Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What Is Abortion?

On this post I will be answering the question, what is abortion?

This embryo is about 6 weeks
    The answer is very simple. Lets start with the definition of abortion.

Abortion is defined as the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.

Abortion can occur accidentally as in a miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy or it can occur intentionally as in induced abortion. In order for an abortion to occur, death of the embryo or fetus must take place.

Embryo is a title used for
the early stages of growth and differentiation that are characterized by cleavage, the laying down of fundamental tissues, and the formation of primitive organs and organ systems; especially : the developing human individual from the time of implantation to the end of the eighth week after conception.

Fetus is also a title used in a particular stage in development and is defined as an unborn or unhatched vertebrate especially after attaining the basic structural plan of its kind; specifically  a developing human from usually two months after conception to birth.Word origin: The word fetus comes from Middle English and is Latin derived meaning, the act of bearing young or offspring

A abortion provider may say that abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by removal of the contents of the uterus. While this is true, it is a sugar coated explanation of what abortion really is. Abortion isn't just the termination of a pregnancy and it isn't simply removing the contents of the uterus.

I will explain.

Pregnancy takes place when the fertilization of the ovum (egg) occurs. Most doctors calculate the start of pregnancy from the first day of the mothers last menstrual period. This is called the "menstrual age" and is about two weeks ahead of when conception occurs. At the moment of fertilization, your baby's genetic make-up is complete, including its sex. Since the mother can provide only X chromosomes (she's XX), if a Y sperm fertilizes the egg, your baby will be a boy (XY); if an X sperm fertilizes the egg, your baby will be a girl (XX).

When pregnancy occurs it is ONLY because the offspring of the female has begun it's new life! In other words No baby, No pregnancy! When abortion takes place the contents of the uterus that defines the pregnancy is the embryo or fetus. When the parents of the offspring are human beings we are talking about a newly created human being!

Abortion happens when the life that is growing and changing inside the uterus is destroyed and removed or expelled from the mothers body. This can happen spontaneously, resulting in miscarriage or  intentionally using induced abortion.

Induced Abortion is the intentional induction of abortion, through various types of surgical or chemical procedures. Termination of the unborn human being, that is contained in the mothers uterus is always the objective! Not simply termination of the pregnancy which would not exist if it were not for the human being growing inside his/her mothers womb.


I hope you found this helpful in answering the question, What Is Abortion?


More information on this topic that you may be interested in:

When does life begin? 2nd Grade Science Lesson! Video

Abortion Statistics In The United States

National Abortion Federation On Partial Birth Abortion Part 1

National Abortion Federation On Partial Birth Abortion Part 2


Should A Mother Have An Abortion If The Mother Is Going To Die When She Gives Birth To Her Baby?

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