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from conception to natural death


Methods of Abortion

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There are several different methods of abortion, but they all end in the death of an unborn child

Abortion is the deliberate killing of an unborn child. There are approximately two hundred thousand reported abortions every year in the UK (201,567 in 2014). 

In medical terms, the word abortion is used to describe any event that results in the death of an unborn child, modified by whether the abortion is induced or spontaneous. In day-to-day speech, the word abortion is most commonly used to talk about acts that deliberately end the life of a child in the womb; this is how the word is used on this website.

Every abortion takes the life of a tiny, innocent and defenceless human child. There have been over 8.4 million abortions in the UK since the flodgates were opened to legal abortion in 1967, even though the legality of the vast majority of abortions is in dispute. Abortion is a serious problem across the Western world.

There are several different methods of abortion, as explained in this section. We've focused on explaining the procedures as clinically and scientifically as possible - even so, you may of course find reading about the killing of unborn children deeply disturbing. But the truth is important to read.

Some people may need to see what an abortion does to an unborn child as well. You can view those heart-rending images as part of the Reality of Abortion (other than that there is no graphic imagery on this site).

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Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (First female physician)

The gross perversion and destruction of motherhood by the abortionist filled me with indignation, and awakened active antagonism. That the honourable term ‘female physician’ should be exclusively applied to those women who carried on this shocking trade seemed to me a horror. It was an utter degradation of what might and should become a noble position for women