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Some Methods of Early Abortion:
Term "early abortion" is used to describe an abortion performed within the twelve weeks; the term "very early abortion" is used to describe an abortion performed within the first seven weeks since a woman’s last menstrual period. When used on a developing baby, any method will result in its death.
Manual Vacuum A (MVA0 or Sharp Curettage, a horrible procedure! (D&C):
Vacuum Aspiration or Sharp Curettage (D&C): (6 to 16 wks) powerful suction tube inserted through the cervix and into the uterus. The abortionist begins by dilating the mom's cervix until it is large enough to allow a cannula to be inserted into her uterus. The cannula is a hollow plastic tube that is connected to a vacuum-type pump by a flexible hose. The abortionist runs the tip of the cannula along the surface of the uterus causing the baby to be dislodged and sucked into the tube - either whole or in pieces. Amniotic fluid and the placenta are likewise suctioned through the tube and, together with the other body parts, end up in a collection jar. Any remaining parts are scraped out of the uterus with a surgical instrument called a curette. Following that, another pass is made through the mom's uterus with the suction machine to help insure that none of the baby's body parts have been left behind. The contents of the collection jar are examined to assure that all fetal parts and an adequate amount of tissue commensurate with gestational age are present. MVA successfully terminates an "unwanted pregnancy" 99.5% of the time. How sad that anyone would consider this!
Mifepristone: (5 to 7 wks) is also known as RU-486 or the "Abortion Pill." RU-486 is a drug that has been used in Europe for some years (in combination with a prostaglandin drug) to terminate a pregnancy. The generic drug name is mifepristone, but it is more commonly known as RU-486. This information and instruction discussion is based on the assumption that you have had counseling and competent guidance in making your decision to seek this procedure for termination of the pregnancy.
RU-486 also has potential as a menstrual inducer, to be taken several
days before a woman's period is due. In addition, it is being studies as
a treatment for other disorders such as endometriosis, breast cancer and
Cushing's syndrome. When followed by misoprostol, it is 92-98% effective
in ending an unwanted pregnancy. Aside from killing the baby, RU-486 is very dangerous to the woman if used in the wrong way.
to 9 wks) though not approved by the FDA for this use, a methotrexate injection
kills the unborn child by interfering with the growth process (cell division).
It may also affect attachment of the embryo to the uterine wall. Several
days later, the woman is treated with prostaglandin (misoprostol) suppositories
to expel the fetus; woman aborts at home. Requires three visits to a doctor
to complete process. What a cruel way to destroy human life.
Some Methods of Late Abortion:
Dilation & Evacuation (D&E):
Dilation & Evacuation (D&E): (13 to 20+ wks) the cervix is pried open. Using forceps, the abortionist tears the child out of the womb, limb by limb. The child is then reassembled to assure that no fetal parts are left inside. Possible complications include infection, cervical laceration and uterine perforation. Why anyone would want to kill their unborn child's future is bad enough but to submit yourself to all those possible complications is just plain dumb.
Prostaglandin: (16 to 38 wks) also called misoprostol, this chemical which induces premature labor, is given as suppositories or an injection; live births are common. Hazards include convulsions, vomiting, and cardiac arrest. The baby pays the highest price with their life.
Digoxin Induction: (20 to 32 wks) involves injecting a lethal chemical directly into the baby's heart followed by labor induction with prostaglandin. This is a good example of cruel and horrible punishment for selfish reasons.
Saline Abortion: (16 to 32+ wks) a long needle is inserted into the woman's abdomen, and a salty solution is injected into the amnionic fluid. The salt poisons the child, burning its lungs and skin. A dead baby is then delivered within 24 hours. This method is rarely used any more due to the serious health risks to the woman. Why someone would even use this procedure is just plain crazy. Why not just put the baby up for adoption?
Hysterotomy: (24 to 38 wks): The procedure is simply an early Caesarean section. After an incision is made through the abdomen and uterus, the unborn child is lifted out and allowed to die. The risks are the same as for a normal Caesarean section. Another way of describing this procedure is to say the baby was starved to death. What a cruel way to treat an innocent baby.
D&X: (20 to 32+ wks) also known as "partial-birth abortion" this dangerous method of late abortion, termed "bad medicine" by the American Medical Association, involves pulling the baby out feet first into the birth canal while the head remains in the uterus. The abortionist then makes a hole in the back of the skull to remove the brains with a suction catheter. The head collapses allowing the child to be removed in one piece. Thank God President George W. Bush signed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban into law. The law has not been implemented because the abortion industry is trying to overturn it in the Courts. As this insane litigation goes on babies are being killed every month by this procedure.
Here are some other possible complications of an abortion
There may be some physical or psychological complications with an abortion. These may be a factor in your decision to have an abortion so we have summarized some of the main possible complications below.
As with any operation, an abortion may cause some significant blood loss. A normal abortion performed in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy will cause very little bleeding. If the patient is experiencing heavy bleeding for weeks following the abortion then this is likely due to the incomplete removal of the placenta.
There may be a problem with infection after the procedure has been performed. This may be due to contaminated tools, an existing infection or pieces of placenta which have been mistakenly left in the uterus. These infections are normally treated with antibiotics.
Damage to Organs:
Physical damage to the interior organs is also a possibility during the abortion procedure. Any instrument which is used in the uterus could possibly be passed through the muscle of the uterus. This normally heals without any further care. The cervix may also become damaged by the clamp used during abortion. If the clamp falls off, it may damage the cervix which can be sutured to correct any difficulty.
How you react after an abortion is influenced by the circumstance leading to it and the support and kindness of family, friends and health personnel. Many women are relieved afterwards; others feel a sense of loss and a need to mourn. Women who have had mixed feelings leading up to the abortion may need more time to deal with their decision afterward.
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