There Are Too Many Abortions

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Abortion is the medical termination of a pregnancy that is unwanted by the mother who does not believe in carrying the child for a full term and the eventual delivery of the child. As one can imagine, many women have an inner conflict within themselves when making a decision on such a monstrous topic. Abortion, however, is not the same as a miscarriage, which is the natural ending of a pregnancy without the means of medical intervention. When comparing the two, abortion differs from a miscarriage by the simple fact that it is completed by means of medical procedures and medications rather than by natural means and causes (Lee). Abortion is a necessary medical procedure during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy, yet, this procedure is sometimes abused. Although it may be necessary in some cases, it is not always justified, therefore, it deserves to have a far more strict set of guidelines placed upon it. It is a proven fact that thirty-six or more abortions are performed on women carrying a child aged five months or older on a daily basis. At eight weeks of age, the stomach, liver, and kidneys are functioning, and fingerprints have formed. (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control.) Abortion has been defined by the FIGO Ethics Committee as being, “the termination of pregnancy using drugs and surgical intervention after implantation and before conceptus [the product of conception] has become independently viable.” With abortion, however, comes two different labels for the procedure. There is unsafe abortion, which is defined by WHO (1992) as being, "a procedure for terminating an unwanted pregnancy either by persons lacking the skills or in an environment lacking the minimal medical standard... ... middle of paper ... ...s the professional assistance of a counselor before finalizing your choice. For a decision as humongous as abortion, which cannot be reversed, must be discussed and thought through before a possible mistake is made. Works Cited "Abortion-Reasons Women Choose Abortion." WebMD. Healthwise, 22 Feb. 2011. Web. 4 Mar. 2014. Adler, Nancy. "Abortion Emotional Side Effects." American Pregnancy Association. American Pregnancy Association, June 2013. Web. 4 Mar. 2014. Corinna, Heather. "My Scarleteen." Scarleteen. Scarleteen, 29 Oct. 2007. Web. 04 Mar. 2014. Faúndes, Aníbal, and J. Barzelatto. The Human Drama of Abortion: A Global Search for Consensus. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt UP, 2006. Print. Harris, Margo M. Information Plus: Abortion - an Eternal Social and Moral Issue. Detroit, Mi.: Gale Group, 2002. Print. Lee, Patrick. Abortion and Unborn Human Life. Print.

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