Everybody on the earth has a soul; we all know that, that’s what makes us who we are, what we are, and what we will become. The real question is when exactly does our soul come into our body? Does it perhaps enter the body right exactly at the moment our own parents conceive us, or later on maybe right when we exit our mothers’ wombs? This is a question we might never know, so should we allow soon-to-be mothers to kill this child, this soul that doesn’t even have a chance to breathe one breathe, and in return, danger their own body. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion” (Guttmacher Institute).
When a woman decides to abort her baby, she doesn’t just kill that unborn child, but she puts herself in great risk for many things including breast cancer, mental stability, infection, hemorrhaging, bowel injury, and even risking the safety of future pregnancies. “Approximately 10% of women undergoing abortion will suffer immediate complications, of which about one-fifth are considered life threatening.
Women who have multiple abortions face a much greater risk of experiencing these same complication” (Ashcofriendsforlife. rg). “Women who have aborted have significantly higher rates of breast cancer later in life. Breast cancer has risen by 50% in America since abortion became legal in 1973” (abortionfacts. com). People believe that abortion and breast cancer are closely linked because of all the changes that a woman’s body goes through at that time. When a woman becomes pregnant her breast tend to swell quite a lot due to “the rising of hormone levels, responsible for the increase in blood flow, causing breast tissue changes.
Breasts may feel not only swollen but also tingly, sore, and extremely sensitive to touch” (pregnancywizard. om). Once an abortion is done, the woman’s hormones would be all over the place for a while and could cause the breast to become smaller very quickly. “If this process is interrupted by an abortion – before full maturity in the third trimester – then more relatively vulnerable immature cells could be left than there were prior to the pregnancy, resulting in a greater potential risk of breast cancer over time” (Wikipedia. org). Breast cancer is a series disease and more frequently that not women do die from this if not caught quickly.
After a woman gets an abortion they might feel so horribly of what they had done that they might become mentally instable. Frequently after an abortion, women suffer a range of mental and psychological problems. These may include recurrent dreams of the abortion experience, avoidance of emotional attachment, relationship problems, sleep disturbances, guilt about surviving, memory impairment, hostile outbursts, suicidal thoughts or actions, depression, and substance abuse. These problems may occur days to years later. (Abortionfacts. om) These are very series problems a woman could go through in which case could lead to hospitalization or even her death. If a woman were to undergo an abortion, and had fear for this side affect, there are a lot of abortion clinics that could help woman as well as councilors who are there to help one that needs it.
Infection is another serious side effect one could have after receiving an abortion. “Mild fever and sometimes death occurs when there is an infection from an abortion. This happens anywhere from 1 in 4 women to 1 in 50 women… Infection in the womb and tubes often does permanent damage”(Abortionfacts. om). There are two different types of infection women could get after they undergo an abortion, pelvic inflammatory disease and cervical incompetence. The first one is a pelvic inflammatory disease, also known as PID. “The Fallopian tube is a fragile organ, a very tiny bore tube. If infection injures it, it often seals shut.
The typical infection involving these organs is pelvic inflammatory disease… Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is difficult to manage and often leads to infertility, even with prompt treatment” (Abortionfacts. om). This common infection is caused when a doctor fails to remove all the tissue or the entire fetus from within a woman during surgery. A woman would be able to tell if she had this infection if after an abortion there is heavy bleeding, period like pains, inflammation, or a fever. Though if you catch this infection early enough there are a few antibiotics that a doctor could give to you to stop the infection, but they would need to surgically remove the rest of the fetus as well.
The pelvic inflammatory disease usually leaves the woman infertile. The second type of infection caused by abortion is a cervical incompetence infection. This infection is more common in women who have an abortion later on in their pregnancy. “Normally the cervix is rigid and tightly closed. In order to perform an abortion, the cervix must be stretched open with a certain amount of force. This forced dilation almost always causes microscopic tearing of the cervix muscles and occasionally tears the uterine wall” (Life. org).
Women who wait to get an abortion have to have their cervix stretched wider and for a much longer time than women getting an abortion earlier. This may cause your cervix to be weakened by being opened during surgery, and it might also cause tearing of the cervix, which would require internal stiches. This has been known to cause future miscarriages, premature labor and sometimes very fast labor of only a few minutes, which might put mother and baby at risk, depending on the circumstances. Hemorrhages are as well another side effect women could obtain after an abortion.
A hemorrhage is when a blood vessel in someone’s body breaks causing a lot of blood to flow out of ones body, if a person has this they would need a blood transfusion right away. “One to fourteen percent of women require a blood transfusion due to bleeding from an abortion” (Abortionfacts. com). A hemorrhage can be caused during an abortion procedure if the uterus is in any way punctured. Abortion can also cause a woman to have a bowel injury. If your uterus is perforated, your intestines can be perforated, too.
This will cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, blood in stool, peritonitis (an inflamed, infected lining of the abdomen) and death if not treated quickly enough. A portion of the intestine may have to be taken out, and a temporary or permanent colostomy may be put in your abdomen. (Abortionfacts. com) This sort of injury could damage and scar you for life. Women always need to look at the possible side effects after undergoing any surgical procedure. If a woman were to decide to have an abortion, she needs to realize that this can cause great side effects if she would want to get pregnant in the future.
An abortion could cause all sorts of things for an example You will be more likely to bleed in the first three months of future pregnancies. You will be less likely to have a normal delivery in future pregnancies. You will need more manual removal of placenta more often and there will be more complications with expelling the baby and its placenta. Your next baby will be twice as likely to die in the first few months of life. Your next baby will be three to four times as likely to die in the last months of his first year of life. Your next baby may have a low birth weight.
Your next baby is more likely to be born prematurely with all the dangerous and costly problems that entails. (Abortionfacts. com) Before a woman should get an abortion from an unexpected or unwanted pregnancy they should get all the information, facts and side effects from an abortion. There are places all around the world in which one could find the best and “right” choices for them. For example any hospital anywhere have nurses and doctors that could and would talk about everyone’s choices and will actually set someone up with a birthing plan and the exact steps to take.
This will make it extremely easy and stress free. Or if someone was to shy or just to young to talk to a professional they can find out more about abortion and even adoption on the Internet or in a public library. There are thousands of life changing stories about people who adopted or even where adopted, or have gone through the same experiences that one might be facing today. Abortion is a very dangerous and deadly thing that women do quickly before thinking about the consequences.
Women don’t realize that after an abortion they can get breast cancer, or infections, they can all of a sudden become mentally unstable, have hemorrhages, bowel infections, and even cause them to have major problems with future pregnancies. Women should think before they do this, about the child growing inside, maybe the next president, and the dangers that go along with it. After all, our mother chose not to abort us, why not do the same for their grandchildren. Just give them a chance to live, and in doing this, it gives woman a chance to be healthy as well.