Abortion Debate

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Is abortion murder? According to the facts, it is. Unless the abortion is due to rape, incest relations, or harm to the mother, it is murder because the fetus has a heartbeat. Another word for abortion is voluntary abortion. Voluntary abortion is when the embryo or fetus is removed in order to stop a pregnancy. Abortion usually happens within the first six months of the pregnancy. The fetus develops a heartbeat within the first 18 days of the pregnancy, which is when the carrier is only four days late of her first menstrual period(answers.com). The method used when the pregnancy is eight to nine weeks along, is called a suction abortion. Suction abortion is when the doctor gives the carrier a medicine to dilate the cervix to insert a hollow tube with a knife-edged tip that is connected to a vacuum like object that is 29 times more powerful than a house held vacuum. The fetus is then suctioned out and discarded. When the pregnancy is twelve weeks along the method is called dilation and curettage, this method is similar to the suction method with the added insertion of a hook shaped knife (curette) which cuts the baby into pieces. The pieces are scraped out through the cervix and discarded(lifesitenews.com). From 18 weeks up to 30 weeks five more abortion methods are used such as dilation and evacuation, saline injection, prostaglandin chemical abortion, hysterotomy or caesarean section, and partial-birth abortion.
. In the United States, the number of pregnancies that end because of abortion is 1.6 million. The rate of abortion in 18 and 19 year olds has doubled over the years. Many people have different opinions on abortion. Approximately 70% of all women are against abortion leaving the other 30% for abortion. Some people find abortion wrong and insensitive, while others find that it is the woman’s choice to do whatever…...

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