Abortion Should Not Be Legal Essay

1477 Words Apr 12th, 2016 6 Pages
Approximately 3,000 abortions take place every day in the United States (Snyder). Those abortions add up to more than one million abortions per year. For years, people from all over the world have fought back and forth in the abortion debate. The pro-life side of the debate argues that abortion should not be legal. They also argue that abortion denies the right-to-life of the baby, and threatens both the mental and physical health of the mother. This side of the debate comes from many different points of view including religion, culture, and multiple branches of science. In response to the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court case, abortion became legal in 1973. Since then, abortions have killed over fifty-six million innocent babies (Snyder). The law should not allow the legalization of abortion, the immoral killing of a growing and developing potential-filled child. One question many people have pondered and debated over for many years is, “When does life begin?” Like many pro-life activists, a state law in Missouri argues that life begins at conception (Cozic and Tipp 19). Likewise, in Germain Grisez’s book, Abortion: The Myths, the Realities, the Arguments, he claims that life begins when an egg and sperm form a zygote (Kaveny 6). When the egg and sperm meet, a formed gamete in turn creates a growing and developing baby. If egg and sperm do not meet, the creation of life does not have a possibility of happening. Babies do not form right at birth; it takes approximately nine…

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