Abortion Do We Have the Right to Kill

Abortion: Do We Have the Right to Kill?

Each year millions of babies are conceived, unfortunately only about three fourths of them are actually born. Some of these babies die of natural causes; others are killed before they get the chance to experience their first breath. Abortion is fast becoming a quick fix to a rather large responsibility, especially among teenage women. Having sex is a huge responsibility, and if you aren\'t ready to handle the consequences then having sex is not for you and abortion is not the answer if you do get pregnant.
As you read through the rest of this paper think about the following two questions:
1. If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 children already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one who was mentally retarded, and she had syphilis; would you recommend that she have an abortion?
2. If the 15 year old girl across the street from you got pregnant by the 40 year old married man living with his family next door to her, would you advise her to have an abortion?
There are three basic types of abortion, abortion from above, abortion from below, and drug induced. The first type, abortion from above is generally called a hysterotomy, which, is done late in the pregnancy. This is a method that is similar to an "early" Caesarian Section. Many babies are still alive when they are removed from the mother\'s womb and abortionists have been known to plunge them into buckets of water or smother them with the placenta, while others cut the cord while the baby is still inside to deprive it of oxygen. (Abortions From Above).
There are several methods used for an abortion for below, the four most common I will describe. The first is called a menstrual extraction, which is done very early, most often before the pregnancy test even comes back positive. This is just a suctioning of the fetus out of the mother\'s vagina. The second is the suction method. This is performed sometime in the first trimester. The baby is torn into pieces as the hose frequently jerks because the baby often becomes lodged. The scraps are sucked into a bottle. The third method is the dilation and evacuation (D & E), done most frequently in the second trimester. The abortionist uses a tool similar to a pair of pliers to twist and pull parts of the body out as the bones have already been calcified and must be broken. The nurse\'s job is to reassemble the baby to insure that all parts are there. The final of the abortions from below is called the D & X, or partial birth abortion. This is typically done in the advanced stages of pregnancy. The baby is extracted breech until only the head is left inside the cervix; scissors are then stabbed into the nape of the baby\'s neck and spread apart to enlarge the wound. The abortionist then suctions out the baby\'s brain and the skull collapses; the baby is then delivered completely. (Abortions From Below).
The third type is the drug-induced method, commonly called “Candy Apple Babies.” This is performed in the first trimester, using a strong salt solution. The solution is injected into the amniotic sac and the baby breathes in the poison. It takes about an hour to kill the baby and the mother delivers the dead baby a day or so after, however some do manage to survive this agonizing attempt to end their lives. The salt solution burns and strips away the outer layer of the skin causing the baby to appear very red, thus the name candy apple. (Drug Abortions). At no time during any of the methods of abortion are the babies given any type of anesthetic to ease the pain. These unborn children feel it each time one of their limbs is torn off or when the abortionist stabs the scissors into their neck, or when the salt solution begins to burn their skin off. Is this fair?
Women are often led to believe that just because abortions are legal, they are safe, but in all reality, they are far from safe. Women face injuries to the uterus, cervix, urinary tract, infection, hemorrhage, heart