Abortion Is The Issue Of Abortion Essay

1039 Words Nov 5th, 2014 5 Pages
Abortion is the process one undergoes to intentionally prematurely end a pregnancy; it has become one of the most controversial and most commonly debated topics in this country. The issue is controversial because it is based on the question of whether or not we have control over the life of an innocent unborn child. The nation is divided on the subject of abortion; it has become one of the highlight issues of today’s modern politics. The peoples’ varying perspectives are driven by their moral values, which has made for a biased, non-bi partisan and emotionally driven debate.
There are two primary kinds of abortion, they are In-Clinic and by way of an abortion pill. The abortion pill, which is not to be confused with birth control, is typically taken before 9 weeks of pregnancy. The abortion pill costs anywhere from $300 to $800. The two methods of In-Clinic abortion are “aspiration” or “Dilation and Evacuation (also known as D&E)”; these procedures take place after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The aspiration method is performed by removing all the contents of the uterus via “the gentle suction of a manual syringe or with a machine operated suction. The Dilation and Evacuation method is performed by first inserting a device called a “cervical (osmotic) dilator” 24 hours prior to the procedure, the device opens up the cervix and after 24 hours, the abortionist surgically removes the contents of the uterus”.
There are two major sides to the argument over abortion, each with…

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