Dilation and Extraction/Evacuation (D&E)
Usually in the second trimester when the unborn child is too large to be suctioned out, forceps are inserted into the womb through the stretched cervix. The abortionist blindly grabs, twists and pulls at whatever the forceps get hold of. The head is crushed with the forceps to allow it to be removed.
Forceps typically used in abortion procedures. Used by kind permission http://www.abortioninstruments.com/
What the abortion providers tell you:
"Surgical dilation and evacuation (D&E) - from 15 to 24 weeks. This procedure will involve a general anaesthetic and takes around 10 to 20 minutes. The cervix is stretched and dilated and the pregnancy removed using forceps and a suction tube. If there are no complications, you may be able to return home the same day." - www.thesite.org
Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
This procedure involves stretching of the cervix to insert the tools required to complete the abortion. The instrument used is called a sharp curette. This is a blade formed into a ring shape. The curette is used to reach in and indiscriminately tear the unborn child apart. Again, the child is alive at the introduction of the procedure and dies as a result of being dismembered, disembowelled or decapitated.
This procedure is similar to a ceasarean section. The mother's abdomen is cut and the womb sliced to pull out the child. Although there is a recommendation for abortionists to kill the child with a chemical like Potassium Chloride there are many documented and anecdotal stories of the child being pulled out alive and left to die after the umbilical cord is cut.
Intact Dilation and Extraction (Partial Birth Abortion)
Late in pregnancy when the unborn child is larger and his/her skin is not as soft as earlier in pregnancy the abortionist, guided by ultrasound, will reach into the womb in order to deliver the child feet first. The foetus is delivered up to the neck with the head still remaining in the birth canal with his/her back facing upwards. Whilst in this position the abortionist will use a blunt pair of scissors to puncture the back of the head and then open them up so a suction tube can be inserted. The foetus' brains can then be sucked out allowing the skull to be crushed and the baby delivered.