Supporters of partial-birth abortion state that the majority of partial-birth abortions take place in cases where the foetus suffers from abnormalities or severe defects. However, abortionist Martin Haskell told American Medical News (July 5, 1993) that most of his partial-birth abortions were elective, meaning there was no medical reason for the abortion.
Ohio abortionist Martin Ruddock told The Washington Post (September 17, 1996) that more than one-half of his partial birth abortions involve normal foetuses.
Ron Fitzsimmons, Executive Director of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers, confessed to American Medical News (March 3, 1997) that he “lied through his teeth” during a 1995 interview with ABC’s Nightline when he stated that women had partial-birth abortions only in the most extreme circumstances of life endangerment or foetal anomaly. Fitzsimmons went on to say that a vast majority of these abortions are performed on healthy babies and healthy mothers.
Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby’s leg with forceps
The baby’s leg is pulled out into the birth canal
The abortionist delivers the baby’s entire body, except for the head
The abortionist jams scissors into the baby’s skull. The scissors
are then opened to enlarge the hole
The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child’s brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed