Everyday, newborns are being born into America. The average number of births so far in the year is 4,316,233. Of this large number, approximately 1,210,880 of these births will or have become abortions. Approximately 3,700 of them will happen just today. An abortion is the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus. This is leading to a decrease in American population and overall killing innocent people who never had or will have a chance at life.
The more abortions that America allows, the more it seems to be accepted in our society. This is the last thing we need to let happen; everyone should have chance at life. Having an abortion is taking away an innocent life, which someday could become very successful and very important part of one's life. Having an abortion just allows others to think it is OK for them to have one. It is not OK for anyone to have an abortion. There are alternatives, such as adoption. If you do not think you can handle a baby at this time, there are many other families that would be more than willing to take care of your child. Don't think killing the innocent baby is the only option.
If having an abortion isn't bad enough, already 52 percent of all abortions occur before the ninth week of pregnancy. At the ninth week of your pregnancy, your baby is one quarter of the way grown; it has fingers and toes, but in one second it is just gone. Another statistic that I found very concerning was 93 percent of all abortions occur for social reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient). This is a terrible reason for an abortion; you are killing someone's chance at life for a mistake you, yourself, made. People need to take more precautions and plan things out instead of taking it out on the child. Many people think the process is easy and harmless, but how is killing a baby harmless? More needs to be done to let everyone know the terrible fact of abortion and the results that come from it.
People in America who are against abortion, such as myself, need to stand up and be heard. Abortions are happening every day and are killing America. We need new members in society and in the world who can also be on our side in this debate. No child deserves to have its life be taken away without knowing or having someone fight in their defense. My family and I all are against abortion, I hope someday other families also will realize what we have about abortion and how unfair their really are.
No baby deserves to die just for being itself.
Amanda Jenot's essay won a contest sponsored by New Riegel Right to Life. Her prize is a trip to Washington, D.C., for the March for Life event Monday.