What Actually Happens When You Have An Abortion?

What Actually Happens When You Have An Abortion?


56 million abortions occur annually worldwide And though opinions on the matter are strong, many are simply unaware of how they actually work So, regardless of whether you’re pro-life or pro-choice: What actually happens during an abortion? Abortion procedures range from taking a pill to surgical options often based on availability or how far along a pregnancy is And 92% of legal U.S. abortions take place within the first thirteen weeks of gestation The oral tablet is effective 49 days from one’s last menstrual period Often containing mifepristone, it works by blocking the hormone progesterone Progesterone promotes smooth muscle relaxation in the uterine wall throughout pregnancy and so the pill causes the uterus to contract and the embryo to be expelled in what seems like a heavy period Vacuum aspiration is a surgical procedure usually used up to 16 weeks after conception and is typically performed under local or general anaesthesia The cervix is numbed and opened wide enough to pass the Slender Tube into the uterus where suction is used to empty the contents Within the same time line, a D&C or dilation and curettage abortion can be used First, this cervix is dilated using small instruments or medication and then a curette is used to remove the contents of the uterus If your pregnancy is between 12 to 24 weeks, a D&E or dilation and evacuation abortion is likely used although only 1.2 percent of abortions occur after 21 weeks In a D&A abortion, the cervix needs to be dilated wider often using osmotic dilators which are short rods made of seaweed or synthetic material which absorb moisture and slowly stretch the cervix These are usually inserted the day before surgery Once dilated a fetal, aplacental tissue is removed at the evacuation of forceps and a curette The decision to have an abortion after 24 weeks is extremely rare and often due to severe fetal anomalies When abortions are allowed by the local law, they are one of the safest procedures in medicine with case fatality rates less than one death per 100,000 procedures In the U.S., the risk of death associated with childbirth is 14 times higher in women than that of an abortion There are also myths that abortion is linked to an increased risk of cancer as well as difficulties in conceiving or carrying a future pregnancy But both of these claims have been refuted by extensive medical research However, unsafe abortions practiced by individuals without the necessary skills or in an environment that does not conform to medical standards caused an estimated 68 thousand women to die yearly while a further 5 million suffered temporary or permanent disability Methods range from ingesting toxic solutions, inserting foreign bodies into the uterus and even trauma The World Health Organisation has called unsafe abortions a ‘preventable pandemic’ And laws that limit a woman’s access to an abortion or make abortions illegal do not reduce the number of abortions Countries where abortions are illegal have roughly the same number of abortions What changes instead is the incidence of unsafe abortions A 2011 study did find that state-level anti-abortion laws in Texas correlated with lower abortion rates in the state But these results did not account for women traveling to other states with less restrictive laws to receive a procedure Conversely, researchers have found that sex education and access to contraceptive methods do reduce the number of abortions by minimizing unwanted pregnancies This can be seen in the abortion rates decreasing significantly in the developed world since 1990 Ultimately, access to legal abortions make women’s lives safer and healthier If you’d like to learn about plan B or emergency contraceptive which is not the same thing as an abortion you can check out our video on that [here] And don’t forget to subscribe for more weekly science videos every Thursday

100 thoughts on “What Actually Happens When You Have An Abortion?”

  1. If abortion is murder because she’s killing the cells that could turn into a baby
    Then so is men masterbaiting,those babies didn’t decide to die in that sock sir

  2. B/s. Sugar coating of what abortion IS. SHOW PICS OF WHAT THE ABORTED LOOKS LIKE….. basically a poor mangled, chopped up little baby… thats what abortion is!

  3. Safe? 50 percent of all patients die and up 100 percent die.
    Sounds mundane like a german instruction procedure of how the gas chambers operate

  4. so according to this video.. 56 million children die EVERY YEAR from abortion…
    and when they say "contents" are discarded.. they are talking about children body parts..

    but lets forget about that science.

    these are human being body parts we are discarding.. if you want to say they are "non-viable".. go ahead.. but they are ALSO human. at least own it and take some responsibility for what you are advocating for.

  5. You didnt explain the process of late term abortion the very reason I clicked the video but you explained everything else hmm

  6. I live in Brazil, abortion is not legal here. Does it make women stop having abortions? No, it doesn't. Rich women are still having them in illegal clean clinics meanwhile poor women are dying out there in a clinic that doesn't provide a safe abortion. What about women who want an abortion but can't have them? Well, they have their babies living in extremely poorness, it's common to see kids here selling candies in the streets when they can't go to school and they will never have opportunities in life because they'd rather work to have something to eat than go to school (the public school system here sucks). I was a pro-life years ago, but then I realized putting someone in the world who won't have health care, education, a good job or anything just because you're pro life and abortion is "murder" or is against the Bible doesn't make you a "pro life".

