Doctor Finds D & E Procedures to be Traumatizing to Perform

D&E abortions are generally done in the second trimester, but occasionally are done later. They consist of tearing the unborn baby apart with forceps, pulling out limb after limb, then crushing the skull and counting each body parts afterwards to verify that all the pieces are out. See diagram below:

“[D&E abortions are] far more psychologically traumatizing for the doctors … I can’t do them anymore.”

Head of Obstetrics at a hospital in Philadelphia, quoted in 1993

. Philadelphia Enquirer, July 18 1993. Quoted by Pregnant Pause

Read a doctor’s description of this type of abortion here. 




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Author: Sarah

Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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