The Death Of The Abortion

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Kimberly Arreola
English 102
Ms. Kim Everett
8 December 2014
Let Them Live
She was in an on again, off again relationship with her boyfriend for two years. One day, they had a fight that ended their relationship. After a couple of weeks later, she found out that she was pregnant. She told her ex-boyfriend that she was pregnant, and then the ex-boyfriend told her to abort the baby inside of her. He wanted her to do that because he thought they could not afford to have a child with just earning a minimum wage. The night before abortion, she could not sleep and she could not stop thinking about the baby inside of her. As she went to the abortion clinic, she was so nervous that she was shaking and could not fill out her paperwork properly.
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There are two kinds of induced abortion, surgical and chemical. Surgical abortion procedures include manual vacuum aspiration, suction curettage, saline, and hysterotomy. Chemical abortion options include pills called, RU-486 also called as the abortion pill, methotrexate and misoprostol and the morning after pill. Overall, the purpose of these procedures is to kill the fetus by suffocating using substances and not giving it medical attention.
In 1973, abortion became legal when Roe v Wade, a landmark decision in the Supreme Court issue declared that anti-abortion laws are unconstitutional. The decision allowed women with consultation of a state-licensed physician to legally have an abortion in the early stages of pregnancy. The court found that a woman’s decision to terminate a pregnancy in the first trimester was protected under the “right of privacy…founded in the Fourteenth Amendment’s concept of personal liberty” (“U.S. Abortion History”). Statistic shows that from 1973 through 2011 53 million abortions in the US were legally performed. In 2011 approximately 1.06 million abortions were executed in the United States (“Abortion”). According to Guttmacher Institute, there are three common reasons why women choose abortion: having a baby would “interfere with work, school or other responsibilities, cannot afford to have a child and they do not want to be a single parent or have problems with their
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