Abortion Methods

As much as abortion advocates like to say it, abortion is not a simple procedure. There are several different types, and the further along a woman is in her pregnancy, these methods become more difficult and dangerous. All of these methods have one thing in common: they take the life of an innocent, unborn child.

In many of these methods, the mother’s cervix must be dilated. This is done using dilators, which are curved metal instruments which open the cervix in just a few seconds. This can cause permanent damage to the mother.

  1. Suction aspiration – This is done exactly how it sounds: the baby is sucked out of the womb through a small tube. This is most common during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The abortionist will attached a suction curette, a hollow tube with a knife-edged tip, to a vacuum machine. The suction power is almost 30 times stronger than a home vacuum cleaner. The baby is torn apart and its remains are thrown away. If parts of the baby’s body are still in the womb, the abortion doctor will scrape out the remains.
  2. Dilation and Curettage (D&C) – This is like a suction aspiration, but it also uses a curette, which is a knife shaped like a hook. The curette cuts the baby into pieces, making it easier to scrape the baby out of the cervix. This causes a lot of bleeding.
  3. Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) – This method is used after 12 weeks. Instead of a knife, the abortionist uses forceps to grab the baby and dismember it. The abortionist usually has to break the spine and crush the skull to remove them.
  4. Salt Poisoning (saline injection) – This method is used after 16 weeks. The abortionist inserts a needle through the mother’s abdomen to inject a salt solution into the baby’s sac. This solution poisons the baby and burns off the outer layer of skin. After 24 hours, the mother goes into labor and gives birth to a dead baby. However, not all babies die from this, although most abortion doctors leave the child to die if he or she survives, although some have been adopted.
  5. Prostaglandin chemical abortion – This method is used at six months. The Upjohn Pharmaceutical Co. developed chemicals taht cause the uterus to contract much more intensely than normal. The contractions usually kill the baby and push it out of the womb. In some cases, the baby has survived.
  6. Hysterotomy (Caesarean section) – This is similar to a C-section, except the abortionist cuts the umbilical cord before the baby leaves the womb. This cuts off all oxygen and causes the baby to suffocate. If the baby survives, it is left to die.
  7. Intracardiac injection – The abortionist injects poison into the baby’s heart. There have been cases when the mother has died due to severe bleeding or sepsis. In some cases where the mother was pregnant with multiple children and wanted to reduce the number, all of the babies were killed.
  8. Chemical abortions – This includes the pill RU-486, IUDs, methotrexate, Norplant, prostaglandins, and Depo Provera, which all cause early abortions. Some birth control pills kill the baby soon after conception if ovulation occurs.
  9. Partial-birth abortion (Dilation and extraction) – This method is used anytime after four months. President George W. Bush signed the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in 2003. There are five steps to a partial-birth abortion:
    1. The abortionist uses forceps to grasp the baby’s legs.
    2. The baby’s leg is pulled into the birth canal.
    3. The abortionist pulls the baby’s body except for the head out of the womb.
    4. The abortionist jams scissors into the base of the baby’s skull and opens them to enlarge the skull.
    5. The abortionist inserts a suction catheter and sucks out the baby’s brains. The skull collapses and the dead baby is removed.

What is an IUD? – An IUD, or intrauterine device, is a small plastic or copper and plastic object that is inserted into the uterus. IUDs prevent the baby from implanting onto the uterine wall, essentially causing an abortion. Mirena, a popular type of IUD, also contains a hormone called levonorgestrel, which prevents ovulation. Side effects of Mirena include ovarian cysts, pelvic and abdominal pain, depression, severe acne, and headaches, among other things. It can perforate the uterine wall or embed itself into it, which would require surgery to remove.

Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers always tout the safety and low risks of using IUDs, but if you type “Merina” in your search engine, web sites about lawsuits and IUD injury will pop up. LifeAfterMerina.blogspot.ca also has stories about women’s horrible experiences with Merina and IUDs.

RU-486, the “Abortion Pill” – The most common method of abortion for a baby less than nine weeks old is RU-486, a.k.a. the abortion pill. RU-486 is actually a series of two drugs: a dose of mifeprestone at the abortion clinic, followed by a dose of oral misoprostol 48 hours later. The second dose is usually taken at home, where the dead baby is flushed out of the womb. Side effects include pain, bleeding, nausea, heart palpitations, anemia, fainting, fatigue, breast and skin conditions, and fevers. One U.S. woman nearly died of severe bleeding as a result of taking the abortion pill.

No matter what Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers say, the abortion pill is not safe and painless. There have been countless women who have experience severe pain while taking it and have had to suffer through the abortion alone in their homes. So much for caring about women’s health.

Information from Prolife.com, NRLC.org, and LifeSiteNews.com

Abortion instruments

This is what an IUD looks like when inserted into the uterus.



Partial-birth abortion



Dialation and Evacuation Abortion


Suction aspiration abortion – notice how the illustration calls it “tissue,” even though it is clear it is a living human being.


Salt poisoning