Persuasive Essay On Abortion

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In this state, country, and all over the world, there are a number of controversial topics, and there are always going to be. These topics range from debating on whether to legalize certain drugs, gun control, the death penalty, and the list goes on. One very popular topic that involves potential life and death, and constantly gets debated about is abortion. The topic of whether or not abortion should be legal has been around for years, and it isn’t going away any time soon. If someone hasn 't asked , “Are you pro life or are you pro choice?”, more than likely it will. Pro life means that you don’t believe a pregnant women should have a choice whether or not to follow through with the pregnancy, they just have to. Pro choice means that …show more content…

So understanding the timeline of abortion is important to understand. Abortions are generally only electively given during the first 23 weeks of a pregnancy (Abortion, 2013). After that mark abortions are only given if there is a serious deformity to the fetus or if the mother’s life is in danger (Abortion, 2013). According to (2013) most abortions occur within the first trimester of pregnancy, which includes weeks 1-12. During this trimester there are two different types of abortions given. If the abortion is given within the first 49 days of pregnancy, either methotrexate or mifepristone can be taken and sometimes misoprostol is also given with the one of the two (Abortion, 2013). This form of abortion results in a lot of bleeding for the mother. Then, (2013) says that you can have a vacuum abortion up until week 12 of pregnancy. This form of abortion includes the women being put out on anesthesia and the uterine lining and their contents getting vacuumed out (Abortion, 2013). Though rare, the next type of abortion happens after week 12, and it is done with a medicine called prostaglandin (Abortion, 2013). According to (2013) this form of abortion causes contractions that last for several hours and can be given with anesthesia. Knowing types of abortions is interesting, and essential to understand when researching the

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