Abortion is the worst thing a woman can do against human dignity. It is a crime
against life. No woman has the right to kill a new living being. Many countries
ban abortion and many institutions fight against it. Abortion is immoral and it
should not be legalized.
Abortion is also a threat to the mother's health. A woman can suffer an
infection or internal bleeding. She could also become sterilized, the permanent
inhability to bear a child. Abortion not only kills the baby but may kill the
mother too. During an abortion, despite the use of local anesthesia, 97% of the
women report severe pain, and if a more powerful drug is used she could suffer
dangerous side effects. Many complications are common after an abortion, like
inflammation of the reproductive organs. As well, there is strong evidence that
abortion increases the risk of breast cancer. Women that abort increase their
chances of getting breast cancer by 50%, and teenagers with no previous
pregnancies that abort after the 8th week increase their probability by 800%.
Unicef states that 250,000 women die every year because of legal and illegal
abortions: 75,000 of them die of self-inflicted abortions; 75,000 die of
convulsions; and the other 100,000 die of blood poisoning caused by an infection
of the uterus. Therefore, if abortion is legalized there will be not only more
fetal murders but also more mothers will die.
None of the methods women use to abort are completly safe. One of the most
common methods used is Suction Aspiration. The doctor uses a special tool to
suck the baby into a collection bottle. Great care must be taken to prevent the
uterus from being damaged, which would cause hemorrhage. A woman with hemorrhage
will need a blood transfusion that could cause her AIDS. Also infection may
easily occur if fetal tissue is left behind in the uterus. Another method used
for babies as old as twenty four weeks, is the Dilation and Evacuation. Sharp
jaws are used to... [continues]
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