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Yesenia Franco

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Abortion Definition of Abortion The termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus 88% of all abortions in the United States are performed in the first trimester of pregnancy:

10 Weeks 12% of all abortions in the United States are performed in the second and third trimester of pregnancy:

22 weeks Warning: Pictures may be a little graphic.
Eighty-eight percent of abortions occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, 2006. When women have abortions
Number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44, by year

The risk of abortion complications is minimal: Fewer than 0.3% of abortion patients experience a complication that requires hospitalization.
Abortions performed in the first trimester pose virtually no long-term risk of such problems as infertility, ectopic pregnancy, spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) or birth defect, and little or no risk of preterm or low-birth-weight deliveries.
Exhaustive reviews by panels convened by the U.S. and British governments have concluded that there is no association between abortion and breast cancer. There is also no indication that abortion is a risk factor for other cancers.
In repeated studies since the early 1980s, leading experts have concluded that abortion does not pose a hazard to women’s mental health.
The risk of death associated with abortion increases with the length of pregnancy, from one death for every one million abortions at or before eight weeks to one per 29,000 at 16–20 weeks—and one per 11,000 at 21 or more weeks.
Fifty-eight percent of abortion patients say they would have liked to have had their abortion earlier. Nearly 60% of women who experienced a delay in obtaining an abortion cite the time it took to make arrangements and raise money.
Teens are more likely than older women to delay having an abortion until after 15 weeks of pregnancy, when the medical risks associated with abortion are significantly higher. SAFETY OF ABORTION 52% of women obtaining abortions in the U.S. are younger than 25: Women aged 20-24 obtain 32% of all abortions; Teenagers obtain 20% and girls under 15 account for 1.2%. Who's having abortions (age)? In 2008, approximately 1.21 million abortions took place in the U.S., down from an estimated 1.29 million in 2002, 1.31 million in 2000 and 1.36 million in 1996. From 1973 through 2005, more than 45 million legal abortions have occurred in the U.S ANNUAL ABORTION STATISTICS MVA is used to abort a child from 6 weeks to 12 weeks of age. This handheld syringe works by creating its own vacuum/suction. MVAs are used and reused millions of times a year around the world. The major problem with the MVA is that it has a very weak vacuum. This means that the child is ripped apart slowly. Manual Vaccum Aspiration One side of the loop is sharp for cutting the child apart. The other side scrapes the uterus to remove the placenta. Uterine Currette This abortion instrument's uses include injecting saltwater into the uterus. The baby swallows and breathes the poison. The cause of the death is congestion, hemorrhage and shock. The mother goes into premature labor about a day later and delivers a dead child. The other use is to inject the chemicals (digoxin, potassium chloride, etc.) into the heart of the baby. In both uses, these harsh chemicals soften the child's corpse, making it easier to rip apart and remove. Syringe with Spinal Needle This abortion tool is used to crush, grasp, and pull the child's body apart. Forceps Embryotomy ScissorsThis instrument is used to cut off the head, arms and legs. Embryotomy Scissors Tools Procedure “I am 17 years old and had an abortion 4 months ago. Because I was young, I was not sure what the baby looked like and how rapidly it was growing inside of me. The day I went to the abortion clinic the doctor was very rude to me. When I asked if i could see the image on the ultra sound the doctor simply replied it's nothing, it's nothing. So I assumed the fetus was not big enough to see. Now that I have seen these pictures of what the baby looks like after the procedure, I regret my decision everyday. If I would have known what a blessing I was carrying I would have never just thrown my baby away."

17-year-old female / Upland, CA / September 29, 2009 “"its murder and i am hurt. i hate i did this to my child.""

22-year-old female / Memphis / September 25, 2009 “"I just recently aborted my child at 5wks. I can't explain the hurt and anger I feel right now. THe people at Planned Parent Hood made this terrible situation worse. As I was laying on the table with tears the ladies were laughing about something that happened the day before as they cleaned up. The doctor was not compasionate he told me he was going to put a clamp in to open the Vagina, I was ready to say no more but he had already started to job without any warning. They took me to another room and closed the curtain and came back 10 minutes later to tell me I could go home. I don't want any other women to go through what I did. I have vowed that every Weekend I wll stand in front of that clinic until they are not allowed to hurt any women or child again." "

-year-old female / Houston, TX / May 10, 2009 “It brought me to tears, and God-willing out of my complacency. I had an ex-girlfriend who had an abortion, and I know God has called me to be more involved."

35-year-old male / Lakewood, CA / July 11, 2011 “I have had 3 abortions and never saw an of these pictures. They SAY it is only cells, and they lied..."

