This is one of the most controversial subjects in the U.S. today, from a personal, political, and religious point of view. Of course many questions do arise like: whether legalizing it was a good idea or should women still go through with the procedure knowing the risks and pain dealing with it. Well, in 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court thought they made the right decision in legalizing abortion in the case of Roe v. Wade. The decision was based on a women’s right to privacy regarding medical matters including family planning. Although the Supreme Court legalized abortions they have put restrictions on the practice (these restrictions vary from state to state). Still today there are many arguments on whether it is right or wrong (“Feminist Women Health Center”).
There are many different types of procedures that come with their own set of risks, medications, and after-surgery expectancies. But everything is determined by the number of weeks you are, and this is determined by your last menstrual period. The procedures can start as early as the baby is detected by ultrasound (4-5 weeks). At this point of time there are 2 different types of abortion procedures. They are the suction-aspiration abortion and the IPAS Syringe (also known as manual vacuum aspiration). The suction- aspiration abortion consists of stretching the womb (cervix) wide open.
This is difficult due to the thickness and tightness of the cervix. So the abortionist must use metal rods growing in size to complete this. Once the cervix is open wide enough he inserts a hollow plastic tube with knife-like edge on tip into the cervix up to the uterus. It tears the baby’s body in pieces through the tube into a canister. The suction of the tube s 29 times more powerful then a vacuum cleaner to complete this process. Then the knife is used to cut the placenta from the uterine wall (“I am pro-choice”).
The IPAS Syringe procedure is very similar to the suction-aspiration procedure except, a...