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Should abortion be considered murder In the United States women choose to end about 25 of their pregnancies through abortion This number has been gradually declining since 1979 This is similar to the Canadian figure of 21 but is much lower than that of the former Soviet Union 60 and Romania 78 where contraceptives are in short supply Abortion is morally scientifically and legally wrong The human egg is already clearly alive when it enters the fallopian tubes many hours or days before it has the opportunity to be fertilized Women release one about each month between puberty and menopause - a few hundred in a lifetime Almost all of these are destined to die and be ejected from the body Unless infertility is a problem very little thought is given to these hundreds of deaths Although the egg is a form of life there is a public consensus that it is not human life Hundreds of millions of male sperm are liberated during a typical sexual encounter They are also clearly alive Viewing them under a microscope reveals them to be energetic swimmers Essentially all of these will die within days Again if infertility is not a concern little attention is given to these deaths An average man produces thousands of sperm a second At most a very few during his lifetime will contribute to the formation of a baby The rest will die Few men are consciously aware of the loss Sperm are very much alive and kicking But again a public consensus exists that they are not human life In our society people view life as something precious and worth protecting In many recent polls it shows that most people feel abortion is wrong in the way it is legal today Religions fuel much of the intensity of the abortion debate The Roman Catholic Church is the largest organized church in the world and one
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