Matthew Sgromo
Mr. Hurst
CLU 3M1
27 April 2018
Pro-Life Abortion EssayAbortion is the termination of pregnancy prior to the fetus being able to pursue independent life. Believe it or not, Abortion can be natural or induced as it is commonly referred to as. A natural abortion would be on like-terms with a miscarriage, or an accidental and natural death before the fetus born. An induced and purposeful Abortion is what I refer to as the purposeful, soul-less destruction of the promising life of an unborn gift from God. The controversial topic of Abortion has created moral concerns and has been fueling lawful, religious and political debates since human existence. Our world provides so many different dilemmas, obstacles and views, with abortion being deeper and more complex then many people think.
Each stance of an individual’s position on abortion is based on upon one’s beliefs, associations, and principle. Being one of many controversial topics, it is recommended for people to peacefully share and accept beliefs, though the depth of abortion is extremely impactful causing great controversy. The purpose of the law is to govern standards, maintain peace and order, and resolve conflicts and controversy, while protecting citizens rights and freedoms. On the topic of abortion, domestic and foreign legalities are in reality what causes much of the heat. Laws either approve or disapprove forming a fierce barrier between people. No matter the laws of a nation on abortion, there will always be an enraged and potentially violent group. Everyone has different beliefs, but my belief is that abortion should be illegal. On the same note, I would like to evidently state I am all for women’s rights, and equal rights for everyone. Women are no less than anyone else. Some women come across difficulties in pregnancy which I can’t even imagine how difficult pregnancy may be. In no way do I undermine female strength or underestimate troubles felt. I simply believe the baby inside the women has the same rights as the mother and I am extremely disturbed of the abortion process. Going out on the street and murdering an innocent person is illegal with heavy consequences. A baby is a gift from God, at the stage everyone was once at, truly innocent, filled with promise and joy. There is no just reason in my opinion where it should be legal, or even acceptable to kill anyone. It is commonly understood there are different hills people climb upon in their journeys, with many troubling or accidental encounters, though any natural encounter is what is meant to be. In a situation where one is unfit, or incapable of a baby with one growing inside of them, there are various paths to help the situation and still allow life for the fetus. A stupid excuse for killing your baby just because the parents are not ready for it is unacceptable and should be punishable.
Abortion strips the bright life of helpless, innocent children and is legal in too many countries.
Unfortunately, Canada is one of them. Approximately 11.2 million abortions are performed each year. 11.2 million people who could have cured cancer. On a larger scale, an estimate of 60 million children have been aborted in the United States since 1973. That’s almost double the amount of people in Canada’s entire population.

Abortion is a gruesome procedure and can be done in as little as 10 minutes. Suction aspiration, is one of the most popular methods of abortion where a powerful vacuum with a sharp knife is inserted into the womb via the cervix. The suction tears apart the body of the developing baby, ripping the placenta of the uterus, while sucking blood, bones, brains, organs, tissues and liquids, into a container. Throughout this process, damage can also be done to the women herself with common complications including a torn uterus. A further method is called Dilatation and Curettage. Dilatation and Curettage is another option where a steel knife is inserted into the womb to cut the baby’s body into pieces. The remains are then removed from the uterine wall. This process offers a high risk of infection as well as blood loss and the potential stabbing of the women’s own parts. If being sucked into a garbage can or being stabbed doesn’t suit you, there’s also an option of poison. RU 486 is a type of chemical abortion. In our world we see chemical attacks being responded to by bombs, yet not in other chemical attacks such as abortion. The woman is given uterine contractions causing the baby to separate and disintegrate from the uterus. A later visit to the abortionist will determine if it was successful or if further surgery is needed to finish the job. So in other words, if the baby is strong enough and survives being poisoned you can further torture it more so that this time it dies for. Methotrexate is similar to starvation and is an injection into the muscles which attacks the babies growing cells disallowing food or fluids to the body in which it the fetus will later die. The most gruesome form of abortion is Dilatation and Evacuation which uses sharp metal claws to grab parts of the baby and rip them apart. The skull is then crushed to the bone. In some form of justice, the mother will now experience excessive bleeding. The tease method is called Partial Birth Abortion and is used on babies that are close to being ready to come out. The abortionist grabs the baby by its legs and pushes it into the birth canal. The head remains out and is rammed with scissors so that it no longer functions. Again, it is then sucked away and removed from the uterus. Rather than being slayed, the child can be safely born in a hospital, and later taken care of by others, or put up for adoption by people who want and appreciate this Gift of God. This way, no life is lost, no mother feels pain or aftereffects, and the baby can still experience the beauty of our world.
The abortion process is one I’m extremely grateful I never went through, and from the looks of it, would never wish it upon anyone. It is displayed as worse than many real-world murders. Society needs to be further educated and informed about the abortion process. Those who have any involvement in abortion, especially the abortionists providing these services, should be punished with assisted murder for obvious reasons. It is not right to profit from the death of an innocent child. The fact that millions of babies have experienced this pain due to their own mother’s horrendous idea is a problem. No government, or person should approve of abortion, especially with it being done in such a fashion. The government is left with further problems post-abortion having to deal with the mother’s infection, bleeding, fever, and maybe even death. Abortion also increases the risk of various cancers including cervical and breast. Any future attempts to carry a baby will likely be met with a miscarriage or a premature birth. These after-effects are to be paid for by the citizens in the universal health care system. More doctors are being used when many situations could have been avoided in its entirety.
