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The Killing Of The Unborn: This Essay Talks About The Physical And Emotional Repercussions That A Woman Can Encounter After Having An Abortion. It Includes The Works Cited

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It is a woman's most intimate and personal time when she finds herself pregnant. The test is positive, but the woman may not be positive about keeping the baby. She didn't feel ready or prepared for the major impact another life would bring her. Frantically, she finds herself trapped in a crisis in which she wants to be released from. Abortion seems so easy, so convenient, and so necessary. She must wrestle with her heart saying, "Don't do it," and her mind saying, "It's the only thing I can do." The world around her tells her abortion is acceptable, and she ought to have the freedom to terminate the pregnancy. It is her body, right? Under the anxiety of making such a drastic decision, she ...view middle of the document...

com). After an abortion, one can experience hemorrhaging, organ damage, cervical laceration, infertility, or even death (abortioninfo.net). Statistically, 4.1% (one out of twenty-four) of all abortion patients suffer physical complications (Stalteenberge, Dangers pamphlet). Patients are mislead into thinking that it is a simple procedure, and are not informed of the side effects that could occur (abortioninfo.net). Eighty percent of all women say that the counselor they talked with gave, "...little or no information about potential health risks." (abortioninfo.net). Christi, 18 years old, found herself pregnant. Fearfully, she went to abort her child. Before the abortion, the doctor fully guaranteed Christi that there were no risks, other than slight hemorrhaging, that would accompany the operation. During the operation, Christi underwent a cardiac arrest and was rushed to the hospital. Christi was left with severe brain damage. Never again did Christi walk, talk, see, hear, feel, or even think. (Christi's choice video). Kari described her experience inside the abortion operation room, "I had never experienced so much pain in my life, and I just cried, begging him to stop. I started jerking, trying to get away from him, but the nurse kept telling me to calm down, or I would hurt myself. I laid there and cried. I felt like my life had been drained from me. I remember wishing that it was." (abortiontv.com) Christi's and Kari's stories are just two tragic testimonies of women who were led to believe an abortion was a simple procedure with no complications.(Afterabortion.com) Emotional scars are also very common among women who choose to abort. They don't realize that once the abortion is over, the pain is still there. The baby is gone? Why the heartache now, isn't it supposed to be over? When someone who is meaningful is lost, through death, divorce, or separation, one tends to grieve the loss. Sixty-five percent of all women who have had abortions suffer from suicidal urges, and 13% attempt suicide. (Mulier, Pain. 20). Eighty- one...

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