Abortion Essay

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Abortion

From 1973 to 1987, over 22 million abortions have been performed. Pro-lifers would call that a terrible waste of humanlife. True, 22 million lives were taken, but I believe that we are better off without those. Webster's dictionary defines abortion as "the expulsion of anonviable fetus." Abortion might possibly be the mostcontroversial topic right now. I'm sure by now that you've heard of all the different types ofabortion.
Almost all abortions performed in the US are surgicalabortions, where the fetus is removed by suction or other means.(Medication offers another option, to be discussed later in thisreport.) During a suction abortion, the fetus is dismembered anddisposed of by a small tube. This process takes but about 10
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The consequencesfor a first-time offender cannot exceed one year in prisonand/or a $100,000 fine. Repeat offenders face a maximum 3 yearprison sentence and/or a $250,000 fine. If any injury isincurred, the sentence jumps to 10 years. If death results fromthe offense, the maximum sentence is life imprisonment.I think it is about time for FACEA. Pro-lifers have gone farenough with their "demonstrations" in front of clinicsnationwide. Many news clips have shown pro-lifers throwingthings at women as they walk into a clinic. In one extreme case,an off-duty police officer (acting as a bodyguard) and thehusband of a woman seeking an abortion were shot at bypro-lifers. The police officer died—the husband was severely wounded. Even though FACEA will not put a stop to the violencetoward abortionists and clients, I think it will definatelydecrease it. Different medications are offering a safe and privatealternative to clinic abortions. RU486 is an abortion inducingpill that allows women to have non-invasive, safer and easierabortions in the privacy of their own homes. This option alsoeliminates any contact with livid pro-lifers and theirantagonistic methods. RU486 also offers great medical promise inthe research and possible cures/treatments of breast cancer,endometriosis, prostrate and brain cancer.
Right now, pro-lifersare preventing RU486 from being used in the US. However, it iscurrently on the market in a number of countries, and

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