Abortions  {   Whose right is it when it comes to abortion?
Definition:         The term “abortion” refers to any premature          expulsion of a human fetus, whether naturally   ...
Abortion Facts & Statistics:      Abortions first became legal in 1973      Since legalization over 50 million abortions...
Whos having abortions (race)?While white women obtain 60% of all abortions, their abortion rate is well belowthat of minor...
Unborn Fetus Unborn fetus heartbeats at 21 days after conception 8-9 weeks the eyelids & hair start to form 9-10 weeks ...
Types of AbortionsSuction AspirationMost common method during the first 12 weeks.General or local anaesthesia is given to ...
Dilation and Curettage (D&C)This method is used up to 18 weeks. Thisabortion method is used at a later stage inthe baby’s ...
Salt Poisoning (Saline Injection)Used after 16 weeks (four months)when enough fluid has accumulated.A long needle injects ...
Partial-Birth AbortionThe procedure is usually performedduring the last trimester of gestationup to the end of the ninth m...
Dangers & Risks    Death    Breast cancer    Cervical, ovarian, & liver cancers    Uterine perforation    Cervical la...
Solutions to Abortions:   Abstinence   Birth control     • (Not including the morning after pill)   Adoption   Safe Ha...
My Views: No ones right or place to be the judge or  jury over a woman’s own body Too many alternative options to aborti...
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  1. 1. Abortions { Whose right is it when it comes to abortion?
  2. 2. Definition:  The term “abortion” refers to any premature expulsion of a human fetus, whether naturally spontaneous, as in a miscarriage, or artificially induced, as in a surgical or chemical abortion.
  3. 3. Abortion Facts & Statistics:  Abortions first became legal in 1973  Since legalization over 50 million abortions have been performed world wide • 1.37 Million in the United States • 3,700 per day  1 in 3 woman will have an abortion by the time they are 45  Some abortions still result in babies being born alive  2 main groups Pro-choice & Pro-Life • Pro-choice – Are for a woman’s right to choose • Pro-life – Are against abortions
  4. 4. Whos having abortions (race)?While white women obtain 60% of all abortions, their abortion rate is well belowthat of minority women. Black women are more than 3 times as likely as whitewomen to have an abortion, and Hispanic women are roughly 2 times as likely.Why women have abortions?1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest6% of abortions occur because of potential health problems regarding either themother or child93% of all abortions occur for social reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted orinconvenient).At what gestational ages are abortions performed:52% of all abortions occur before the 9th week of pregnancy25% happen between the 9th & 10th week12% happen between the 11th and 12th week6% happen between the 13th & 15th week4% happen between the 16th & 20th week1% of all abortions (16,450/yr.) happen after the 20th week of pregnancy
  5. 5. Unborn Fetus Unborn fetus heartbeats at 21 days after conception 8-9 weeks the eyelids & hair start to form 9-10 weeks they can suck their thumbs, can squint to close out light, frown, swallow, and move her tongue 12 weeks all arteries are present, vocal chords are complete, brain is fully formed, and the child can feel pain 15 weeks fetus has an adults taste buds and may be able to savor the mothers meals 20 weeks fetus can hear and recognize mothers voice, fingernails and fingerprints appear. Sex organs are visible. 32- weeks The fetus sleeps 90-95% of the day, and sometimes experiences REM sleep, an indication of dreaming. 40-weeks child is now approximately seven and a half pounds, is ready for life outside its mothers womb
  6. 6. Types of AbortionsSuction AspirationMost common method during the first 12 weeks.General or local anaesthesia is given to the motherand her cervix is quickly dilated. A suction curette(hollow tube with a knife-edged tip) is inserted intothe womb. This instrument is then connected to avacuum machine by a transparent tube. Thevacuum suction, 29 times more powerful than ahousehold vacuum cleaner, tears the fetus andplacenta into small pieces which are suckedthrough the tube into a bottle and discarded.
  7. 7. Dilation and Curettage (D&C)This method is used up to 18 weeks. Thisabortion method is used at a later stage inthe baby’s development. Because of thebaby’s advanced size and development, thedoctor uses a pair of forceps to grab thebaby’s head. As he cuts away theplacenta, the doctor uses forceps with teethto grasp body parts, to separate them fromthe body with a twisting movement, and tocrush the skull. The body parts andplacenta are removed.
  8. 8. Salt Poisoning (Saline Injection)Used after 16 weeks (four months)when enough fluid has accumulated.A long needle injects a strong saltsolution through the mothersabdomen into the babys sac. The babyswallows this fluid and is poisoned byit. It also acts as a corrosive, burningoff the outer layer of skin. It normallytakes somewhat over an hour for thebaby to die from this. Within 24hours, labor will usually set in and themother will give birth to a dead ordying baby. (There have been manycases of these babies being born alive.They are usually left unattended todie. However, a few have survivedand later been adopted.)
  9. 9. Partial-Birth AbortionThe procedure is usually performedduring the last trimester of gestationup to the end of the ninth month. Thewomans cervix is dilated, and theabortionist grabs the babys leg withforceps. Then he proceeds to pull thebaby into the birth canal. Theabortionist then delivers the babysbody, feet first, all but the babys head.The abortionist inserts a sharp objectinto the back of the babyshead, removes it, and inserts avacuum tube through which thebrains are sucked out. The head of thebaby collapses at this point and allowsthe aborted baby to be deliveredlifelessly.
  10. 10. Dangers & Risks  Death  Breast cancer  Cervical, ovarian, & liver cancers  Uterine perforation  Cervical lacerations  Placenta previa  Handicapped newborns in later pregnancies  Ectopic pregnancy  Pelvic inflammatory disease  Endometritis  Emotional issues
  11. 11. Solutions to Abortions:  Abstinence  Birth control • (Not including the morning after pill)  Adoption  Safe Haven Law • Each state has a law in place to allow an unharmed infant to be relinquished to the proper authorities, no questions asked. (30 days old and younger)
  12. 12. My Views: No ones right or place to be the judge or jury over a woman’s own body Too many alternative options to abortion Too many risks not only physically but mentally & emotionally Choice you make on your own

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