Abortionist calls abortion a “blind procedure”

Abortionist William J. Sweeney III, MD comments on the medical difficulty of abortion:

“The first reason I don’t like abortions is technical: it’s such a blind procedure. You can’t see what you’re doing, and you can’t really feel what you’re doing. Abortion is certainly not the simple, obvious process people have been led to believe.”

He recalls a conversation with a colleague who also did abortions. The other doctor says:

“My wife said to me the other night, “It’s just like a D&C, isn’t it?” So I told her, “Hell, no.”

“Hell, no” is right,” I replied. As interns we did D&Cs, where we dilate the cervix and scrape the lining of the uterus. But a nonpregnant uterus is a rather firm organ. Put a curette inside and at least you can feel the uterine walls. A pregnant uterus on which you perform an abortion is soft. You can’t feel the top of it. It’s like curetting a cloud. You could perforate that uterus without ever knowing it and then have to go back and operate abdominally to repair the damage you might have done.”

William J. Sweeney III, MD, Barbara Lang Stern Woman’s Doctor: A Year in the Life of an Obstetrician-Gynecologist (New York: Morrow & Company, 1973) 204, 205

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