Cut-Throat Abortion Procedures

Abortion, Procedures, Methods, Surgical, Medical, RU-486, Curettage, Dangerous, Harmful, Side Effects

Although there are many different ways that abortions are committed, what they share in common is that they are all quite dehumanizing.

They range from surgical procedures to the new mifepristone (the abortion pill).

In 2007, 86% of abortions were performed by curettage (which includes dilatation and evacuation [D&E]).

Most curettage abortions are suction procedures [1]. An abortion being performed as curettage means that it involves a hook shaped knife.

These abortions are invasive and possibly dangerous.

With all kinds of curettage abortions, they expand the cervix and insert the knife. However, after this point the procedures become different:

• Dilation and Curettage- this form uses curettage to scrap the fetus and placenta and then the fetus is suctioned out of the uterus [2].

• Dilation and Evacuation- this is similar to D&C, but this one introduces forceps as necessary to remove the fetus [3].

Either way, abortion involving curettage is painful for the fetus, and harmful for the mother. The side effects for the mother can include [4]:

• Fever
• Sweating
• Perforation on the uterus
• Blood Clots

The majority of abortions are performed this way, and they have dangerous side effects that could severely hurt the woman.

If women were really made aware of all of these side effects, do you really believe they would choose an abortion?



[1] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). “Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2007.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 Feb 2011. Web. 26 Jun 2011.

[2] American Pregnancy Association. (2006). “Surgical Abortion Procedures.” American Pregnancy Association, Nov 2006. Web. 26 Jun 2011.

[3] Ibid

[4] Ibid


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