Article on abortion and seeing “fetal parts”

From an article on how to do first trimester abortions:

“After the procedure, the aspirate should be rinsed through a sieve with cold water and suspended in a wide glass dish to facilitate inspection. The gestational sac should be identified, and after 9 weeks fetal parts may also be seen (limbs, calvarium, and spine). A backlight underneath the dish helps. After 10 weeks gestation, all fetal parts should be identified.”

Richard John Lyus, MBBS, BSc, et al. “First Trimester Procedural Abortion in Family Medicine” Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine September-October 2016, 29 (5)

From an abortion at 9 weeks
From an abortion at 9 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 Network. She lives in NJ.

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