During the 1980s and early 90s, the most common type of 2nd and 3rd trimester abortion was saline abortion, where a caustic salt solution was injected into the woman’s womb, slowly poisoning the baby and burning her skin. The woman would then go into labor and give birth to a dead baby. In some cases, however, the baby would be born alive.
Here is how one abortion clinic dealt with their live births:’
“At the time of delivery, it has been our policy to wrap the fetus in a towel. The fetus is then moved to another room while our attention is turned to the care of [the woman]. She is examined to determine whether complete placental expulsion has occurred and the extent of vaginal bleeding. Once we are sure her condition is stable, the fetus is evaluated. Almost invariably, all signs of life had ceased.”
Liz Jeffries and Rick Edmonds, “Abortion: the Dreaded Complication.” The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 2, 1981.Share on Facebook