My Second Argument Against Abortion

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My second argument against abortion is due to the physical health issues having an abortion can cause for women. There are minor complications such as: minor infections, bleeding, fevers, abdominal pain, gastro disturbances, and vomiting that can occur as a result of having an abortion. Approximately 10% of women undergoing induced abortion suffer from immediate complications, of which one-fifth (2%) were considered major. Major complications that occur include: major infections, excessive bleeding, embolism, perforation of the uterus, anesthesia complications, convulsions, hemorrhage, cervical injury and endotoxic shock. Aside from the potential dangers of the abortion methods in general, abortion increases a woman’s chances of having miscarriages in later pregnancies; this is especially true for younger girls who have had an abortion. Also, repeated abortions increase the level of danger (Thiroux and Krasemann). I personally know several women who have had an abortion at some point. I conducted a very short interview with three individuals asking them the following questions: 1. Do you feel having an abortion was the right decision for you? 2. Have you had any physical or mental effects from doing so? 3. Would you make a different decision today if you could? The first young lady who has had numerous miscarriages and has not been able to carry a baby full term. Her doctor believes that the two abortions she had when she was a teenager has a direct impact on her
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