Side Effects Of Abortion Essay

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Abortion, the termination of a pregnancy, usually takes effect during the first three trimesters of pregnancy. The type of surgical abortion received depends on how far along the woman’s pregnancy has progressed. Aspiration, one type of surgical abortion, will carry through the first six to 16 weeks of gestation. According to americanpregnancy.org, this procedure usually lasts 10-15 minutes. Once the cervix becomes wide enough, they use a cannula to suction out the fetus and placenta. Later in the pregnancy, doctors can initiate another type of surgical abortion, Dilation and Extraction. After 26 weeks, the doctor will give the mother laminaria to dilate the cervix and break her water. They then go into the clinic to extract the baby. The doctor will begin to pull out the baby through the birth canal. Before the complete removal of the fetus, the doctor makes an incision at the base of the skull and inserts a suction catheter that will suction out the cerebral material until the skull collapses. Finally, the doctor will fully remove the fetus from the birth canal (Surgical Abortion Procedures: Types, Side Effects, and Risks). Although the government allows abortion, and people choose to…show more content…
The US Constitution declares it a natural right: “The 7-2 decision stated that the Constitution gives ‘a guarantee of certain areas or zones of privacy,’ and that ‘This right of privacy... is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy’” (Abortion ProCon.org). Women also believe that aborting their child will save them from having financial disadvantages. Most women who choose abortion over having the baby can’t financially support having a child. According to the survey, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 73% of the women couldn’t financially support the baby, while only 38% said it would interrupt their schooling and/or career (Abortion
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