What is it?
Surgical abortion is an action that surgically kills a baby while he is growing in his mother's womb. Depending on the age of the baby at the time that the abortion is carried out, different methods can be used.
How does it work?
Suction Aspiration (or vacuum curettage, first trimester): requires the insertion of a powerful suction tube with a sharp cutting edge into the womb through the dilated cervix. The suction dismembers the preborn baby, tearing the placenta from the mother's womb, sucking out blood, amniotic fluid and the pieces of the preborn baby.
Dilation and Curettage (D & C, first trimester): requires the cervix to be dilated so that a medical instrument can be inserted into the womb where the preborn baby cut apart and removed in pieces. The placenta is then scraped off the womb. This method should not be confused with routine D & Cs done for strictly medical reasons.
Dilation and Evacuation (second trimester): similar to D & C. Forceps are inserted in the womb to rip apart the preborn baby and remove the pieces from the womb. The preborn baby's skull will have hardened by this time, and must be crushed before it can be removed.
Dilation and Extraction (second and third trimester): also known as "partial birth abortion" requires the turning of the baby in the womb so that his body, except for his head, can be delivered. Then his brains are sucked out, his head collapsed and he is delivered dead.
Prostaglandin Injection (second trimester): the hormone is injected to prematurely induce labor. The baby is often alive during this procedure and is left to die in trash can or a sink.
Saline Injection (second or third trimester): requires a needle to be inserted into the mother's abdomen so that amniotic fluid can be removed. This fluid is then replaced with a concentrated salt that burns the baby's skin. Within three days the mother will deliver a burned, dead baby.
Urea Injection (second or third trimester): performed like the saline injection though this method is not as storng or as dangerous to the mother. This method is avoided because abortions are frequently incomplete.
Hysterotomy (third trimester): requires an incision in the abdomen so that the preborn baby, placenta and amniotic sac can be removed. Babies are often removed alive during the procedure and then left to die.
Each of these procedures renders a baby dead and in each case there are significant side effects that can be suffered by the mother.
Is surgical abortion safe?
No, such procedures are not safe. Following is partial list of side effects:
- increased breast cancer risk
- urine perforation
- high blood loss or severe hemorrhage
- permanent cervical or cardiovascular problems
- seizures or coma
- psychological disorders
What is my best option?
All methods of abortion have risks - physical and emotional. All these methods kill babies.
Please be aware that these are people willing to help you, listen to your concerns, arrange good prenatal care for you and be supportive as you decide what is best for you and your baby.
Be good to yourself - be good to your baby!