The Controversy Regarding Abortion
The March for Life is an annual rally held in Washington D.C., protesting both the practice and legality of abortion. It is held on or around the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, a landmark decision which legalized abortion in the United States in 1973. The controversy regarding abortion is very much still prevalent today, not only in the United States, but around the world as well.
Many people who are in favor of abortion argue that it’s the woman’s right to decide what to do with her body. Proponents believe that because there are many cases where women are either raped, experience unplanned pregnancies or have a change in heart, that it should be their right to choose whether to experience childbearing.
Opponents do not agree with the arguments presented above. They believe that a fetus, regardless of weeks of age, is a human, and that any process that takes one’s life, such as abortion, is murder. Opponents do not argue against the hardships presented by rape or unplanned pregnancies; they just don’t agree that it should be taken out on the fetus.
In reality, pregnancy is an opportunity to give life to a human being, despite the route that was taken to become pregnant. No one can understand what a female experiences emotionally, mentally and physically after she was raped; the experience is very personal to her and only she can fully understand it.
But this does not mean that an abortion should be the solution. What did that fetus do wrong to deserve this fate? A fetus is life in the mother’s womb: it depends on the mother for nutrients, proper care and even good mental health on the mother’s part. A fetus has the potential to be the next Kobe Bryant, Prince, Elvis, 2Pac, Biggie Smalls, Bob Marley, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln and more.
Bad things happen to good people all the time, but this does not mean that we should end future lives! For instance, Jesus Christ, the son of God, was murdered by man by being placed on a cross to suffer a slow and painful death. After this occurred, did God suddenly wipe out mankind from the face of the Earth?
While we cannot judge others’ decisions for choosing an abortion, we can agree that life does not depend on age: it depends on a beating heart that has the potential to one day allow the fetus to be an amazing human being outside of the mother’s womb!
We are pro-life because after all, why are we fighting against mental illness, AIDS, the coronavirus or any human suffering in the first place? Because we love life and want all of us to be happy, caring and loving towards each other.
That was God’s plan from incepetion. Let’s continue to live as faithful servants of God and allow life to prevail.
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