Illegal abortions are unsafe and account for 13% of all the deaths of woman because of serious complications. The most common grounds which an abortion is allowed is to save a woman’s life, in situations of rape or incest, and for economic or social reasons. In many circumstances where a safe abortion is legal, women risk their lives and many die because the obligation had not been met. In many areas unsupervised uses of misoprostol is being taken by those who cannot access services. Misoprostol is a drug used for early abortions, to treat missed abortions, and to induce labor. Every women of every social class seek terminations, typically a woman who ends her pregnancy is young, white, unmarried, poor, or over the age of 40. More than half of six million pregnancies each year are unplanned and, about half of them end up in abortions.
- The overwhelming majority of abortion clinic—88%—experienced at least one form of harassment in 2008. 87% reported picketing, 42% were picketing with patient blocking, and 21% cited incidents of vandalism. And more shockingly, nearly one-fifth of all of the largest abortion facilities reported a bomb threat. (Jones, 2011)
The pill women take to induce their choice towards abortion during pregnancy is called the RU-486. This mifepristone is a synthetic steroid drug prescribed during the early weeks of pregnancy (RU-486 1). France approved the use of the drug in 1988. This caused the right-to-life groups to passionately oppose this drug. The abortion-rights groups were passionately trying to make the public agree and use this drug (RU-486 1). The news of the RU-486 swept the U.S. quickly and everyone soon knew what it was. The creators and sellers said this pill made it possible to terminate early pregnancies without much pain and in private. They also said there will be few medical complications and a rarely needed surgery (RU-486 1). But what people don’t understand is that abortion is not painless and could be
According to the article, "The Consequences of Abortion Restrictions for Women's Healthcare" by Maya Manian discussed antiabortion is directed toward women who are considered to not be good who are interested in having an abortion. The federal partial birth abortion ban, supported by the U.S. Supreme Court in Gonzales v. Carhart, described how laws directed at abortion impeded medical care for women who weren't even interested in having an abortion. The consequences of the federal “partial-birth” abortion ban suggested abortion care as well as management of miscarriages to be widely impacted. "Oklahoma and several other states have enacted legislation prohibiting off-label uses for abortion inducing drugs (Manian, M,
Birth control has been funded by the government for a very long time, but it is not sent out the right message. This is because with the birth control being paid for, they need not worry about getting pregnant and, they would not learn the consequences of their actions. While that is an understandable concern, girls’ access to free birth control methods is a part of the Affordable Healthcare Act. Due to the Affordable Healthcare act, the number of unintended pregnancies and abortions in the US was 32 percent lower in 2012. This statistic shows the impact the government could make if funding is provided to planned parenthood and other female health institutes.
23-year-old Lindsay Cox is a Nebraskan native and student at Wesleyan University. Like many of her peers, Lindsay has to maintain a part-time job, her studies, and even her sex life. As a result of the fully dedicated college schedule, often times for Lindsay, deciding between the use of birth control or saving up for a college text book has become a continuous balancing act. ("Birth Control Funding 1). To the rescue seemed President Barack Obama's contraception mandate, a portion of the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)that requires health insurance plans to provide free FDA-approved contraception. While some men and women alike appreciate the 2010 decree, rulings like this have others debating whether or not contraception
Safe-abortion hotlines have become central to women's access to information about safe medication abortion in restrictive legal contexts around the globe.3,10 Given the stigmatized and often criminalized nature of abortion in many countries where women's self-management of abortion using medications is common, it is not surprising that evidence is scarce regarding who accesses medications for abortion outside of formal settings, how they access them, what information they have, and what their experiences are.
In “We Need Abortion Laws Based On Science” Upadhyay states that there was a pill that created nearly sixteen years ago that counted for a quarter of the United States non hospital abortions. She argues that the F.D.A banning the pill puts women's health at risk as they are to drive further or pay more. Which forces women to have unsafe abortions. She even points out that many of the laws are out of date and that pharmacies can do off-label prescriptions to women.
The cost to get an abortion pill ranges from $0 to $800. Many families cannot afford this cost because of low income which has spiraled down to an all time low with 1 of 2 Americans living in poverty or scraping by with what they have(cbs news), many families living in poverty or with very low income have medicaid which does not pay for the abortion pill unless you are raped or are dying which is only two of the many reasons why a woman would need an abortion. The woman’s right to take an abortion should be respected and not taken away, the government should help women who are going through unwanted pregnancies acquire the abortion pill by paying for at least a small amount of what the women can’t afford because it takes time to acquire the amount of money you need in order to buy the pill. Many times when a woman needs an abortion they will not be able to get it during the first trimester due to lack of funds and transportation so they will have to get it during the second trimester which can cost up to $2000.
Each year, nearly 1.2 million American women have an abortion to end pregnancy (Abortion Topic Oveview). Whether one is pro-abortion or pro-life, every single abortion ends the life of an innocent human being . Abortions can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars, depending on the woman’s circumstances(Abortion Facts). A female should not have an abortion because of the effects, bibical reasons, and the life she has to endure after making that decision.
The most common in-clinic procedure is called aspiration. Many people choose this method of abortion because it is safe and effective. It costs up to $1,500. Some risks to an in-clinic abortion are: infections, allergic reactions, blood clots in uterus, failure to end pregnancy, injury to organs, and heavy bleeding. Therefore these side effects may cause women to choose the abortion pill. An abortion pill begins as soon as a women takes a pill. There are two medicines used in the pill to end the pregnancy; mifepristone and misoprostol. This method works 97 out of 100 times. After taking the pill a women would have a follow up appointment to see if the abortion was successful. If it was unsuccessful, an in-clinic abortion would be needed. It costs about $800 dollars. Minnesota requires that under the age of 18 both parents must be told of the abortion decision 48 hours prior to the procedure. A judge can excuse this requirement as well (Planned Parenthood | Official Site.).
For years planned parenthood has been taking in patients and giving them options for the abortion types they want. Before deciding what type of abortion a patient wants nurses from planned parenthood talk to the patients about abortion. After nurses talk to the patients if they are 100% sure, they begin to explain the types of abortion more. “"Abortion pill" is the popular name for using 2 medicines to end a pregnancy – mifepristone and misoprostol.”(Planned parenthood ). The abortion pill is given to women when they are not that fair in their pregnancy. The pill makes
More and more, doctors, nurses, counselors, and other abortion clinic workers are speaking out about the deep secrets that go on within the clinics. Some of these workers quit because they can no longer deal with the reality of taking innocent human lives day after day. Sadly, some remain, mostly because they get paid a generous amount of money. Abortion is a violent act, therefore doctors, nurses and even counselors are threaten by pro-life believers. Kristi Burton Brown, a pro-life attorney, published an online article in January 2013 which quotes Don Sloan, M.D. a clinical associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York Medical College and Director of the Division of Human Sexuality and Psychosomatics
Let me begin with a rather neutral source. Sallie Tisdale, a registered nurse and writer (Tisdale, 737) in her essay, 'We Do Abortions Here', states:
Taxpayers can actually save more money if non-prescription birth control is provided. According to Guttmacher Institute, taxpayers pay $21 billion annually on unplanned pregnancies. “A study conducted by Guttmacher revealed that in 2010, federal tax dollars paid for 331 abortions, while state funding contributed to 181,000 abortion procedures” (Novielli).