Dear Future President,
I am writing because I have a concern about abortion. Many people do not seem to care abortion and I know people make it seem not that big of a deal, but I find abortion a big deal only because abortion is murder. The U.S. Government considers unborn babies human beings. The killing of a human being is wrong, even if that human being is yet to be born.Yes I know more and more people support abortion because they believe women should have that choice. Unborn babies are human beings with a right to life.
People say that when a woman is pregnant that there are no heart beats until 8 to 12 weeks. That’s wrong because there is heartbeat, but it’s just a small heartbeat that just can’t be heard until 8 to 12 weeks. ABORTION IS MURDER whether people believe it or not. Fetuses feel pain during the abortion process. Maureen Condic, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy and Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, explains that the "most primitive response to pain, the spinal reflex, is developed by eight weeks gestation”, and adds that, "there is universal agreement that pain is detected by the fetus in the first trimester.”
Every abortion should be a crime because the abortion process hurts the fetus and it is kind of like child abuse. Abortion is the killing of a human being, which defies the word of God. People are going to say that abortion is not murder, but in fact it is murder. The rate of abortion is high and it shouldn’t be high. The Bible does not draw a distinction between fetuses and babies. The Sixth Commandment of the Bible's Old Testament, "Thou shalt not kill" applies to all human beings, including unborn babies.
Additionally, abortions cause psychological damage. A 2008 peer-reviewed study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health found that "young adult women who undergo... abortion may be at increased risk.” The US Supreme Court has declared abortion to be a "fundamental right" guaranteed by the US Constitution. The landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade, decided on January 22, 1973 in favor of abortion rights, remains the law of the land. Some people say that woman should have the right to have abortion.
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), "Fetal Homicide Laws," ncsl.org, Feb. 2013
William Grimes, "B.N. Nathanson, 84, Dies; Changed Sides on Abortion," nytimes.com, Feb. 21, 2011
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), "Buddhism and Abortion," bbc.co.uk, Nov. 23, 2009
Willy Pedersen, "Abortion and Depression: A Population-based Longitudinal Study of Young Women," Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, June 2008