November 15, 2016
Dear Future President:
As a concerned citizen, I would like to bring your attention to the very controversial subject of abortion. I speak not only for myself, but on the behalf of over half of America and the Catholic Church. Abortion has been an issue for too long, since the ruling of the Roe v Wade case in 1973. It is immoral and unethical and should be outlawed immediately.
Many pro-choice advocates would argue that pregnancy makes work difficult for mothers and puts them at a financial disadvantage. However, this predicament does not give mothers an excuse to have an abortion because there are plenty of moral alternatives better than taking the life of an unborn child. Although pregnancy makes work difficult, it does not make work impossible. Most work spaces also give maternity leave for expecting mothers, so that they can have the time to care for themselves and their child. The financial argument presented by the pro-choice group is pointed more so at single mothers rather than mothers with a partner. Nonetheless, ¬¬¬there are many organizations that grant financial aid for single mothers. Pregnancy is only a temporary struggle, choosing to take the life of a child is permanent.
Abortion is not moral. What if America called abortion for what it truly is? The senseless murder of an innocent child. Many pro-choice members would say that mothers have the right to abort babies, thus making it just. While mothers may have the right to have an abortion, this does not make it “okay”. This “right” to have an abortion is setting a dangerous tone for the future of America, and casting a scary reflection of the American people. The right to abortion promotes a culture where human life itself is disposable. This makes us no better than the animals we live upon. It promotes a savage, primitive outlook upon us. If we permit abortion go on for any longer, we will lose our grasp on humanity.
The start of this disease, began in 1973 during the Roe v Wade case. Roe v Wade set the precedent for all cases on abortion from way back then to today. In this case, the Supreme Court stated that women have the right to abortion, as an extension of the right to privacy secured to the people in the Constitution. This precedent has become the popular argument for the justification of abortion. Although the Supreme Court did give this ruling, the Declaration of Independence says specifically that “All men are created equal, that they endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Emphasis on the right to life, abortion takes away one of the unalienable rights intended for all human beings. Therefore, making the ruling for Roe v Wade unconstitutional, and should not be eligible as a precedent.
Abortion has been an issue in America and world-wide for too long. 57 million babies have fallen victim to this immoral disease that plagues us today. It is unjust. It is immoral. It is murder. Please do not allow abortion to continue for any longer, and please do not let another baby be killed.
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