Abortion should be illegal because abortion is murder. Since murder is illegal, abortion should be illegal too. The common counter to this argument is that zygotes, fetuses, etc. are not technically "alive" or "people." Directly after an egg is fertilized, it becomes a zygote, with its own genetic code and DNA. It is already a unique combination of its mother and father. Its entire life is outlined in its DNA, allowing it to grow and metamorphosize until its death. Teenagers are evolved forms of their childhood selves. Adults are evolved forms of their teenage selves. 90-year-olds are evolved forms of 60-year-olds. If life does not stop evolving, what makes its most basic form any less of a life than more developed ones? A toddler is not as developed as a 10-year-old. Does that make it any more morally correct to kill it if it becomes a burden? Since life is formed directly after conception (zygote) and living beings constantly change until death, killing a zygote is no different than killing an adult. Abortion is, therefore, murder, and should be illegal.
Should abortion be legal or illegal?