Essay on Abortion

1592 Words Jan 14th, 2013 7 Pages







Abortion is the termination or premature ending of pregnancy by removal or expulsion of a fetus or embryo from the uterus. An abortion can happen spontaneously because of complications for the period of a pregnancy, or the abortion can be induced. A therapeutic abortion is an induced abortion, which is carried out to save or preserve the health of the mother. An elective abortion is an abortion carried out for any other reasons. Therefore, abortion refers to the induced abortion of pregnancy. Abortion is generally used to mean an induced termination of pregnancy whereas a miscarriage
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The organization, Planned Parenthood is not being sued for cash but the paramount reason for the court case is lack of it informing patients the association and link between abortion and breast cancer.

Side Effects of Abortion

Side effects of abortion can both be emotional and physical. Abortion is performed through two methods, which are medical and surgical abortion. The physical effects of an abortion vary concerning the type of abortion that was procured but the emotional side effects are more often than not similar for everyone. The side effects surgical abortion is nausea, vomiting, reaction to anesthesia, diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping. Bleeding is also common and at times though very rare, this bleeding may cause death. Certain repercussions may occur during an abortion thus increasing the side effects intensity of this procedure. Medical abortion occurs with the intake of a pill in order to induce an abortion. It may sound like a simple procedure but it may have very grave consequences and severe side effects. Among the side effects of this procedure, include cramping, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, fever, chills, dizziness, headaches, bleeding and spotting (Bacon, 2004).

Complications are also likely, which can include an

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