Abortion should be a prosecutable offense on the grounds that it is morally and ethically wrong.
In cases of rape, abuse, child pregnancy, and other emergencies, abortions should be permitted.
Once the spinal reflex is developed at eight weeks, a foetus can feel pain.
There is no such thing as an unwanted child. Even if the mother cannot support the child, there are extensive waiting lists for families looking to adopt.
Abortion procedures have been linked to health complications in later life.
It is very common for women to express sentiments of regret after getting an abortion. On the other hand, women never express regret for choosing to have a child.
At the moment of conception, a foetus becomes a person.
Murdering a person is a crime. There is no difference between killing a foetus in the womb and killing a child. Both are people and have a right to life. By taking away their life, you are committing murder. At the moment of conception, a unique genetic identity is created. This genetic identity will accompany the foetus throughout its life. Aborting a child erases this code. It is clear, therefore, that aborting a child is tantamount to murder.
A foetus can’t be considered a person. It is a foetus. It is an extension of the mother. It is entirely dependent on the mother. It is connected to her via the umbilical cord. It cannot live outside the womb or independently of its mother. Therefore, it is not a human or a person. It is a part of the mother. Aborting it is no more murder than a woman having a mole removed or getting a haircut.
[P1] A foetus becomes a person at the moment of conception. [P2] Killing a person is murder and is always wrong. [P3] Therefore, aborting a foetus is always wrong.
[Rejecting P1] A foetus is not a person at conception. It becomes a person later. [Rejecting P3] Killing a foetus is not always wrong. When it saves the mother's life it is necessary.
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