The use of medications with presumed medicinal properties to induce abortions is documented right through recorded history. But, the advent of safe and efficient regimens for medical abortion (MA) also sometimes termed medication pregnancy termination, or nonsurgical abortion is more recent.
Introduction to Medical Abortion:
Scientific trials of just mifepristone for early abortion started in 1982 and documented complete abortion rates of lower than 80%. It was soon discovered that the rates could be improved to virtually 100% if a misoprostol was administered 24-48 hours following mifepristone.
Pregnancy termination through medication is one of the most important developments in the field of reproductive health, equally in countries where abortion is legalized on broad grounds or on request and in others where it is prohibited. Where termination of pregnancy is allowed and MA has been approved. It provides a safe, effective, and non-invasive option to surgical abortion and is highly suitable to women whether it was induced by the combined regimen or by misoprostol only.
Religious approaches to medical abortion:
Even though medical abortion being very safe, effective and women worldwide buy abortion pills to induce it, yet it has been a debatable topic. Some issues generate a profound division within and among the various religious groups as that of pregnancy termination. The power of the topic to generate debate is associated with its profundity as a human issue.
Termination of pregnancy is linked to life and death, procreation and sexuality. All of these are integrally related in the human psyche. Public policy questions are raised by questions regarding the power of the state to regulate subjects that relate to personal well-being and population growth. The lawful question as to the relation between religious and/or moral issues and the government powers of coercion and enforcement is also posed.
Understanding the reasons behind the differences among people of intelligence and good faith is perhaps more importantly than simply listing or citing statements that have been made by the different groups. Still, the primary emphasis will fall upon the statements themselves. Every group does not receive equal time or space, in part because some have more complex approaches.
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