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Abortion is the termination of pregnancy before birth resulting in the death of the fetus Some abortions occur naturally because a fetus does not develop normally or because the mother has an injury or disorder that prevents her from carrying the pregnancy to term This type of spontaneous abortion is known as a miscarriage Other abortions are induced because a pregnancy is unwanted or presents a risk to a womans health There are four different techniques utilized during the first twelve weeks of pregnancy Suction aspiration also known as vacuum curettage is the most common surgical means of abortion Encarta 1998 This is when a powerful suction tube with a sharp cutting edge is inserted into the womb through the dilated cervix The suction dismembers the body of the developing baby tearing the placenta from the wall of the uterus and sucking blood amniotic fluids placental tissue and fetal parts into a bottle Although it is one of the safer methods there are still frequent complications such as infection and tearing of the uterus causing hemorrhaging Encarta 1998 In recent news the Food and Drug Administration FDA approved the sale of the abortion pill mifepristone or the RU 486 and it has fewer restrictions than before Time 41 Any family doctor or ob-gyn can now prescribe the two-drug regimen provided the he or she has some surgical backup arrangement if it fails to end the pregnancy or there are side affects The FDA has made it much easier for abortionsno more clinics and no more waiting until pregnancy is far enough along for a surgical abortion All females have to do is take a series of pills over a period of days to induce a miscarriage Time 41 Though the FDA has ruled the new pill as safe and effective back in 1996 it took four more years to find an acceptable manufacturer and figure distribution Time 43 Last summer the FDA
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