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Late-Term Abortion Lily Ann PenaEnglish 1302-482May 5th, 2015Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi
What is a late-term abortion?Late-term abortion are abortions which are performed during a later stage of pregnancy. They are more controversial than abortion in general because the fetus is more developed and sometimes viable.
Stages of pregnancy3 different stages:•1sttrimester (week 1- week 12)•2ndtrimester (week 13- week 28)•3rdtrimester (week 29- week 40)
First trimester(embryonic stage) nervous systemheart, Face, arms &legs,muscle movementformed. By the end of the embryonic stage at week 10, the embryo will be about 1 inch long. Which is still too small to feel a baby's movements.
Second trimester (fetal stage)•Fingernails and toenails form thekidneys start working. •Muscle tissue and bone continue to form, creating a more completeskeleton.•Skin begins to form. You can nearly see through it.