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1 Abortion Extra Credit Report Kelly Feeheley 4/4/2008
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The harsh techniques used for abortions and the potentially negative side effects for women should make abortions illegal. The cruel methods used during abortions are fatal to the baby and can be harmful to the mother. Serious internal medical problems, including death, can result from any form of abortion procedure. “Many women who have abortions suffer both physically and mentally. Depression, anxiety, grief, infection, sterility and even death can result from abortion” (Hartz and Sloan 32). Although the side effects may be harmful to the mother, it is the harsh techniques that are the most appalling. Surgical abortion is the most common method used to abort babies. One type of surgical abortion is the Manual Vacuum Aspiration which consists of removing the fetus or embryo using a syringe for suction. In this method, the abortionist must first paralyze the cervical muscle and then stretch it open. Next, “a hollow plastic tube with a knife-like edge is inserted into the uterus. The suction tears the baby’s body into pieces” (Olson 23). The abortionist then cuts the deeply-rooted placenta from the inner wall of the uterus. The scraps are sucked from the uterus and kept in a bottle. The vacuum used in this procedure has a “suction force 29 times more powerful than a home vacuum cleaner” (Wilke 58). This type of abortion is usually performed in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy and requires cervical dilation. However, a less powerful version of the Manual Vacuum Aspiration can be performed before a pregnancy is even positive. Dilation and Curettage is another surgical procedure usually done in the first trimester of pregnancy. This procedure consists of the abortionist inserting “a loop-shaped knife (curette) into the uterus. He then cuts the placenta and the baby into pieces and scrapes them out into a basin. This usually produces a large amount of bleeding (Hartz and Sloan 121). Surgical procedures attempting to abort babies in the second trimester are usually more risky than those performed in the first trimester. In one type of late abortion procedure, “an
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instrument is used to seize a leg or other part of the body and then, with a twisting motion, tear it from the baby's body. The baby's spine is snapped and the skull crushed” (Hoffer and Hoffer 99). This step is repeated until all the limbs are removed from the body. Afterwards, a nurse’s job is to reassemble the baby to be sure that all the body parts were removed. Partial-birth abortions are probably the most disturbing abortion surgeries performed. In this type of abortion, the baby must first be turned around in the womb so that the feet will come out first. The abortionist then delivers the baby’s entire body, except for the head which still remains in the birth canal. At this point, “the baby’s hands and feet are moving because it is still alive” (Donaldson and Holmber). Next, the abortionist “stabs abortion scissors into the base of
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