23-year-old female / Temecula, CA / April 25, 2011 “I just had an abortion last week and i feel like shit doing that to my little life inside of me, it had a heartbeat and it fought to be here i had no right to do that "

29-year-old female / Bronx, NY / November 23, 2010 “I got pregnant at 16 by a family friend who was 38..Im now 30 and think about my baby all the time..No one counseled me beforehand or really gave me options at all..Im disgusted with myself 15 yrs later.I was very early on, but still if I could just go back I would have never never have done this..I pray for my baby all the time..and tell him/her mommy loves you and Im sorry...If theres any way I can tell my story to prevent women from this horrific decision I want to..if it saves 1 baby..EML "

30-year-old female / Clinton, NJ / December 2, 2010 “This really hits home with me. I shamefully admit that I have had two abortions in my life time and have lived with regret for many years. I was 18 with the first pregnancy. In my heart I was happy but I allowed shame and fear of what people would say get the best of me. At the time of the 2nd pregnancy, I was 29, single, and an active member in my church. I asked the child's father if he would stick with me just to give me the courage I needed to face the same fears I had at 18, instead he gave the money to kill any chance of me becoming a mother. I'm 45 now and those babies have lived in my mind every day, and every day I wish I would have kept my babies. God forgive me."

45-year-old female / Illinois / July 6, 2011 Quotes Images 9 Week Abortion 8 Week Abortion 7 Week Abortion 10 Week Abortion 11 Week Abortion 24 Week Abortion Planned Parenthood Exposed House Passes Law Against Abortion Funding; ‘Taking of Innocent Life is Not Health Care,’ Says Congressman
By Penny Starr
May 4, 2011 (CNSNews.com) – The House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that would set as permanent law the prohibition against taxpayer funding for abortion – except in cases or rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is at risk -- which is usually attached to congressional appropriations through the Hyde Amendment each year.

HR 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” bans federal funding of abortion; disallows tax benefits for paying for an abortion; prohibits taxpayer funding of federal health care services and those in the District of Columbia that include abortion; and directs the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate any violation of the law through the implementation of Obamacare.

The law also protects from employment-discrimination those health care professionals who are morally opposed to promoting or performing abortions. Recent News House Passes Bill to Block Abortion Funding by Taxpayers
by Audrey Hudson
10/14/2011 No tax dollars could be used to purchase health insurance plans that cover abortion, including ObamaCare, under legislation passed by the House on Thursday night.

The vote was carried by Republicans, following a forceful debate with Democrats, 251 to 172.

The Protect Life Act would amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to prohibit federal funds from being used to cover the costs of any health plan that includes coverage of abortion services, and was authored by Rep. Joseph Pitts (R.-Pa.). Such funding is currently blocked under legislation called the Hyde Amendment, but that bill must be voted on yearly because it is attached to a spending measure.

Democrats argued that the legislation is an attack on a woman’s constitutional right to choose, and although off-topic, complained that the bill does not create a single job.

Republicans countered that tax dollars should not be used for a procedure that many Americans feel strongly amounts to murder of an unborn child, and called Democrats hypocrites for insisting throughout the debate that a jobs bill be brought to the floor, while refusing to co-sponsor President Obama’s jobs act. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), commonly shortened to Planned Parenthood, is the U.S. affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and one of its larger members. PPFA a non-profit organization providing reproductive health and maternal and child health services. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Inc. (PPAF) is a related organization which lobbies for pro-choice legislation, comprehensive sex education, and access to affordable health care in the United States. What is Planned Parenthood Not all of Planned Parenthood's abortion "patients" leave by the front door. Some are carried out on stretchers, and others leave in "Biohazard" trash cans. http://www.abortionno.org/index.php/site/planned_parenthood_exposed/ Poem
It's so hard for me to try and find that right words to say.
I'm sorry we never got the chance to meet,
the chance to see your tiny body and hold your tiny feet.

I have an image of you in my mind,
your gorgeous smile,
your beautiful eyes,
a picture,
an image,
something I'll never let go.

Every Christmas,
every birthday,
I'll do nothing but wish you were here,
right by my side.

A boy or a girl I'll never know,
this love I have for you,
I'll never be able to show.

You'll always be daddys special one and mummys too,
and we want you to know we'll always love you.

I wrote you this poem to show I care,
this pain,
this hurt I cannot bare.

Its time to sleep now my little baby,
one day,
some day,
I'll be able to hold you tight and give you that proper kiss goodnight.

