History Of Abortion

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Before the abortion was legalized in the years of 1973, there were countless of illegal of abortion in the 1950- 1960’s. These illegal abortions caused numerous death of women because abortion methods were harsh and crude . One of the studies found out that “In 1965, when abortion was still illegal nationwide except in cases of life endangerment, at least 193 women died from illegal abortions, and illegal abortion accounted for nearly 17 percent of all deaths due to pregnancy and childbirth in that year.” As the abortion law was passed in 1973 and was accepted by the citizens of the United States and government, scientists started to study about abortion and refined the methods of abortion. The abortion law helped the woman in 1970s- 2010s …show more content…
The medical abortion method can be offer only if the pregnancy is below nine weeks of gestation. Due to the limitation of Medical abortion, surgical abortions are recommending and used if the women don’t want to take any chance of baby surviving the medical abortion. Most of the surgical methods of abortion are created for the first trimester of pregnancy. However, there only a few surgical methods that can be used in second and trimester of pregnancy. One of the surgical methods that are used in the first trimester of pregnancy is the suction aspiration (first-three month). The suction aspiration is a method where abortionist used a suction tube with a sharp end that takes dismember the baby while the vacuuming the body parts of the baby. The second method of abortion that can be used in the first trimester of pregnancy is the dilation and curettage. These methods can choose by a woman when the time of pregnancy are below 16 weeks. The dilation and curettage terminate a pregnancy by using a loop sharped knife that cuts the baby into pieces and scrapes the mother’s …show more content…
However, due to medical methods that relied on the hormones and medicine that kill the baby, it has a higher chance that the baby would survive after the procedure. For example, there is a survivor who survived the of salt poisoning abortion and her name is Gianna Jessen. When she was born at 17 months, she only weighed two pounds and she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. As she was growing up, she had a tremendous fear of fire. Here is a comment from Gianna Jessen about why she had believed that the tremendous fear for fire. “ I think that was the result of what had happened. A saline injection abortion effectively burns you in your mother 's womb." This is important because this showed that some of the medical methods of abortion can fail and bring a unexcepted child. This evidence suggested that abortion can harm the women while baby won’t get

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