Pictures: Abortion at 12 Weeks

Here is what a healthy unborn child looks like a 12 weeks:


Before you look at the pictures of the babies aborted at 12 weeks, I want to share something with you. If you are woman considering abortion, and you came to this page wanting to find out more, I wanted talk to you from the heart and share some information with you you might not know.  If you are not a woman seeking an abortion, and/or don’t want to read my message just scroll down to see the pictures.

First I want to tell you a little more about your baby. I’m getting this info from the siteEndowment for Human Development, a scientific website affiliated with National Geographic. It has no ties to the prolife movement.

The baby inside you has had a beating heart for 9 weeks now. He or she has brain that is giving off waves.   Your baby responds to touch and will how a startle reaction when he or she is touched with something.  The baby will pull away and react when the abortion instruments come at her. Some scientists believe she can feel the pain of being ripped apart. She can have the hiccups. She is already right or left handed. She has lungs and “breathes” amniotic fluid to practice for breathing air when she is born. If she is a girl she has ovaries and a uterus of her own. Believe it or not, he or she not only has hands and fingers, but also fingerprints. These fingerprints mark her as a unique individual who has never existed before in all of history and will never exist again.

Jewels Green worked in an abortion clinic. Her clinic only provided 1st trimester abortions. She held women’s hands, watched women cry as they had their abortions. And in the backroom, she handled the broken pieces of the babies, holding the aborted babys’ feet up to a little chart to verify how far along the pregnancies were for the clinic’s paperwork. Even in the 1st trimester, many of the babies were fully  formed, like the pictures you just saw. She told me that after each abortion, she had to look through the torn apart remains and make sure there were two arms, two legs, one head ,etc. Any parts left behind could cause an infection in the mother.  In a book by pro-choice author Wendy Simonds called Abortion at Work, clinic worker “Risa’ says: 

“I hate it when people put it [the aborted fetus] together to look like a baby. I hate that…

On page 86-87 of the same book, Simonds says all the clinic workers she interviewed told her “they never look at the face” when processing ’tissue’ from abortions.

Right now you may feel frightened, worried and alone. I don’t know your situation, but I know there are places out there that can help you. There are these places called Crisis Pregnancy Centers. These centers exist all over the world. They can help with all kinds of things. The one in my town providers counseling, help finding medical care, a place to live if the woman is homeless, baby clothes, maternity clothes, cribs, diapers, information about applying for benefits if you choose to, job training, help finding a job, and even day care.

Also, most of these places will do an ultrasound. Most abortion clinics will do an ultrasound too, but they will charge you for it. The crisis pregnancy center will do one for free. If you DO decide to have an abortion, and you tell the clinic you have already had an ultrasound to verfiy length of pregnancy, they may say you don’t need another one- and you’ve just saved yourself a hundred dollars. The crisis pregnancy centers. can’t stop you from having an abortion, no one can, abortion is legal. But they can give you information about abortion’s risks and alternatives you may get at the clinic. And all their help is FREE. Whereas an abortion clinic is a business that makes profit and charges for everything it offers. The main reason abortion clinics have for turning away women and sending them home is not health problems, but lack of money. The owner of one abortion clinic said in the Chicago-Sun Times:  (he didn’t realize he was talking to a reporter)

“We have to sell abortions. We have to use all the tactics we can because just like my other businesses [a trucking firm, a pollution control business, and a real estate sales office] we have competition. Now, we have to go by the rules, but rules have to be broken if we are gonna get things done.”

Former abortion clinic worker Nina Whitten says:

“Every single transaction that we did was cash money. We wouldn’t take a check, or even a credit card. If you didn’t have the money, forget it. It was unusual at all for me to take 10,000 to 15,000 a day to the bank – in cash. It’s a lie when they tell you they’re doing it to help women because they’re not. They’re doing it for the money.”

There are MANY more quotes like this here.

Clinics can only stay open if they make money. They even charge for pregnancy tests, often many times more than you would pay buying one at the supermarket. (and its the same test) They don’t make any money if you walk out and have the baby. But crisis pregnancy centers have no financial stake in your decision. They will give you information that the clinic won’t, because they are afraid of losing your business.

I will give you the numbers and contact info for the pregnancy centers if you scroll down.

But first pleae look at some of the pictures of what will happen to your baby at 12 weeks if she or he is aborted.


Read Jewel’s Green’s testimony here.

