Partial Birth Abortion: How It's Done

by Jay Johansen

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Partial Birth Abortion is performed as follows:

1. Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby's leg with forceps.

2. The baby's leg is pulled out into the birth canal.

3. The abortionist delivers the baby's entire body, except for the head.

4. The abortionist jams scissors into the baby's skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the hole.

5. The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The baby's brains are then sucked out and the head is removed from the womb, completing the procedure.

The abortionist who invented this technique reports that he has performed over 700 of them, and he knows of another abortionist who has used a similar procedure on babies up to "32 weeks and later".

The abortionist "said the drawings were accurate 'from a technical point of view'". -- American Medical News (a publication of the American Medical Association), July 5, 1993, p 21.

The inventor refers to this technique as "D&X". Other abortionists call it "intact D&E", and various other names. The first bill that attempted to restrict this procedure -- in Ohio -- referred to it as "brain suction abortion".


Posted 4 Sep 2000.

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