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Letter to the Editor: Abortion Taking a Huge Portion

Junior Jeremy Byers takes a stand on the debate of abortion.

Junior Jeremy Byers takes a stand on the debate of abortion. "No matter your excuse, the abortion of a baby is murder".

Chris Wilkins

Junior Jeremy Byers takes a stand on the debate of abortion. "No matter your excuse, the abortion of a baby is murder".

Chris Wilkins

Chris Wilkins

Junior Jeremy Byers takes a stand on the debate of abortion. "No matter your excuse, the abortion of a baby is murder".

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Abortion has killed almost twice as many people than Hitler and Stalin combined. Since Roe v Wade was decided in 1973, over 60 million abortions have occurred in the United States. The Nazis and Soviets killed an estimated 32 million people. Is this really the way America should treat the future? Or are we just ready to see the future American youth be destroyed?

No matter your excuse, the abortion of a baby is murder. If the argument is given that outlawing abortion will cause overpopulation, then why are we looking for the cure for cancer, heart disease, or Alzheimer’s?

The “your body your choice” argument is probably the most used argument and the worst. We are talking about another life here. A woman can do whatever she wants to her body, but when it takes away somebody else’s life it becomes a problem. If someone is in a coma, and you had the choice to kill the person, who still has a chance to come back, would you? Most would answer no to that question because that person still has the potential to have life again, the same goes with being pregnant. Would you kill a baby that has potential to live? The baby has done nothing wrong to the mother, it has been created because of somebody else, so why kill the baby for no reason?

With hundreds of thousands abortions happening every year, our future is being crushed under an inhumane way of murder. Abortion should be forbidden if we want the “American Way” to keep it’s reputation.”

Financial problems and rape are often an excuse, but the issue of adoption is clearly overlooked and ignored. I understand rape is a traumatic event for a woman to experience, and a woman can be reminded about the incident just by looking at her child. The woman may not have had any consent of getting pregnant, but is she really willing to kill the baby, who doesn’t have any consent to be killed? That is terrible. If she doesn’t want to be reminded, put the child up for adoption.

Think about the father in this as well. Abortion can ruin a man’s life. A father can be so happy to find out he is having a kid, only to be heartbroken after seeing the mother choosing to abort it. In 2012, a 39-year-old man committed suicide after his girlfriend threatened to abort their baby. Not only can abortion ruin one life, you can ruin multiple lives. A lot of aborted babies would’ve been something important one day, but a mother neglected them, and decided to take their right to live away from them.

If you don’t abort and have the child, be a better person and step up to take care of it. Often it was a mistake to get pregnant. It’s the fault of both the man and the woman, and they’re the ones to blame because they didn’t take enough caution. If you don’t want to take care of it, or can’t, put it up for adoption.

Adoption is also too expensive and should be lowered, more adoptions would take place if this were the case. A lot of people can’t afford to adopt, it cost somewhere around $30,000 – $40,000 on average to adopt.

Should America really be taking so many innocent lives, or is this the modern Nazi movement?

With hundreds of thousands abortions happening every year, our future is being crushed under an inhumane way of murder. Abortion should be forbidden if we want the “American Way” to keep it’s reputation.

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18 Responses to “Letter to the Editor: Abortion Taking a Huge Portion”

  1. CG on December 12th, 2018 10:29 am

    This is a great article that details a constant problem in America. I believe that every life is sacred, and that abortion is not the way to go about an unwanted pregnancy. I fully support the ideas of adoption, or simply manning up and taking care of a child. I do have to add more detail that, yes, rape is a felony, and so is murder, which is what abortion is. I couldn’t see a viable excuse for people to live with themselves after ending a life that hasn’t even started yet.

    Thank you, Jeremy.

  2. Noah Taylor on December 12th, 2018 12:06 pm

    So, how many children are you planning on adopting to end the calamity of modern day abortion?

  3. c on December 12th, 2018 12:35 pm

    great article

  4. Nick on December 12th, 2018 1:06 pm

    It needed to be said, thank you Jeremy!

  5. mr beast on December 12th, 2018 1:15 pm

    loved the article. abortion should be outlawed.

