believes that unborn babies are human from the moment of conception and, therefore, abortion is immoral and effectively killing innocent human beings.
Although each side has valid points to argue, there is the long-term impact for the rights of the mother, the welfare of the child and the impact on society to consider.
Spiritually, life is sacred and no one has the right to take it, except God.
Regardless of whether the pregnancy was planned or not, once conception occurs, the mother has the responsibility of caring for the resultant life until such a time as the fetus is born and the child grows to maturity age.
A fetus only develops the ability to feel pain after birth, thus abortion does not affect the fetus in a similar way that a newborn would be.
In this regard, a fetus is not regarded to be a fully-formed human being.
When women get abortions, the majority of the time it is because they are young and are unable to raise a child.
They have other responsibilities such as their education, a career, or maybe they are not in a financial situation where they can take care of a child. If a child is born unwanted, the chance of it living a happy life is lost.
Does the fetus have a right to live, just like its mother?
Does the mother have the right to decide whether to keep or discard a component of her body?