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Transcript of Abortion
-In other words is taking the fetus out of the women's womb. Who gets impacted by abortion? The person who would be impacted by abortion the most is the baby. The baby is impacted because they are taking his/her life away from him/her.
Other people that might be impacted are family members because they could of wanted the baby. Also the father might be greatly impacted by this if he did not know the mother was planning an abortion. When can you have an abortion? -In week 10 the fetus is about 3 inches long and weights 1 ounce.
- Fingernails and bones can be seen at this point.
-Abortions are performed before week 10.
-Medically abortions can be performed at any time as safely or more safely than birth. How does abortion affect society? -Affects our society by watering down the value of life. If we find one way of justifying murder, we can clearly find another.
-Society will look down on women that have abortions because they are going against God's creations. Perspectives Pros Cons -When life is hard on women and it is the only option.
-Mother doesn't have to go through labor pain and other issues involved with parenting.
-She might not be ready for an unplanned child, emotionally, physically or financially.
-May be a possibility that mothers life could be at risk if she delivers the baby. -An awful crime.
-Killing an unborn is equal to murder.
-Babies are considered "God's Gift" by killing an embryo you are acting against God.
-Can have serious side affects: Diarrhea, nausea, spotting and bleeding, abdominal pain, vomiting, damage to cervix, or death Hinduism Hindus now choose the action that will do the least amount of harm to all involved.
Some Hindus believe that a person hood begins at 3 months. Having an abortion before the 3 months is OK, but having an abortion after the 3 months is considered a destruction of the soul's current undeveloped body.
Gandhi said: "It seems to me clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime" Christianity They believe life is sacred and adored.
Values human life, including unborn human life.
The 12 Apostles said: "you should not kill the child in the womb, or murder a new born infant" Buddhism Believe life begins at conception and that abortion, which involved destruction of life, should be rejected.
Dalai Lama, a Buddhist, said: "I think abortion should be approved or disapproved according to each circumstance" Islam The termination of pregnancy after 3 months, at which in islam, a fetus is thought to be a living soul is not allowed. Only allowed to mothers in danger of loosing her life, or in cases of rape. They believe that an unborn child has certain rights such as the right to care, protection, and life judaism Orthodox jews oppose abortions, with few health-related exceptions, and reform.
Conservative jews tend to allow greater latitude for abortions.
Causing an abortion on an unwilling women is considered a crime, but not because the fetus is considered a person.
Jewish law declared "A descendent of Noah who kills any human being, even a fetus in its mothers womb, is to be put to death" Abortion and Religions Two views on abortion Pro-choice: “that each and every human being, woman or man, deserves the opportunity to develop into the best she or he is capable of; that each individual be respected, however minimal or great their development may be” (Joyer 1) Pro-life: “that each and every human being, un-born, or born, deserves the opportunity to develop into the best she or he is capable of; that each individual be respected, however minimal or great their development may be” (Joyer 1) The world's view of Abortion According to the world life begins at viability Viability: The stage of the fetal development when the baby is "potentially able to live outside of the mothers womb." The world also views the owner of the "fetus" to be the mother. The world views an abortion as simply removing a blob of tissue from a mother, not killing a child. A/S APPLYING ETHICAL PRINCIPLES TO ABORTION. (n.d.). Virgin Media - Cable broadband, TV & phone plus mobile broadband & phone. Retrieved June 10, 2012, from http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rsposse/abortionpresentation
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Ten Reasons I Want an Abortion - Heritage House Literature.. (n.d.). Abortion Facts - Information on abortion you can use. Retrieved June 10, 2012, from http://www.abortionfacts.com/literature/literature_9430TR.asp Abortion Procedures. What abortion procedures are used during the first trimester? Methotrexate & Misoprostol (MTX): a medical abortion procedure used up to the first seven weeks of pregnancy. This medication combination is not as commonly used in the U.S. with the availability of mifepristone, which works more effectively for this use.
