Before I had decided what I was going to speak to you about today I said to myself that I definitely would not speak about abortion. Well things have a funny way of working out, and even though I might regret it when it comes to question time, and I"m sure that you have all heard this before, today I will talk to you about abortion.
First of all, What is abortion? Well the Webster's Dictionary defines abortion as the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus before it is sufficiently developed to survive. The purpose of the abortion is to ultimately terminate a pregnancy. This single term has brought, and remains to bring about tremendous turmoil whenever and wherever it is approached. This is due largely to the fact that every persons opinion on the matter is different, and many individuals believe that there feelings are the only ones that are of any relevance.
According to the text book Core Concepts in Health There are several types of abortions that are done legally throughout the United States. They include suction curettage, manual vacuum aspiration, dilation and evacuation, and partial birth abortion. The latter is the most severe, and gruesome type of abortion, which is legal. This abortion is carried out by the delivery of first the fetal limbs and body, and then the skull which is collapsed so it may pass easier through the cervix.
I am a person who has my own outlook on abortion, and I am sure that there are people in the audience who are going to agree, and also disagree with me. I believe that every one is entitled to their opinion, just as I am to mine. So today I am not necessarily going to persuade you to believe in the same things that I believe in, because I don't think that's right, but instead I will share my thoughts, and open your eyes to yet another persons outlook on this serious matter.
In direct reference to abortion I have a few strong felt views. First of all, I believe that when fertilization occurs, the very second the sperm meets the egg, a life has been formed.