Considering american ethics and values, death is morally wrong. Therefore, the killing of fetuses is wrong as well. Abortion is defined as the termination of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo prior to viability. An abortion can occur spontaneously, in which case it is usually called a miscarriage, or it can be purposely induced. The term abortion most commonly refers to the induced abortion of a human pregnancy. Abortions, this practice of destroying unborn life that was stripped of its right to life, should be outlawed because it is obviously inhumane, there are health risks, and there can be emotional damaged done to not only the mother, but at the same time, the father.

Abortion is actually quite inhumane due to the way it is processed. Many people believe that abortion is a short, simple, and clean process; however, they are wrong. There are three processes of abortion, none of which are close to being short, simple, and clean. Abortions from the top, hysterectomy are thought to be the cleanest and safest by many people. The mother's abdomen and uterus are surgically opened and the baby is lifted out. Unfortunately, many of these babies are very much alive when removed; hence the abortionists kill them by cutting the umbilical cord or plunging them into cold water. Abortions from the uterus, such as suction, are much bloodier and longer than those from the abdomen. During the suction method, the abortionist inserts a tube that is twenty nine times more powerful than a household vacuum cleaner and sucks the baby out. The hose frequently jerks as pieces of the baby become lodged in the tube, and a nurse must reassemble the baby's body together at the end to be sure all the body parts are taken out. The third and final method is salt poisoning. The abortionist injects a strong salt solution directly into the amniotic sac, the fluid surrounding the baby. The baby breathes and swallows the poison, struggles, and sometimes convulses. The corrosive effect of the salt solution often burns and strips away the outer layer of the baby's skin, which exposes the raw, red, glazed-looking subcutaneous layer of tissue. Although these abortion methods are bad enough by themselves, women also face many health risks subsequent to the abortion.

Another reason why I believe abortion should be illegal is because there can be health risks involved with it. One can not just wash one's hands of the whole ordeal; these post-abortion dangers can haunt the woman in a variety of ways. The mental health of a woman who has had an abortion has the chance to suffer afterwards. However, the woman who does not have an abortion is usually happier and less depressed than the other woman who has had an abortion. Besides to mental suffering, women are also vulnerable to many other dangers. During the first three months of a subsequent pregnancy, there is twice the chance of a miscarriage. During the second trimester, there is ten times the chance of a miscarriage, three times the chance of premature delivery, and two times the chance of infant death after birth. All these risks are present because an abortionist stretches the womb opening in thirty to sixty seconds when a mother's womb usually stretches over twelve or more hours of natural labor. By stretching it so quickly, the muscles tear, thus weakening the vaginal muscles for later pregnancies.

The third and final reason why I believe abortions should not be allowed is because it can cause emotional damage to not only mother, but also to the biological father at times. A woman who gets an abortion are known to be diagnosed with depression; usually due from the guilt of killing their child and what could have been a successful doctor or a great lawyer. This depression can carry over for years and may never go away. Sometimes, losing a child may not only effect the mother, but the father as well. The father can become depressed at the lost of the child, or become angered. This can be done if the mother gets an abortion without the father's confirmation or approval, even though it is truly the woman's right to decide whether or not she wants an abortion. This anger may or may not lead to violence, that may or may not lead to the father becoming a criminal. Abortion is truly devastating.

Those are the reasons why I believe that Abortion is morally, wrong. It has many disadvantages and unconstitutional. If a woman is not ready to start a family with kids, then do not get pregnant. There are many ways to not get pregnant; many medications for both males and females to make sure that the sperm never reaches the egg. If they do not use these techniques, and the girl gets pregnant, why must a baby die in order for the mother to be happy?