Goodnight Sweetheart
Love you always

Mummy and Daddy
xx xx My ex girlfriend decided to have an abortion, I did not want this to happen and so I wrote a poem to express my feelings, to say sorry and to tell my baby that I care. To My Little Baby
© by Ryan I received a gift from a stranger,
A stranger I did not know
I had heard his name before,
But just in passing, so I let it go

I did not think it was a gift,
But rather a terrible burden
They said it was nothing I wanted,
Of this they were certain

I was told it was something bad,
And more then I could bare
No one mentioned it was precious,
It was as if they didn’t care

I sent the gift back to the stranger,
Where it came from up above
If only I had met him sooner,
I would have seen the gift was made with love

Instead I treated the gift like it was nothing,
I quickly sent it back
They told me I did the right thing,
But they left out an important fact

See the gift was made just for me by a stranger,
And God was his name
I had never even noticed him.
Yet he loved me just the same

He had created that precious gift,
Each piece he made by hand to my surprise
And yet I didn’t even see it,
My life was based on lies

When I found out what the gift contained,
And realized I had thrown it away
I believed I would always suffer,
And be punished everyday The Gift
by Marni Fults But to my disbelief, that stranger
Who I had ignored and turned away
Created three more gifts for me
And sent them all my way

I begged for his forgiveness,
I prayed and felt his love
I wondered what had become of the first gift
Sent from above

I later learned the gift would remain
With our loving God and then
I would meet my baby in heaven,
And receive the gift again

I have no fear that I will not know
Which gift was meant for me
So many have been thrown away,
But mine I will surely see

For I have dreamed of my little boy
Whose eyes were big and bright
I will run right over to him,
And know him at first sight

I will say “Mommy loves you!”
I know that is how I’ll start
Then I will thank God for taking care of my baby
While we were so far apart

If I could just help one person,
See their gift contains such love
And that the life inside that little gift,
Came from God above

It would honor my precious baby,
Whose life was lost to a lie
It would stop the suffering of another child
And a mother who would otherwise be too scared to try As a post abortive woman, I realize that the shame of my abortion kept me from revealing how an abortion really affected my life to others. It is our fear of admitting what we have done that separates us from God. If more women would come forward, we could reveal the truth about abortion and the life long pain it causes. by Yesenia Franco
Erika Sagasta Works Cited Why did we choose this topic? "Abortion - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary." Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abortion>.
"Abortion Clinic 911 Emergency Calls (1 of 4) "No Lights and Sirens, Please!" - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vh1frrx_-w>.
"Abortion Facts / AbortionNO.org." AbortionNO.org / The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. <http://www.abortionno.org/index.php/abortion_facts/>.
"Abortion Facts / AbortionNO.org." AbortionNO.org / The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. <http://www.abortionno.org/index.php/abortion_facts/>.
"Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States." Guttmacher Institute: Home Page. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. <http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html>.
The Grantham Collection - Abortion Instruments and Photos of Abortion Instruments. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. <http://abortioninstruments.com/>.
"House Passes Bill to Block Abortion Funding by Taxpayers - HUMAN EVENTS." Conservative News, Views & Books - HUMAN EVENTS. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. <http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=46864>.
"Planned Parenthood Conceals Statutory Rape, Sex Exploitation / Documentary News Video - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlmbcbqrK5Y>.
"Planned Parenthood Exposed / AbortionNO.org." AbortionNO.org / The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. <http://www.abortionno.org/index.php/site/planned_parenthood_exposed/>.
"Planned Parenthood." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_Parenthood>.
Starr, Penny. "House Passes Law Against Abortion Funding; ‘Taking of Innocent Life Is Not Health Care,’ Says Congressman." CNSnews.com. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. <http://cnsnews.com/news/article/house-passes-law-against-abortion-funding-taking-innocent-life-not-health-care-says>.
"'Taking of Innocent Life Is Not Health Care,' Says Congressman - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmjjBOI-2GI>.
"To My Little Baby, Abortion Poem, 10 Stories." Family Friend Poems - Real Poems, Real People, Real Life. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. <http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/to-my-little-baby-poem>.
"Abortion Clinic 911 Calls - Baby Rowan (1 of 10) - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfnNzIzvT-k>.
"Born-Alive Infants Protection Act." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Born-Alive_Infants_Protection_Act>.
"End Abortion - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8hfpQDm2Og>.
Strom, Ron. "Abortion Staff Ignores Baby Boy Born Alive?" WND.com. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. <http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=30006>. We choose this topic because we think that abortion is wrong, and there are thousands of babies are being killed every year when they haven’t done anything wrong. It’s upsetting because they didn’t get to experience life like we did. Conclusion Abortion may be over looked as “not being so bad” but when given the time to look into the actuality of this act it is wrong in every aspect. Thousands of unborn babies are killed every year, not ever given the ability to experience life. Now you tell me what’s the difference between Hitler killing millions of innocent people, and The U.S allowing the same thing? Why should your baby have to pay for your irresponsible mistake? Baby Rowan A woman who was scheduled to have her 22-week-along pregnancy ended at a Florida abortion clinic instead delivered the baby alive in a restroom and says her pleading for help from medical staff went unheeded, even when an employee saw that the tiny boy was moving.

The mother, Angele, who asked that her last name not be used, is now considering legal action against the facility. Born-Alive Infants Protection Act The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002, enacted August 5, 2002, is an Act of Congress. It extends legal protection to an infant born alive after a failed attempt at induced abortion. It was signed by President George W. Bush, a Republican.
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