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Termination of Pregnancy: Multiple Abortion Complications and Consequences

Updated on June 25, 2012
Complications of aborted pregnancy
Complications of aborted pregnancy

Throughout history, abortion has been a frequent subject of controversy in the moral, ethical, and social standards. Abortion has been restricted or prohibited in diverse societies, but then also abortions are still common even where law and social pressure oppose them. When we think about the possibility of abortion, we usually take it too lightly without considering the serious consequences that can affect other people besides the mother and child. We think mother and baby are the only ones involved in this great problem, but if we look more thoroughly, we realize the true fact that abortion not only affects the persons going through this trauma but also those around them as they are unconsciously or consciously involved in taking this terrible decision of abortion. Nowadays, adolescent women get engaged in premarital affairs and undergo multiple abortions. Some married women also undergo abortions just because of one stupid mistake of not using protection. These people do not even understand that they have given birth to one life and by aborting they are going to kill that life. Why they do this and don’t use protections at the time of engaging in love has been a controversial question which has remained unanswered for many.

When we have all sorts of precautions available than why should we take chances? Abortion looks like a simple medical procedure but if done due to some stupid mistakes, it is a shame. Sometimes, pregnant women and their fetus get involved in some medical problems and it becomes necessary to do abortion and if this is the case, then it is fine because the doctor has to save one’s life, either mother or baby. Abortion, legal or illegal, is psychologically and physically damaging to women and can even cause death of mother. The pro-abortion propaganda continually proclaims the lie that legal abortion is medically “safe” and that it is necessary to legalize or decriminalize due to the large number of maternal deaths caused by illegal abortion. This strategy to legalize abortion misleadingly is called “Safe Motherhood”. Statistically speaking, it is estimated that the immediate risk of such complications is 10%, but the long-term complications is between 20% and 50%. In addition to physical complications due to abortion, women suffer spiritually and emotionally from what has already been identified as the “post-abortion syndrome”.

Using protection is better than killing a baby. Insn't it? What do you say?

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Using protection is better than killing a baby. Insn't it? What do you say?
Using protection is better than killing a baby. Insn't it? What do you say?

Definition of Abortion - According to WHO, abortion means spontaneous or induced termination of pregnancy before the twentieth week counting from the first day of the last normal menstrual period, when the fetus can not survive outside the womb. By this time, the fetus weighs at least 500 grams and a total measurement of up to 20 cm and the measurement of crown to rump is approximately 16.5 cm. From the medical point of view, it is considered that the word abortion involves the termination of pregnancy or aborted pregnancy after the blastocyst has implanted in the endometrium and before the fetus reaches viability. In simple words, abortion is the death of a child in the womb produced during any stage ranging from fertilization (union of egg and sperm) until after birth.

In our country India, it is important to recognize that abortion complications that cause most maternal deaths are related to extra marital affairs involving secret unsafe procedures done by an inexperienced doctor and due to ignorance, lack of education, and rapes. In India, it has been estimated that more than 30000 pregnancies end in abortion and 20% of them are unmarried teenagers constituting a major cause of maternal mortality. Unwanted pregnancy in teenagers is associated with no or poor sex education, early exercise of sexuality with little clarity about the reproductive risks, and over-valuation of motherhood. So this was something about abortion in general, its complications and consequences and in my upcoming hub, I will talk about types of abortions and how they occur.


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      Ellie-may xx 

      6 years ago

      hi :) I think abortion should NOT be aloud due to the fact you taking another human rights life away;how would you feel if your mother and farther didnt want you? (your basciaslly taking another life)

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      6 years ago

      hey, abortion i dont think has got to have anything to do with the farther beacause i read on BBCethics guide that the farther has rightes and i dont think that is good because what if the farther doesnt have anything to do with the child then no wrights are allowed but if the farther did have something to do with the child then the farther sould have legal wrights because hes not been living with the wife or not doing anything to help it grow up so the mother is having an abortion just because she carnt live with stress on her own!!!!!

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      Rajinder Soni 

      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Tatjana for your brief review of abortions.

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      8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Abortion is certainly not a way of contraception and I deeply agree with you.

      But, unwanted pregnancy can be also devastating for child, mother, father of the child and whole family that is involved and also very traumatic in many years to come. Many single mothers have not enough food for their children or prostitute themselves for survival. Governmental support is in many countries not sufficient for pure survival. Many children that are not really wanted, finish as sex slaves or work from the earliest age to support their parents, or they are hated from their own parents, or they become beggers living on the streets while completely abandonded by their parents they did not want them.... Each medail always have two sides.

      In addition to all what you mentioned, there are also many men who would never use contraception (condoms) because "with condoms they do not feel anything", and their wifes or girlfriends cannot use hormonal contraception or intrauterine device, so when pregnancy occurs, abortion is "only solution".

      People are, generally, very irresponsible - they start with sex while not knowing anything about it, and many of them never learn much through the entire life, but do not give up this activity.

      It is like every day driving a car in crowded city, drunk, on drugs and without driving licence - somebody must get seriously hurt, the other die.

      I hope people will learn one day.

      Thanks for this Hub.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for the comment agusfanani.

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      8 years ago from Indonesia

      I hope everyone will be responsible for what they've done.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      @KoffeeKlatch Gals, thanks a lot for expressing your views on abortion and appreciating the above work. I published one more hub on abortions today. Check it out:

      Physical Side Effects of Multiple Abortions

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Abortion is an option that needs to be taken seriously. It is a very hard decision, or should be. But as always, it should be left up to each individual to make that decision. You handle a hard subject with a delicate hand. Great hub.

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot ocbill. Also, in my upcoming articles, I will mention what are the severe risks of developing diseases and health consequences of getting multiple abortions.

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      8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      controversial topic but worth mentioning. In many other countries it is accepted to have an abortion due to an aggravated s*xual assault by stranger or even worse a relative. So, it is hard to say it is wrong in all cases.

      In addition, you have condoms that break (1%) of the time and 97% effective birth control products. But for the women who have multiple abortions that is just deplorable and irresponsible. China's population is so large they need to have birth control measures for everyone.

      Adoption offsets some unprepared pregnancies but I do not know the absolute best answer towards unwanted pregnancies, maybe someday we'll have one that works 100%.

      I applaud you for sharing.


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