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    Should Abortion Be Restricted?
    Abortion is one of the most controversial issues discussed among Americans today. In my opinion, I believe that abortion should be restricted when it is being practiced for an issue of immaturity, because as many impose, abortion means taking away an innocent life. When talking about abortion many things come up. For example, moral and religious points of view, human rights, ethics, science, etc. I also believe that abortion may be legal in case of a rape, or when the life of the mother is at risk. There are many exceptions to every issue and I believe that those two should be the only ones when being presented with this matter. If a young couple were mature enough to practice sexual intercourse, then they should be mature enough to be responsible for their actions and face what is coming ahead of them.
    Sometimes when a young woman finds herself in the situation where everything seems to be falling apart in her life, the first thing that comes up in her head is ďI canít have that babyĒ just because it is the easy way out. What Iím trying to say is that as young adults, we donít always make the best decisions; in fact, we often tend to feel sorry about things we did and wish to go back and fix them. Thatís what happens when a young girl gets pregnant, she doesnít think about the harm she might cause to the baby, or the fact that sheís killing an innocent life thatís going to be of her own blood, all she can think about is whatís going to happen next, her parents, her friends, etc. That is the reason why abortion exists, and we cannot support that. We need to understand that the mistake was made and thank God for our precious life. Abortion is just a sign of weakness, just think about that poor innocent life that had nothing to do with the mistake his/her parents made.
    The rights of a person end when the rights of someone else are involved. Yes, women have the right to chose their destiny and make whatever they want with their body, but what people donít think is that she already marked her destiny, she made a mistake and she needs to deal with it. She has the right to chose over her life but it is not about her life, it is all about that baby. The baby has the right to live, we canít change that. Then, the woman would be making decisions over someone elseís life and that is not correct. What are we fighting for then? Human rights? Even though scientists say that it is called a fetus until it reaches certain number of weeks, it has a heartbeat, it is alive. We cannot see it completely formed but it is in process.George Bush quoted: ďThrough the sonograms and other technology, we can clearly see that unborn children are members of the human family as well. They reflect our image, and they are created in Godís own image.Ē
    Who are we to deny life to someone? Only God has the right to create and take away life. In the bible God uses the same terms to refer to an unborn child or to a child that has already been born. This lets us imply that even right after conception the precious human thatís growing inside the motherís womb is already a human being; it is not just like another part of the motherís body but has a life of its own. The woman even if she practices the abortion in the first weeks, she was already a mother. She would be killing her own son/daughter. Abortion is a sin, is disrespecting what God has prepared for us, is denying his blessing and denying the idea of giving life to someone else. In Titus 2:4, I Cor. 13:4-7, and Rom. 13:8-10 the bible says that we should be taught to love our children, and that we are mothers right after conception even before the child is born. The bible claims that we should respect those who we love and respect them; therefore, we have no right of killing them o taking their lives away.
    After looking at the picture of Samuel Alexander Armas holding the hand of a surgeon during his 21 week in the womb of the mother there is no doubt for me, abortion is a crime. No matter how many weeks the baby has been growing inside the motherís womb, it doesnít matter if itís been there for one day or 30 weeks, it is a human being. It has been proved scientifically, they feel the pain when the abortion process is being practiced. Samuel Alexander Armas is shown in a picture holding the doctorís hand as if he wanted to hold on to his life. Abortion should be restricted because we have no right to take away life, not even the mother has the right to take away the life of one of her children. Believe it or not, the baby has a life since the day it was conceived, why should we treat him/her different from another human being? Then, it would be ok to kill a person just because he/she is standing in our way? Would a person then seek for special treatment? From whatever side people may look at abortion, there is no way out, it is a murder.

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    A reminder: this forum is for discussing language; arle0123 has written a piece and would welcome comments on the language. If anyone uses this as an excuse to launch into a religious and/or moralistic diatribe, I shall close this thread.

    Carry on please...

