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Abortion is the name given to the process in which a fetus is purposely killed due to personal or life threatening reasons.

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Abortion Coursework. Abortion is the name given to the process in which a fetus is purposely killed due to personal or life threatening reasons. There are 7 different methods of abortion available around the world. There is the RU-468, which is a drug, which can be used after the mother misses her first period. It works by cutting of the baby's supply of progesterone. Without this hormone the baby cannot get its supply of food and oxygen. A second drug is given afterwards which makes the uterus of the mother contract, causing the baby to be expelled. There is also the Suction-Aspiration method, which works by paralyzing and stretching the cervical muscle ring. Once that is done a hollow tube with a knife-like edge is inserted into the uterus and suction is applied so the babies body is teared into pieces and the placenta is cut from the uterus wall. ...read more.

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The nurses must check that all the body parts have been removed and none have been left in the uterus. Prostaglandin Abortion involves the hormone prostaglandin, which induces labor. The trauma of the birth usually kills the baby, however, if the baby is born alive it is called a 'complication'. Some abortionists inject the unborn baby's heart with a feticide (a drug which kills the baby) before prostaglandin is used and the dead baby is born. This type of abortion is used in mid and late term pregnancies. Dilation and Extraction is also used in mid and late term pregnancy (4 months upwards). An ultrasound scan is done so that the abortionist knows which way the baby is facing in the womb. After this forceps are inserted into the uterus and the baby is grasped by the legs. ...read more.

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It can endanger the lives of all the fetuses she is carrying but if the procedure is successful she gives birth to a healthy baby(s). Abortion can only be carried out if 2 doctors agree with the mother's argument of why she needs an abortion. Doctors must consider if the life or mental health of the mother is at risk, an existing family will suffer if the pregnancy continues, there is a reasonable chance the child will be handicapped or the mother has a good personal reason not to keep her baby. There is no writing in the bible which specifically says Abortion is wrong but there is evidence that god doesn't want Christians to go through with the procedure. Exodus 20:13 states "You shall not murder." Abortion is classed by many people to be murder. Christians believe it violates the 6th command which prohibits any murderous acts. The only time Christians accept abortion is if the life of the mother is in danger as a result of being pregnant with her fetus. ...read more.

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