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42 million babies have been murdered worldwide, without a chance to survive and without a voice to be heard. This accounts for the death of 115,000 hopeless souls everyday. Abortion is the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy. You may be asking yourself is a fetus even considered a human being? Well the answer to that question is yes. Developing of a "fetus" starts right at conception when a sperm cell and egg cell combine. All of that individuals genetic information like what gender the baby will be, what color eyes it will have, what color hair it will have and exc. are being put together. Only 21 days after conception the babies heart starts to form and gradually starts beating. Everyone is aware that a beating heart means life. So are we just making an exception that it is right to kill something that is alive but not born yet? Abortion is a gruesome medical procedure that is harmful to not only the baby but also its mother. The most common in humane method of abortion is called suction aspiration. During this procedure a suction curette, which, is a hollow tube with a knifed edge, is inserted into the womb. The tubing is then connected to a vacuum machine 29 times more powerful than a household vacuum cleaner. Once the machine is turned on it tears the baby and placenta into tiny pieces, which are then sucked through the tubing into a bottle and simply thrown away. Another Common method of abortion is called dilation and curettage. This is when a hook shaped knife cuts the baby into pieces, which are then scraped out through the cervix causing agonizing pain. The mutilated body parts are then discarded. The most disturbing method of abortion would be saline injection. This is where a needle with a strong salt solution is injected into the placenta. They baby is poisoned by this fluid while it burns off the outer layer of their skin. After 24 hours labor will set in and the mother will give birth to a dead baby or a dying baby still alive. If the baby is still alive it will be left unattended to until it dies. There are pro-choice advocates who believe that it is a woman's choice to have a baby. Yes, it is a woman's choice to do what she pleases with her body. However is it right for her to take another's life to better her own? If we have established that a baby does have a heart beat after only 21 days from conception then why is killing of this so called "fetus" justified? It is alive and a human being just like you and I. Another reason why people justify abortions being legal is rape victims. Even though I am arguing against abortions I still feel sorrow and compassion for victims of rape and incest that become pregnant. However only 1% of all abortions deal with cases of rape or incest. An abortion may take away the physical reminder of such situations but will never heal the nightmares. According to afterabortion.org on a survey done with 260 women. 92% of

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