The act of procuring abortion has been viewed by many as an immoral deed and coupled with the claim that life starts at conception. Ethically, abortion, except rare situations, is gravely immoral and is the same category as killing an adult human being who is deemed innocent at the time of the murder. There are varying views by different philosophers regarding the morality of committing abortion. Most of the philosophers, especially those affiliated with secular institutions of higher learning claim that anti-abortion position could be attributed to a symptom of irrational religious dogma or rather a conclusive misconception by confused arguments of philosophy[ CITATION Mar89 \p 183 \l 1033 ]. However, abortion remains an immoral act as it deprives the yet-to-be-born children of their right to live, hence a complete violation of human rights. Each and every individual has the right to life with the promise of a future and many good things, thus no one should be allowed to interfere into the process of life[ CITATION MRo10 \p 129 \l 1033 ]. Whereas abortion might solve a particular problem, it is not a right thing to the woman and it also interferes with the baby’s life and as well exposes the mother to serious health problems in incase of complications.
Why Abortion is a Bad Thing
At first, the emotion of a woman or female who is subject to procuring an abortion is seriously affected. The mother’s emotions are expected to respond to the sensitivity brought about by the changing physiological state of pregnancy. Therefore, the mother’s brain is ready to carry the womb until the time of giving birth. However, when abortion is procured, there is an interruption of the process of pregnancy. Once a woman leaves the abortion clinic, she feels not only frustrated but also empty[ CITATION JJe11 \p 142 \l 1033 ]. The body of the woman has the deepest capacity to nurture the love for the unborn as well the full investment in the care for the expected new life. The woman carries a living creature within her body hence the psychological challenges tend to be high after the heinous procedure. The woman feels frustrated as her body is left hurt. One of the reasons for such pain is that abortion could result in serious complications in pregnancies to come as well as sterility. In comparison to other medical operations, the industry of abortion remains highly unregulated (read 10 Reasons Why Abortion is Evil & Not a “Pro-Choice” on Thesisgeek blog). Many women are reported to die as a result of botched abortions. On top of that, there is a high likelihood that a female who has experienced induced abortions is much exposed to cancer. Additionally, the mother’s spirit is also significantly hurt thus leaving her with low self-esteem and a feeling of self-unworthiness.
The idea of abortion is often not in the mind of many women, hence has to be sold to them by the physicians who are the abortionists[ CITATION JJe11 \p 141-142 \l 1033 ]. Most of the legislations that legalize the procedure require that a decision is made between a woman and her doctor. According to the nonviolent pro-life movements, the doctors are presumed as murderers while the fetuses are regarded as the children. Due to this reason, procuring an abortion sums up to committing a massacre[ CITATION JJe11 \p 142 \l 1033 ]. In most cases, the entire procedure is impacted onto the woman hence leaving her with no independent decision.
Secondly, according to Roberts, death is often a misfortune with the additional information that killing is presumptively wrong especially in instances when adequate justification is absent (129). Roberts continues to explain that most individuals, if not all, have before them a future of value that is full of hopes and despite the course of unfolding, good things are bound to happen.If one is murdered as a fetus of as an adult, there is the loss of many things that are of value to them[ CITATION Mar89 \p 187 \l 1033 ]. The act of murdering such individuals without adequate justification results in the loss on the subjects, hence remains seriously and morally wrong[ CITATION MRo10 \p 129 \l 1033 ]. Additionally, in many states, killing remains illegal. Murder could be defined as the unlawful termination of human life with a clear indication of some intent[ CITATION KBr14 \l 1033 ]. Despite abortion not being included in the definition of murder as it is deemed not being unlawful, it remains evident that an unborn child is is similar to a human being being or a fellow creature. In any case, where murder is unlawful, then abortion should as well be illegal. The act of killing any innocent human being is stated to be unconstitutional as per the laws of many nations. According to the 14th amendment, classes of people such as the unborn are protected by the law, and by 1900, the act of abortion was considered similar to the felony in all the states[ CITATION KBr14 \l 1033 ].
The next compelling reason as to why abortion is wrong is that the federal laws provide for the protection of the unborn. So as to attain absolute justice, the laws of any country ought to be consistent, bringing out the need to balance the penalties for murder and those of abortion[ CITATION KBr14 \l 1033 ]. Therefore, the heinous act of abortion remains illegal to the extent that women do not have the right to kill their children, with the inclusion of the unborn. There is the implication by the real feminists that the realization of women rights does not come with the shedding of other innocents’ blood[ CITATION SCa12 \p 172 \l 1033 ]. Due to this fact, procuring abortion remains an immoral act despite the fight for the realization of women rights, which is often coupled with their independence[ CITATION KBr14 \l 1033 ]. The widely accepted notion is that not all feminists support abortion, as it interferes with the survival of innocent fetus within the mother’s body[ CITATION SFo15 \l 1033 ]. According to Callahan and Daniel, if the act of abortion were legal, there would be intensified or massive civil disobedience as more and more individuals would resort to procuring the procedure (172).
Abortion is a heinous act that ought to be entirely prohibited in all the countries. The process results in the death of innocent fetuses that would otherwise have a future filled with value and many great things. The procedure as well exposes the mother to serious complications and even worse to sterility in the subsequent pregnancies. Each and every individual has the right to life thus no physician should encourage pregnant mothers to procure the act. The doctors should bear in mind that they were once fetuses who were not terminated implying that they should as well not interfere with the life of the unborn. Since the abortion industry is under-regulated in most countries, the practice is done in unhygienic, and inhumane conditions thereby complicate the whole process. In a world where abortion would be made illegal, there would be full respect for the human rights with each human being, unborn included, having a better chance for survival. Lastly, the world would be a better place for the human race if abortion is not legal.