Abortion Vs Abortion Pill

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There are two methods of abortion commonly used in America; the abortion pill and an in-clinic abortion. The abortion pill is actually two different medications, mifepristone and misoprostol. This method can be used up to 70 days after the first day of a woman’s last menstrual cycle. It is a very effective method, but a follow up appointment is made to ensure that it was successful, and if it was not then more medicine is given or they do a surgical abortion. There are three steps to using the abortion pill. The first step is mifepristone, which you will be given along with some antibiotics at the clinic you go to. Mifepristone is used to block the hormone progesterone, and blocking that causes the lining of the uterus to break down, thus …show more content…
There are two kinds of in-clinic abortions, aspiration and a D&E. Aspiration is usually used for up to 16 weeks in the pregnancy. During an aspiration abortion, a woman’s uterus will be examined, then she’ll receive pain medication and be offered a sedative to keep her relaxed but still awake. A speculum will be inserted into her vagina and the health care provider may need to inject some numbing medication near or into her cervix, then her cervix may be stretched with dilators or she could have had absorbent dilators inserted a few hours to a day before the abortion to stretch her cervix open. Another alternative is medication that can be used with or without the dilators to open her cervix up. In order to prevent the woman from getting any infections she is provided antibiotics. To begin the abortion itself, a tube is placed through the cervix and into the uterus, and either a suction machine or hand held suction device carefully empties the uterus. The aspiration itself takes between 5 and 10 …show more content…
The republicans have a pro-life standpoint, rarely with exceptions. The life and rights of the unborn child must be protected. They are normally against health care policies that include abortion coverage. They don’t plan to criminally charge women who had had an abortion. The republican party’s platform for abortion has had four key points to it that were outlined in the 1984 platform. The points are that the unborn child of a woman has a “fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed,” the endorsement of a “human life” constitutional amendment, which would end up banning abortion, a call for judges who “respect human life” by supporting that kind of amendment, and the incorporation of new laws to state that a fetus is a “person” under the 14th amendment. The platform Republicans work towards a ban on abortion by attempting to remove the funding for abortion, and trying to encourage health insurance companies to not cover abortions in their policies. They search for supreme court justices that will be likely to overturn the ruling on Roe V. Wade and who will push for laws that are stronger on abortion. The republican platform does not mention any exceptions for incest, the safety of the mother’s life, or rape. The party does have individuals who believe in exceptions in those instances, but there are also individuals who are strictly pro-life, and want no

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