Abortion is a procedure that is normally carried with the motive to terminate a pregnancy. Surgical procedures and medicine are some of the commonly used methods in the removal of the placenta and fetus or embryo from the mother’s uterus (Saletan, 2003).
This procedure should be performed by a physician who is authorized or another person who is under supervision of such a physician. This is a very personal decision that is to be made by the individual willing to undergo abortion and most doctors advice such people to first go through counseling.
In America, it is approximated that 1.5 million abortions take place annually. It has also been established that around 46 percent of women in America have the likelihood of aborting at some point in life. This procedure is common in women of all ages, religion, color and profession as they all indulge in abortions (Saletan, 2003).