Types of Induced Abortion (updated 2010)

Abortion is a termination of pregnancy that can be either spontaneous or induced. Birth is a termination of pregnancy. Spontaneous abortions are often called “miscarriages”. Induced abortions artificially end the pregnancy and, depending on how far the pregnancy has advanced (how developed the “young one” is), determine the method used. The following are abortion methods used: Suction Curettage: The mouth (cervix) of the womb is dilated. Sometimes it is damaged because during the pregnancy the cervix is closed tightly to protect the preborn human. A suction Curette (hollow tube with a knife-like edged tip) is inserted into the womb. A strong suction tears the preborn apart, drawing the pieces into a container. Great care must be used to prevent the womb from being torn and checking the fetal body parts to ensure a complete abortion. Dilation and Curettage (D & C): Similar to the suction method except for insertion of a loop-shaped knife (curette) which cuts the preborn “young one” apart and scrapes the pieces out through the cervix. Dilation and Evacuation (D & E): The mouth (cervix) of the womb is dilated. A curette is then used to dismember the child, and the parts of the human fetus’ body and its crushed head are removed by ring forceps. This method is used primarily at 13 to 20 weeks gestation. Saline Solution Method (Salt Poisoning): Outlawed in Japan and other countries, this procedure is becoming less popular due to its risk to the mother. A concentrated salted solution is injected into the amniotic sac surrounding the human fetus. The preborn inhales and swallows the solution and dies 1 to...