  7. And (as a public service… adding more useful information)

    Here are some normal, expectable, frequent, and permanent side effects of pregnancy:

    stretch marks (worse in younger women)
    loose skin
    permanent weight gain or redistribution
    abdominal and vaginal muscle weakness
    pelvic floor disorder (occurring in as many as 35% of middle-aged former child-bearers and 50% of elderly former child-bearers, associated with urinary and rectal incontinence, discomfort and reduced quality of life — aka prolapsed utuerus, the malady sometimes badly fixed by the transvaginal mesh)
    changes to breasts
    increased foot size
    varicose veins
    scarring from episiotomy or c-section
    other permanent aesthetic changes to the body (all of these are downplayed by women, because the culture values youth and beauty)
    increased proclivity for hemmorhoids
    loss of dental and bone calcium (cavities and osteoporosis)
    higher lifetime risk of developing Altzheimer's
    newer research indicates microchimeric cells, other bi-directional exchanges of DNA, chromosomes, and other bodily material between fetus and mother (including with "unrelated" gestational surrogates)
    complications of episiotomy
    spousal/partner abuse
    hyperemesis gravidarum
    temporary and permanent injury to back
    severe scarring requiring later surgery
    (especially after additional pregnancies)
    dropped (prolapsed) uterus (especially after additional pregnancies, and other pelvic floor weaknesses — 11% of women, including cystocele, rectocele, and enterocele) pre-eclampsia (edema and hypertension, the most common complication of pregnancy, associated with eclampsia, and affecting 7 – 10% of pregnancies)
    eclampsia (convulsions, coma during pregnancy or labor, high risk of death)
    gestational diabetes
    placenta previa
    anemia (which can be life-threatening)
    thrombocytopenic purpura
    severe cramping
    embolism (blood clots)
    medical disability requiring full bed rest (frequently ordered during part of many pregnancies varying from days to months for health of either mother or baby)
    diastasis recti, also torn abdominal muscles
    mitral valve stenosis (most common cardiac complication)
    serious infection and disease (e.g. increased risk of tuberculosis)
    hormonal imbalance
    ectopic pregnancy (risk of death)
    broken bones (ribcage, "tail bone")
    hemorrhage and
    numerous other complications of delivery
    refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease
    aggravation of pre-pregnancy diseases and conditions (e.g. epilepsy is present in .5% of pregnant women, and the pregnancy alters drug metabolism and treatment prospects all the while it increases the number and frequency of seizures)
    severe post-partum depression and psychosis
    peripartum cardiomyopathy
    cardiopulmonary arrest
    magnesium toxicity
    severe hypoxemia/acidosis
    massive embolism
    increased intracranial pressure, brainstem infarction
    molar pregnancy, gestational trophoblastic disease
    (like a pregnancy-induced cancer)
    malignant arrhythmia
    circulatory collapse
    placental abruption
    obstetric fistula

    and this is not a complete list…

  8. Aborting fetus’s should be illegal. Just as illegal as a murder. You’re murdering a child- no, a fetus who doesn’t understand anything that’s going on around it. You’re RUINING a life by not even letting it come into the world for not even a second. This utterly disgusts me.

  9. It may be a 0.001% for the woman dying from an abortion procedure, but is practically 100% for the human fetus to die. If the fetus is a human being (which science definitively dictates that it is), then abortion is NEVER "safe" — the child will almost always die. The man always talks about the women's safety, but what about the fetus' safety?

    Even though unsafe abortions are terrible and should be prevented, abortion should not be a plausible preventative option because it directly kills an innocent human life. The abortion debate boils down to what a fetus is — and this video did not supply any scientific evidence that a fetus or embryo is not a human being with rights. I wonder why…

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  11. people really arguing at what point does the fetus become human? it's human as soon as the eggs are fertilized ! it's alive! it's growing up to be a human! cells are alive! they multiply and form the human so carrying out the abortion whether the heart is beating or whether the fetus/embryo can feel pain doesn't make it humane or in anyway okay!

  12. I remember I was 16 and I was in my 3rd trimester and I told my dad that I was pregnant and well he made me get an abortion so a week later I got one he said if i didn’t get one he would disown me cuz he said I was to young to have a baby and he said I was not ready to have kids. Well I wasn’t but…..

  13. Such and Such is used to "empty the contents"….. YOU MEAN: to suck out and remove the BABY. Let's just make that clear! Holy Crap. The Contents? You people at ASAP SCIENCE are monsters. Change the channel name to ANTI SCIENCE. Fits you better. ♥️♥️♥️

  14. My folks raised eight of us kids without killing any of us or tossing us in a dumpster somewhere, God bless them for not being selfish pro-choice shitbags!!😎

  15. i dont rlly agree w abortion, but in my opinion it depends on the situation. if someone pretty young gets r*ped or sum shit and has no control over it, i think she should abort it, i wouldnt want a strangers baby. yes, abortion is sad, but half the time the fetus isnt fully developed, meaning it isnt rlly a person yet. its the mothers choice, but sometimes its the persons fault for being dumb and not using a condom 🤷🏻‍♂️

  16. Today we are going to learn ok so people are saying abortion is murder first of all you can't murder something that's that alive. Women get abortions before the first 20 weeks of pregnancy you are not allowed by the law to get abortion after that a baby develops on nervous system after 20 weeks which means they feel no pain which also means that they don't have a nervous system brain heartbeat or anything's a human has which in that case it's not murder it's just a sperm

  17. Well I got an abortion today and honestly getting a tooth pulled out is much more traumatic. The actual procedure took literally 5 minutes.