The procedure of an abortion was a crime in Canada until 1988, when the Supreme Court of Canada deemed it unconstitutional and struck it down. Ever since, abortion has been legal no matter which stage of the pregnancy the women is at. It is even publically funder under the Canada Health Act. Access to abortion services vary across the country and to this day remains a divisive issue in our government especially between liberals and conservatives. Of the earliest abortion cases in Canadian law occurred in 1879 involving Emily Stowe. SShe was charged and later acquitted after a long trial of performing an abortion on a young patient through drugs. This case is significant on how serious abortion was taken in our nations earliest days and the changing attitude of the topic.

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Before 1969, performing an abortion was a crime under Section 251 of the Criminal Code. The maximum penalty for anyone assisting women in her abortion was life imprisonment while the women would get 2 years. That year, the government of Pierre Trudeau amended the Criminal Code using 2/3 approval, approving some doctors to perform abortions in special hospitals if a women’s life was in danger. A high profile team of doctors were required to approve the procedure. Other then in life-threatening cases, abortion remained illegal as it should. I can personally approve of this law if the mother’s health is in serious trouble. As time went on, the 70s and 80s, were a time of great debate for pro-life and pro-choice groups. The minimal leniency given by Trudeau’s government angered pro-life groups while not being enough for pro-choice activists. Lobby groups tried to influence legislatures with public demonstrations in Ottawa.
Henry Morgentaler is a household name in pro-choice history looking to expand Canadian abortion rights. He is famous in R. vs. Morgentaler cases. In 1973 he was prosecuted for completing unauthorized abortions for anyone who desired. He was acquitted by a jury in 1973, but that ruling was overturned after appeals from both the Québec Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada forcing Morgentaler served a prison term. Morgentaler broke the law without any permission and knew exactly what he was doing, completely deserving his punishment. He was said to have desired money and failed to care about the right to life.
The Supreme Court established that doctors might not be held responsible if the result of not performing a particular abortion is worse then the failure to do anything at all. This was an odd case and there was no defence available for Morgentaler. Similar to today, the legal debate was centred around the question of whether a fetus has a right to their own life, not just the mothers. Women’s rights activists pushed for female freedom to decide when they should end their pregnancy. Pregnancy is a natural encounter and natural encounters are decided the way they’re meant to be, by God. The women have no right to choose when its convenient for her to kill a living being. Further Legal debates were initiated by a man of the Manitoba Legislature, Joseph Borowski, who was on the behalf of anti-abortion. Cases of individual rights were undetermined and not settled in any court cases until 1988.
Again, Morgentaler was persecuted for continuing abortions. In 1988, his case R. v Morgentaler went to the Supreme Court, which compared his actions to the newly founded 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The court shockingly found that the Criminal Code provision on abortion violated a woman’s right to “life, liberty and security of the person” guaranteed under Section 7 of the Charter. This is an odd and historic ruling, setting presented to future abortion abilities in Canada. Women were in the midst of experiencing life, in a free country of Canada, while being safe and secure. Rather the baby inside of her was denied the right to life, future freedoms, and safety in the womb. The law sided secularly for the ending of innocent lives. As a result of this case, millions of babies have been aborted.
The court did not officially rule there was an essential right to abortion under the Charter but systems were changed to allow abortions easier without punishment. Still, abortion was extremely strict needing requests. Due to this, the abortion law was struck down though it technically remains in the Criminal Code. This means anti-abortion rules are considered to be unconstitutional and cant be enforced. No laws have had the power to replace it, and abortion has remained nationally legal since 1988.
At the same time, the fetal rights issue was decided in 1989 during the case Tremblay v Daigle, where Supreme Court said only a person had constitutional rights beginning at the time of birth. This choice proves to be a big mistake, and one Canada must bounce back from in my opinion. The government is discriminating against the fetus who in a little longer time will be born and should be of same equal status as the mother like the charter states in section 15 . The government offers no compromise and fully sides pro-choice denying the right of life.
Our Catholic Church teaches that each of us have a right to live from the stages you begin to develop until death. The detail of the teachings explain that a person is living is living from the time of an embryo. All forms of abortion are religiously, and morally wrong as it kills a fetus that is breathing, moving, and living. In an abortion, we try to alter God’s plan and deny his creations and visions. We are blessed to receive the gift of life, though some take advantage and reject one others opportunity. Our future and afterlife are played with while interviewing to harm one others path achieving a deadly sin. There is no acceptance or opportunity to choose the death of a helpless fetus. Life is begun with the goal of being good as God creates man in the image and dream he desires. Therefore the human is a reflection of Gods glory through his glory is violated upon. The 10 Commandments are deemed to be true by God. True to God is central value of “thou shall not kill”. Abortion is a straight out negligence of the fifth Commandment.

