Abortion14 Essay

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There are many ways to deal with pregnancy and judging by modern standards of right and
wrong many issues dealing and relating to this are heavily debated on. A
woman/mother-to-be in today’s society has many choices for her and her unborn child. Of
course the first would be to keep the child and raise him/her, another would be to have
the child put up for adoption when he/she is born, and last an abortion. The mother or
parents have to make up their minds in what is best for them and the unborn baby. This
chose leads many people to their political standing, morals, and their age to make this
important choice. Many do choose to keep, some are for adoption, and the rest are
pro-abortion. Being pro-abortion means you understand what an abortion is, what goes on,
and when it still can and is best to be done.

In today’s world many people believe they know what abortion is, just a precise surgical
procedure, but do they read through the lines to know what really goes on. There are many
pre-abortion procedures done by the doctor to insure no complications take place during
and after the abortion is preformed. A pelvic examination is done to assess the size of
the uterus and the unborn child. Next, there is an interview done to determine how far
along into the pregnancy the woman is by figuring out when her last menstrual cycle took
place. This is important for the doctor to know so they are prepared on how to perform the
procedure and how difficult it might be. Since there are different ways to perform an
abortion depending on what trimester the woman is in. A current medical history is taken
to identify ongoing conditions, such as asthma, epilepsy, and diabetes, which might change
the way the abortion is done and or the anesthetic that is used.

An abortion that is preformed early within 12 weeks of the last menstrual cycle is called
a first-trimester abortion and are the safest and simplest. During the first trimester an
abortion is preformed called the vacuum aspiration, sometimes called aspiration and
curettage or suction curettage. The procedure is usually done with first, an injection of
a local anesthetic into the cervix, this is where the uterus joins the vagina. The
physician then gradually widens the numbed cervix by inserting and removing a line of
narrow metal rods, each a little bigger than the one that was inserted before. This is
done with a blunt-tipped end of a tube called a cannula, is inserted into the uterus the
widened cervix. The other end of the cannula is attached to a small vacuum pump, and the
stuff inside of the uterus is removed by the suction. After the cannula is removed a
spoon looking tool, called a curette is used to clean the uterine lining and remove any
tissue that might remain.

The second-trimester, 13th-20th week, abortions become much more hard to do. The
techinque used to perform this abortion is one similar to the vacumm aspiration called
dilation and evacuation. As in a first-trimester abortuion the cervix is numbed and then
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