Other complications include hepatitis, mild fever, and unintended surgery. The most severe of all these complications after an abortion is death. As many as one hundred women die from abortion complications in the United States each year. The risk of death increases according to the complexity of the abortion technique. A question that comes up frequently in society is the safety of abortions. When a women is seeking an abortion she is usually under drastic circumstances.
Meaning that this woman will do anything to have the child aborted. Not many women actually take the time to investigate abortion clinics and the professionals that administer the abortions there. The doctor performing the abortion is usually a stranger whose skill and experience the woman knows little of. This in the long run is not the most pre-cautious move when making the decision to abort. Many pro- lifers feel that a doctors motivation is money and that he or she has no care for the patient. Abortion is not the safe procedure its advocates claim it to be.
More mothers die from the complications of legal abortions than from illegal abortions in all previous years. So why are there still so many abortions continuing to go on? The answer lies in the hospitals and abortion clinics. Since abortion is a confidential procedure, there is no evidence to support all these claims being made. The best one can do is research the professional abortionist and learn about their past medical background. The majority of all abortions performed today are done for social, not medical reasons. A woman either doesnt feel ready for the baby at the time or her partner does not want her to have a baby.
Since there is more support and help for pregnant woman today, they feel more comfortable about their decisions to abort. In the United States about one in every three pregnancies never comes to term because the woman has an abortion. However, 98% of these abortions are for reasons other then rape, incest, or the mothers life. This clearly shows that women of today are aborting their babies because they are either too young, not financially secure, or are just not ready to take on all the new responsibilities that come when having a child.
At present day there are 1. 5 million abortions a year in the United States. It is said that in the future the debate will grow more quarrelsome. Advances in medical science could shift the point at which a fetus is able to survive outside the womb of its mother or in an artificial womb (Flanders 33-34). Abortions are an irreversible procedure. Once a woman goes through this life changing experience she can not get back what she has lost.
Research has concluded that when women receive an abortion they are at a high risk of numerous psychological and biological complications. If more research is done on this topic and made public, the safety of these abortions will improve and abortion rates will decrease. Bibliography: Carl N. Flanders.
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