Abortionist discusses possible complications, including “most embarrassing” – a baby that doesn’t die

Abortionist Jane Hodgson wrote about the instrument used to perform early abortions:

“The Karmann cannula is a soft, flexible cannula… However, it is not totally innocuous. I have known of perforations to occur with its use. Another disadvantage is the fact that with a small flexible cannula like this, it is very easy to slip over the implantation site. Continuing pregnancy may result. This is a most embarrassing complication. Also, there is a higher instance of retained tissue.”

Abortionist J Hodgson, MD “First Trimester Abortion” in Warren Hern and Bonnie Andrikopoulos, eds. Abortion in the 70s: Proceedings of the Western Regional Conference on Abortion, Denver, Colorado, February 27 – 29, 1976 (New York: National Abortion Federation, 1977) 21

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ.

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