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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In 1977, saline abortion was a common second-trimester technique used to kill huge babies.
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.
Gianna's mother underwent a saline abortion when she was seven months pregnant.
In late August, government officials in the Chinese province of Hubei enforced the "one-child" policy by drowning a healthy baby in front of its parents, after the baby had already survived a saline abortion.
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.
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 understand my situation at one level is highly unusual: I 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.
Melissa is the survivor of a "failed" saline abortion in 1977.
Saline abortion has been illegal for decades in other countries, including Sweden, Japan, and Russia.
Even though saline abortion causes horrific suffering for unborn babies and poses great dangers to women's health, it is still legal in Minnesota," communications director Bill Poehler told the crowd.