Abortionist: seeing an arm pulled out was “shocking”

This doctor writes, after observing her first second trimester procedure at 21 weeks:

“Seeing an arm being pulled through the vaginal canal was shocking. One of the nurses in the room escorted me out when the colour left my face… Not only was it a visceral shock; this was something I had to think deeply about… Confronting a 21-week fetus is very different. It… cannot feel pain or think or have any sense of being, but the reality is, this cannot be called ‘tissue’. It was not something I could be comfortable with.”

“What about us? Staff reactions to D&E”. In:  Hern WM,  Corrigan B editor. Advances in Planned Parenthood. 15:1980;p. 3–8

She decided to do only earlier abortions.

The article was about the D&E procedure, which is what this abortionist witnessed. In this type of abortion, the baby is dismembered with forceps. See diagram below.

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Actually see what a baby looks like after a D&E at 21 weeks

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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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