What if I told you that I didn’t want you? What if I told you that I didn’t love you?, and What if I told you that I didn’t think you had any rights? What if I told you that “I” was your mother? Unfortunately this happens every day.
Abortions became legal in 1973. It became legal to stop, what is known as, back-alley abortions. Back-alley abortions were very unsafe and very dangerous. These type of abortions were performed for around one hundred dollars. This was done to keep the babies entering into a world of poverty, or to unwed mothers.
Since abortions were legalized, there is an estimated 45 million performed in the U.S. Alone. Statistics show that nearly half of women who become pregnant are unintended and estimated 4 out of 10 of those women will terminate the pregnancy. Unwed mothers have contributed to 80% of the abortions performed. Also there are 510 abortions for every 1000 births. This shows that nearly 50% of babies are killed.
Women are having abortions performed at all age ranges. Women between 20-24 years old account for 33% of the abortions performed, while teenagers account for 17%. Studies also show that a stunning 47% of women have had multiple abortions.
Some think these women are senseless, but these women say they have reasons to aborting these babies. Some of their reasons include work, school, financial situations, poverty, medical reasons such as sickle cell or cancer, and they do not want to be a single parent.
Three types of abortions are performed. The most common happens in the first trimester at or under 11 weeks of gestation. This involves about 10 minutes and basically very simple. It is called suction aspiration. Basically the surgeon will enter the cervix and enter the uterus where the fetus is. He will then insert a small tube that has a suction attached to it. It will suction the fetus into this tube. The second type of abortion is performed is called D&C or otherwise Dilation & Curettage. This type is performed at or around 15-18 weeks gestation. This procedure opens the uterus and enters with forceps to dismember the fetus. Each part of the fetus is then removed and the skull is crushed. A vacuum suction then is inserted to remove the placenta and any particles still left. The third type of abortion is partial-birth abortion. This procedure is used in the late months of pregnancy. Labor is induced and then the surgeon will then take scissors, open the skull of the fetus, then suction the brains. Partial-birth abortions have been outlawed in many states.
The average cost for an abortion is around 100-300 dollars considering the mother is early in her pregnancy. Abortions take anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours to complete. The staff will advise the woman to take Tylenol, Advil, or the normal medicine she would take for her menstrual cycle. The staff will also advise she will have cramps and slight bleeding, and if it becomes bothersome to return. It is also very vital that the woman returns to the clinic for her follow-up appointment.
Some women have had complications with abortions and have even died as a result. In 2003 alone, 10 women died as a result from an induced abortion. The woman who has the abortion may not be able to conceive either.
Now that you have the facts on abortions, does this change your mind?