Here is an excerpt:

“Working in the autoclave room was never, ever easy. I saw my lost child in every jar of aborted baby parts. One night after working autoclave my nightmares about dead babies were so gruesome and terrifying and intense I met with the clinic’s director to talk about my feelings. She was very understanding, open and honest, and painfully forthright when she told me, “What we do here is end a life. Pure and simple. There is no disputing this fact.”

And now the crisis pregnancy centers:

Birthright is another excellent organization that helps women considering abortion. They have centers mostly in English speaking countries. They are not affiliated with any religion. I called them once. When I told them I was pro-life, they made a point to tell me they were “not political” They will not try to sway your decision. They have a 24 hour hotline. Please call them at 1-800 550 4900

In the United Sates, Carenet is a Christian group of crisis pregnancy centers. They can help in many ways. Their page has an anonymous chat and they too have a hotline, as well as a directory you can search to find a center near you. Go here. 

And here is an international directory of pregnancy help.

If you have had an abortion and need support, here are some links for you to try.

There are other options for you than abortion. What about adoption? A lot of women feel they can’t “give away” their baby. But adoption is not the same as it used to be. Now there is open adoption, where you can be in touch with the family that raises your child and even be a part of that child’s life. I have a friend who is  therapist, who says that her clients who give babies up for adoption do much better emotionally than those who have abortions- because they know their babies are alive and happy and not dead. Another person I know gave her baby to a couple in Canada. Now she and the family are close and she spends every Christmas with the couple. She had another daughter, who she kept, and the girls are growing up like cousins. She didn’t lose a baby- she gained a family.

Please also know that abortion can cause a lot of heartache to you, the mother. Several huge studies in Finland that took medical records from several countries found that women who abort have a higher rate of needing psychiatric treatment both inpatient and outpatient and the suicide rate for women who abort is 6-7 times that of women who don’t. For teenagers, another study found a 10x higher suicide rate. Here are some studies.

Although women very rarely die of abortions in the first trimester, there are other risks. Having an abortion can create scar tissue on the uterus which can cause tubal pregnancy, a potentially fatal condition where a subsequent baby develops in the Fallopian tube. Also, scarring can cause infertility.  Damage to the cervix, the opening to the womb, (the cervix is meant to open slowly during hours of labor, not wrenched open in seconds by the abortionist) can cause miscarriages, premature births, and stillbirths when it gives away in a future pregnancy.  See studies here. 

Also, there are no less than 58 studies showing a link between abortion and breast cancer. This is because the breasts begin to change in the first days of pregnancy to get ready to produce milk, but don’t finish changing until the third trimester. Aborting before then puts them in an intermediate state, more susceptible, some researchers say, to cancer.

Finally before you go to the abortion clinic, read about what other women’s experiences with abortion were like. Silent No More collects the testimonies of women who had abortions. It has over 2000 stories. if you read what these women are saying, you may get an idea of what abortion is like. Also, if you do have an abortion, Silent No More can tell you where support groups and other resources for post-abortion women can be found.Read what other women are saying.

This is the injection of anesthesia, the first step in a first trimester abortion procedure.

To see more pictures of the abortion in progress go here. 

And if you just want someone to talk to, feel free to email me

Before you make your final choice I want to leave you with these words from a woman who had an abortion. When asked what she would say to other women considering it, she said:

Never killed the child. It will haunt you the rest of your life… Recognize that, if you have the abortion, you’re not only killing your child, you are killing someone’s brother/sister, someone’s cousin, someone’s friend, someone’s grandchild, someone’s mother, someone’s father, someone’s neighbor. Realize that abortion is killing children…”

Jeanne G Miller Lives Interrupted: the Unwanted Pregnancy Dilemma (Tyler, Texas, 2014) 126


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34 thoughts on “Pictures: Abortion at 12 Weeks”

  1. What a pervert person is not telling truth to the women. But lie facing the serious decisions that have to be made. sad.

    Grüße aus Europa,
    lasst Euch psychologisch behandeln, es gibt Hilfe!

  2. I’d just like to add my 2 cents. When I was 18 years old, I had an abortion. It was before 12 weeks. All I had to do was take some pills and insert 1 pill intomy vagina. There was no brutal or gruesome dismemberment involved. And to be honest, I really haven’t lost any sleep over the incident. I actually had my first and only child about a year later. I don’t believe I am suffering any sort of long term emotional or mental damage. I just think its important for the full spectrum to be made known. This article only talks about the most nauseating details of one type of abortion. My sister had a miscarriage once and the baby had to be removed from her, exactly the same way an abortion would have been done. Yet there is no outcry over this. I wonder how many of these photos and quotes refer to dismembered fetuses that are a result of miscarriage. I am not a heartless savage. I’m a loving mother. But I honestly don’t give any second thoughts to the appointment I made at a women’s clinic 10 years ago, and I hate seeing women shamed and driven to psychological destruction for choosing to end pregnancy.

