Part 3 (Abortion methods) in a 7-part series on the issue of abortion by veteran lecturer, teacher and academic Dr Johann McFarlane
The three elements of every abortion
One needs to remember that the physical elements of an abortion necessitate three nonnegotiable processes which do not allow any shortcuts or bypassing. These elements are: the killing of the baby inside the womb, the removal of the remains of the baby from the womb, and the cleaning or scraping of the womb. Three of the techniques applied in abortions can be summarised as follows: the baby is cut up, sucked out or burned.
The suction method
Du Toit1 (8:14) describes one abortion technique as follows (translated from Afrikaans): a suction tube [with almost 25 times the force of a household vacuum cleaner] is used up to the 12th week. A fine blade attached to the front of the tube is used to cut the foetus to pieces and the placenta from the wall of the uterus, and then everything is sucked out.
The ‘D & E’ method
Two other abortion procedures described by Ankerberg &Weldon2 (1:3+38) are called the “D and E” or “Dilation and Evacuation” and the “saline” (salt poisoning) methods3. These processes are usually performed between the fourth and eighth month. The cervix is dilated (widened), but, instead of suction, forceps, resembling pliers, are inserted and clamped onto body parts of the baby, twisting them off and removing them in pieces. Then the spine and skull are crushed and extracted from the womb. Any time an abortion is performed which cuts or sucks the child to pieces, the body parts must be carefully reassembled, if possible, to verify that a “complete” infant now “exists” outside the womb.
The saline method
Ankerberg & Weldon4 (1:37) says: “In this procedure a 3 to 4-inch needle is inserted through the stomach wall of the mother into the amniotic sac. Two hundred millilitres of amniotic fluid are withdrawn and replaced with a powerful salt solution. In this procedure the child swallows the salt, as well as ’breathes’ it in. In essence the child is slowly poisoned while the salt is burning the skin over the entire body. The mother goes into labour and expels a dead, badly burned and shrivelled baby”. Young in (1:38) says: “A child assaulted with saline looks as though it has succumbed to an attack with napalm. Much of the outer skin has simply been burned away”. Napalm is a gel-like substance used as fuel in bombs which stick to their target; It is a highly inflammable, vicious substance, designed to stick to the body while burning; the so-called “Orange agent” of the Vietnam War.5
Curt Young6 describes the effect of a saline abortion and its results upon the child: “No one can imagine how excruciating the pain is. We do know that the physicians recognize immediately the effect of instilling saline into the woman’s gut rather than the amniotic sac. The pain is so unbearable that the client may throw herself off the table. This is just what the unborn child does in his mother’s womb: he vainly attempts to escape the pain – but he/she cannot”. (1:50)“
The chemical method
Ankerberg and Weldon7 (1:38) refers to another abortion method where the chemical, prostaglandin, is used. “The chemical prostaglandin consists of hormone-like compounds which are injected or applied to the uterine muscle, causing fetal circulatory damage, intense contractions and the expelling of the baby”. One problem with this method is that it sometimes results in live births. “These unexpected live births are extremely difficult on medical staff and particularly the mother: “Gasping for air, twitching and moving about, babies born struggling to survive abortion are unforgettable to their mothers.”
So, I refer mainly to the websites of major abortion clinics, who, although they explicitly state on their websites that they are non-profit organisations, one of them said that they planned to “make millions” (retrieved from their website 28.12.2019) by lowering the age of their target population envisaged in their new strategy for “health centres” in schools without the interference of parents. So, what they write on their websites is clearly advertising, with the objective of making money with all possible legally justified obstructions out of the way.
The abortion pill
The abortion pill is another abortion option. According to the website of abortion provider Planned Parenthood: “It is the common name for using two different medicines early in the pregnancy to end a pregnancy: mifepristone and misoprostol. First you take the pill called mifepristone. A pregnancy needs a hormone called progesterone to grow normally. Mifepristone blocks the body’s own progesterone, stopping the pregnancy from growing.”
Dear reader, please note the abortionists’ deliberate use of the term “foetus”, which they replace in the above description, with the impersonal term “pregnancy”.
The second step in the ‘abortion pill’ procedure is to take misoprostol, either right away, or 48 hours later. This medicine causes cramping and bleeding to empty the uterus.
Again, the question is: What is happening to the baby? How is the body of the foetus (arms, legs, head) being reduced to blood and blood clots, so that the uterus can be “emptied”? This is a crucial question that has to be answered!
You will remember that, in the books I referred to above, the abortion process is described in all its gruesome details: baby sucked out, or cut up and head crushed. On their website Planned Parenthood simply ignore that key information, which could persuade many women to look for other less violent and cruel options.
The abortion provider says: “For most people the cramping and bleeding usually start 1-4 hours after taking the misoprostol. It is normal to see large blood clots [Johann McFarlane: up to the size of a lemon] or clumps of tissue [Johann McFarlane: rather “body tissue” or “body parts”) when this is happening. It is kind of like a heavy crampy period, and the process is very similar to an early miscarriage.
The cramping and bleeding can last several hours. Most people [Johann McFarlane: women] finish passing the pregnancy tissue [Johann McFarlane: body parts or blood] in 4-5 hours, but it may take longer. The cramping and bleeding slow down after the body parts have come out. There may be cramping on and off for 1 or 2 more days. It is very heavy bleeding with large clots and an upset stomach and vomiting and diarrhoea.]”
Can we imagine a very young girl, her parents having been barred legally from interfering, probably the best/only/last means of control (in a “just war’} so they have to be taken out of the way by the “aggressors”? If this and the global practice of abortion isn’t a ‘crime against humanity’, what is?