Abortion is the deliberate termination of a pregnancy the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus which results in its death.
The abortion is most often performed during the first 28 weeks of the pregnancy.
Elective abortion: induced abortion done at the request of the mother for other than therapeutic reasons. The technique chosen to terminate pregnancy depends on the stage of pregnancy and the policies of the institution and patient needs. The patient should know that other alternatives are available and that an abortion after 20 weeks is inadvisable for medical and other reasons.
Pre-abortion counseling in the psychological, religious, and legal aspects of abortion should be readily available, with immediate referral to the proper resources. Both pre and postabortion counseling are recommended.
No patient should be encouraged to go through with an abortion until she has had time and sufficient counseling to reach a rational decision.
The liberalization of abortion laws has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of abortions performed in physicians' offices, clinics, and hospitals.
What is an abortion, what it does and in which ways it can be done, we have listed a few videos which are showing the different methodes of abortion.
A few more educational videos are listed on our Video Page.
Abortion procedures, what you need to know.