The History of Abortion and Its Effects

2555 WordsJun 16, 201811 Pages
Abortion is the conclusion of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo prior to viability. It can also happen unconsciously, which is known as a “miscarriage.” For centuries the Church accepted abortion and the law did not punish it. Anti-abortion laws began in the United States in the 19th century and in the 20th century many states banished abortion. Abortion laws have been passed for many reasons such as the concern for women’s health, the need of medical profession, culture and religious fear etc. Laws and court decisions toward abortions have changed and strongly influenced American politics and public opinions over the last 50 years. Even though court decisions are placing severe restrictions on…show more content…
Each woman has different feelings. Many women feel that they made the right decision and others feel negative emotions such as grief, guilt, anger, shame, and regret. There are also many risk of abortion, according to Elliot Institute when woman has an abortion can confront some consequence such as death many woman die from abortions every year. Cervical, Ovarian, and Liver Cancer women with a history of one abortion have more probability to get cancer than women with no history of abortion. Increased risk for teenagers, who account for about 30 percent of all abortions, are also at much high risk of suffering many abortion related complications. Psychological Complications study have demonstrative that women who had an abortion were 160 percent more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric treatment, uterine perforation between 2 and 3% of all abortion patients may suffer perforation of their uterus. Immediate Complications the nine most common major complications that can occur at the time of an abortion are: infection, bleeding, embolism, ripping or perforation of the uterus, anesthesia complications, convulsions, hemorrhage, cervical injury, and endotoxin shock. According to the New York Times article Public Opinion on Abortion, 41 percent of Americans would like for abortion to be available but with limitations, 31 percent said it should be available without restriction and 23 percent said that it should be prohibited. Men
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