Abortion Is A Common Occurrence Essay

1735 Words Apr 22nd, 2016 7 Pages
One of today’s most controversial topics is abortion. Abortions are very common that for every five babies born there is one baby that is killed because of abortion. Everybody has their own opinion on abortion. Some people say abortion is the killing of a human. But some fail to realize when life actually do begins.
Abortion is a removal of the product of conception before the embryo or fetus is viable. Any interruption of the human pregnancy prior to the 28th week is known as abortion. Abortion can be encouraged or medical problems or reasons, or because of an elective decision to end the gestation. Abortion is a common occurrence throughout the world. 46 million/ 22 percent of all pregnancies worldwide is ended because of abortions. (Merino)
There are four different types of abortions. 90 percent of all abortions in the first trimester are safe. (Steven) If abortion is performed later in pregnancy there would be a lot of serious complications. Suction curettage is the most common early procedure. Suction curettage can be done in between the seventh and twelfth week of a pregnancy. In this process a thin plastic tube is inserted through the birth canal into the cervix and into the cavity of the uterus. Then a suction is applied to suck out all contents. If all contents are not removed, a knife like instrument is inserted the same way to scrape the lining of the uterus. There are rarely any complications, if complications occur, they are not serious. If a woman is between…

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