Abortion We Do Not Have the Right to Kill

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Abortion We Do Not 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.

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