Life brings evils of devil such as rape and incest, though our religion believes there are better options. In contrast, many believe abortion is acceptable in such cases. Such cases are extremely rare, and inaccurate to represent most abortions. Approximately one percent or less abortions done in a year are a result of forced and uncontrolled occurrences. Just like every person, regardless of race or gender, each baby is desired and loved by God who always has the best plan in mind. It denies the child the opportunity to experience the beautiful world and display differences and contributions to the rest of us. If a child is the result of violence, how would destroying someone else’s life help the pain of the women? In truth, it would further affect the women emotionally with the loss of a child just like any mother. She would be already stressed enough seeing the dead corpse coming out of her and knowing the suffering the baby had gone through in its dying moments. The baby is developed enough inside the womb to feel pain due to organs of the heart and brain. A mother will miss out on the joy of seeing their child grow up.
In frequent occurrences in the after-math of an abortion, the mother will become emotional, fragile, weak and unstable. Mental illness’ of a post-traumatic stress disorder or even a specific post-abortion syndrome describes the damage of the woman who finally understands and feels guilty. She understands the consequences of her actions, perhaps understanding the occurrence of the process, and realizing the murder she is guilty of. Following her regret, statistics show unsurprising stats that over 80% had stronger emotions of loneliness, isolation and had an increased tendency toward rage. Over 50% of mothers increased or started attempting the use of drugs or alcohol. Around 30% attempted suicide. Problematic symptoms post-abortion include depression, suicide, and anxiety. Help and council such as reconciliation is always available to stop the pain of suffering from the choice they chose to be responsible of. For abortion to be illegal, women have greater difficulty in achieving an abortion. Without the abortion, traumatic after-effects would not exist which would aid the government in mental health control.
Under Canadian law, murder is illegal with the punishment of imprisonment and potentially for life. I believe a fair punishment would be the death penalty for purposefully killing another. In Canada, everyone has the right to live and that shouldn’t be different to unborn children. When a murder takes place, their right to life is taken away. The creation of a human is initiated instantly of conception. Therefore, once conception is purposefully broken, it should be considered illegal, and murder as well. Pro-choice visions display though science proves a baby is developing, it is not official until birth. That translates into the baby having no rights or freedoms including the right to be alive. Considering the death penalty is not currently activated and used to take away the lives of the worst people, it would be believed a baby full of innocence can also prevail.
It boggles my mind how women can even consider an abortion especially knowing the scientific facts and similarities a human already on earth. In the case of not wanting a pregnancy, there are countless resources available to assist in that. You can straight out participate in existence. You can use contraceptives and even take birth control. Even after a sexual encounter, there is medication to prevent the development of the baby. As minimal time goes by Within days of pregnancy the evolution is well on its way. Within 2 weeks a heart begins to pump. At week 3 essential connectors of the spine and nervous system begin to form as well as organs of the liver and kidney. Eyes, hands and brain waves are detectable at 4 weeks. In 6 weeks the baby grows muscles. At 8 weeks the baby starts to move and smile. In the 9th and 10th weeks, the baby’s teeth and hair grow. At 16 weeks the baby the baby shows attitude and personality kicking around. At 20 weeks the baby responds to light and sound. In the following weeks if healthy the baby can even be born prematurely. It is a quick process in which the baby is constantly growing like the rest of us and are not balls of tissue or clusters of cells. At which point is it where the mother chooses when the normal characterized baby in the womb dies?
In Summary, a belief of mine states that Canada has the incorrect stance on abortion laws fueled by Morgentaler and various other pro-choice activists. Our country prospers upon free and equal rights, though is missing rights of relevant beings in our future citizens. The process of abortion uses murderous tactics to destroy and deny life and the right of life Canadians are entitled too. Knowledge and devastation of the process should be enough to turn against it. Pain should never be wished, or purposefully enforced upon anyone, regardless of age. The developing fetus fails to receive the equality and rights it would in future weeks. He or She is left hostage in the dark womb with others authorizing its fate. Our nation has turned from being a pro-life state and now allows the brutal slaying of the most innocent and promising by those excusing their own personal problems. Life is extreme, though a lesson of abortion is to put others ahead of yourself. All natural aspects of life, such as the birth of a child are created by God above us, and is present for a good reason. God is the one who should determine who receives life and who does not. Us as humans must not take away Gods dignity and take it upon ourselves to use violence and end lives. Morality and religion further prove negative aspects of abortion. Science displays how life is present in the womb, with the formation of many human characteristics very quickly and that life begins as soon as the egg is fertilized. Our world would only be better with further diversity, more people, and more unique qualities brought upon to better each other. Who knows what new innovative contributions would have been implemented to our world today by those unfortunately aborted. The topic of abortion may be moral and social sin in my opinion, but not for others. This difference in vision will be brought upon in the courts as changes of power in politics continue to evolve. There will never be a day where everyone can agree. The most significant aspect of the abortion debate is how much people value rights and freedoms, as well as our constitution. Women’s rights, and fetal rights are those which will continue to improve and be better for all. Law and democracy have effectively been implemented when people debate where a topic shall fall.

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