The Cons Of Abortion And Abortion Essay

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The Cons of Abortion

Abortion is the act of deliberately terminating a pregnancy, usually performed within the first 28 weeks of the pregnancy. While it is commonly viewed as a modern, scientific advancement in the field of medicine, the first description of an abortion-like procedure dates back to 1550 BCE in an Egyptian medicinal text1. Scientific advancements have now led to two different types of abortion for women to choose from: medical and surgical. Views on abortion vary, ranging from those who are pro-life to those who are pro-choice, and the topic has sparked major controversy throughout the world. However, the cons of abortion heavily outweigh the pros. Abortion can have devastating physiological and psychological effects on the mother, goes against the teachings of several religions and undermines the basic principles of responsibility. Many women turn to abortion as a way of terminating an unwanted pregnancy, and use it as a contraceptive rather than through responsible use of pregnancy protection. As a result, an unborn baby has its life stripped from it, and the effects on the mother can be devastating. Medical abortions and surgical abortions can both result in similar physical side effects, including nausea, vomiting, septic shock, damage to cervix or other organs, and death2. Abortions can also impair the ability to get pregnant in the future, and for some women is unsuccessful altogether.
While many state that fetuses are not ‘alive’ until they are able…

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