The Definition of Abortion

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According to Webster?s New World Dictionary of the American Language, abortion is the expulsion of a fetus from the womb before it is viable; miscarriage. The definition basically states that abortion is the removing of an unborn child before it is ready for birth through the mother. There are too many young women today making the decision to have an abortion, which means too many babies being murdered. In the year two-thousand, 1.31 million pregnancies were terminated by abortion in the United States. Also in two-thousand eighty-three point six women out of one thousand had and abortion who were between fifteen and nineteen. Immediate complications can include uterine perforation, infection, excessive bleeding, embolism, anesthesia complications, convulsions, hemorrhage, cervical injury, endotoxic shock, fever, vomiting, and Rh sensitization. Long-term problems include infertility, problems with future pregnancies, certain types of cancer, and lower overall general health. There are many short term effects to having a first time or second time abortion, most of them are not fatal, yet do cause much pain and complications.

In the long term effects however, there are fewer of them but most of them are much more complicated and are even fatal if not treated properly or immediately.

Abortion first became a problem when it was available beginning in nineteen seventy-two. It was first available in the United States, but was not really a problem at the time it was first available, but in one to two years after that. It became an even bigger problem when partial-birth abortion was brought into use in nineteen ninety-five. It also became a public discussion in that year, because Americans were disgusted by the idea of it. It was first a problem in the United States, and still is, but since it?s invention it has spread itself like...