Abortion: Abortion and Option Melissa Drexter Essay

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Abortion Should Not Be an Option
Melissa Drexter, the girl who killed her baby at her prom, received 15 years in Prison. Amy Grossberg, who along with her boy-friend, killed their baby in a motel room, received 2-1/2 years. Both of them were sentenced because they killed their newborn baby, just minutes after they delivered. Why is it such a crime just minutes after the baby is born, and yet perfectly fine to so many people, just days before they are to be born?
46,000,000 babies are killed worldwide each year by abortion. 1.4 million in the U.S alone due to abortions. That’s nearly 4000 a day.
Among these abortions, partial birth abortions take place, a particularly gruesome killing of a baby. This topic of abortion, specifically partial birth abortion, is a very disturbing one to me. A partial birth abortion is a tragic, unnecessary killing of a newborn baby, and should be made a federal crime. Many people are uneducated about what a partial birth is. A partial birth abortion is a procedure done typically between 4 and 6 months of pregnancy, but is commonly done into the 9th month. a. First, the doctor reaches up and grabs the baby's leg with forceps, or his/her hand, and turns the baby around so that it comes out with its feet first.
b. Then the baby's legs are pulled out into the birth canal.
c. The doctor delivers the baby's entire body, except for the head.
d. The doctor will then stick scissors into the baby's head and then the scissors are opened so the hole will enlarge.
e. The scissors are removed, and then a tube is stuck into the baby’s head, and the baby's brain is sucked out by a suction catheter. The caved-in skull is then removed. 80% of these abortions are not for medical reasons, like to keep the mother alive or complications with the baby, but purely for elective and social reasons. The mother just simply decides that she doesn't want the baby. Has this become a form of birth control? Partial birth needs become a federal crime.
A reason why women should not have an abortion is related to basic human values. Women need to think about their unborn babies who are not