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    Quote Originally Posted by arle0123 View Post
    Should Abortion Be Restricted?
    Abortion is one of the most controversial issues discussed among Americans today. In my opinion, I believe that abortion should be restricted when it is being practiced for an issue of immaturity, because as many impose assert, abortion means taking away an innocent life. When talking about abortion many things come up. For example, moral and religious points of view, human rights, ethics, science, etc. I also believe that abortion may be legal in case of a rape,
    "may be legal" tends to mean you're not sure whether it is legal or not. Do you mean you would agree to abortion being legal in case of rape, etc? - as in "I believe that abortion should be legal...." or "Abortion should possibly be legal...."
    or when the life of the mother is at risk. There are many exceptions to every issue
    and but I believe that those two should be the only ones when being presented with this matter. If a young couple were mature enough to practice sexual intercourse, then they should be mature enough to be responsible for their actions and face what is coming ahead of them.
    Sometimes when a young woman finds herself in the situation where everything seems to be falling apart in her life, the first thing that comes up in her head is ďI canít have that babyĒ just because it is the easy way out. What Iím trying to say is that as young adults, we donít always make the best decisions; in fact, we often tend to feel sorry about things we did and wish to go back and fix them. Thatís what happens when a young girl gets pregnant, she doesnít think about the harm she might cause to the baby, or the fact that sheís killing an innocent life thatís going to be of her own blood, (She's not killing the baby just by becoming pregnant. You've jumped the gun here) all she can think about is whatís going to happen next, her parents, her friends, etc. That is the reason why abortion exists, and we cannot support that. We need to understand that the mistake was made and thank God for our precious life. Abortion is just a sign of weakness. Just think about that poor innocent life that had nothing to do with the mistake his/her parents made.
    The rights of a person end when the rights of someone else are involved. (That's a broad statement that is generally not true. You probably need to rephrase it. A's rights don't end when B's rights become involved).
    Yes, women have the right to chose their destiny and
    make do whatever they want with their body, Again, you need to qualify this to be consistent. You seem to be arguing that she doesn't have this right. but what people donít think is that she already marked her destiny, she made a mistake and she needs to deal with it. She has the right to chose over her life but it is not about her life, it is all about that baby. The baby has the right to live, we canít change that. Then, the woman would be making decisions over someone elseís life and that is not correct. What are we fighting for then? Human rights? Even though scientists say that it is called a fetus until it reaches certain number of weeks, it has a heartbeat, it is alive. We cannot see it completely formed but it is in process. George Bush quoted: ďThrough the sonograms and other technology, we can clearly see that unborn children are members of the human family as well. They reflect our image, and they are created in Godís own image.Ē Did he say that, or did he quote someone? Perhaps "George Bush said ...." In any case, George Bush is neither a noted moral philosopher nor a scientist. It might be better to find out who he quoted.
    Who are we to deny life to someone? Only God has the right to create and take away life. In the bible God uses the same terms to refer to an unborn child or to a child that has already been born. This lets us imply that even right after conception the precious human thatís growing inside the motherís womb is already a human being; it is not just like another part of the motherís body but has a life of its own. The woman, even if she practices has the abortion in the first weeks, she was already a mother. She would be killing her own son/daughter. Abortion is a sin, is disrespecting what God has prepared for us, is denying his blessing and denying the idea of giving life to someone else. In Titus 2:4, (No) I Cor. 13:4-7 (Nope, sorry. It's a famous verse about love (or charity in the King James version), but says nothing about children, let alone fetuses), and Rom. 13:8-10 (Again, nothing specifically about children, or even remotely about unborn children) the bible says that we should be taught to love our children, and that we are mothers right after conception even before the child is born. This is either an absolute fantasy, a severe misreading, or a deliberate deception. Which version of the Bible are you using? Do you have a quote from the Bible which says that "women are mothers right after conception even before the child is born", or anything similar?

    The bible claims that we should respect those who we love and respect them; therefore, we have no right of killing them o taking their lives away.
    After looking at the picture of Samuel Alexander Armas holding the hand of a surgeon during his 21st week in the womb of the mother there is no doubt for me, abortion is a crime. No matter how many weeks the baby has been growing inside the motherís womb, it doesnít matter if itís been there for one day or 30 weeks, it is a human being. It has been proved scientifically, they feel the pain when the abortion process is being practiced. Samuel Alexander Armas is shown in a picture holding the doctorís hand as if he wanted to hold on to his life. That's an amazing interpretation of a grasp reflex, but yes, no one can state that the fetus wasn't thinking that. Abortion should be restricted because we have no right to take away life, not even the mother has the right to take away the life of one of her children. Believe it or not, the baby has a life since the day it was conceived. Why should we treat him/her differently from another human being? Then, it would be ok to kill a person just because he/she is standing in our way? No, that's called 'the slippery slope argument'. It doesn't follow. It's a rather primitive rhetorical device. Would a person then seek for special treatment? From whatever side people may look at abortion, there is no way out, it is a murder.
    We all have a right to our own beliefs, as BobK indicated.
    Leaving aside the subject matter entirely, as a piece of persuasive prose, it makes some good points. But your credibility is severely compromised by your taking a text, and completely misrepresenting it for your own purpose. You cannot expect to get away with that on an English language forum without being challenged.

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    The last sentence is factually wrong- you're stating your opinion as a fact, while the law courts plainly do not consider it to be murder and they are the ones who define the term. You may feel it is murder, but the courts in the US don't agree, nor, I believe, does your president, so I would suggest changing the term from a legal one into one that reflects your feelings on the matter.

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