Nursing Journal: Babies Sometimes Born Alive after Abortions

Note this quote from The Journal of Clinical Nursing 2002, article entitled “Working with Women Experiencing Mid-Trimester Termination of Pregnancy, the Integration of Nursing and Feminist Knowledge in the Gynecological Setting” pgs 273-279:

“In the case of late termination, the death of the fetus before delivery, though usual, is not inevitable except in rare cases of extreme physical abnormality…At times the fetus will actually attempt to breathe or move its limbs, which makes the experience extremely distressing for nurses. Also, whereas the woman will probably go through this process once in her lifetime, nurses may go through it several times a year or even in the same week.”

Author and lecturer Annette D. Huntington, BN, PhD. seems to think these live births are a regular occurrence.

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