FACTS ABOUT ABORTION AND ALTERNATIVES TO ABORTION
Abortion is not just a simple medical procedure. For many women, it is a life changing event with significant physical, emotional, and SPIRITUAL consequences. Most women who struggle with past abortions say that they wish they had been told all of the facts about abortion and its risks. Here are some of the facts listed with the risks and Abortion Alternative's of Parenting and Adoption, the choices of Life. Remember REAL MEN don't force their partner's have an abortion, real men embrace and protect the innocent and unborn.
Morning After Pill (MAP):
within 72 hours of sexual intercourse
Also known as "Emergency Contraception," this procedure consists of a pregnancy test and two doses of pills. The woman first must take a pregnancy test and receive a negative test result before taking the pills. If a negative test result occurs from the pregnancy test, then the woman is instructed to take the first dose of the Morning After Pill. Note: a negative result indicates that the woman is probably not pregnant from intercourse during her previous monthly cycle, but it will not show whether or not she just became pregnant (from intercourse the "night before"). She is instructed to take this first dose as soon as possible, but not more than 72 hours after intercourse. The woman takes a second dose 12 hours after the first dose. If conception already occurred within the 72 hour time frame (that is the "night before"), the LIFE IS EXTINGUSHED, the BABY IS DESTROYED. This is an early Abortion!
within 4 to 7 weeks after LMP
Also known as the Abortion Pill, this medical abortion is used for women who are within 28 to 49 days after their last menstrual period. This procedure usually requires three office visits. The RU 486 or mifepristone pills are given to the woman who returns two days later for a second medication called misoprostol. The combination of these medications causes the uterus to expel the fetus (BABY). Resulting in an Abortion!
Early Vacuum Aspiration:
within 7 weeks after LMP
This surgical abortion is done early in the pregnancy up until 7 weeks after the woman's last menstrual period. The cervical muscle is stretched with dilators (metal rods) until the opening is wide enough to allow the abortion instruments to pass into the uterus. A hand held syringe is attached to tubing that is inserted into the uterus and the fetus (BABY) is suctioned out in bodly pieces.
within 6 to 14 weeks after LMP
In this procedure, the doctor opens the cervix with a dilator (a metal rod) or laminaria (thin sticks derived from plants and inserted several hours before the procedure). The doctor inserts tubing into the uterus and connects the tubing to a suction machine. The suction pulls the fetus'(BABY) body apart and out of the uterus. One variation of this procedure is called Dilation and Curettage (D&C). In this method, the doctor may use a curette, a loop-shaped knife, to scrape the fetal (BABY) parts out of the uterus. If this sounds painful to you think of how it feels to your BABY!
Dilation and Evacuation (D&E):
within 13 to 24 weeks after LMP
This surgical abortion is done during the second trimester of pregnancy. Because the developing fetus (BABY) doubles in size between the thirteenth and fourteenth weeks of pregnancy, the body of the fetus (BABY) is too large to be broken up by suction and will not pass through the suction tubing. In this procedure, the cervix must be opened wider than in a first trimester abortion. This is done by inserting laminaria a day or two before the abortion. After opening the cervix, the doctor pulls out the fetal parts (PIECES OF THE BABIES BODY) with forceps. The fetus' (BABY'S) skull is crushed to ease removal.
Dilation and Extraction (D&X):
from 20 weeks after LMP to full-term
Also known as Partial-birth Abortion, this procedure takes three days. During the first two days, the cervix is dilated and medication is given for cramping. On the third day, the woman receives medication to start labor. After labor begins, the abortion doctor uses ultrasound to locate the baby's legs. Grasping a leg with forceps, the doctor delivers the BABY up to the baby's head. Next, scissors are inserted into the base of the BABY'S skull to create an opening. A suction catheter is placed into the opening to remove the skull contents. The skull collapses and the DEAD BABY is removed.
Immediate Risks of Abortion:
Induced abortion carries a risk of several side effects. These risks include abdominal pain and cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Such complications may include:
- Heavy Bleeding - Some bleeding after abortion is normal. However, there is a risk of hemorrhage, especially if the uterine artery is torn. When this happens, a blood transfusion may be required.
