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During the past quarter century abortion has joined race and war as one of the most debatable subjects of controversy in the United States It discusses human interaction where ethics emotions and law come together Abortion poses a moral social and medical dilemma that forces many individuals to create an emotional and violent atmosphere There are many points of view toward abortion but the only two fine distinctions are pro-choice and pro-life1 A pro-choicer would feel that the decision to abort a pregnancy is that of the mother and the state has no right to interfereKelly 12 A pro-lifer would hold that from the moment of conception the embryo or fetus is aliveVaughn 22 This life imposes on us a moral obligation to preserve it and that abortion is tantamount to murderPro-Life Death 7In the United States about 16 million pregnancies end in abortion2 Women with incomes under 11000 are over three times more likely to abort than those with incomes above twenty-five thousand3 Unmarried women are four to five times more likely to abort than married women and the abortion rate has doubled for eighteen-and-nineteen-year-olds4 Recently the US rate dropped six percent overall but the rate of abortion among girls younger than fifteen jumped eighteen percent5 The rate among minority teens climbed from 186 per 1000 to 189 per 10006 The most popular procedure involved in abortions is the vacuum aspiration that is done during the first trimester three months or less since the woman has become pregnantSaletan 59 A tube is simply inserted through the cervix and the contents of the uterus are vacuumed outLerner 283 The most commonly-used type of second trimester abortion is called dilation and evacuation7 Since the fetus has bones bulk and can move second trimester is not so simpleLerner 284 When as much of the fetus and placenta are vacuumed out that can be then tweezers are used to remove larger parts8 After this or the beginning
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