  6. Cheyenne Leech on December 12th, 2018 6:11 pm

    Thank you for writing this. It needed to be said by someone. Glad someone stood up against abortion. 🙂

  7. Tyrone on December 13th, 2018 6:40 am

    I agree with this abortion I feel the only reason you would be allowed to get one is if you are raped because it wouldn’t be fair but other than that I agree one hundred percent with this. Abortion is murder her body her choice has nothing to do with killing another life…

  8. Lindsay Fusco on December 13th, 2018 8:49 am

    Thank you for writing this article, people need to understand the facts and valid reasoning as to why no one should ever have an abortion. Like you said, one of those babies that were aborted could have been the one that changed someone’s life. It’s not fair to the baby, more people need to speak up for the ones that can’t. If you found out you were pregnant and you don’t want to be, that is your fault! You need to own up to it and have the baby because if the baby had the choice to live, they would not hesitate, they would easily say yes. Thanks again for writing this article, maybe people will actually listen for once and do something right to make the world a better place.

  9. Taylor Laber on December 13th, 2018 1:04 pm

    i can see where your coming from, however, abortion should only be illegal once the fetus develops a functioning heart.

    people may have to abort for a variety of reasons, be it parents threatening to kick the girl out for having a child, because of rape, etc. there’s a lot of reasons it even happens.

    i agree that abortion can end the life of a child who barely even began to live, and that itself is terribly sad. however, the “her body, her rules” does have some merit to it, as much as i hate to say it.

    some people aren’t ready to have a child and sometimes, a girl is impregnated even if they have protected sex. it is never guaranteed that condoms, birth control, etc can help with preventing pregnancy. of course, i’m always going to prefer that the girl births the child and puts them up for adoption, but i also think that people should have the right to not have somebody in their own body under the right circumstances as i have listed above this paragraph.

    imagine what it would be like growing up as a child who was born because of rape. it would be terrible to live knowing that you weren’t even intended, planned, or even wanted at first. sure, you may be the light for your mother who is happy to even have you, but, if the woman does not want to have that kind of life for the child, let them.

    i don’t like the kind of ignorance that’s being tossed around in the comments and this post. people have /reasons/ to have an abortion and it’s very worrying nobody is thinking of these things.

    if a woman was kicked out because her parents did not approve of having a child, that child would be at terrible risk of dying and not even growing up, forget dying before even being born.

    this kind of thing happens over and over again in a lot of places.

    i have mixed feelings of abortion, but, i hope this informs a lot of people surrounding the whole thing. i don’t like the idea either. sometimes, it just has to happen. hopefully i don’t get cucked into the ground over this

  10. Nick on December 13th, 2018 4:23 pm

    Taylor —- I respect your comment and your ability to speak your mind. Although, I do think you should recognize that there are thousands of excuses on why one would have an abortion… However, not one of them is even close to being logical enough to strip someone of their life. No excuse ever, big or small, gives you the right to outright murder someone.

  11. Jeremy Byers on December 13th, 2018 7:47 pm

    Taylor, I don’t really see where you are coming from. Why should a woman kill somebody over a threat given by a parent. The “her body, her rules” has no meaning in my opinion, because it isn’t her body. Even if you have protected sex there are still ways to avoid pregnancy that I probably shouldn’t list here. Also, I would certainly rather grow up knowing I was a result of rape than not growing up at all. Many children in America were unplanned, that wasn’t a result of rape, it happens all the time. And being kicked out of the house doesn’t mean you’re automatically restricted from going to the hospital to give birth, and doesn’t give a terrible risk of death for the fetus. I guess I see what you’re trying to say, but it just doesn’t make sense.

  12. Taylor Laber on December 14th, 2018 8:35 am

    yeah, i see where you’re coming from, too, @jeremy.
    my point is, if the woman is kicked out of her house, she wouldn’t even properly care for the child, provided she has nowhere to go, which is rather common. while of course, i’d rather have anybody just put their child for adoption rather than abortion, sometimes childbirth just comes at the worst times. there’s a lot of situations where it may be needed, as terrible as that sounds.
    people have a lot of different views on growing up, especially surrounding the circumstances of the birth. while some may rather grow up during that situation, there’s also that huge possibility of having severe mental problems because of that knowledge. you brought up a good point on how many children are unplanned and some even know it, and live with it- though, it can be daunting to realize you weren’t even wanted at a point.

