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Abortion isn't murder. It's legal.

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

Development of the Fetus
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Abortion isn’t murder. It’s the legal killing of an unborn person. There’s a big difference.

I’m a writer. Word definitions hold great meaning to me. With recent legal changes, abortion has been a hot topic on social media. I have some strong opinions on the matter and decided to research word definitions to help me think through my position.

Here’s what I found in the good ol’ Webster’s Dictionary -

Abortion: the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.

Embryo: the developing human individual from the time of implantation to then end of the eighth week after conception.