Abortion in Our World Today
Dear President of the United States:
Congratulations, you have won the battle, and are now the leader of this beautiful country, America. Now it is your turn to help our country, or contribute to its downfall. The weight of it all is upon your shoulders, as is the stress. You need to take into consideration what the people of the United States are telling you. We all have opinions and before you take sides, I hope that you will review both sides of every issue. I myself feel very moved by a certain topic: abortion. Even though I am a Catholic teenager who has never experienced this, I still have a right to express my opinion. Abortion is the destroying of human lives. Not only is it manslaughter, but the humans you are killing have no say in what is happening. Mothers, looked to as loving, caring figures, who may have experience or may not, are purposefully killing another innocent, voiceless human being. Not only are they killing their own offspring, but their baby can feel that pain. Imagine being cut by cold, sharp objects, strangers stripping you from the warmth of a mother’s love, and being 100% helpless, not being able to stop it, and all because your mother didn’t love you enough to let you live and grow up in her or the many loving families’ care. How selfish. No matter how early you abort, there is life at conception. Many may argue that the baby is not a human or unique person until it is born and separated from the mother. However, this is incorrect. I am aware that the laws of America are now made by religion, and that often times nonreligious people dislike when the president has a religious orientation, but we believe as Catholics, Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, many other types of Christians,(and more) that God has a unique plan for each of us, even before we are born.
Abortion doesn’t kill a potential human being, but a human being with great potential. Ever heard the quote, “A person’s a person no matter how small” (Dr. Seuss)? No matter who you are, an elderly man, a young woman, a rebellious teenager, or a helpless infant, you are still a person, no matter what. Some may say that you’re not a true person until you’re knowledgeable or knowing or your situation. They also say that babies cannot express their opinions, and they also probably don’t know what their mother is going through. Yet who, smart or dumb would choose death over life? Therefore, everyone who is for abortion mustn’t know what they are doing. Another point I would love to disagree with is that there are too many babies in the world. Too many people, and not enough jobs or room. They aren’t helping anything. “How can you say there are too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers (Mother Teresa).”
Pro-choice believers think that it is alright for a raped woman to abort. It wasn't her fault she was put into this situation, and she shouldn’t have to be reminded of that event, right? Instead, she should abort and forget about this. But wait… She was impregnated against her will, but does that give her the right to kill her child? And if so, how does this help her forget her situation? Keeping the baby with her won’t remind her any more of this than if she kills her child and has to live with that regret. “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so you may live as you wish (Mother Teresa).” There are many other ways to deal with a baby you weren’t expecting. With 232,000 women and about 4 families per every 1 child adopted who want to adopt (adoption.com), I think that that is a much better option. Instead of wasting a human being, you could be saving a future president, leader, or best friend. You might even be killing the person who will stop war forever create a treatment for cancer, or bring the world to eternal peace. With these thoughts, dear President, I ask you to consider what I have said, and not to ignore your people. “A nation that kills its own children is a nation without hope (John Paul II).”