Two Methods Of Abortion

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bortion has been debated before the Roe v. Wade ruling; it has been a debate throughout history. Abortion is “...a procedure performed to end a pregnancy before birth occurs.” The procedure is dependant on the women’s “...choice, health, and how long she has been pregnant… [and] the legality of the procedure.” There are two methods of abortion performed: medical abortion and surgical abortion. A medical abortion is a procedure where drugs such as mifepristone and misoprostol are used in order to end a pregnancy. This type of procedure can be performed in the first or second trimester. A surgical abortion is a procedure where surgery is used to extract the contents of the uterus; surgical abortions include the following: suction curettage, dilation …show more content…
Suction curettage and dilation and evacuation are categorized as curettage abortions. Curettage abortions are performed similarly because they both open the cervix and extract the contents of the uterus; the difference is some of the instruments used and when trimester the abortion is performed. Induction abortion is a procedure where drugs may be used or “...salt water or urea may be injected to the amniotic sac…” or fluid inside the amniotic sac is removed in order to start contractions so the fetus is removed. This type of abortion is usually performed in the second or third trimester. Intact dilation and extraction abortion is the procedure where the cervix is dilated and the fetus’ skull is collapsed in order to pass the rest of the fetus through the birth canal. This type of procedure was performed during the twenty-first week or more of …show more content…
During the second trimester of pregnancy, the state can regulate abortions to the extent that the regulations are created to protect the health of the mother. On the other hand, during third trimester pregnancy, the state has the right to regulate or ban abortions in order to protect the life of the fetus. Due to these rights of the states, many states have laws on who can perform the abortions, and the funds women can obtain in order to obtain an abortion. There were 1,793 providers of abortions in the United States during 2008. According to the Jones and Kooistra note, the percentage of providers is divided as the following, “...47% were clinics, 34% were hospitals and 19% were physician’s offices.” These percentages demonstrate the different providers throughout the United States. Abortions fees range from $430 to $1,601. Seventeen states have

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