State abortion laws are saving babies’ lives across the country

Murder is illegal — infants included

Adin Zweigbaum

According to The New York Times recent bills in Mississippi, Ohio, Alabama, Georgia and many other states have proven our country is changing its mind on abortion by restricting it. Keith Moore said life begins at conception in “Essential of Human Embryology,” therefore these bills are detrimental to saving human lives.

These states are in the process of passing bills to make abortions almost, and in some states, completely illegal. According to the Washington Post, the only exception in many of these bills is if the health or life of the mother is at risk. Although I almost completely agree with these laws, something that is lacking from states like Alabama is the exclusion of rape and incest, according to the Washington Post.

It is unbearable to imagine the pain that an individual, let alone child, would have to live through after being raped and then forced to give birth to that baby. For example, the instance in Ohio where an 11-year-old girl was raped, then not allowed to have an abortion absolutely terrifies me, and pains my heart.

However, the majority of abortions aren’t because of this aforementioned problem. Only one percent of abortions are rape-induced pregnancies, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Logically it would make no sense for rape victims to not have access to abortion because the purpose of removing abortion is to preserve human life, not harm it.

When it comes to anything but rape, incest or health of the mother, abortion should be completely illegal. There is no reason the government should be permitting the murders of countless babies.

Looking at the effects of abortion on a smaller level help to understand the severity of the situation. According to a New York City government report, more than 50 percent of African American pregnancies in new york ended in abortion and only 46 percent ended in birth. This means that every year in New York, there are more African-American babies murdered than there are born. I don’t want to live in a country where almost half of a community is being legally murdered.

These recent abortion bills are obviously not to suppress women’s rights, they are here to be a solution to the problem of mass murder. It is completely irrational and immature for people to claim that the murder of infants is an issue of women’s choice, and then to treat those against abortion as if we are hateful or savage. Stopping abortion is about saving the lives of millions of males, females, and Americans as a whole. I understand the feeling of controlling one’s body and I respect and agree with that, but abortion is still the murder of another human being.

In Minnesota, two bills were recently proposed, both restricting abortions. These bills are headed in the right direction, and it’s reassuring that a state as liberal as Minnesota is considering such a pro-life stance.

Excluding rape, sex is a choice and by performing the action both parties are consenting to the possibility of creating another human being. The solution to this, however, should not be abortions, it should be an improved sexual education curriculum in the United States. According to Planned Parenthood only 24 states require sexual education. Although this is infuriating, I still don’t believe it makes abortion acceptable. I don’t understand how people can just sit and do nothing while hundreds of thousands of babies are killed each year by their parents who made the decision to create them in the first place.

What is most sickening to me are the people who try and use money as an acceptable excuse. I will never judge the worth of someone’s life based off of money. There is a reason the United States has a foster care system, but the worst part is that people have the audacity to say that murdering a baby is better than putting it through the foster system. Imagine being one of the millions of adopted adults and children who are being told they would have been better off dead than to go through the foster system.

The United States needs to try and focus more on preventing unplanned pregnancies, but it is absolutely horrifying to me that people would rather murder infants than help petition for a better sexual education. These people are fine with the murder of millions of innocent babies and with the communities basically being cut in half. Mississippi, Ohio, Alabama, Georgia, and many other states bills, although obtaining flaws in the sense of rape and incest, are for the betterment of society, and to save the lives of millions of humans.