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Kristina Hixon
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In my opinion the subject of abortion for me is contradicting. I am for the most part against it. In some cases I am for it. Many people have to think of three harmful causes of abortion. The three leading causes are not being able to have children, physical complications of having an abortion, and lastly death. Those three things are very much an eye opener for me and the decision as to why I am Pro-life. Many people do not know that having an abortion decreases your chances of having a baby when you have decided that you are now ready for a child. When you have an abortion the process they are doing is basically cleaning out your uterus. Which when they do that you are very much weakening your uterus. So when you decide that you do want a baby your chances are slimmer. Also when you have had more than one abortion it also weakens your cervix. That will cause something called an incompetent cervix which starts dilating prematurely. This can sometimes be treated with a stitch to keep the cervix closed, called a cerclage. Physical complications of having an abortion are very serious. Over one hundred potential complications have been associated with induced abortion. Minor complications include: minor infections, bleeding, fevers, chronic abdominal pain, gastro-intestinal disturbances, vomiting, and Rh sensitization. The nine most common major complications which are infection, excessive bleeding, embolism, ripping or perforation of the uterus, anesthesia complications, convulsions, hemorrhage, cervical injury, and endotoxin shock. In a series of 1,182 abortions which occurred under closely regulated hospital conditions, 27 percent of the patients acquired post-abortion infection lasting 3 days or longer. While the immediate complications of abortion are usually treatable, these complications frequently lead to long-term reproductive damage of much more serious nature. Pro-abortion groups frequently...
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