Persuasive Essay: Pro-Choice Abortion | b3ccadee
NRLC Pro-Life Essay Contest | National Right to Life
"The Silent Scream" was also intended, I believe, to argue that thefetus resists being aborted and by doing so shows that even an early embryohas a will to live and/or is aware of efforts to end its life. There ismedical neurological argument to the contrary, but that is perhaps questionabletoo. I would rather argue that the apparent resistance to abortion is farless likely a sign of awareness of what is going on than it is some sortof reflex or reaction to a specific stimulus. Babies or children (and evenadults) sometimes draw away from or seem to resist stimuli without havingany reason for it, and sometimes are even attracted to things which arefatal or painful. In fact, it is often very difficult to get children tounderstand about death and that certain things can kill them or hurt themvery badly. Trying to teach children to be careful around cars, for example,is not an easy task. I find it difficult to believe that an embryo hasan understanding of death and danger that a child does not.
National Right to Life 2018 Pro-Life Essay Contest
[Let me point out that abortion on grounds of self-defense canonly refer to self-defense against loss of life or severe damage to health,not something like loss of a little happiness or a slightly longer recoveryperiod. You may justifiably kill someone you reasonably believe would otherwisekill you or badly hurt you, but you cannot justifiably kill someone whoyou know would otherwise only lower your standard of living a bit. Thisis not to say there may be no other grounds for abortion.]