Abortion Is The Deliberate Termination Of A Human Pregnancy

2966 Words Mar 12th, 2015 12 Pages
Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most commonly performed during the first seven months of pregnancy (Merriam-Webster.) It is often regarded as a taboo subject because of its political and religious inclination. Though it is considered distasteful to talk about, abortions are still an ongoing event in the world around us. Many people choose to believe that this is a new subject of interest, but really abortions have taken place for thousands of years. As of late, they have created more discretion and disturbances, creating a slip in our society.
To fully understand the severity of the specific types of abortion, and both sides of the argument, it is necessary to know about the gestational period of human women and the fetuses they carry. During the first trimester of pregnancy (1-12 weeks) the permanent DNA is formed, an (inaudible) heartbeat begins, facial features form, limbs (i.e. arms, fingers, legs, toes) grow, eyes become recognizable, vital organs become functional, and the embryo becomes a fetus (at 10 weeks. ) During the second trimester (13-27 weeks,) the fetus starts making facial expressions, sucks thumb, and sees light, distinguishable genitalia, (feel-able) movement, functioning ears, taste buds, and brain. Their hair begins to grow, they are about a foot long, they can open their eyes in the womb, and they can practice breathing. In the third, and last, trimester (28-40 weeks) the fetus can dream, has eyelashes, formed finger and…
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