  18. Based on what I’ve seen in my life, most pro-choice people think all pro-life people are against any and all abortions, no matter what. That’s not the case. If having a baby is going to kill you, get an abortion. Duh. However, I personally don’t think you should take away a life just because you “don’t want it”. If you get pregnant and it won’t kill you or wasn’t the result of rape, then keep it. There’s some who think that before 21 weeks it’s not a “life” it’s just a bundle of cells. What will be the first thing we hear if we ever find the tiniest of cells on mars?? That we found LIFE on Mars. The definition of a cell is “the smallest unit of LIFE”. Cells are life, and you’re taking it away by getting an abortion. Again, if that life will kill you, or if it was the product of a rape, then I think it’s okay to get an abortion. But other than that?? I don’t agree with it. Thanks for coming to my ted talk lol

  19. I unfortunately have had a miscarriage and had to take pills followed by a curettage. I don’t know if that counts as an abortion, because I’m against them.

  20. Instead of killing an innocent life just put some rubber on your partners pee pee, not only does it stop pregnancy but also prevents stds

  21. Personally idk what to think about this
    I would say I’m more in the middle
    The thing I really wanna know that nobody really knows is
    When does the child get his/her’s soul?
    Like if the fetus could think the moment or week after it was created then I would be pro life
    But really the fetus is jest a fetus and can’t even think for itself
    And y’all pro life peoples be like
    Oh it has a heart like a week after it being cells or what not but like, does it even have a soul yet? Can it even think about what is going on? Or where am I? No, Atleast, don’t think so. I can’t even remember when I was in the womb and you don’t even start getting memories till your three years old soooooooooo
    Idk I’m in between in all this

  22. Why don't they show actual pictures instead of drawings. Because nobody wants to see it, people want to believe it's "neat and clean" instead of a horrific bloody mess.

  23. The crazy part is that religiously speaking aborted babys go to heaven while if the clump of cells grew to become a more complex clump of cells they are more than likely going to hell because not many accept Christ

  24. Uuuhhh check your facts. In abortions, there are not 1/100,000 deaths. There is actually a 100% fatality rate because you are killing a freakin baby in every procedure. 🤷🏽‍♀️

  25. Or how about we let the smart and strong people survive and let the weak and stupid die? Why not make women responsible for their choices instead of being able to erase someone's potential chance at life for convenience? If women KNEW abortion was not an available option (at least legally in a safe doctors office), then two things would happen. The stupid would die from self attempting it (thank goodness, those genes don't need to be spread), and the smart would be more selective about who they spread their legs to. Plain and simple.

  26. I can't believe people are here discussing their perspectives on prolife and prochoice on this page.A lot of women that found those page just want to find HELP.Shame on you.

  27. I am prochoice and don't care what trimester of pregnancy the woman is! It's a private medical decision between a woman and her doctor! Nothing will change my mind, ever!

  28. No ever tells you the aftermath of having an abortion, they say "oh you should get an abortion, because we have financial issues, your too young to even have a baby, your raped, you'll die, im not gonna support you, you still have to finished school, your not ready at all !". And of course people are gonna be distressed having an unplanned pregnanacy and be like abortion is the only way out! But what happens when you deeply regret I mean lets be honest, humans have their instincts or gut feelings too! Especially a mother instincts was to raise amd protect her young. And for the women who believe it my body my choice! Thats your decision but there will always be your instincts telling you what have you done and where's my baby. Theres many abortion regret stories and all these women have in common feeling shame, guilt and wish they could go back in time and cancel the abortion, but they cant and they say still to this day "abortion was the absolute worst decision in my life"

  29. "people who commit abortions are evil psychopaths"
    well by the same token..
    "People who allow babies to be born into abusive families, or allow the birth of a handicapped child who will endure so much pain and die early anyway, are evil psychopaths."

  30. Abortion is killing a child why are you explaining this as if it's not a HUMAN BEING that's being ripped apart piece by piece? #CHOOSELIFE #CHOOSELOVE

  31. I can also make a video and say that everything in my video is science. Everyone spreads their beliefs in this age of social networks, and everyone says it's science. Intellectual dishonesty

  32. You have to understand that health is a business. Many doctors have become rich practicing abortions and do not care if it is ethical. If I am not mistaken, there are institutions that receive children from mothers who cannot, or do not want, to take care of their children. When it comes to abortions, each case must be analyzed carefully. Because we are talking about human lives that do not have the capacity to defend or complain. When a man and a woman live irresponsibly, a pregnancy is inevitable.

  33. I like that they made an informative video about abortion 💪🏼 let’s keep informing the world, if we’re gonna put our opinions out there let’s at least know what we’re talking about

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