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Title: Abortion


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Abortion
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What is it?
  • The loss of a fetus (or embryo)
  • Either elected or spontaneous
  • Spontaneous
  • NATURAL death of the embryo or fetus
  • Chromosomal abnormality, other related dev.
    Problem
  • Before 20 wks Spontaneous abortion
  • After 20 wks Stillbirth

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  • Can also be INDUCED
  • Therapeutic
  • Save the life of pregnant mother
  • Preserve womans physical or mental health
  • Prevent the birth of a child with congenital
    defect(s)
  • Selectively reduce the number of embryos to
    lessen the risks of multiple pregnancies
  • All others considered ELECTIVE

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Types
  • Surgical
  • MVA Manual Vacuum Aspiration
  • Syringe is used
  • Early in pregnancy
  • No cervical dilation
  • EVA Electrical Vacuum Aspiration
  • 15th week -20th week- D E is used
  • Dilation and evacuation (surgical instruments)
  • D C Dilation Curettage
  • Same though a curettage is used
  • Common in other procedures (endometriosis)

5
Other methods (2nd tri.)
  • Induced Miscarriage
  • Inject chemicals to cause death natural
    rejection
  • IDX Intact Dilation and Extraction
  • Partial birth abortion
  • Hysterotomy Abortion Similar to Caesarian
    Section
  • Injection of Sodium solution to stop heart
    (20th-25th week)

6
Medical Abortions
  • French Abortion Pill (RU-486)
  • Induce (hormonally Chemically) a miscarriage
  • Mifepristone followed by Misoprostol
    (prostaglandin-gt inhibitor)
  • 10 of all abortions in US Europe
  • 92 Completed with NO surgical intervention

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Considerations in the Debate
  • Opinions are best described as a combination of
    an individuals
  • Morality
  • Responsibility
  • Philosophical beliefs
  • Spiritual beliefs
  • Values
  • AND responsibility, ethical scope, and proper
    extent of governmental authority in public policy

10
Societal Attitudes Abortion
  • Differ by region
  • Abortion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Abortion Polling Report
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