The most common method of abortion during the first 12 weeks of
pregnancy. General or local anesthesia is given to the mother and her
cervix is quickly dilated. A suction curette (hollow tube with a
knife-edged tip) is inserted into the womb. This instrument is then
connected to a vacuum machine by a transparent tube. The vacuum suction,
29 times more powerful than a household vacuum cleaner, tears the fetus and
placenta into small pieces which are sucked through the tube into a bottle and
This method is similar to the suction method with the added
insertion of a hook shaped knife (curette) which cuts the baby into pieces. The
pieces are scraped out through the cervix and discarded. [Note: This abortion
method should not be confused with a therapeutic D&C done for reasons other than
and Evacuation (D&E)
This method is used up to 18 weeks' gestation. Instead of the
loop-shaped knife used in D&C abortions, a pair of forceps is inserted
into the womb to grasp part of the fetus. The teeth of the forceps twist
and tear the bones of the unborn child. This process is repeated until
the fetus is totally dismembered and removed. Usually the spine must be
snapped and the skull crushed in order to remove them.
Five steps to a partial birth abortion:
1. Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby's legs
2. The baby's leg is pulled out into the birth canal.
3. The abortionist delivers the baby's entire body, except for
4. The abortionist jams scissors into the baby's skull. The
scissors are then opened to enlarge the skull.
5. The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted.
The child's brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby
is then removed.
Thankfully, Congress has passed a law to make this awful
procedure illegal. The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) would make it legal
again. See politics.
What has become of us?
It is time to stop the slaughter of innocent human life.
In the name of “Social Justice,”
have come to support infanticide,
the gravest injustice a society can
Individually or collectively,
no issue carries greater moral weight.
Please, make a personal commitment to always
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