaformofcontraceptionanditshouldnotbeused
assuch.

Abortionisreallyanunjustactionthathasbeenshownin
agoodlightbythegovernment.
Threereasonswhythisshould
beillegalarethatlifebeginsatconception,sounbornbabiesare
humanbeingswitharighttolife,selectiveabortionbasedon
geneticabnormalitiesisovertdiscrimination,andthatwomen
shouldnotbeabletouseabortionasaformofcontraception.If
youbelievethatabortionshouldbeillegal,please,makea

change.Createapetition.Therearemanypeopleintheworld
thatbelievethisisunjustandyoucouldreallymakeadifference
andsavealife.Youcanmakethisworldabetter,saferplace
onesignatureatatime.Stopabortionwithapetition.

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