Textbook for abortion workers describes “identifiable fetal parts”

By Sarah Terzo

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In a book that is intended to train abortion clinic workers, there is this statement on a D&E abortion:

“Identifiable fetal parts are removed. This technique requires skill and is seen as being technically and aesthetically difficult.”

Joanna Brien, Ida Fairbairn, Pregnancy and Abortion Counseling (London: Routledge, 1996), p. 49

A diagram of a D&E

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