Should Abortion Be Legal? Essay

1932 Words Apr 19th, 2016 8 Pages
The Right to Life
Leader of Indian Independence Movement, Mahatma Gandhi once said, “It seems to me as clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime” (Gandhi, Mahatma). Federal law has given women the right to kill their unborn children through abortion. Since the ruling of the Roe v. Wade in 1973, 58,586,256 unborn children in America have lost their lives before they ever have the chance to protect themselves. In 2015 alone, 1,058,400 children were killed in the United States, and 43,800,000 world wide by abortion. The fight against abortion is the bloodiest war in world history (Abortions in America). Americans are guaranteed the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in the Constitution of the United states of America. If the Supreme Court can take this right away from the unborn, what is stopping them from taking it away from others? Abortion should be illegal in America because a child 's life starts at conception, it is unconstitutional, and abortion can result in medical complications and psychological trauma for the mothers.
Abortion should be illegal because life begins at conception; scientific and medical discoveries over the past three decades have verified and solidified this age-old truth. Dr. Jerome LeJeune, Professor of Genetics at the University of Descartes, Paris, discoverer of the chromosome pattern of Down 's Syndrome and winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine stated, "After fertilization has taken place a new human being has come into…

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