|The deliberate [break with the past] was inevitable. It was a [cancer] wrapped around my [vital organs], choking off [growth], both physical and spiritual. Too long I remained attracted to the [beauty] of the wondrous and addictive [demon], which I had only discovered through you. Too long I clutched onto these [foolish] hopes you had sworn were [truths]. You stroked my hair, looked into my eyes, and filled my universe with [lies]. Your excuse was [ignorance]; mine was [denial]. The [card|cards] were before me the entire time. I just could never bring myself to [read] them.
This little [creature] we made threatened to [swallow] me. First I [ignore|ignored] it. Then I [feed|fed] it and [nurse|nursed] it. It grew, and claimed more of me for itself. Meanwhile, you refused to [acknowledge] it as your own; its [existence] was confirmation of the night [whisper|whispers] which I relished speaking but you secretly [fear|feared]. In my strained mind, I could only do one thing. While it slept, I crept in and [strangle|strangled] it, and felt my [lifeforce] die along with it. But unlike that [murder|murdered] dream, I will live again. I did this for myself, yes, but also for you. You never [recognize|recognized] that... you never saw or felt what it was I had to do for you. That, my weakness, my [jealousy], was the source of my [anger].
So I carve out a [piece of myself], and offer it to you, and to our mutual [salvation]. This is a moment of supreme [sadness] and [tragedy]. We have created the [negative], and with that sobering knowledge I leave you.
Here are the ways [science] has figured out for making a [Uberfetus|live fetus] turn into a [dead baby|dead fetus]. Since , about 35 million [Americans] have been terminated in one of these ways. There are many [additional] practices that are not listed here due to their [rarity].
First Trimester Abortions
SUCTION ASPIRATION (Also known as "vacuum aspiration"):
This is the most common [method] used for first trimester abortions. The [cervix] is numbed and then stretched open. A hollow [tube] with a knife-like edge is inserted through the cervix into the [uterus] and attached to a very powerful [suction] apparatus. The suction effect [dismember|dismembers] the fetus or [embryo] and desposits the torn human [matter] into a jar. The [placenta] is also sucked along with the fetus. Possible side effects include bleeding, infection, and [perforation] of the uterus.
DILATION AND CURETTAGE ("D&C", "sharp curettage"):
Relatively similar to suction aspiration, D&C is accomplished by inserting a [curette] (a type of loop-shaped steel knife) into the uterus through the [cervix]. The curette is then used to scrape the embryo or fetus from the [uterine wall]. Like suction aspiration, the placenta is also removed. The curette tears the fetus to pieces, and the [fetal] parts are then removed through the cervix by suction or additional [scraping]. Because of the scraping, this method usually requires [anesthesia], as there may be considerable [bleeding].
At present, RU-486 is licensed for use only in [France], [Britain] and [Sweden], and has not yet been approved by the U.S. [Food and Drug Administration] (Update 9/28/00: now it has). It is used in the fifth to ninth weeks of [pregnancy]. RU-486 inhibits production of the [progesterone] needed to prepare the uterine wall to support and nourish the pregnancy. Unable to obtain proper nutrients, the fetus [starve|starves]. During the next visit, the woman is given Cytotec (misoprostol), a [prostaglandin], which induces [labor] and expels the dead fetus from the woman's body. In the 5-10 percent of cases in which this is not successful, the woman must undergo a surgical [abortion]. Possible side effects include [nausea], abdominal pain, vomiting, heavy and extended bleeding, [heart attack], [hemorrhage], impaired future [fertility] and harm to future children, significant blood loss, and in very rare circumstances, [death]. Long term effects of use are not yet known.
Methotrexate has been approved by the [FDA] for treatment of [cancer]. However, a very few doctors have used it for inducing abortions. First, MTX is administered as an [intermuscular] injection. The MTX interferes with [folic acid] and kills rapidly growing cells, and is sometimes used for termination of life-threatening [ectopic pregnancies] (in which fertilized eggs grow outside the uterus). MTX is a [toxic] anti-cancer drug and can destroy the trophoblast, the protective outer layer of the fetus. Cytotec is again used for [expulsion] of the fetus. Potential complications include [liver] damage, [kidney] destruction, heart muscle damage, [pulmonary] failure, gastrointestinal problems, stroke, convulsions, nausea, diarrhea, [bone marrow] depression, severe [anemia], methotrexate-induced lung disease, and [death].
Second and Third Trimester Abortions
SALINE AMNIOCENTESIS ("saline injection", "salt poisoning"):
This method is used only after sixteen weeks of pregnancy. A [needle] is inserted into the woman's [abdomen] and a highly concentrated salt solution is inserted into the [amniotic sac] surrounding the fetus. The fetus dies as it breathes in and swallows the [saline] solution. Initially, the fetus struggles and sometimes convulses. As the salt takes effect, salt poisoning, [dehydration], hemorrhages of the brain, and [failure] of other organs cause the fetus's body to become covered with bruises. Simultaneously, the salt soution chemically burns away the fetus's fragile [skin]. The death of the fetus is quite slow and usually takes more than an [hour]. Approximately 24 hours after the procedure, the woman gives [birth] to a dead fetus. This method was developed in the concentration camps of Nazi [Germany] and is virtually no longer used in the [United States] because of instances of women giving birth to still-living (yet severely injured) fetuses. The UREA ABORTION uses a similar method with urea solution.
HYSTEROTOMY ("Caesarean section abortion"):
Practically identical to a [Caesarian section] delivery, the hysterotomy is generally used when chemical methods fail. Incisions are made in the abdomen and the fetus, [placenta], and amniotic sac are removed. This method is rare, as it is the most fatal to the mothers and is one of the least successful (fetuses often live through the [procedure] and are left to die of neglect or otherwise killed outside of the womb). It is a major [surgery] that usually brings with it many [painful] side effects for the woman.
DILATION AND EXTRACTION ("D&X", "Partial Birth Abortion"):
D&X is performed on babies from the fifth month of development until birth. First, the [cervix] is dilated for two days using Cytotec or [laminaria]. When the cervix is sufficiently dilated on the third day, the [amniotic fluid] is drained away and the doctor inserts [forceps] through the woman's [vagina] and cervical canal into the [uterus]. The fetus is grasped by the leg and pulled through the vagina feet-first until only the head remains inside the woman. Surgical scissors are inserted into the base of the fetus's [skull] and spread apart to enlarge the opening. A [suction] tube is inserted into the skull and the fetus's [brain matter] is suctioned out through the tube. This causes the skull of the fetus to [collapse], and the fetus is instantly killed. With the head of the fetus collapsed, it is easily removed from the vagina. Finally, the [afterbirth] is cut away. Because many of the fetuses exterminated in this nature are old enough to be [viable], accidental births occur if the head slips out of the vagina during the procedure, meaning that continuing with the abortion is legally [murder]. The [American Medical Association] refuses to support this procedure.
I did a lot of research on this, but I still may be in error. If you would like me to better explain a procedure or believe I'm wrong about something, please [/msg|contact me]. Also let me know if you feel that I have left out any significant method. - [Uberfetus|Uber]