Abortion Essay

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Abortion is the termination of a fetus by taking it out of the mothers’ womb, usually done in the first trimester. There are many different ways to go through with an abortion, depending on the mothers’ values and beliefs. It is a legal procedure although it does have regulations. It has to be done within a certain period of time and the mother has to be 18 years or older. Some places require one or both parents to give consent. There are many ways to perform an abortion. There are ways in which people consider humane and some that people consider cruel. It all depends on the budget, and if the abortion is done legally or not. As of 1996, there were 1.37 million abortions yearly; about 3,700 done daily. Abortions are done by women of all ages: 52% are done by women than 25, 32% by women in between 20-24 years old, 20% by teenagers, and 1.2% by girls under 15. Abortions are usually done because of financial issues or because the mother believes she’s not ready to be a mother. 2/3 women that get an abortion have never been married. There are different types of abortion. Some ways of performing an abortion are by doing an RU-468 or by using methotrexated & misoprostol. The RU-468 consists of killing the baby by interfering with progesterone, a hormone which keeps the baby implanted in the wall of the mothers’ uterus. Methotrexated & misoprostol are two drugs created for cancer that are combined and used to terminate the pregnancy. There are many other ways to perform an abortion and they all depend in who they’re performed by and where they are performed at. An abortion can also vary depending on the period of the pregnancy that the abortion is performed. Abortions for the first trimester are done by performing a manual vacuum aspiration, dilation and curettage, electric vacuum aspiration, and drug cocktails. Second trimester abortions can include D&C, dilation and

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