What is abortion?
Abortion is the deliberate ending of pregnancy and has been legal since 1967. It is legally available up to 24 weeks of pregnancy or up to the due date if a disability is diagnosed. Abortion is the intentional termination of a pregnancy after conception. It allows women to put an end to their pregnancies, but involves killing the undeveloped embryo or fetus. For this reason, it is a very controversial subject in American politics.
Supporters of abortion rights argue that the embryo or fetus is not a person, or at least that the government has no right to ban abortion unless it can prove that an embryo or fetus is a person.
Opponents of abortion rights argue that the embryo or fetus is a person, or at least that the government has a responsibility to ban abortion until it can prove that an embryo or fetus is not a person. Although opponents of abortion often frame their objections in religious terms, abortion is never mentioned in the Bible.
What is an abortion?
An abortion is when the pregnancy is ended so that it does not result in the birth of a child. Sometimes this is called ‘termination of pregnancy’.
The pregnancy is removed from the womb, either by taking pills (medical abortion) which involves taking medicines to cause a miscarriage or by surgery (surgical abortion) where the pregnancy is removed from the womb. Most abortions can be provided on a day care basis which means you do not need to stay at a clinic overnight.
Every year almost 12,000 teenagers have abortions provided by bpas.
What Kinds of abortion are available?
Our trained staff can give you lots of information about different abortion treatments if you decide this is the right option for you.
There are broadly two types of abortion treatment, the abortion pill (also called medical abortion) and surgical abortion.The abortion pill involves taking medicines to end the pregnancy.Surgical abortion involves a minor operation either awake or asleep.