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An abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by loss or destruction of the fetus before birth. An abortion may be necessary or forced upon.
Spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage, occurs when the embryo fails to develop, when there is complete or incomplete expulsion of the products of conception--the embryo or fetus, and placenta--or when the fetus dies prior to 20 weeks from the woman's last menstrual period (LMP). If fetal death occurs at 20 weeks or more after the LMP, it is termed a late fetal death or a stillbirth.
Induced abortion is a procedure intended to terminate a pregnancy and to produce a non-bearable fetus at any early age. Most induced abortions in the Canada are performed in the first trimester--within 12 weeks of the LMP. Virtually all first-trimester pregnancy terminations use a procedure called vacuum aspiration or vacuum curettage. After dilation of the cervix, a hollow plastic tube with a hole near its end is inserted into the uterus. The embryo or fetus and placenta are drawn into the tube through vacuum pressure. Second-trimester induced abortion is more complicated. At no more than 16 weeks since the LMP, the most common technique is dilation and evacuation, a method similar to vacuum aspiration. The next most common procedure, injection of fluid containing saline solution or hormones called prostaglandins into the amniotic sac, usually is postponed until after the 16th week in order to reduce the risk of injection outside the amniotic sac. Specialists have determined that surgical evacuation techniques, especially up to 17 weeks', are safer than injection techniques. Hysterotomy (surgical incision of the uterus) and hysterectomy may be used when medically indicated.
I think that Abortions should be allowed in today's society.
Without abortions many young mothers would give birth by force and not by choise.
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