    @nick, i can sort of understand where you’re coming from, too, however, abortion shouldn’t be classified as murder unless the fetus has a beating heart. though, i can understand why people still consider it murder, since it has that potential to even have a beating heart.
    there’s a lot of situations where abortion is the only solution for things, as terrible as it sounds. i know there’s a lot of mixed feelings about it all around, and, i definitely have mixed feelings over it, too. however, as what i described above, sometimes it just is necessary, as terrible as it sounds. people can be cruel and set up terrible situations where it /is/ the only solution at the time, either due to lack of money, lack of proper family support, rape– it’s a whole lot to consider.

    kinda glad i didn’t get murdered over saying the opposite of what everyone here is thinking, i really appreciate that, haha

  13. Caleb on December 18th, 2018 8:04 am

    Anyone who argues against abortion wasn’t aborted

  14. Maggie on December 19th, 2018 8:47 am

    I agree with Taylor. Although personally, I don’t believe in abortion- should it really not be an option for other women? There are millions of reasons why women get abortions, it’s not a blind act of cruelty. When my mom got pregnant at 19 with my oldest brother she was encouraged by her doctor to get an abortion because her life was at risk. She almost died during labor and has struggled with ovarian cysts ever since, even my very religious mom said she was grateful to have the option. I notice too that many of the people in the comments anti-abortion are boys, I think that’s because boys don’t have to worry about getting pregnant young, getting kicked out- disowned-raped. Boys will never have to weigh their options. View it as if you were a 13-year-old girl, and then you might be more hesitant to question why anyone would ever abort a baby. I don’t agree with abortion, but my morals aren’t the same as her morals.

  15. Manx on December 20th, 2018 8:45 am

    i appreciate all human life, but when it comes down to it, in the beginning, the baby is simply a group of cells. Now a point was made in the article and the comments that women have control over their bodies but they do not get to make the same choice for the baby. However, during the first half of the second trimester, the fetus is still a part of the mother’s body, unlike like the second half and third trimester, the baby from first-to-second is considered an “appendage” for lack of a better word. That makes it a part of her body, making it her choice.
    I know that many might ask about my feelings about abortion during the second and third trimester, and the answer is that that is an area I am morally grey on.
    Regardless, to say that “My body my choice” is overused and therefore is the worst argument is one of the second worst arguments I’ve heard against abortion. Just because an argument is consistently used does not mean it isn’t true.
    The worst argument I’ve heard so far was actually the sentence you used directly afterward, by claiming that since a coma patient has the potential to experience life AGAIN, an unborn fetus should be afforded the same treatment.
    Before making that argument again, keep in mind that there are many differences between and UNBORN FETUS and a COMA PATIENT.
    One has experienced life and has made connections, but he or she may also have already made the decision to live or die by themselves. Many people put it in their will that if at any point, that they are only alive because of a machine, that they would rather die than live as a vegetable.
    An UNBORN FETUS, however, won’t even remember being alive.
    At the end of the day, remember this ladies, ” YOUR BODY, YOUR CHOICE!!!!”

  16. Devin Phillips on December 20th, 2018 10:12 am

    I agree with you. abortion must end.

  17. Vas on January 3rd, 2019 10:58 am


  18. d on January 23rd, 2019 9:52 am

    It’s a weak argument to draw a line at when a life becomes a life. Where do you draw the line? When the initial zygote starts reproducing its own DNA independent of the mothers? When the heart starts beating? When the baby is born? When the child begins to reason? It’s arbitrary.

    That said, I don’t think any person’s right to life trumps any other person’s right to their own body. You can’t require someone to donate a kidney, even if the would-be recipient might otherwise die. Even dead people have a stronger right to their own bodies than any other living person; you have to opt in to be an organ donor. Likewise, a woman’s right to her own body supersedes the baby’s right to life.

    I do not support abortion, but that is a personal choice. I would not abort. However I would never deny another person the right to their own body. That is a path to tyranny.

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