Medical journal: dismembering fetus is “distressing”

From the Journal of Medical Ethics:17-wks

“It is clear that physically dismembering and removing the fetus is emotionally distressing for the doctor. A doctor, therefore, has to overcome an element of revulsion in order to do a late term surgical termination of pregnancy… Dismemberment of a baby so violates a general human instinct that it is morally worse than destruction of the fetus by other means.”

Nicholas Johnson, Journal of Medical Ethics 1989, vol. 15, p 82

Jenny Bryan Abortion (East Sussex, England: Wayland Publishers Limited, 1991) 43

The following chart illustrates the procedure this article mentions:

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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