The Dilatation and Evacuation (D&E) Abortion Procedure

A common abortion procedure performed in the second trimester is Dilatation and Evacuation (D&E), in which the child is dismembered with forceps. Standard abortion textbooks such as Warren Hern's Abortion Practice describe the procedure in detail. Dr. Tony Levatino, who once performed this procedure, describes it for us.

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Posted here you will also see medically accurate diagrams of this procedure.

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Click here to see the medical diagram in Spanish [Click here for the explanation in Spanish]

Click here for an explanation of the Suction Curettage Abortion

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