Abortion persuasive essay: neither pro nor con, however gives the facts about the physical effects of abortion to mother that may lead one to think twice about abortions

Essay by marzbzCollege, UndergraduateA, March 2003

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I am here to convince you to think before acting. I am not against abortion but I am not for abortion. Do you know there are so many disadvantages of having an abortion? There are physical and mental disadvantages. The term abortion actually refers to any premature expulsion of a human fetus. Abortion ends a pregnancy by destroying and removing the developing child. You can die from abortion. The leading cause of abortion related deaths are hemorrhage and infection. Illegal abortions are the highest form of maternal fatality.

You can develop breast, cervical, ovarian and liver cancer from having abortion. The risk of breast cancer almost doubles after one abortion, and rises even further with two or more. Women with one abortion face a 2.3 risk of cervical cancer, compared to non-aborted women, and women with two or more abortions face a 4.92 relative risk. Similar elevated risks of ovarian and liver have also been linked to single and multiple abortions.

These increased cancer rates for post-aborted women are apparently links to the unnatural disruption of the hormonal changes, which accompany pregnancy and untreated cervical damage.

In later pregnancies there is a chance of having a handicapped newborns. Abortion is associated with cervical and uterine damages, which may increase the risk of, premature delivery, complication of labor and abnormal development of the placenta in later pregnancies. You can develop Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). PID is a potentially life threatening disease which can lead to an increased risk of expire pregnancy. Of patients who have a Chlamydia infection at the time of the abortion, 23% will develop PID within 4 weeks. Studies have found that 20 to 27% of patients seeking abortion have a Chlamydia inflection. Approximately 5% of patients who are not infected by Chlamydia develop PID within 4...