Textbook describes abortion method where child is born alive

A textbook documents a type of abortion where babies are removed alive. This type of abortion, performed like doing a C-section, is rarely done today, but has been done in the past.

“After the first trimester, the traditional abortion technique consists of injecting a hormone-like substance (prostaglandin) or a saline solution into the amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus. When all other methods have failed, a hysterectomy is performed. This procedure is essentially a caesarean section and may result in the fetus being born alive.”

Lewis R. Aiken Dying, Death, and Bereavement, 4th ed. (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001), 195

Second trimester baby – 16 weeks

Second trimester baby – 16 weeks

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