Abortion-rights activists before the Washington Monument in Washington, D. Abortion was seen as a purely state matter, all of which had some type of restrictions. The first legal restrictions on abortion appeared in the s, forbidding abortion after the fourth month of pregnancy.
How is a suction vacuum aspiration abortion performed? Suction aspiration, the most common abortion method, is typically performed when the fetus is weeks, but can be used up to 16 weeks.
The cervix is dilated, and a hollow plastic tube with a sharp tip is inserted into the cervix and then into the uterus. An aspirator attached to the tube tears the body of the fetus apart and suctions the pieces through the tube. The curette is then used to dismember the fetus and placenta.
How is an Intracardiac Injection Abortion Performed?
In these cases, the procedure is typically performed between 10 and 12 weeks gestation. Intracardiac injection is also used in late term abortions when there is likelihood of delivering a live baby, in order to avoid state laws that would require the baby to be resuscitated and given medical care.
The Facts of Life. Misoprostol regimens for termination of second trimester pregnancy, Human Reproduction, 16 2. The fetus is delivered breech while the head remains inside the birth canal.
Using blunt-tipped surgical scissors, the base of the skull is pierced, and a suction catheter is inserted to extract the contents of the skull. This causes the skull to collapse, and the dead fetus is then fully delivered. An abortionist can avoid violating the law by first injecting the fetus with a lethal intracardiac injection to ensure that the fetus will already be dead when it is partially delivered.
Shots assist in aborting fetuses. Boston Globe, August 10, Health and Fitness section. Willke, John, MD and Barbara.
Larger fetuses must also have their skulls crushed so the pieces can pass through the cervix. This is most often done by inserting laminaria dried seaweed sticks into the cervix.
How is an Instillation Saline Abortion Performed? In a saline abortion, amniotic fluid is removed from the uterus and replaced with a saline solution, which the fetus swallows.
The fetus is killed by salt poisoning, dehydration, brain hemorrhage and convulsions. Saline abortions, typically performed in the second and early third trimester, are rarely used today, due to the risk of particularly serious health complications to the woman.
How is a Prostaglandin Abortion Performed? In a prostaglandin abortion, a dose of prostaglandin hormones is injected into the uterine muscle, which induces violent labor resulting in the death of the fetus. Prostaglandin abortions, typically performed in the second and early third trimester, are rarely used today, due to the relatively high chance that the fetus will survive the abortion and be born alive.
How is a Chemical Medical Abortion Performed? In a chemical abortionalso called a medical abortiona woman is administered an abortifacient compound called mifepristone also called RU or Mifeprex.
Mifepristone blocks the action of progesterone, the natural hormone vital to maintaining the lining of the uterus. As the nutrient lining disintegrates, the embryo starves.The Conflict of Abortion, pro life and pro choice The conflict of abortion has been an ongoing conflict since the early ’s.
An abortion is a procedure a woman can choose to undergo to end her pregnancy. Pro-Life Feminism "How Abortion Hurts Women: The Hard Proof" by Erika Bachiochi, JD.
Stem Cells "The Stem Cell Debate" a written exchange between Patrick Lee, Robert P. George and Ronald Bailey (links to each written piece are included further down on the page).
To be pro-life is, by definition, to want to restore legal protection to the unborn. If you do not share this goal, you are not pro-life. To be pro-choice is, by definition, to support the legal right to kill an unborn child. Some pro-choicers view abortion as a good and some view it as an evil.
The position of people who are both pro-life and pro-capital punishment can be summed up as: The innocent should live, and the guilty should die. If abortion is outlawed, more unwanted children will be born, and these children are likely to be abused or neglected.
In other words, out of 1, women procuring abortion, only three cite rape as the primary reason, and only two cite protecting her life as the reason for the abortion.
Out of 10, women procuring abortion, only three cite incest as a reason. The Abortion Issue: Pro-Choice Abortion is a term used for the termination of the pregnancy by removing of the embryo or the fetus from the uterus of a woman.
The abortion takes place in two ways.