From abortion provider Dr. Warren Hern, in his “how to do abortions textbook”:
” Abortion is a blind procedure that proceeds by touch, awareness, and the nuances of sensations provided by instruments, honesty and caution. While competent orientation in the performance of an abortion is essential, abortion, almost more than any other operation, demands experience to develop skill. Experience that is not interpreted honestly, however, becomes the mere repetition of mistakes. The operator must be brutally honest with himself to make the necessary corrections from second to second while performing the procedure. Has the suction tip passed through the uterine wall? Is the material grasped with the forceps unyielding? Is the material uterine wall and not fetal tissue? Is the patient merely agitated or is she having severe vasovagal episode?
Warren Hern Abortion Practice (Philadelphia: J Lippincott, 1990) ( Chapter 5, PG. 103)
Despite the difficulty of performing abortions, Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice organizations have push for laws allowing nurses and other non-doctors to perform them.Share on Facebook