- Infection - There is a risk that bacteria may get into the uterus from an incomplete abortion resulting in infection. A serious infection may lead to persistent fever over several days and extended hospitalization.
- Incomplete Abortion - There is a risk that some fetal (BABY) parts may not be removed by the abortion. Bleeding and infection may occur. RU486 may fail in up to 1 out of every 20 cases.
- Allergic Reaction to Drugs - There is a risk of an allergic reaction to the anesthesia used during abortion surgery. These risks include convulsions, heart attack and, in extreme cases, death. So it's not just your child's life at risk, amen?
- Tearing of the Cervix - There is a risk that the cervix may be cut or torn by abortion instruments.
- Scarring of the Uterine Lining - There is a risk that suction tubing, curettes, and other abortion instruments may cause permanent scarring of the uterine lining.
- Perforation of the Uterus - There is a risk that the uterus may be punctured or torn by abortion instruments. The risk of this complication increases with the length of the pregnancy. If this occurs, major surgery, including a hysterectomy, may be required.
- Damage to Internal Organs - When the uterus is punctured or torn, there is also a risk that damage will occur to nearby organs such as the bowel and bladder.
- Death - In extreme cases, there is a risk of other physical complications from abortion including excessive bleeding, infection, organ damage from a perforated uterus, and adverse reactions to anesthesia may lead to death. This is your so called chioce, Life or Death in it's truest form.
- Other Risks of Abortion:
Abortion may increase the risk of Breast Cancer
Medical experts are still researching and debating the linkage between abortion and breast cancer. However, a 1994 study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found: "Among women who had been pregnant at least once, the risk of breast cancer in those who had experienced an induced abortion was 50% higher than among other women."
Here are other important facts:
Carrying a pregnancy to full term gives protection against breast cancer that does not occur if the pregnancy is aborted. Abortion causes a sudden drop in estrogen levels that may make breast cells more susceptible to cancer. Most studies conducted so far show a significant link between abortion and breast cancer.
Abortion May Effect Risk Levels in Future Pregnancies
Scarring or other injury during an abortion may prevent or place at risk future wanted pregnancies. The risk of miscarriage is greater for women who abort their first pregnancy.
Abortion May Increase the Risk of Emotional Problems
Some women experience strong negative emotions after abortion. Sometimes this occurs within days and sometimes it happens after many years. This psychological response is known as Post-Abortion Stress (PAS). Several factors that increase the risk of Post-Abortion Stress include: the woman's age, the abortion circumstances, the stage of pregnancy at which the abortion occurs, and the woman's religious beliefs.
Post-Abortion Stress Symptoms
Flashbacks of Abortion
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
People have different understandings of God. Whatever your present beliefs may be, there is a Spiritual side to abortion that deserves to be considered. Having an abortion may affect more than just your body and your mind, IT WILL have an impact on your relationship with God. What is God's desire for you in this situation? How does God see your unborn child (ROMANS 9:11)? These are important questions for you and your partner to consider. God is in control in your deepest and darkest times to Hold, Love and Cherish you and your BABY! JESUS LOVE'S YOU AND YOUR BABY AND SO DO WE, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
You have the legal right to choose the outcome of your pregnancy. But real empowerment comes when you find the resources and inner strength necessary to make your best choice. Here are some other options. We are offering you REAL PLANNED PARENTHOOD ALTERNATIVES TO NEW LIFE for you and your unborn child.
Choosing to continue your pregnancy and to parent is very challenging. But with the support of caring people, parenting classes, and other resources, many women and men find they help they need to make this choice. Parenting is an adventure one that will last a lifetime, "WE ARE ALL MAKING MEMORIES" this is a saying I learned from my Mother. As we age the respect and desire to embrace life grows and blossoms. Children are truly a gift from God, but if you are not ready to become a parent PLEASE for the HOPE OF LIFE choose Adoption the chance of a Lifetime for your child. We have a Christian Adoption Ministy available to HELP YOU in this decision.
You may decide to place your BABY for adoption. Each year over 50,000 women in America make this choice. This loving decision is often made by women and men who first thought abortion was their only way out. Adoption is the chioce of a Lifetime for a child, one that we are embracing as we continue the process of bringing a beautiful lil princess, a gift of God, one of His earthly angels into our hearts and home.
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