Every year there are approximately 1.37 million abortions in the United States and about 3,700 abortions every day in the United States. Abortion is a very controversial issue that has two extreme sides to it. The two extreme sides of the issue are the views of pro-life and pro-choice. Pro-life is the idea that a fetus has a right to live and should not be aborted. Pro-choice is the idea that a fetus is not yet a human life and that it is the mother's choice whether or not she wants to kill the baby. Abortion is a greatly debated topic that may never reach a conclusion. To see views on both sides of the issue, click here.
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Pro-Life

Pro-Life1.jpg Attached is a link to abortionno.org, a site with very interesting statistics.

People who are pro-life believe that abortion is wrong because they believe that life begins at the moment of conception. An estimated 43% of all women will have at least one abortion by the time they are 45 years old and 47% of all abortions are performed on women who have had at least one in the past.

Partial Birth Abortion

A partial birth abortion is when the fetus is killed after twenty weeks of pregnancy.
This is how a partial birth abortion works:
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Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby's leg with forceps.

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The baby's leg is pulled out into the birth canal.

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The abortionist delivers the baby's entire body, except for the head.
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The abortionist jams scissors into the baby's skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the hole.
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The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child's brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.

When you get an abortion, these are the babies that you could be killing.
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Who knows. Maybe your baby could grow up to be a person like this.
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Martin Luther King Jr...................Matt Holliday.................or.......................CHUCK NORRIS!
A baby has a beating heart three weeks after conception which is before most people even know that they are pregnant. Is killing a human with a beating heart murder? Pro-life people believe that yes, it is.
Some more useful links to sites that are pro-life are nrlc.org which is an organization called the "National Right To Life", and aul.org which is an organization called "Americans United For Life". Both organizations display their views on why abortion is bad.

Rape, incest, or when the mother is put in danger are cases where pro-life people sometimes believe that it is ok for an abortion. However, rape and incest contribute to less than one percent of all abortions. If the mother is put in danger, many believe that an abortion may be acceptable since it would still be saving a life.

Pro-Choice

People who are pro-choice believe that a human life starts when the baby is born. They believe that it is the mother's decision on whether or not the baby should live or be aborted. They believe that it is the mother's body and she should be able to do what she wants with it. They also think that it is OK to kill the fetus if it will be born into an unsafe environment, for example, a teenage mother.

pro_choice.gifClick here to go to the website of "Pro-Choice America".

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Click here to go to the official pro-choice website designed to help women make educated decisions.
Since 1973, there have been 48,589,993 abortions and counting in the United States. Is this ok?



Abortion: an issue that will probably never be put to rest.
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Bibliography:
National Right to Life. 08 Dec 2008 <http://www.nrlc.org/>.
Americans United for Life. 08 Dec 2008 <http://aul.org/abortion>.
NARAL Pro-Choice America. 08 Dec 2008 <http://www.naral.org/>.
Abortion Facts. 08 Dec 2008 <http://www.abortionfacts.com/>.