Medical student on what’s left behind after abortion

By Sarah Terzo

Yale Daily News covered the Reproductive Rights Action League at Yale (RALY) and the Yale Medical Students for Choice commemoration of Roe v. Wade.  The participants simulated doing abortions.

Here’s what one of the organizers—a medical student at Yale named Rasha Khoury—said in the article.

“It’s not as scary as it seems. It’s just blood and mucus,” Khoury said, referring to the fetus remains in the device. She added, “You’ll be able to see arms and stuff, but still just miniscule.” . . .

She also said of the women coming in to have abortions:

“Often times, women are crying and cursing and saying they’re going to hell,” Khoury said. “It may be a quick and easy medical procedure, but it definitely is a very involved social-medical procedure.”…

After pro-lifers started blogging about the quotes, the online version of the article was edited to remove them.

Also from the original article:

Evans and Khoury also explained the finer points of abortion-clinic etiquette, including some potentially sensitive terminology. Khoury said physicians performing abortions generally refer to the aborted fetus remains as “POC,” an acronym for “product of conception,” and refer to fetus’ hearts as “FH.” 

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.