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.
Should Abortion Be Restricted?
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.