Abortion is murder and people do it without hesitation. Life is born when the heart is developed and beating, so why would people want to take away something so precious like that. I want to understand how people could do such a horrific procedure to take away a life. Also I want focus on how the procedure is done. I would like to understand the physical and mental outcome of the patient from the procedure. While discussing the perspective on supporting abortion I want to find out the alternative for it.
At 8 weeks the baby develops a beating heart and its life begins. To attempt a procedural abortion the baby must be at 5 months of development. Before the procedure the doctor will warn the patient of the dangerous outcomes and side effects of this procedure. Some tools that are involved in a procedural abortion are a speculum and a tooth grasping clamp. A speculum is use to view the fetus and analysis it. A tooth grasping clamp is used to pull the fetus out of the vagina piece by piece. Step 1 of a procedure abortion is the body parts are grasped at random with a long toothed clamp. Step 2 the human parts are pulled from the fetal body out the vaginal canal. Step 3 The remaining body parts are grasped and pulled out. Step 4 the head is grasped and crushed in order to remove it from the vaginal canal. Step 5 the placenta and remaining contents are suctioned from the uterus. The whole process of a procedure abortion takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
The mentality after the procedural abortion effects the patients emotional stand point. An emotional anger will be developed with a woman towards themselves after an abortion. Women will usually feel depression towards the choice that have made on the procedural abortion that they committed. . “For at least some women, post-abortion stress is associated with eating disorders such as binge eating, bulimia, and anorexia nervosa (Elliot Institute).” They begin to regret on going through with the procedural abortion because of the memories that they could have had with their future child. The guilt is so heavy for some of these women to bare. Guilt heavy enough that these women attain suicidal thoughts due to the fact that they come to realization that they have taken a life. “Approximately sixty percent of women who experience post abortion sequelae report suicidal ideation with twenty-eight percent actually attempting suicide, of which half attempted suicide two or more times (Elliot Institute).” I remember reading somewhere that a doctor wanted to watch a live video of him preforming an abortion to visually see his work of process. After the doctor viewed such a monstrous thing he had done he quit doing abortions.
The physical form of women after the procedural abortion has many side effects of physical harm that can occur such as difficulty getting pregnant. Due to the procedural abortion women usually experience sexual dysfunction and their sexual activity will be painful. “Women are at risk of cardiac arrest in the process medical research states that, ‘complications such as bleeding in the first and third trimesters, abnormal presentations and premature rupture of the membrane, abruption placentae, fetal distress, low birth weight, short gestation, and major malformations occurred more often among women with a history of two or more induced abortions (Earll, 2011).” After the procedure some of the baby’s residue may be left behind and cause infection. Hemorrhage may occur requiring a blood transfusion for the woman due to a major loss of blood from the procedural abortion. “A recent literature review concluded that abortion is a risk factor for placenta plevia (Where the placenta implants over the cervix, causing hemorrhaging) and preterm delivery with subsequent pregnancies (Earll, 2006).” “Abortion can increase your risk for breast cancer. A review analyzing twenty-three studies on breast cancer and abortion states that seventeen of those studies indicate an increased risk of breast cancer among women having an abortion (Earll, 2006).”
There are a few scenarios I agree with pertaining to not keeping a baby when a woman is pregnant. “Teenagers who become mothers often have grim prospects for the future. They are much more likely to leave of school, receive inadequate prenatal care, rely on public assistance to raise a child, and develop health problems. While television shows, movies and celebrity teens seem to glamorize teen pregnancy, the rate is down actually down. Statistics show that teen pregnancy rates dropped by a third between 1990 and 2005, and have leveled off through 2008”.I agree that if women are not ready to have a baby due to the fact that they are not financially stable or too young they should get rid of the baby. It wouldn’t make sense to have a baby if the women or girl are not old enough to work and still live at home with their parents because they are not financially stable to live on their own. I understand that these women have their whole lives ahead of them to go out and live their lives with no responsibility of a baby. With no responsibility of a baby they can travel the world and meet new people with no extra baggage holding them down. I can see from woman’s perspective how difficult it would be to date someone that they are interested in. I say difficult because no one wants to date someone with a kid or kids, simply because they don’t want to deal with or have kids so soon in the relationship.
Another scenario is if a women is raped and impregnated from the rape they should have the right to not keep the baby. “In the case of rape or incest, forcing a woman who becomes pregnant by this violent act to finish the pregnancy and give birth could cause further psychological harm to the victim. These women are trying to cope with emotional and physical pain and are often unaware they could be pregnant. The ‘morning after’ pill could be effective, but the window of time to receive it is very limited.” The psychological image and disgusting memory of the man who raped her will appear in her mind when she sees the child she was impregnated with from the rapist.
The alternative to these scenarios is to have the baby and give it up for adoption. “Adoption is considered by many to be a positive alternative to abortion. It provides pregnant women with a choice if they cannot or do not want to take on the responsibilities of parenthood due to age, financial responsibilities, or life concerns. However, statistics show that very few women who give birth choose to give up their babies; less than 3 percent of white unmarried women and less than 2 percent of black unmarried women in the United States.” Adoption is the best option because the woman will not be taking a life. Another alternative would be to not have sex at all and wait till marriage. In my opinion waiting till marriage is the right and safest way to have sex. If women waited till marriage to have sex they wouldn’t worry about being pregnant because it will be with the person they love. I am a strong Christian and I believe God has a purpose and reason for everything he does in our lives.
In conclusion, I learned that a procedural abortion seems painful and not worth the risk of disaster it can cause to yourself. I don’t agree that women should be able to kill a baby because they made a mistake or they were given the gift of life against their will. These women should own up to their blessing of a new life they created. They need to make a choice to keep the baby or choose an alternative, which would be to give up the baby for adoption. By choosing a positive alternative will cancel the physical and mental harm that abortion causes these women to go through after the procedural. Or the best alternative in my opinion is to wait until marriage because you will have a baby when you are financially stable and old enough to have a baby. Most importantly having a baby when you are married will be planned because you are with the person you love and chose to spend the rest of your life with. God gave babies a purpose on earth, so who are you to take their life away.
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