saline abortion

saline abortion

Obstetrics Voluntary termination of pregnancy during the 2nd trimester, effected by replacing 200 ml of amniotic fluid with 200 ml of 20% saline solution, which stimulates uterine contraction, followed by fetal delivery in 12-24 hrs. See Abortion.
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Melissa Ohden, who survived a saline abortion in 1977, is a speaker and author and directs the Abortion Survivors Network.
She lived through a saline abortion attempt, was born 2 months early - her skin burned by the saline - she was put into foster care, and grew up to be this amazing woman.
The saline abortion injects saltwater into the womb.
There have been many such examples, including Gianna Jessen, whose mother chose a saline abortion in 1977 when she was seven and one half months pregnant.
My biological mother was 7 1/2 months pregnant when she went to Planned Parenthood in southern California and they advised her to have a late-term saline abortion. A saline abortion is a saline salt solution that is injected into the mother's womb.
Gianna's mother underwent a saline abortion when she was seven months pregnant.
The report notes that while many of the complications associated with saline abortion (the most commonly employed method during the second trimester) are beyond the physician's control, one very common problem-hemorrhaging--can be markedly reduced if the placenta is removed within one hour after the fetus is delivered.
On June 4, the House Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, led by pro-abortion Democrats, held a hearing on "Threats to Reproductive Rights in America." We previously ran the testimony of Melissa Ohden, who survived a saline abortion in 1977.
My biological mother was 17 years old and seven and one-half months pregnant when she made the decision to have a saline abortion. I am the person she aborted.
Melissa incredibly survived a saline abortion in 1977.
I was given a saline abortion at four months and I never once was told of the pain involved during the injection of the saline solution into my womb.