The Pendleton Panther

Abortion

Posted on: October 11, 2009

Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by the expulsion from the uterus of an embryo, resulting in or caused by its death.

Abortion has a long story and has been induced by various methods. The herbal abortifacients, the use of sharpened tools, physical trauma and medications to induce abortion. The legality, prevalence, and cultural views on abortion vary substantially around the world. In many parts of the world there is prominent and divisive public controversy over the ethical and legal issues of abortion. Abortion and abortion-related issues feature prominently in the national politics in many nations often involving the opposing pro-life. Incidence of abortion has declined worldwide, as access to family planning education and contraceptive services has increased. Abortion incidence in the United States declined  about a 8% from 1996 to 2003.

The types of abortion are medical and surgical abortion. The medical abortions is only used in the first trimester of pregnancy. The medical abortion is the 10% used in the United States and Europe. Surgical abortion it is used in  the first 12 weeks, suction-aspiration or vacuum abortion is the most common method.Manual  Vacuum  Aspiration (MVA) by suction using a manual syringe, while electric Vacuum Aspiration (EVA) abortion uses an electric pump.

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