  3. ps.I think to make amends in some small way, women who have abortions can do a few things to ease their pain and emotional trauma, as it is not an easy decision psychologically. On the contrary of being heartless selfish people as some would like to project as an image onto us, we are in fact often making decisions out of love, fear, and emotional distress. We need empathy not apathy!

    I plan to buy a gift to donate to Santa’s Anonymous for the rest of my life as a memorial, plus will look at sponsoring a child in a developed country to support giving it a future from impoverishment, as well as help support the child’s health and well-being. I wish there was an organization that helped women who abort sponsor children that also has a forum so we can talk about our feelings and experiences as well.

  4. I am 49 and have only had one period in the last 2 years. My FSH is 58 which means I am menopausal. I also had endometriosis when younger and have fibroids and polycystic ovarian syndrome and I smoke…I recently found out I am pregnant against all these odds and it was a natural conception. I only knew the father for a brief time and only had sex 5 times, because it was a short relationship since I found out he was a liar and cheater, then stole a large amount of money from me. It was the first time I had sex in years.
    Anyways, with no current job, and no savings now, plus would be a single mother at my age with no child support as the father takes no responsibility, would sentence both of us to a life of poverty, not to mention possible health risks to both of us. I will be terminating this pregnancy as I believe it is the most humane thing to do, even though this type of decision is very difficult from a moral standpoint. I think it is every woman’s right to decide what to do with her body, especially as having a child affects the rest of her life! Adoption is an option but not in my case as I would always be very concerned about the child’s welfare and that would be harder for me to emotionally and mentally deal with than termination, especially since I am religious. Although killing is a sin, there are also a list of many other sins and no one sin is worse than another. I just want to say that women should not be shamed or guilt-ridden into having unwanted children from professionals or others that are not the ones that will be raising the child for the next 20 years.

    1. Dearest Anna,

      Would you have considered giving the child up for adoption? If you ever find yourself in a situation like this again, please consider it. I would choose to raise your child, or any one else’s, in an instant. Blessings, Amy

  5. I’m currently pregnant. So far, I’m 12 weeks. And I was seriously considering abortion, but after reading most of these comments, I’ve changed my mind. I think every child, unborn or not, deserves a chance to be someone and show their parents what could become of them. I’m very proud of my decision to keep my baby. And everyone coming to this site seeking support or direction, please listen to any and all of these comments and think through your options. Even though you feel scared and alone, the baby you now have will comfort you and take care of you when you’re older. So, don’t be afraid to be a mom. It will be one of the best experiences of your entire life.

  6. I just had a miscarriage at 12weeks n 2 days n logged in to see pictures of what is being expelled. thanks for the information

  7. I see nothing wrong with any of these pictures. These are choices that people have a right to make, and this is nothing more than medical waste. It’s unfortunate that we can’t put fetus tissue to better use than “throw it away, I guess”, but that’s because of the hardcore pro-life movement. We could be curing all sorts of terrible ailments for little kids and old people with alheizmers, but instead we’re gonna scream about overpopulating the earth more and telling people they can’t do something with their own bodies.

    Disagree with the procedure for yourself personally if you want. That’s fine and dandy. But people have a right to choose. And showing me disembodied tiny fetus hands doesn’t change that. This comment won’t post anyway, but as a minister myself? I hope that one day my fellows of other religions change their ways and their preaching. Because telling someone who does not want to have a child, to keep that child, is wrong. For both of them.

    Have a good day.

    1. This “choice” is based on peer pressure, and pressure from the clinic.
      For God’s sake our clinic just tried to sell us an abortion when we said we wanted that child and when it was ensured that the child was in good health.
      This isnt about making women feel good.
      Its about making money.
      If you have no heart and can abort without any regret fine for you.
      Most women will livw with guilt for the rest of their life.
      So why prone abortion when there is a better option like adoption?
      I doubt you really are what you pretend to be and if these pictures bother you its because they show that what you think is barbaric.