Mifepristone and Misoprostol: a medical abortion procedure used up to the first seven to nine weeks of pregnancy. It can also be referred to as RU-486, the abortion pill and Mifeprex.
Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA): a procedure used as early as 3 -12 weeks since the last period. Considered less invasive with only a local anesthesia being used on the cervix.
Aspiration: a surgical abortion procedure used to terminate pregnancy up to 16 weeks from the last period. It can also be referred to as suction curettage, dilation and curettage (D & C) or vacuum aspiration. First, methotrexate tablets are taken by mouth or an injection of methotrexate is given by your doctor.
Methotrexate interferes with the growth of the placenta, which allows it to separate from the endometrium. Second, tablets of misoprostol are taken by mouth or inserted vaginally, usually 5 to 7 days later. Some doctors may give misoprostol buccally (dissolved between the gums and cheek). This medicine causes uterine contractions so that your body passes the uterine contents. The pregnancy usually ends at home within a day or two when the tissue from the uterus is passed. First, your doctor gives you a dose of mifepristone tablets by mouth. Mifepristone causes the placenta to separate from the endometrium. It also softens the cervix and increases uterine contractions to allow the uterine contents to pass.
Second, you take tablets of misoprostol by mouth or insert them vaginally, usually within 48 hours of mifepristone. Depending on the dose and how it is given, this could be as soon as 6 hours after the mifepristone Some doctors may give misoprostol buccally (dissolved between the gums and cheek). Misoprostol causes uterine contractions so that your body passes the uterine contents. Some clinics may have you stay for 4 hours after misoprostol is given, because if serious side effects occur, they usually occur in this time period and can then be treated. The pregnancy may end in the clinic or later at home. Some doctors allow their patients to take misoprostol at home and then the pregnancy ends (like a miscarriage) at home. What abortion procedures are used during the second trimester? Dilation & Curettage (D & C): a surgical abortion procedure used to terminate a pregnancy up to 16 weeks gestation. It is also referred to as suction curettage or vacuum aspiration.
Dilation & Evacuation (D & E): a surgical abortion procedure used to terminate a pregnancy after 16 weeks gestation.
Induction Abortion: a rarely performed surgical procedure where salt water, urea, or potassium chloride is injected into the amniotic sac; prostaglandins are inserted into the vagina and pitocin is injected intravenously. Step 1: with the aid of an ultrasound to guide the abortionist, a lethal dose of the heart medication Digoxin is injected into the baby’s heart directly through the woman’s abdomen. Digoxin gives the baby a fatal heart attack.
Step 2: After the Digoxin injection, the woman’s cervix is packed with laminaria, thin tampon-like sticks made of seaweed that expand the cervix gradually over the next day. The next day, the woman is repacked with larger laminaria sticks and given Misoprostol to prepare the woman for labor.
Step 3: The woman is given the drug Oxytocin, which induces contractions and the onset of labor. When the woman is about to have the baby each woman is taken into a room with a toilet and told to lean on the nurse and push the baby into the toilet.
Step 4: Once the dead baby is delivered, the woman is given a procedure called Dilatation and Curettage, or D& C. Here, a sharp edged spoon-shaped instrument is used to remove the remaining tissue, such as the afterbirth, from the uterus. What abortion procedures are used during the third trimester? Induction Abortion
Dilation and Extraction: a surgical abortion procedure used to terminate a pregnancy after 21 weeks of gestation. This procedure is also known as D & X, Intact D & X, Intrauterine Cranial Decompression and Partial Birth Abortion. *This procedure is now considered against the law in the U.S. according to the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 1995* The baby is first positioned for delivery through the birth canal. The baby is actually delivered feet first leaving only the head in the womb. An incision is then made into the base of the skull to make room for a suction tube. With the suction device, the baby's brain matter is suctioned out leaving the baby dead. http://www.numberofabortions.com/