how are abortions carried out

Most abortions are performed

Most abortions are performed in the first trimester, and these are primarily suction abortions. In these cases, a powerful suction tube is inserted through the woman's cervix and into the uterus. The fetus is torn apart by the force of the suction and sucked into a collection bottle, along with the placenta and amniotic sac.

Many early abortions are now being done with Mifepristone (also called the Abortion Pill or RU486). This may be called a "medicine abortion," but the abortion drug is not actually medicine because it does not cure or treat a disease. Mifepristone blocks the action of progesterone, a naturally occurring hormone which sustains the uterine lining that feeds the embryo. As this lining withers, the embryo starves to death. Administration of mifepristone is followed later by misoprostol, a synthetic prostaglandin, which causes uterine contractions that expel the embryo.

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Best regards,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Sex Education Advisor.

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