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not allow prohibition. Something inside us feels the need to strike out at that, which restrains us and holds us from the life we want. Just as prohibition of alcohol made a black market for liquor. Government, through regulation, had once again created a need that would be fulfilled by the lawless. Most doctors refused to treat the women who so desperately wanted abortions. Women, seeing no other solution to their problems, were often desperate enough to turn to these ?Back Room? clinics. These clinics were located in poverty-ridden sections of the city and their conditions were really bad. The places themselves were layered with filth and disease. Inexperienced and so-called doctors and nurses treated the desperate girls with crude equipment, and some times because of these

inexperienced surgeons, many girls died at the time of these illegal surgeries. When the girls could not afford to pay for these illegal and high priced surgeries, some of them chose to perform the act themselves. ?Knitting needles, coat hangers, antiseptic douches and poisons were used most often.?(Welton 123). Emergency rooms primarily in more urban areas were reporting higher numbers of intractable bleeding to the point of death. Pelvic inflammatory disease and other forms of life threatening diseases were on the rise. Self induced poisoning was another complication.(Boyer 98). One thing that most people do not think about is fetus. Abortion is defined as ? The induced termination of a pregnancy before it is capable of survival as an individual? (Frohock 186). Considering this

definition, at the time of abortions, the fetus is not an individual. One needs to take into consideration the developmental stages of the fetal life span. Most abortions occur soon after the confirmation of pregnancy, (usually prior to 12 weeks gestation). The first twelve weeks is known as the first trimester or the embryonic phase. At this time the fetus is about 3-3.5 inches long having a weight of 15-20 grams. The neurological system is primitive at best, demonstrating only vague swimming motions. (Rosenblatt 37). The second trimester heralds at a time of rapid growth. At about 20 weeks the mother usually first perceives fetal movement. After 24 weeks, the brain resembles that of a mature person. The fetal weight is about 650 grams. (Rosenblatt 39). The third trimester is

from 24 weeks to birth (approximately 40 weeks). At 26th week, the nervous system begins to regulate some body processes. (40). It is only logical that the more complex the neurological system, the more likely one is to induce pain or end a sense of self if in fact that sense exists prior to birth. (Frohock 28). The people, who ask questions about the killing of fetus, I personally would like to ask a question from them, that what would they do if they come to know about their daughters or sisters getting pregnant and also at an underage? Would they still like to just ask questions about fetus and the life of fetus?, I guess not. I would also like to question the people who talk about women having, the right of abortion, that what would they do if their sister or daughter was

pregnant at an underage and her so called boyfriend had suddenly disappeared from the scene or was not willing to give his name to the child for some reason. Would they let their sister or daughter to keep the baby or force her to get an abortion, thinking of what would people in the society say? I agree with some people who talk about orphans and that some women who do give birth to a baby and later are unable to raise it, they surrender the babies to the orphan homes. I would also want to ask those women a question about their foolishness that why would they give birth to a child at the first place?, and if they did they should try to give it for adoption in their family or take care of it. If they cannot for a reason that they are underage and their so-called boyfriends are

not willing to give their name to the child, then according to me the reason is justified. On the other hand, if they are just abandoning the child because they just think it would be really tough for them to raise a child. Besides they have to enjoy their life, partying all nights, getting drunk, and not caring about the little life they gave birth to, then I think those women are not only wrong but also a disgrace to the humanity. These women should think about the fact that there are a lot of families just wanting to have a child but are not able to for some reason and they are just waiting for it with open arms. The people who don?t have a child, can only explain, how hard life is for them? In India, people are very religious, as per what I?ve seen, being born there. The