Monday, June 04, 2007

Abortionists looking for new ways to kill

In light of the Supreme Court's ruling on the PBA ban, abortionists are looking for alternate methods to kill, says this article.

The ban is expected to bring more risky abortion methods — with little clinical data on safety — into wider use for the sole purpose of legally protecting providers, doctors and experts say.

These alternative second-trimester abortion methods include fetalcide — killing the fetus while it is still in the womb — and hysterotomy, opening the uterus through an abdominal incision.

"Killing the fetus while in the womb" is not a procedure. What he's talking about is what I term a "fetal heart poisoning". The abortionist inserts a syringe into the baby's heart and injects potassium chloride (or digoxin). A heart attack ensues and the baby dies in pain.

How compassionate.

Then the abortionist induces labour, and the mother delivers a dead baby. Mothers have been known to hug their babies after this procedure. How macabre: to love your baby, but not enough to let him live.

And a "hysterotomy" is more than an abdominal incision. It involves perform a C-section, but instead of delivering the baby, the umbilical cord is cut and the baby suffocates to death from lack of oxygen.

Another compassionate procedure.

And is "fetalcide" a word? I always thought it was "feticide".
There's no nice way of having a second trimester abortion and no nice way to talk about it," said Dr. Eleanor Drey, director of the Women's OptionCenter at San Francisco General Hospital and assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco.

No kidding!

Between 85 percent and 90 percent of U.S. abortions happen in the first three months — or first trimester — of pregnancy and the most common method of early abortion is vacuum aspiration in which the practitioner vacuums out embryonic tissue. This method is not part of the ban, either.

"Embryonic tisse"? After 8 weeks, we're not talking about a fetus anymore. At 12-13 weeks, calcification begins. Really, they're using euphemism to mask the true nature of the procedure.

Fetalcide is expected to become more common. One informal poll among family practitioners suggested that fetalcide will be used as early as 14 weeks gestation, Drey said.

That must be some informal poll, as selective reductions using fetal heart poisoning can be done in the first trimester. More ignorance on display.

Cutting the umbilical cord can produce fetalcide, but no clinical data exists on safety or efficacy, Drey said.

It's 100% deadly for the baby.

"There will be more widespread use of fetalcide agents," Drey said. "There will be varying doses and different routes of administration. There are no safety studies on this."

I love that-- fetal heart poisoning has been used for yeasr, but he's worried about "the safety studies".

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