Abortion happens when an unborn baby ?? s life is ended. Approximately 200 million women become pregnant each year. During the same period, are carried out all over the world is about 44 million abortions. Fortunately, the abortion rate fell because more people, especially in developing countries get better sex education. Better family planning also leads to fewer abortions.
Abortions are already performed for thousands of years. The ancient Romans and Greeks were not very concerned about the unborn baby's life. In the Old Testament women even had to pay a fine if they had a miscarriage. The abortion laws in recent centuries has changed in most of the western world.
Spontaneous abortions occur in a natural manner. Doctors call this a miscarriage. This can happen for several reasons, for example because of an illness that a pregnant woman might get if a terrible event can happen to her.
On a non-natural way the fetus is removed from the belly of the pregnant woman in order to prevent further pregnancy.
In most cases, doctors will perform abortions by means of an operation. In a common method, the unborn baby with a tube sucked out of the belly of the mother. A abortion can also be performed with certain medications. This drug, which was developed in France stops the natural hormone with the preparation of the remainder of the pregnancy. In some cases, doctors use other methods and means to terminate a pregnancy.
In most countries, abortions are performed within the first three months of pregnancy. Abortions performed at a later stage more risky and could jeopardize the health of the pregnant woman.
Unsafe abortions are made in countries where they are banned or performed by unskilled practitioners or medical assistants who do not have proper medical training.
Abortion is a problem that has been discussed for centuries. Doctors, theologians, philosophers and politicians disagree on two issues: Should a mother be allowed to have an abortion and would protect an unborn child?
Formed in the course of the 20th century, there are two groups. Those who are in favor of allowing abortion and those who just fierce opponents of abortion.
Arguments against abortion
Human embryos have the same rights as ordinary people
The killing of unborn life is murder
A child is a gift from God
Abortion has no respect for human life
Women who have had abortions, severe psychological problems later in life
Arguments for Abortion
Abortion should be allowed if a woman's life is in danger
Some say that abortion should be allowed if a child is expected that a mental deficiency or mental is going to be sick
Many doctors and psychologists believe that abortion should be allowed if a woman is raped
Everyone needs to have control over their own bodies
Some young mothers live in poverty and are too young to have a child
Although most countries have some form of legalized abortion, which makes it possible for a woman to terminate her pregnancy within the first three months, there are other countries that prohibit abortion completely. Including, for example Malta, Chile, El Salvador and Nicaragua.
In Ireland, abortion is illegal except in situations where the life of the mother is in danger. As a result, thousands of Irish women traveling to UK clinics and hospitals to have an abortion.
Overcrowding in Asia has led to the legalization of abortion. Some countries even offer it for free. In China, the government has been a one-child policy for three decades, health authorities encourage women to have an abortion if they are pregnant for the second time. Abortion is more frequently performed as the fetus appears to be female.
In 1973 the United States reached a milestone. By the decision of the US Supreme Court abortion was legal in all US states.
The Roman Catholic Church has the toughest position on abortion. It is opposed to it as the life of an unborn child ceases in any way whatsoever. They argue that human life must be respected from the beginning.
Islam considers abortion as wrong, but it nevertheless execute the woman when it comes to medical reasons.
Buddhists believe that life should not be destroyed and not do abortions. However, modern Buddhism very divided on this issue.
Many women deal with serious problems after an abortion. They suffer from negative feelings, depression, and often have nightmares. They often undergo a series of mixed emotions. In some cases, they never become pregnant.