Though abortion is legal in the United States of America, I do not believe that it should be. I understand why someone would want to have an abortion, but I don't believe it's morally correct. Though the fetus isn't legally living, it is becoming something that will soon live. When a woman gets an abortion, I believe that they are committing murder. If a woman is having sexual intercourse, whether they are using protection or not, they are taking that risk of becoming pregnant and they should be able to handle whatever may come of their decisions. By getting an abortion, the woman is not being responsible for her actions. They are taking the life from something that is living. The baby is fully dependent on the mother. Without her, the baby would die. There are only certain situations that I would be alright with letting someone get an abortion and that is if the child is a product of rape or if the mothers life was in danger. Through those circumstances, I would be more understanding.
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Blog #2

This article is shows the different kinds of abortion: The in-clinic abortion and the abortion pill.
Abortion Pill
Cost: $350-$650
Risks for using the abortion pill include:
-an allergic reaction to the pill
-incomplete abortion- part of the pregnancy is left inside the uterus
-undetected ectopic pregnancy (ectopic pregnancy- when a fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus. Symptoms include: abdominal and shoulder paipain, cramps, vaginal bleeding, nausea, and dizziness.)
-very heavy bleeding

Cost: $350-$900 during the first trimester
Aspiration- The most common type of in-clinic abortion. Also known as vacuum aspiration. Commonly used up to sixteen weeks after the woman’s last period.
Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)- This is pretty self-explanatory. Commonly performed sixteen weeks after the woman’s last period.
Risks for abortions include:
-blood clots in the uterus
-incomplete abortion- part of the pregnancy is left inside the uterus
-injury to the cervix or other organs
-undetected ectopic pregnancy (ectopic pregnancy- when a fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus. Symptoms include: abdominal and shoulder paipain, cramps, vaginal bleeding, nausea, and dizziness.)

Serious complications may have warning signs. Some Warning signs include:
-heavy bleeding from your vagina and are soaking through more than two maxi pads an hour, for two hours or more in a row
-clots for two hours or more that are larger than a lemon
-abdominal pain or discomfort that is not helped by medication, rest, a hot water bottle, or a heating pad
-a fever of 100.4°F or higher that lasts for more than four hours
-vomiting for more than four to six hours and you are not able to keep anything down
-an unpleasant smelling discharge from your vagina

Blog #3
The History of Abortion
In the 1800s, Egypt, Rome, and Greece would perform an abortion by using herbs or manipulation. It was normally accepted in the early months of pregnancy. However in 1869, the Roman Catholic Church did not allow abortion under any circumstances. England and the US followed these laws as well. By the 1970s, abortion was legalized in most European Countries and Japan. The United States changed their laws in 1973. Instead of not permitting abortion, women could have an abortion, only in the first six months of pregnancy. From 1995 to 2000, President Bill Clinton vetoed a bill that would prohibit a late-term method of abortion called, “partial-birth abortion.” A partial-birth abortion is a method late-term abortion that terminates the pregnancy and leads to the death of a fetus.

Description of Partial-Birth Abortion

Intact D&X, or partial birth abortion first involves administration of medications to cause the cervix to dilate, usually over the course of several days. Next, the physician rotates the fetus to a footling breech position. The body of the fetus is then drawn out of the uterus feet first, until only the head remains inside the uterus. Then, the physician uses an instrument to puncture the base of the skull, which collapses the fetal head. Typically, the contents of the fetal head are then partially suctioned out, which results in the death of the fetus, and reduces the sizes of the fetal head enough to allow it to pass through the cervix. The dead and otherwise intact fetus is then removed from the woman's body.

Stefanie B. N. Dugan, M.S
Many tried to ban this method of practice, and in 2000, the Supreme Court prohibited the practice of partial-birth abortion, unless the mother’s health is in danger. Nowadays, depending what state you live in, a mother can have an abortion from week 14 until week 24.
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Blog #4
I got a request on talking about the "Plan B Pill," so that's what this blog is about.
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The "Plan B Pill" is also known as "The Morning After Pill." It is a way to protect females from getting pregnant after having unprotected sex.
Side Effects Include:
-abdominal pain
-a heavy menstrual period
-a light menstrual period
-breast tenderness

You should talk to your Doctor before using Plan B if you:
-have diabetes
-are pregnant or suspect your pregnant
-are breastfeeding
-have allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives

How to take the Plan B pill
1) take the first tablet as soon as possible within 72 hours (three days) of having unprotected sex
2) Take the second tablet twelve hours after you take the first

The sooner you take the first pill after having unprotected sex, the more effective the pill will be.

Blog #5

Court Cases Involving Abortion
Roe vs. Wade

Before the Roe vs. Wade court case in 1973, abortions were allowed in some states, but not in all. In 1973, the court decided:
1) That a women and her baby could make the decision with her doctor to terminate the baby during the first trimester.
2) That the states government could can abortion after the woman’s first trimester with laws to protect the woman’s health.
3) Abortions after the fetus is visible must be allowed if the woman’s health of life is in danger. The state can prohibit other abortions.

This court case involved a pregnant single woman; Norma McCorvey (Roe) realized that she was pregnant. She and her friends thought it was the best idea if she got an abortion. At the time, the state of Texas would not allow any abortions unless the woman’s life was in danger or if the baby was a product of rape. McCorvey then said to the doctors that she was raped, just so she could get an abortion. However, her scheme didn’t follow through. The police had no record or police report of McCorvey’s rape. She the confessed later that she had not been raped and that she lied just so she could have a legal abortion. The DA, Henry Wade (Wade) went against McCorvey. On January 22, 1973, the vote was 7 to 2, in favor of McCorvey. McCorvey stated that abortion was a fundamental right under the United States Constitution.

Blog #6
Facts About Abortion
-In 1996, New York performed
152,991, 370 abortions
-In 1996, 1,221,585,200 abortions were performed in the United States alone
-Abortion is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the United States
-Approximately 40+ million abortions have been performed in the United States since 1973
-Approximately 4,000 abortions are performed everyday in the United States
-Only 1% of abortions are performed due to rape or incest
-Only 1% of abortions are performed due to fetal abnormalities
-Only 3% of abortions are performed due to the health of the mother
-The majority of abortions performed (95%) are used as a birth control
-The lifetime average is about 1 abortion per woman, worldwide
-The majority of women who get abortions are over the age of 25
-From 1972 to 1994, more white women had abortions than any other race
-25.5% of women who get abortions get them because they want to postpone childbearing