- First Trimester:
Medication or Surgical Abortions • Abortion by Medication: Methotrexate & Misoprostol (MTX), or Misoprostol • Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA): Anesthesia given to mother, Baby is vacuumed out, uterus scraped clean of remaining baby parts • Aspiration: surgical, abortion procedure used to terminate pregnancy up to 16 weeks suction curettage, dilation and curettage (D & C) or vacuum aspiration.
- Second Trimester: • Dilation & Curettage (D & C): Surgical, baby is cut up and vacuumed out, uterus scraped clean of remaining baby parts • Dilation & Evacuation (D & E): Surgical, Child is cut up and scraped out of uterus • Induction Abortion: Surgical, Salt water or urea is injected into the mother: prostaglandins are inserted, remains removed: essentially, this procedure burns the baby up with a salt solution
- Third Trimester:
• Induction Abortion: surgical, salt water, urea, or salt is injected into the mother; prostaglandins are inserted so the remains can be delivered, and pitocin is injected intravenously: essentially, this procedure burns the baby up with a salt solution • Partial Birth Abortion (also called D & X, Intact D & X, Intrauterine Cranial Decompression): surgical, post 21 weeks; child is rotated and pulled out of the mother, the doctor stabs the skull, inserts scissors into the hole, and opens them up, vacuums out the brains, and removes the now deflated head and other remains.
A Child From Conception
- The Instant of Conception is “LIKE TINY FIREWORKS”
“On cue, at the time of fertilization, we see the egg release thousands of packages, each dumping a million zinc atoms, and then it’s quiet. Then there is another burst of zinc release. Each egg has four or five of these periodic sparks. It is beautiful to see, orchestrated much like a symphony.”
Thomas V. O’Halloran, Northwestern University Scientist studying the moment of conception
FROM THE MOMENT OF CONCEPTION THERE EXISTS A GENETICALLY INDEPENDENT HUMAN BEING:
“The scientific community asserts that from conception on an individual lives; the individual will go through all the standard phases of human growth until natural death, unless something intervenes to end life.”
- “To accept the fact that after fertilization has taken place a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion. The human nature of the human being from conception to old age is not a metaphysical contention, it is experimental evidence.”
French geneticist Jerome L. LeJeune, while testifying before a Senate Subcommittee, asserted: The Senate Subcommittee made the observation that: “No witness (who testified before the subcommittee) raised any evidence to refute the biological fact that from the moment of conception there exists a distinctive individual being who is alive and of the human species. No witness challenged the scientific consensus that unborn children are ‘human being,’ insofar as the term is used to mean living beings of the human species.”
Beckwith, Defending Life