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Abortion; is it murder or a womans right? Is an embryo a life or is it just a glob of tissue? When does an embryo become a valuable human life? Is it when conception takes place or when it gains human appearance? Is it when it feels its mothers touch and receives her love? Is it not a human until it can survive on its own outside of the womb? These are a lot of questions that are asked when the topic of abortion arises. Some believe that it is a womens choice to deal with her body as she wishes; others believe that it is simply murder. Some have an opinion that may change at one point or another in life. And then there are others that have an opinion and will die with that same opinion. Whatever your beliefs or opinions may be, I hope that would understand both sides of this subject.Three out of ten pregnancies end in abortion. This equals one and a half million babies per year. There are many reasons why a woman would choose to abort her unborn baby. According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute Study, the one that is heard most often is convenience, at 76%. Other reasons include the following: fear of poverty, avoiding single parenthood, not ready for responsibility, wanting to hide sexual activity, too young, no desire for more children, fetus has health problems, father of the fetus has no desire for the child, the woman, herself, has health problems, or the fetus is a product of rape/ incest. According to this study, only 13% of all abortions are directly related to health concerns for the fetus; of these, only 8% were told by a physician that the fetus would indeed have health problems, the rest feared the fetus would have health problems due to their own alcohol/ drug use. The other 87% are merely for the womans convenience.First and foremost conception must take place. One sperm and one egg meet to produce an embryo, each containing twenty-three chromosomes, which combine to make forty-six. Although the chromoso...

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