Abortion debate

United States
November 4, 2006 12:29am CST
Is abortion murder? Or is a fetus not a human yet, and therefore can not be murdered. Any enlightening thoughts on this controversial subject?
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@pumpkinjam (6886)
• United Kingdom
4 Nov 06
In my opinion, abortion is murder. It doesn't matter when a feotus is considered human (IMO it is the moment it is concieved and begins to form) because it is still referred to as a human foetus, therefore no one seems to be arguing that it is human. Some people consider it ok before the child is formed properly because it can not live outside the womb and is therefore a parasite. But children have survived outside the womb earlier than expected. When a woman carrying twins was murdered, it was counted as a triple murder because the children were capable of living outside the womb (I think she was 4 months pregnant) but if you ever see pictures of an actual abortion, you will see that they look like people and, apparently, there have been children who have cried as they have been killed so going by those facts, yes it is murder because if a child can cry then it lives.
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
7 Nov 06
Can you show proof of a 3 month old fetus crying? Abortion on demand only happens in the first trimester in most countries that allow it.
@fox182 (27)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
Yeah Abortion is murder..i don't care weither its outside 2 months or not...who would kill an innocent child..i mean. if u were the fetus would u want to be aborted..that's not fair not to anybody......my advice to unwanted pregnancies..send the child for adoption if u don't want it..
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@myklj999 (33349)
• Olney, Illinois
7 Nov 06
If a fetus is not yet a human, at what point does it become human? I am not necessarily against abortion; I feel it should be left to personal choice; but if a woman who was carrying a child I had helped conceive aborted, I would be very upset.
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@suzieque (2336)
• Canada
7 Nov 06
I do not believe it is murder. I support abortion because there are cases when the person has been raped, or is too young like 13 years old.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
7 Nov 06
It isnt murder to protect the mother or for prevention of birth from rape or incest
• India
7 Nov 06
i dont think so tht abortion should be illegal...... its always the situation tht demands abortion, noone does it for fun!!!!!!!!! ofcourse it is wrong when the reason for abortion is a girl child!!!!!! but otherwise there r some situation where u cant help u hve to go for abortion!!!!!!!
@Alloy42 (372)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I'm really not sure at what stage I consider a fetus to be "human" but I do support the right of the woman to choose. Women will have abortions, especially as long as rapes continue to occur. If abortion is made illegal then there will not only be fetus deaths but those of the mothers due to back-alley clothes-hanger jobs. Some would say that serves them right; it's their punishment for committing murder... which reminds me of something interesting I've noticed: It seems that the same people (generally speaking) who say "abortion is murder" are also the ones who support capital punishment. I call that irony at the least and hypocrisy at the worst.