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Reporter describes pile of small limbs from aborted babies

In an article called Inside the Abortion Clinic in Sacramento News and Reviewreporter Chrisanne Beckner interviews abortion workers and patients in an abortion facility. She also writes about the human body parts left behind from the abortion babies.

The particular facility Beckner visited commits abortions up to 24 weeks. In a single year, the clinic does between 2,000 and 3,000 first trimester abortions, and 500 to 800 second trimester abortions. The vast majority of second trimester abortions are done by the D&E method. Dr. Anthony Levantino describes this type of abortion in the following video:

The workers in the abortion facility must examine the remains of each aborted baby. They must make sure that all the parts of the babies have been removed from the mother. Any body part left behind can cause a life-threatening infection for the mother.

In a D&E, the abortionist first dilates the woman’s cervix with small sticks called laminaria. These are usually left in overnight. Then, on the day of the procedure, the abortionist tears apart the baby with forceps. He dismembers the child, pulling off each limb, one at a time.

Beckner describes the remains she witnessed, left after these abortions were completed:

Everything is then collected in small vats that are sent out as medical waste. The vats for the second-term abortions are filled with tissue…[s]mall limbs are clearly visible. “It’s a medical procedure,” said [abortion worker] Britta, who explained that the clinic staff view their work and examine tissue scientifically, just as other medical professionals do.

Below is a picture of the arm and foot of a baby aborted by D&E at 20 weeks:

Body parts from an aborted baby at 20 weeks (Used with permission from Citizens for a Pro-Life Society)

Body parts from an aborted baby at 20 weeks (Used with permission from Citizens for a Pro-Life Society)

This is the hand of a baby aborted by D&E at 18 weeks:

Hand from a baby aborted at 18 weeks (Used with permission from Citizens for a Pro-Life Society)

Hand from a baby aborted at 18 weeks (Used with permission from Citizens for a Pro-Life Society)

Why are these abortions committed? Pro-abortion advocates often claim that later term abortions are done only in the direst of circumstances — when there is a terrible health problem in the mother or baby. But Beckner reveals the truth she discovered after speaking with the abortion facility workers:

According to clinic staff, women who wait past the first three months of pregnancy do so for countless reasons, some of them tragic, such as when a wanted pregnancy develops some fatal abnormality. Other women can’t decide whether to risk parenthood as teenagers; have partners who discourage abortion; didn’t know they were pregnant (extreme athleticism can disrupt normal menstruation); have partners who die or leave; have a condition in which pregnancy dangerously affects their health; can’t handle the financial burden; are in denial; or postpone their decisions because of drug addiction. Sometimes, women seek abortions because they only want boys, and they’re pregnant with girls.

So these abortions are not done only for health reasons, but also — and in fact, mainly — because of circumstances, and even for sex-selection. Dr. Anthony Levatino explains in the video below why abortion is not ever medically necessary, even for health reasons. Many abortionists and OBGYNS admit that, medically speaking, abortion is not necessary to save the life of the mother. Furthermore, to end the life of a child because she has a defect or may have a shortened life sets aside her basic humanity, in which lies her implicit right to live, regardless of disabilities or abnormalities.

Although Beckner does not mention it, many first trimester abortions also yield recognizable remains. A preborn baby develops limb buds at five weeks after conception, her hands are moving at six-and-a-half weeks, and her tiny arms and legs are clearly visible just seven weeks after conception. Although the baby’s little arms and legs are much smaller in a first trimester abortion, they are still present and able to be seen.

Below is a picture of the legs and feet of a baby aborted in the tenth week of pregnancy. He or she was eight weeks from conception when she was aborted.

Leg and foot of aborted baby at 10 weeks of pregnancy (Used with permission from Citizens for a Pro-Life Society)

Leg and foot of aborted baby at 10 weeks of pregnancy (Used with permission from Citizens for a Pro-Life Society)

Abortion worker Tammy had this to say to Beckner before she left:

When you work here, people assume you’re anti-baby. But we go to church on Sundays. We care about women.

Sadly, Tammy and others do not care about the babies they abort, or about the pain abortion causes to countless women. Even though they examine the very human bodies of aborted children who are torn apart on a daily basis, they still work in the violent abortion business.

Editor’s Note: If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, have begun an abortion and want information about abortion reversal, or need more facts about abortion or post-abortion healing, please see this resource.

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