Kari S. Missouri

Just Give it a Chance to Live

Abortion is wrong, and here is why.

Dear Future President,

There are more than 3,000 abortions per day in the United States alone. A very important but controversial topic of discussion in the 2016 election is whether abortion is right or wrong. I personally believe that it is wrong. There is never any excuse to take an innocent life. An unborn baby can begin to feel pain within the first eight weeks, so if you get an abortion at any time after that, the child will feel it. It will be causing pain to, and ending, the life of a defenseless child just because the mother doesn’t want the responsibility of raising a child.

I understand that there are some cases where the mother got pregnant because she was raped, but getting an abortion is not the solution. Killing that child will not fix anything. In several cases, it only makes things worse.

According to the 1st Way Life Center, “93% of women who had an abortion experience guilt, 88% get depression, 83% feel a general sense of emptiness, and 56% have suicidal feelings.” This proves that abortion is not only harmful to the baby, but affects the mother in many ways as well. By getting an abortion, you are denying that child one of the most basic rights: the right to live. And in my opinion, one of the worst parts is that once the choice is made to get an abortion, it can never be undone. If you kill that child, you can never get it back, no matter how much you may want to.

That child that you aborted could have been the one to cure cancer. It could have done any number of great things for our world, but it will never get the chance. There are other options besides abortion. You could carry it, and then give it up for adoption. That way if you can’t love the baby, then somebody else will. Just give it a chance to live.


Kari Siegel

Camdenton Middle School

Journalism ACI

An area of career interest class in which students research a variety of small and large scale news stories and write their own news articles. These articles are then published in the local newspaper, The Lake Sun. Students are also beginning to create news broadcasts of their stories to send to our local PBS station.

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