Having A Child Is Often Looked Upon As A Wonderful Experience

1269 WordsApr 22, 20176 Pages
Having a child is often looked upon as a wonderful experience full of joy, but not everyone thinks this way. Abortion is a sensitive and heavily disputed issue affecting our society. Many people feel that abortion is evil because it is killing an unborn child. On the other hand, others believe that it is a woman’s right to choose especially in certain situations such as rape, or health issues endangering the mother’s life. Statistics show 1.3 million abortions are performed yearly in the USA and 43 million worldwide. Pro-choice is defined as: Favoring legalized abortion as an option for an unwanted pregnancy. Pro-choice groups claim that foetuses are not independent, self-determining beings, and that abortion is the termination of a…show more content…
It works by blocking progesterone, a crucial hormone during pregnancy. Without progesterone, the uterine lining does not provide food, fluid and oxygen to the tiny developing baby. The baby cannot survive. A second drug is then given that stimulates the uterus to contract and the baby is expelled. Women who abort with the drug RU-486 experience nausea, severe cramping, vomiting and bleeding. But the resulting emotional distress may have even more impact. Rather than being “over with” in a few minutes (as in a surgical abortion) this abortion could last for over a week. Then, when the woman finally does abort, she will expel a tiny dead human being - her baby. • Suction-Aspiration. In this method, the cervical muscle ring must be paralyzed and stretched open. The abortionist then inserts a hollow plastic tube with a knife-like edge into the uterus. The suction tears the baby’s body into pieces. The placenta is cut from the uterine wall and everything is sucked into a bottle. • Dilation and Curettage (D and C). This is similar to a suction procedure except a curette, a loop-shaped steel knife is inserted into the uterus. The baby and placenta are cut into pieces and scraped out into a basin. Bleeding is usually very heavy with this method. • Dilation and Evacuation (D and E). This type of abortion is done after the third month of pregnancy. The cervix must be dilated before the abortion. Usually Laminaria sticks are inserted into the cervix. These are made of sterilized
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