1. Suction Aspiration: This is the procedure most often used in the first
trimester of pregnancy (the first three months). The abortionist inserts a
suction tube (similar to a vacuum hose with an extremely sharp end) into the
mother's womb. The suction and cutting edge dismember the baby while the
hose sucks the body parts into a collection bottle.
2. Dilation and Curettage (D & C): In this procedure, the abortionist uses a
loop shaped knife to cut the baby into pieces and scrape the uterine wall.
The baby's body parts are then removed and checked to make sure that no
pieces were left in the mother's womb.
3. Dilation and Evacuation (D & E): This form of abortion is used to kill
babies in the second trimester (24+ weeks). The abortionist uses a forceps
to grab parts of the baby (arms and legs) and then tears the baby apart. The
baby's head must be crushed in order to remove it because the skull bone has
hardened by this stage in the baby's growth.
4. Dilation and Extraction (also known as D & X or Partial-Birth Abortion):
Used to kill babies well into the third trimester (as late as 32 weeks old),
the abortionist reaches into the mother's womb, grabs the baby's feet with a
forceps and pulls the baby out of the mother, except for the head. The
abortionist then jams a pair of scissors into the back of the baby's head
and spreads the scissors apart to make a hole in the baby's skull. The
abortionist removes the scissors and sticks a suction tube into the skull to
suck the baby's brain out. The forceps are then used to crush the baby's
head and the abortionist pulls the baby's body out the rest of the way.
5. Salt Poisoning: This technique is used in the second and third trimester.
The abortionist sticks a long needle into the mother's womb. The needle
contains salt which is then injected into the amniotic fluid surrounding the
baby. The baby breathes in, swallows the salt and dies from salt poisoning,
dehydration, brain hemorrhage and convulsions. Taking nearly an hour to die,
the baby's skin is completely burned, turns red and deteriorates. The baby
is in pain the entire time. The mother goes into labor 24 - 48 hours later
and delivers a dead baby.
6. Prostaglandins: Used during the second and third trimester, prostaglandin
abortions involve the injection of naturally produced hormones into the
amniotic sac, causing violent premature labor. During these convulsions the
baby is often crushed to death or is born too early to have any chance of
7. Hysterotomy: Performed in the third trimester, this is basically an
abortive Cesarean section (C-section). The abortionist makes in an incision
in the mother's abdomen and removes the baby. The baby is then either placed
to the side to die or is killed by the abortionist or nurse.
8. Chemical abortion:
a. RU-486: RU-486 blocks the hormone that helps develop the lining of the
uterus during pregnancy (progesterone). This lining is the source of
nutrition and protection for the developing baby. The tiny boy or girl is
starved to death and then a second drug, misoprostol, causes contractions so
that the dead baby is expelled from the womb.
b. Methotrexate: Highly toxic, this chemical directly attacks and breaks
down the baby's fast-growing cells. It also attacks the life-support systems
the baby needs to survive. When the systems fail, the baby dies. Misoprostol
is then used to cause contractions and push the dead baby out of the womb.
c. Abortifacient birth control (the Pill, Depo-Provera, Norplant, the IUD,
Emergency Contraception). These abortion-causing chemicals and devices can
act to kill preborn children in the earliest days of life. It is well known
that abortifacient methods of birth control may act to inhibit ovulation and
prevent conception. However, most women don't know they also act to alter
the lining of the womb so that the implantation of a newly conceived child
cannot occur. If the child cannot implant in the lining of the womb to
receive nourishment, he or she dies.