Dear Next President,
Abortion, as you know, is one of the most controversial topics our country is facing, while some people are completely against it, others support the idea that a woman should be granted the opportunity to choose. By definition abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy. In the United States alone, 1.06 million abortions are performed annually. That's 1.06 million babies a year that have died due to the irresponsible, selfish actions of their mothers. Although it may seem like the best alternative, abortion should be banned in the United States because it is a form of murder, it compounds tragedy, and if can affect the health of the mother.
The most obvious reason why I and many others believe that abortion is immoral is because it is the intentional killing of a human being. Supporters of abortion feel that it’s okay because it’s their body, but in reality, the baby has their own DNA, cells, brain, organ systems, and even a fingerprint at 8 weeks of age. Research shows, "An individual human life begins at conception when a sperm cell from the father fuses with an egg cell from the mother, to form a new cell.” Therefore any mother in hopes to abort their child is committing murder. Ever since abortion was legalized in 1973, this form of murder hasn’t been punished with imprisonment, it’s simply a way of life. Mr/Mrs. President I understand that individually you do not have the power to convince each American citizen to change their opinion, but you do have the responsibility to make sure everyone is heard and that murderous acts are banned in the U.S.
Not all pregnancies happen out of carelessness, sometimes the circumstances surrounding a pregnancy are tragic. The women could have been raped, the fetus diagnosed with a birth defect, or maybe the woman's life could have been at risk. However one tragedy isn’t fixed by another. We don’t forget about a rape by killing the child. We can’t cure any defects by taking his life. And we shouldn’t avoid the health risks of a mother to disregard a new life. We need to keep these things in mind, abortion isn’t the answer. Studies show that out of 10 unintended pregnancies, 4 babies were aborted. We need this number to reach zero. Also 21% of all pregnancies in the U.S. end in abortion. This number is so sickening, Mr/Mrs. President it is your job to make sure these points are validated in hopes to end abortion once and for all.
Finally, abortions not only harm the fetus but they can harm the mother too. When I say harm I mean, physically, mentally, emotionally, and relationally. In some cases the life of the mother is lost along with the baby. Research shows, “having a surgical abortion could scar a small section of the wall of the uterus and thus increase the chance of a subsequent miscarriage.” Again another risk proving that abortion is fatal to the baby as well as the mother. Abortions can cause relationship issues in the family, and cause the mother to have regrets. Point being, when you have an abortion life doesn’t always go back to normal, even though their is not a physical baby in your life you still endure the consequences of what you’ve done. Mr/Mrs. President in order to avoid the reluctant, selfish, and hasty decisions of America abortion must be banned in the U.S.
To conclude, it's not fair that millions of babies have to die everyday so that the mother can live as she pleases. As a country, we need to be more responsible for our actions instead of choosing the easy way out of things. There's no going around the fact that abortion is murder, it’s whether people choose to believe it or not. Mr/Mrs. President, it’s your job as the leader of America to make sure these issues are known to the public, in hopes that someday abortion will be banned in the U.S.