Abortion is the loss or removal of an embryo or fetus before it can survive outside the mother’s body
Abortions are classified as spontaneous (occuring from natural causes) or induced. Induced abortions are those in which a procedure is used to intentioanlly end the pregnancy by removing the embryo or fetus.

Occasionally the pregnancy occurs outside the fetus and these ECTOPIC PREGNANCIES are aborted because the fetus cant survive and will endanger the mother. Abortions are induced nonectopic pregnancies.

Roe vs. Wade 1973 – is a goodtime for us to pause and reflect. Our nationwide policy of abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy was neither voted for by our people nor enacted by our legislators – not a single state had such unrestricted abortion before the S.C. decreed it to be national policy in 1973. But the consequence of this judicial decision are now abvious; since 1973 more than 15 million children have been aborted for various reason, none of them have seen their first glimse of light, that is 10 times the number of americans killed in all our nation’s wars. Make no mistake though, abortion on demand is not a right granted by the constitution. Instead Roe vs. Wade had been a continuing reminder to the conscience of this nation. The nation reflects today that we can’t diminish the value of human life(the unborn child) without diminishing the value of all human life including each and everyone of us. Mother Teresa once said “Abortion is the greatest moral crisis that faces the world today.

What is the real issue – how can we call a mother a mother if she aborts her child, she is no longer a mother. If you don’t know a body is alive you don’t bury it and for medical reasons, the doctor treats the mother and the child as the child is alive.
The history – an abortion occurred as early as 377bc by using boiled garlic, a sea scorpion on a wool pad, or squirting cucumbur in double amounts into the fetus. Abortion wasn’t legal untill the mid 1800’s but it was common just undiscussed. In 1973 with Roe vs. Wade the court case that I just talked about it made abortion rather legal, it didn’t exactly state that it just said that the doctor could only interfere in the first trimester and later trimesters only because of medical defects.

Statistics : Of all pregnancies in the world in a year over half are unintended out of those unintended more than half pregnancies 13% are miscarriages – only 40% end in live births – and 47% end in abortion.
1.5 million abortions occur every year in the US, down from 1.6 in 1990. More than half of women having abortions are under 25. Ethnic distribution, more white women at 64.3% and 35.7% for blacks. Unmarried women rank the highest at 79.7%.
70% of women having abortions want a child in the future. The three most common reasons for abortion are 76% unready for the change, 68% fear that it will cost too much, and 51% fear the relationship with the father, fearing single parenthood, others 1% fetus problems, and 12% the fetus has been harmed.
16,000 abortions occur every year because of rape or incest.

Pregnancy unplanned and statistics – usually end in abortions in teens, in 1990 one million women age 15-19 became pregnant 84% of those unplanned pregnancies ended in abortion. By the age 18 – 1in 4 teens will become pregnant and 1 in 5 unmarried teens will experience a pregnancy again in the next year. More than 21% of women 19 and younger who have abortions say that 3 out of 4 is the cost and 1 out of 4 say they aren’t mature enough.

Reason for abortions
Unwanted or unplanned
Mother’s health (theraputic)
Fetal abnormalities (each year more than 250,000 babies are born with physical or mental disorders, such as down syndrome.
Rape or Incest – aborted because of constant reminder of pain and humiliation to the mother
Sex Selection – a preference for sons as first born or only children and a desire for a well balanced family

Methods –
Vacuum Aspiration is used in 98% of all abortions to end pregnancies up to 14 weeks a tube with suction is stuck up through the vagina into the uterus and removes the fetus