Maureen Paul, the chief medical officer at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, describes performing a partial birth abortion (see diagram below). She is speaking out against the partial birth abortion ban.
“I know what my purpose is. That my purpose in bringing … the fetal trunk out past the navel is to empty the uterus in the safest way possible. Yet [the ban] implies that I have this other purpose, which is to kill the fetus.”
Steven Ertelt “Despite Research, Planned Parenthood Doc Says Abortion Has No Complications” LifeNews.com March 30, 2004
Obviously, in an abortion, the fetus is killed. If the baby were removed alive, it would not be an abortion, but a delivery.
This diagram shows how partial birth abortions are done:Share on Facebook