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Abortion And Birth Control

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About 1.2 million abortions are performed every single year in the United States. Worldwide, anywhere from 20-30 million abortions are performed legally where another 10-20 million are performed illegally (“Abortion”). Is any of this news not heart wrenching for you? Abortions should not be happening anywhere in the world, there are so many ways to prevent unwanted pregnancies from ever happening.
Abortions, or unwanted pregnancies, can be prevented in MANY ways. The main way to avoid this is abstinence. Abstinence is a self-enforced restraint from having any kind of sexual intercourse until you are stable enough to handle the outcomes. Another example includes birth control. There are about fifteen different types of birth control. These different methods are not as effective as abstinence is, but they range anywhere from 99% to 71% effective. Birth control may also have side effects which include: Nausea, weight gain, mood changes, decreased libido, and headaches (“Planned Parenthood”). ********************
Abortions can be performed in many different ways. It varies state by state as to what trimester/week you are no longer able to perform an abortion, but most states ban the procedure somewhere around 22 weeks or towards the end of the second trimester. In the first trimester (one-thirteen weeks) an abortion can be performed with Mifeprex/Misoprostol drugs. A woman can also choose to have a surgical abortion in the first trimester. This surgical abortion
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