Trimester Abortion Essay

Submitted By Frida062412
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There is no specific date or year when abortion started, but it has been going on for thousands of years now. The earliest date of when abortion started is ca. 1550 BCE. During that time abortion was induced with the use of a plant-fiber tampon coated with a compound that included honey and crushed dates (Tom Head). But without any doubt in my opinion abortion is wrong. Abortions are very common, in fact, 1 out of 3 women in the U.S. have an abortion by the time they are 45 years of age. You do have options when you find out that you’re pregnant other than abortion but it’s all up to you. There are two kinds of abortions: The U.S. in clinic abortion or the abortion pill. Learning the facts about abortion may help you in making your decision. You may also want to learn about parenting and adoption and consider them as a choice. If you’re under the age of 18, your state that you live in may require one or both of your parents to be there or give you permission. In the state of South Carolina the parent of a minor, younger than 17, must consent before an abortion is provided (Guttmacher Institute). Insurance policies cover abortions for public employees only in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest or when the patients’ health is severely compromised. There has been more than 53 million abortion performed in the United States since 1973. More than a million abortions are performed in the United States every year. It has been reported that a staggering 41% of all New York pregnancies end in abortion. According to the Guttmacher Institute, the average cost of a first trimester abortion at the ten week mark is $451(Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon). One woman dies every 7 minutes around the world due to an unsafe illegal abortion. A woman that is very poor and…