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If a women cannot choose to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, she is denied the right to the “possession and control” of her own body. One of the most sacred rights of common law is to choose and if a women can’t do this than their most important possession is taken away. Abortion isn’t only a women’s right, it’s a women’s choice. However, allowing abortion to be legal is immoral. A pre-born child is given the status of a “product of pregnancy” and never seen as the miracle only a women can create. Compassion for the small one is drowned out under a demand for “rights”, but what about the rights for the unborn. “A women has a right to her own body” is an idea more and more women are realizing, but that idea ignores the unborn child’s right to his or her

body. Never, in modern times, has the state granted to one citizen the right to have another killed in order to solve their personal, social, or economic problems. the embryo is its own being that should have it’s own rights to protect it. The zygote is a unique genetic being (Zindler 27). If one was to abort an embryo than that embryo, that human life would never be duplicated. A scientist that may have found the cure to A.I.D.S. would be killed. There is a better way to solve our problems than by killing children. A fertilized egg is the most beauti , most innocent being that we could ever create, and can redeem even the worst of our mistakes. This fertilized egg is not just a mass of tissue, for if it were than there would be no debate. A fetus feels pain. Ultra sound,

fetoscopy, study of the fetal EKG (electrocardiogram) and fetal EEG (electroencephalogram) have demonstrated the remarkable responsiveness of the human fetus to pain, touch and sound (willke 64). The fetus responds to light, heat, cold, and taste. Observations of the fetal movements in saline abortions indicates that the fetus experiences discomfort as it dies. One doctor who, the New York Times, wrote “conscientiously performs” saline abortions stated, “when he injected the saline, he often saw an increase in fetal movements” (Willke 64). In another case, a film using mew sonographic techniques, shows the outline of the child in the womb thrashing to resist the suction device before it tears off the head. Then you see the dead child dismembered child and the head crushed

(Edwards 40). This is murder. Nobody who sees this film will speak again of “painless” abortion. After the doctor who performed this procedure saw this film, he never performed another abortion again. But, many doctors still do perform abortion, and in some instances a live child is killed. “About once a day, somewhere in the United States, something goes wrong and an abortion results in a live baby” (Willke 76). Forty five out of six hundred and seven mid trimester abortions done in Connecticut in 1974-1976 resulted in live births (Willke 76). In these cases the child was killed in cold blooded murder. It is immoral to kill, therefore abortion is immoral. Finally, abortion should be banned because life begins at conception. The individual sex cell consists of 23

chromosomes. It is only through combination, however, that the sex cells contain the full complement of heredity units that defines a human being (Shettles 17). This procedure of combination defines conception. After the merger of the two sex cells 46 chromosomes are present. This is what makes a human being. The merger is complete within twelve hours, at which time the egg is fertilized and becomes known technically as the “zygote”. The inherited characteristics of a unique human being has been established, and in no circumstances will it change (Shettles 17). Nothing from this time on, until death, will anything be added. The definition of alive is that a being is growing, developing, maturing, and replacing its own dying cells. It means not being dead. At the very time

conception begins the zygote is growing, developing, maturing, and replacing its own dying cel It’s alive. The single-celled fertilized ovum cannot by any stretch of the imagination be considered part of a women’s body. This new living being has a genetic set up unlike anyone else’s, totally different from the cells of the mother’s body. It makes no difference to assume that human life is more human post-born than pre-born. What is critical to figure out is if it is or isn’t human life, and of coarse it is human life. At 18 days the heart is pumping through a closed circulatory system, with blood whose type is different from that of the mother. At 40 days the brain begins to function. In the 16th week motion has been detected. At 6 and 1/2 weeks all twenty milk-teeth