  8. I’m more sad to see mothers flipping-out with born children from what I can only assume was because the pressure got to her which results in abuse, neglect, and sadly even death in some instances of some born children. And of course we sit from afar criticizing, ‘how could a mother do that to her child.’
    I sometimes wonder if all that heartache could have been eliminated if the woman had a choice. Would have, could have, I know.
    We all naturally want to give our children the best shot at a happy life. As mothers, I believe that instinct comes before the child is even born. Maybe mom-to-be wants the child to have committed parents, a loving home, and resources to support the little one?
    We live at a time of unmeasureable options. Whether to continue or abort life. Whether to stay committed to our partners and support our families or leave to find a better alternative. It’s all just messy and every single one of us is doing the best we can do every moment of our lives.
    That said, I couldn’t be the doctor aborting births and seeing those images in my daily life. I also could neither be a butcher (therefore don’t eat meat) nor kill terrorists (therefore I am not a soldier). No judgements on meat eaters or soldiers or doctors, only respect. We are all doing our best.

  9. I have had two abortions in my life. One when I was young and another that I terminated because I had only known the father for two months. I did both early on thinking that they were just a mass of cells. I am pregnant again as a consequence of date rape and scared to death. But after doing my own research, at 10 weeks, I realize there is no way for me to even consider this a possibility. I had never thought about the actual procedure and what it meant for the developing fetus. I knew they sucked it out of you, but to think of the little thing being torn to pieces. I see now how this is murder. I regret my uninformed choices in the past and know that I must take responsibility for my actions and try to be the best mommy that I can.

    1. God bless you for giving this child life! I pray that he or she is the biggest blessing you’ve ever had! You are very honest and brave.

    2. I’m sorry for what happened to you and that it ended up in a pregnancy. I have been drugged at a bar and thank God for my friends at that time that they made sure I got home alone. But I have 2 son’s and I had 2 miscarriages before them and my oldest sons father was some college guy that I didn’t even know it was a 1 night stand. I kept him because I was brought up if u make your bed you have to lay in it. And I was told at a young age I couldn’t have kids. But I kept him father has never been in the picture and my son was the best thing that happened to me. And 4 months later I met this amazing drunk guy lol I know. But 2 months last I found out I was pregnant again and I kept him and now I’m married to that drunk guy and I have two amazing sons and a husband that loves both our boys the same even tho 1 isn’t his he loves him so much. And now I am pregnant with our 3rd. If I can do it at 18 you can do it. It seems hard you might have moments when you rip your hair out but when they look at you and say I love you mommy all that frustration melts away. Just please don’t be scared to ask for help alone or a.night of good sleep. Those who don’t ask seem to end up going crazy and hurting their baby’s. I am proud of u for keeping this baby even tho it was an unfortunate experience for you. You can make this into something great raise this baby not to be a date rapper but a respectful person that will do anything for you and others like I did with my eldest. He will be 11 and he is the sweetest kid you’ll ever meet besides your own of course. Keep smiling and hold your head high.

  10. I had an abortion about 12 years ago. I allready had my son who is now 20 . The aborted baby was to my sons father but he talked me out of having the child and after the abortion he left me again. I was around 12 weeks pregnant. I have blocked it out over the years. I was unaware like others that my baby was formed. If id have seen these pictures i would never have gone through with it and wish i had, had a scan . Im heart broken

  11. You know what- I have to make amends- somehow. I just posted a post a few minutes ago. But now it has just occurred to me – after looking at the further pictures of the little smashed babies above-that I need to make amends- to these two little ones of mine. its sinking in- minute by minute. Hadn’t even sunk in as much fifteen minutes ago when I began writing my first post on your website- and it seems to be sinking in even more by the minute- like veils lifting. And as a another veil lifted, it just occurred to me that I need to make amends, I owe them sorry and much more than that- amends- somehow

    1. I’m just seeing this-March 2016. I know exactly what you were saying and hope you are finding healing or in the process. It suddenly “hit” me 20 years after mine, after seeing an real live, accurate photo on the internet of a 12 week old formed fetus, something I didn’t comprehend back then. 5 years later I have to admit I have not healed. I’ve come to terms with it and know I am forgiven. But don’t know if the sorrow and longing for that child will ever go away. And that’s ok. God Bless you.

