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Planned Parenthood’s Depictions of Abortions Are Far From Reality

(Via LiveActionNews.org) Planned Parenthood would like for you to think that an abortion is a routine medical operation. They prefer to use terms that are as emotionally detached as possible, like referring to a mother’s womb as a uterus, labeling the baby inside it’s mother a fetus, or now as a tiny blue dot.

This is not from a desire to stick to strict medical terms for accuracy however. A recent Planned Parenthood’s video illustrates that by depicting an abortion as nothing more than removing a tiny blue dot from its mother’s uterus. The Planned Parenthood video states:

“During an in-clinic abortion, a doctor, a nurse, or other healthcare provider empties your uterus using gentle suction and sometimes other medical tools.”

This is medically inaccurate. Abortions are gruesome procedures. In a video by Live Action pointing out the inaccuracies of the Planned Parenthood video, former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino who himself has performed  over 1,200 abortions detailed what actually happens during an abortion. Dr. Anthony Levatino says,

“The baby has a heartbeat, fingers, toes, arms, and legs, but it’s bones are still weak and fragile. The suction is then turned on, with a force ten to twenty times more powerful than your household vacuum cleaner. The baby is rapidly ton apart by the suction, and squeezed through this tubing down into the suction machine, followed by the placenta. The abortionist uses a curette to scrape the lining of the uterus. A curette is basically a long-handled, curved blade. Once the uterus is empty, the speculum is removed and the abortion is complete.”

Another video by Planned Parenthood showing the abortion pill method is also medically inaccurate. The Planned Parenthood video instructs its viewers to first take mifepristone, saying that “it stops your pregnancy from developing.” It then instructs its viewers to take misoprostol 1-2 days later claiming it “causes cramping and bleeding that empties your uterus.” In another Live Action video depicting the inaccuracies of the Planned Parenthood video, Dr. Anthony Levatino again details what really happens during this type of abortion:

“At the abortion clinic or doctor’s office, the woman takes pills which contain mifepristone, also called RU 486. RU 486 blocks the action of a hormone called progesterone. When RU 486 blocks progesterone the lining of the mother’s uterus breaks down, cutting off blood and nourishment to the baby, who then dies inside the mother’s womb. Twenty-four to forty-eight hours after taking RU 486, the woman take misoprostol… that is administered either orally or vaginally. RU 486 and misoprostol together cause severe cramping, contractions, and often heavy bleeding to force the dead baby out of the mother’s uterus. The process can be very intense and painful, and the bleeding and contractions can last from a few hours to several days. While she could lose her baby anytime and anywhere during this process, the woman will often sit on a toilet as she prepares to expel the child, which she will then flush.”

[Editor’s note]: This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.



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