>>>Abortion may occur naturally due to some reasons, this is often refer to as 'miscarriage' or spontaneous abortion. >>>>>
There are laws made in different parts of the world in respect to abortion. In Nigeria, abortion is a serious issue, however, before abortion will be carried out, two doctors must agree that the the life of the woman is at risk.
>>>>Nigerian Abortion Law reads>>>
A person is not criminally responsible for performing in good faith and with reasonable care and skill a surgical operation...upon an unborn child for the preservation of the mother’s life if the performance of the operation is reasonable, having regard to the patient’s state at the time and all the circumstances of the case”.
Any person who, with intent to procure the miscarriage of a woman, unlawfully administers to her any noxious thing or uses any other means is subject to fourteen years’ imprisonment. A woman who undertakes the same act with respect to herself or consents to it is subject to seven years’ imprisonment.
Any person who supplies any thing knowing that it is intended to be unlawfully used to procure a miscarriage is subject to three years’ imprisonment.
Abortions has many complications with it depending on how safe the abortion is carried out and by who. World Health Organization defines unsafe abortions as those performed by unskilled individuals, with hazardous equipment, or in unsanitary facilities.
No medical procedure is entirely free but it posses lesser risk than those carried out by unskilled individuals and non-professionals.
Abortion can have some immediate effect on the person which may include>>>>bleeding, nausea, vomiting, and foul-smelling discharge.
The risk associated with abortion>>>>
Damage to the cervix>>>
Damage to the uterus>>>
Damage to other vital organs>>>
Abortion can be associated promiscuity, smoking, drug abuse, and eating disorders which all contribute to increased risks of health problems.