Abortion Is The Deliberate Termination Of A Human Pregnancy

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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…show more content…
(Fetal Development Timeline) Many people don’t understand that there are types of abortion that are specific to the stage of pregnancy that the woman is in. The safest form of abortion is medication induced abortion, commonly referred to as the “abortion pill.” It is administered between four and seven weeks of pregnancy. This drug (Mifepristone) unbalances the progesterone levels in a woman, making the uterus unstable for a fetus to attach. The woman returns to the clinic a few days later to expel the deceased fetus from her body. Similar to Mifepristone, but slightly more dangerous, are Methotrexate and Misoprostol which, used in a combination, cause the placenta (the organ that nourishes the fetus) to die. The uterus then will contract to expel the dead fetus and the placenta. The combination with Methotrexate is more dangerous than Mifepristone because it is shown to cause liver toxicity. Mifepristone and the combination of Methotrexate and Misoprostol are treatments a woman has to reach out to a clinic for. Before these treatments are necessary based on her level of pregnancy, a woman can buy an over the counter “abortion pill” called Plan B, also known as the “morning after” pill. This pill must be taken within 72 hours after intercourse and is most effective when taken directly afterward. This pill is a high dosage of birth control that affects the sperm and a woman’s
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