Elective Abortion Definition Essay

Definition of Abortion Essay

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Abortion (noun):
a. Termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or of a fetus that is incapable of survival.
b. Any of various procedures that result in such termination and expulsion. Also called induced abortion.

As stated above, abortion is the termination of a fetus. In other words, the fetus dies, whether by the mother's choice or by accident (such as a miscarriage or stillbirth.) Medically, all terminations of pregnancy not resulting in a live birth are defined as abortions. Each year throughout the world, 45million abortions are performed. Compare this to 128.6 million births per year and you get approximately 35% of fetuses each year that never get a chance to live. When discussing abortion, one aspect to…show more content…

This is because the fathers want a male heir to carry on the family name and be the man of the house instead of a daughter who is thought to be weak and worthless. The two main types of induced abortions are chemical and surgical. With the chemical abortions, a woman can choose to take the "Morning-After Pill" the morning following rape, incest or sexual intercourse. This prevents the zygote from attaching to the wall inside of the uterus. The other form of chemical abortion can be done later on in the pregnancy. In this one, the doctor can administer the chemical RU-486. Some of these abortions (approximately 8%) need a surgical follow-up, usually by vacuum aspiration. There are a few types of surgical abortions but the most common forms are Manual Vacuum Aspiration abortion, which consists of removing the fetus or embryo by suction using a manual syringe. The Electric Vacuum Aspiration abortion method uses suction that is produced by an electric pump to remove the fetus or embryo. Neither of these procedures sounds enjoyable. Abortion should be illegal in the state of Michigan because it violates the right to life for that unborn child, there are too many risks associated with abortions, and because every child is a wanted child. Everyone, in Michigan and throughout the United States of American, has the right to life. It is included in our three unalienable rights (Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.) Even though

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...When is a life considered a life? According to dictionary.com, abortion is defined as “the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy.” People often debate whether or not abortion is morally right. They often dispute if aborting an embryo or fetus is considered taking a life. Abortion is legally allowed during any time of a pregnancy, but is at least risky during the first trimester (3 months) of pregnancy. So, when is a life considered a life; is it when that baby takes its first breath, when their organs grow, or from the moment when the egg and sperm procreate? BabyCenter.com has a week by week progression of a pregnancy. Around week five of a pregnancy a baby is about the size of sesame seed but, has a brain, spinal cord, the start of a circulatory system, and a beating heart. By week nine the baby’s tail is gone, and looks more like a human. The baby is about the size of grape and weighs a fraction of an ounce. Although they are still extremely tiny, they are beginning to have defined facial features, limbs, and fingers. During week twelve, a baby’s kidneys start producing urine. The baby now has finger nails and can clench its hands. Around this time, you may even start to feel the baby kick. If a baby has all these features just during the first twelve weeks of a pregnancy, imagine how developed they are by week 20. As said by neurologist Dr. Paul Ranalli and mmcl.org babies can...

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