When an abortion is done, something – call it tissue, a fetus, a baby, or whatever (tfbw for short) – something is extracted from the body of the woman. Our question here is, what do they do with it?
The answer depends on the kind of abortion done. Some, such as saline abortions (also called salt poisonings), result in the woman actually going into labor and delivering the dead tfbw. Well, usually they’re dead. Sometimes they are delivered kicking and screaming and writhing in agony because the saline solution got into their lungs, and it is burning them from the inside. Anyway, if that happens, they just ignore it for a while, and eventually it stops. Then they can dispose of it. The options are: incinerating, flushing down a toilet, grinding up in the garbage disposal, or just throwing it out in the garbage.
There’s another procedure, called a dilation and evacuation (D&E) that involves pulling the arms and legs off, and removing them from the womb one at a time. Usually, as long as it’s not too late-term, the limbs come off easily (although I’m told it still takes some physical strength to do it). As the parts are removed, they are assembled on a tray, and an inventory is done to make sure everything came out. The head is the hardest part to remove in this procedure, and usually has to be “deflated”. That involves sucking the brain matter out, then crushing the skull. The parts so removed are not quite as difficult to dispose of, given that the parts are smaller than the whole tfbw.
Suction Aspiration is used up to 12 weeks, and involves sucking the tfbw out through a tube. The suction is nearly 30 times more powerful than a houslhold vaccum cleaner, so it’s pretty efficient. The tissue is collected in a bottle, so it’s the easiest to dispose of.
Other methods include D&C, Prostaglandin Chemical Abortion, Hysterotomy and partial birth abortion. The D&C is like suction asperation, except that there’s also some cutting away of the peices that don’t succumb to the suction. Prostaglandin Chemical Abortion, Hysterotomy andpartial birth abortion are used after 30 weeks, so disposal is a real problem.
I present these to you without editorial comment, because I want the facts to stand on their own. If you care to look further, there are plenty of web sites that cover the specifics, many with hi-res pictures and even video.
The one thing all abortion clinics agree on is that they never refer to the tfbw as a baby. Doing so will exponentially increase the odds that the girl (or woman) will opt to carry her baby to full term and deliver it live. That’s the last thing they want to have happen. In “Confession of an Ex-Abortionist” – Dr Bernard Nathanson reveals some of the gory details, and gives us a peek at the campaign to deaden our sense of revulsion, so that they could make lots and lots of money.
Welcome to the brave new world of choice!