Friday, March 16, 2012

Induction of Fetal Demise

Regardless of whether you are a feminist or not, and regardless of whether you believe in God or not, you are a monster if you think that is is OK to induce fetal demise (stop the baby's heart), dismember its parts and the pull then out piece by piece like some heartless Nazi. I can't imagine how people can get self-righteous about "reproductive rights" in this context, and talk in a cool, cold way about inducing fetal demise. Here's a quote from the abstract of an article from a "Society of Family Planning" journal":

"For decades, the induction of fetal demise has been used before both surgical and medical second-trimester abortion. Intracardiac
potassium chloride and intrafetal or intra-amniotic digoxin injections are the pharmacologic agents used most often to induce fetal demise. In
the last several years, induction of fetal demise has become more common before second-trimester abortion. The only randomized, placebocontrolled trial of induced fetal demise before surgical abortion used a 1 mg injection of intra-amniotic digoxin before surgical abortion at
20–23 weeks' gestation and found no difference in ... etc."


"In the literature describing induction termination, there have been multiple case reports of unintended live births"

"By ensuring
demise before the termination is begun, live birth cannot
occur, thus avoiding entirely the problem that faces the
provider, the team of caregivers and the patient undergoing
induction or D&E if the patient were to expel the fetus with
signs of life"

"Providers are also
concerned about potential legal ramifications from an
unintended live birth"

"Inducing fetal demise before induction termination
avoids signs of live birth that may have beneficial
emotional, ethical and legal consequences"

Also, look at another medical site:

"As discussed above, standard methods of pregnancy termination via labor induction do not ensure fetal demise during the procedure. A live birth in this setting can be psychologically and emotionally difficult for the family and staff; feticide removes this possibility."


And I am not a right-wing nut. Even though I am a Catholic, I am, like most Catholics, all for condoms and birth control pills.

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