  12. My girl friend has finished university,shes 13 weeks pregnant.however shes been put on pressure by her family members to abort,i refused,when they insisted i took the matter to our chaplain of our church and i informed the pastoral team…i told them am ready to look after the child and to marry the girl if she is willing.At the moment the family of the girl is threatening me if i go ahead to stop the girl from aborting. In my country abortion is illegal,however i took the matter to police but its not helping…i lost contact with the girl and i dont know if she hasnt aborted or not…

  13. Sad and utter sadness! Those we should protect,we destroy! if I only could turn the clock back 14 yrs ago, I’d have gone through with the birth, even though I’d have done it alone!mentally, a price to high to pay! Pls ask 4 help, turns out my family would’ve supported me! If only I’d asked for their help, I didn’t realise that I had so much support, my sis even said she would have adopted the baby! I’m forever mentally scarred, I’ve been on pills for 10 yrs now,,,,,don’t be like me, pls think about all options available to you. God Bless xXxX sharon

  14. I have had two abortions, the last one twenty-seven years ago. It brought me to the LORD, and have since been a pro-life advocate. Seeing those pictures are so sad…it must break God’s heart what we are doing to His creation. I pray for this doctor to continue to share her experience with her personal wake up call. Only the God of the universe can change hearts and minds.

  15. The invention of abortion is a shame, & it should NOT be used as a form of birth control. All the facts should be presented to both parents, or all involved if possible. The only exceptions should be in cases of extreme circumstances such as rape, heavy drug abusers, or other damaging terminal celluar complications; which in this age of testing & technology should be able to be established as early on as the cells begin to develope.

    1. no matter when an abortion is performed, no matter the sad circumstances it is still the taking of innocent human life and though some, after due diligence and prayer may get off the hook with God, I certainly would go very cautiously forward and spend the rest of my days repenting and praying He would forgive me for playing God with one of His precious children.

  16. You said it well. The worst thing ever is not receiving the truth about abortion from the very beginning. Understanding we ultimately have a choice in everything we do, yet at a young age & certain upbringings we are highly influenced by other important people in our lives, especially by parents & those we think we love & respect their opinions. Unfortunately it’s 99 % of the time that abortion is the idea of the fathers of the unborn babies, or the lack of training & willingness of both for excepting responsibility for their actions. All i can do now is ask & trust God to forgive me & help me deal with it every day of my life, & hope their little lives were able to continue in heaven, because Jesus said forgive them Father for they know not what they do.

  17. I have had two abortions both around 10 weeks. I was really young with the first one 16. With the second i was just selfish i didn’t want to be with the father. Both times i was told that the fetus was not “alive” it was about the size of a kidney bean and not formed at all. Its a mass of cells they said.
    I am pregnant now and had my first ultrasound a week ago at 10 weeks. That baby inside has arms, legs, and moved when the nurse tapped on my belly. At that moment I thought about those two “masses of tissue” they were alive they were babies. You could never imagine killing a newborn could you? I never thought i would either. But i have and I’ve done it twice. Thinking about it looking at the ultrasound pictures breaks my heart. I wish i would have been better informed. I wish i would have done my own research. I wish that i would have looked when they did an ultrasound at the clinic. They don’t show you for that reason. they don’t want you to know that the Mass has feeling can move out of the way if it feels someone tap on the outside. At the time i agreed with abortion for my own reasons. I didn’t want kids. I was still one. but had i known then what i know now i would have helped the people that were picketing while i was there. This is honestly the murder of babies and most of them perfectly healthy ones.
    Think and do your own research before you consider having an abortion. don’t let the clinic people lie to you. These fetuses are whole very early. Just look at the pictures. Their are other ways. Adoption. Their are so many families who can’t have children and so many babies who are just thrown away.

    1. thank you for your openness, and I pray for you. I was wondering something, maybe you can answer my question.

      When mothers searching the internet considering an abortion, they get a lot of information, except the truth. The truth is what you wrote above. Most of the time there are no pictures of 10 week old babies on websites that inform about abortion; they want to let the people believe it is just a piece of tissue. Do you think that pictures of aborted fetusses will influence the choice of mothers who are considering an abortion?

      1. I think photos of preborn babies (or miscarried babies) of various ages can be helpful in education people about what the unborn look like. IMO aborted images would not really be helpful because they are harder to look at, than a peaceful looking, whole fetus.

      2. I think the pictures tell the truth it’s not just a bunch of cells my baby at 12 weeks right now is almost fully developed and I could never think of letting someone rip or suck it out of my body. I know there are some reasons for abortions but not for a healthy baby I’d give mine to someone if I couldn’t raise another. Or just get fixed if I didn’t want anymore not abort them like a tumor

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