Everyday there are pregnant mothers who abuse drugs and alcohol totally
ignoring the living, growing person inside them. Then, when these children are
born, they are usually born with a drug addiction or birth defects which
sometimes leads to death. One thing's for sure, these children's lives are
greatly complexed before they even reach the light of day. Which leads to my
position that the rights of the child should be extended to the unborn. A
mother should not have the right to use drugs or drink alcohol while she is
pregnant, it is unfair for the child not to even have a chance for a normal ...view middle of the document...
If the child was born it could call someone for help,
but an unborn child cannot speak and therefore needs someone to speak for it in
case of any danger that might come to it.
Our unborn children should have the same rights as any living person.
In our society we give rights to any living creature, human or not human. Is it
right that we give more rights to animals than we do our own unborn? I figure
that unborn children are not far off from animals. Animals are living creatures
who grow, eat, sleep and cannot communicate with human beings, and unborn babies
are living beings who also grow, eat, sleep and cannot communicate with us. If
we can give rights to animals who are not even our own species, why can't we
give rights to our own unborn children. We initially gave rights to animals on
the basis that they were helpless and were unable to speak their minds, yet,
unborn babies are in the exact same boat, and we still overlook them.
I believe that if we don't give rights to abused children before they
are born they will have to live a life of great pain after they are born, a life
that we could have prevented. Usually, if the parents abuse a child or has a
drug/alcohol problem, the child will be taken away from the mother and placed
into foster care until adopted or the mother is rehabilitated. But, if the
child is abused while still in the mothers womb, then it might have physical or