Here are some pictures of abortion at seven weeks gestation:
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Baby Tia

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The following abortions took place at 9 weeks.
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The following abortions took place at 10 weeks.
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"You must learn to turn your eyes away."
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-- Albert Speer, the architect of Adolf Hitler's Jewish Extermination Program.
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Abortions After the First Trimester

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Testimony about Live Birth Abortion

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These pictures are of abortions in different stages of development.

Here is a picture of a prostaglandin abortion some pro-lifers dubbed 'Baby Tia.' She was aborted at the age of 20 weeks.

However, human embryos begin to resemble human babies almost from the very onset of surgery's ability to destroy them. The vast majority of surgical abortions take place in the seventh week of pregnancy or later (for more information on this, go to the Facts and Stats Page.


Sometimes pro-choice sources compare fetuses to inanimate objects or lower life forms, like in this passage below. The reader can judge for themselves whether or not such comparisons are apt.

"Is the fetus alive? Is it alive? Algae is alive, and earthworms, and your appendix. Mold on the bread in the refrigerator is alive. People are not agreed on what a life is ... If you look at pictures of human, chicken, pig, and turtle embryos at the same stage of development, it is difficult to tell them apart."

-- Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood booklet entitled "Let's Tell the Truth About Abortion." "Let's Tell the Truth About Abortion." Pamphlet distributed by Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood. 1985, 22 pages. Fight Back Press, Post Office Box 61421, Denver, Colorado 80206. Pages 3 and 4.

'For the most part it [fetal remains] is thrown out like in many doctors' offices. If you had a wart removed or whatever (chuckle) you could make that analogy."--Pam Crosby, Clinical Coordinator at Prince George's Reproductive Health Services, on the clinic dumping second-trimester babies in their trash.

Quoted in Debra Braun. "Bodies of Aborted Babies Thrown in Trash at Maryland Clinic." National Right to Life News , December 8, 1983, page 5.

"Another set of questions involves the opposition. Has your audience seen anti-abortion propaganda? Are you debating a Right-to-Lifer? Is the opposition bringing slides or pictures? Try to insist that they not be allowed to ... Find out if your opposition is bringing audio-visuals. Try to insist that you will only speak if they do not ... "

-- Looseleaf booklet entitled "Organizing for Action." Prepared by Vicki Z. Kaplan for the National Abortion Rights Action League. 51 pages, 1974. See especially page 24, "Organizing a Speakers Bureau," and pages 29 and 32, "Introduction to Debating."


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"When, under one roof, the number of dead fetuses mounts into the thousands, the simple fact of death gradually overshadows the significance of individual histories."

--Magda Denes. "Performing Abortions." Commentary , October 1976, pages 33 to 37.

The above picture was a saline abortion. This type of abortion was frequently used as a second trimester method in the 1970s and 80s but is seldom used today because too many babies were born alive. The procedure consisted of sticking a needle into the anmiotic sac and replacing a certain amount of anmiotic fluid with a poisonous saline solution, which killed the fetus over a period of several hours, often by chemically burning its skin and lungs. The woman then went into labor to deliver a dead fetus. This particular fetus/baby was given the name of Sarah by the pro-lifers who found her. Another fetus who died from a saline abortion is below. Usually now, when a late term abortion is performed, the fetus is simply ripped apart in utero (in a D & E) See also the page on the late term technique dubbed Partial Birth Abortion. Here are some more pictures of late term abortions.


Another quote by an abortion defender:

"...other non-persons (pigs, cows) have toenails, heartbeats, and the capacity to feel pain (some say a fetus can only feel pressure, not pain, but we're not sure), yet these factors alone do not prevent the destruction of such entities.
"It is a fact that the fetus is human life, but when do we accept that developing human life as a fellow human being? That question can only be answered according to our individual beliefs."

-- National Abortion Rights Action League. Looseleaf booklet entitled "Organizing for Action." Prepared by Vicki Z. Kaplan for the National Abortion Rights Action League, 250 West 57th Street, New York, N.Y. 10019. 51 pages, no date.


U.S. Abortion Deaths Compared to U.S. War Deaths & Abortion Deaths
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Total number of AIDS deaths since the beginning of the epidemic: 430,441

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Revolutionary War - 4,435 deaths.

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Civil War (both sides) - 498,332 deaths.
 

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World War I - 116,708 deaths.
 

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World War II - 407,316 deaths.
 

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Korea - 25,604 deaths.

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Vietnam - 58,168 deaths.
 

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Total killed due to abortion since 1973 - 35,000,000 (35 MILLION) deaths.
 

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