Abortion Worst Medical Invention Essay

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Abortion Worst Medical Invention

The Worst Medical Invention

Abortion is the deliberate termination of pregnancy by removal of the fetus from the womb.
Under the topic of abortion there are two clear sides - pro or for. Personally I am 100%
pro, because in my eyes abortion is the same as murder. Murder is defined as, The taking
of someone or somethingís life. So if you donít see it like that then how would you
define abortion.

Currently abortion is performed by any one of four standard procedures, according to the
period of gestation. The procedure that I will explain is called, suction, or vacuum
aspiration. This method is used in the first trimester (up to 12 weeks). In this
procedure, which normally takes five to ten minutes, on an outpatient basis, the cervix
(neck of the uterus) is opened gradually with a series of dilators. The uterine contents
are withdrawn by means of a small flexible tube called a cannula, which is connected to a
vacuum pump. To ensure that no fragments of tissue remain, a spoon-tipped metal
instrument called a curette may then be used to scrape the uterine lining. This procedure
was introduced in China in 1958. This doesnít sound too wonderful.

Most people donít know it but there can be some long term effects to having an abortion.
Some of them are mild but others are more serious. They may include death to the mother,
preterm delivery or low birth weight for second pregnancies. Some agencies have even
stated that abortion can cause other health related problems like cancer for the mother.
It has been proven that abortion is the fifth leading cause of maternal deaths in the
United States of America even thou abortion related deaths are not officially reported as
such. To let you know I will state some of the complications you can have after an
abortion in more detail. After having an abortion a woman could die from a variety of
complications associated with the abortion. A few of the leading causes of abortion
related deaths are due to hemorrhage, infection, embolism, anesthesia, and undiagnosed
ectopic pregnancies. You could get cancer from having an abortion; the most known is
breast cancer. The risk of breast cancer almost doubles after one abortion, and rises
even further with two or more abortions. Less know cancers may include cervical, ovarian,
even liver cancer. This was just a list of a few disease there are many more.

The leading age for abortions in the United States of America is teenagers. In the state
of California alone there are 30,000 obtained abortions. Just imagine how high the
numbers of abortions are in the whole USA.

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