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Fetal Remains Tell a Story

Most descriptions of aborted fetuses come from prolifers, and are therefore supposedly distorted and sensationalized. I'll let more objective sources describe the products of conception.

From a September 2, 1992 story in the Charlotte Observer about fetuses found in a dumpster outside an abortion clinic:

  • "On August 12 and August 22, a Charlotte Observer reporter saw a considerable amount of fetal tissue removed from the dumpster adjacent to the clinic. The remains, deposited in 10 to 15 large plastic trash bags, included readily identifiable body parts. Among them were a left forearm and hand, a left leg and foot, a right forearm and hand, part of a right foot, and a spinal column and rib cage. In several cases the remains had been dumped in trash bags along with ordinary garbage: coffee grounds, cigarette butts and remnants of chicken dinners."

    From the autopsy on Madgalena Rodriguez, who died in an attempted abortion:

  • "[T]he body of the baby was not complete when autopsied. Both arms had been cut off; the heart, lungs, liver, and other organs had been cut out, the front of the chest and abdomen were missing, the right femur was fractured, the head was intact except for an area on the scalp which had been taken off from the back of the head."

    From an autopsy performed on two fetuses found in a trash container next to an abortion clinic:

  • "FETUS #1: Parts of a fetus of indeterminate sex include a skull cap, both arms total with scapula intact, the entire vertebral column with a portion of rib cage attached, the pelvic girdle, the left femur, and both lower legs with feet attached. A kidney, the tongue, and one eye was also retrieved. Gestational age was estimated at 4 months, perhaps very slightly greater, estimated on length of long bones. Measurements are as follows: femur 28 mm. ...foot length 18 mm. ... hand length 15 mm. The tissue was evidently fresh from a viable abortion within hours. FETUS #2: A beheaded male fetus of an estimated 7-8 weeks gestation. The length of the fetus from shoulder to rump is estimated at 2.2 cm... The arms and scapula girdle was traumatically detached and retrieved in a separate piece. Again the tissue is fresh from a viable and very recent abortion."

    From court records in an abortion malpractice suit:

  • "[F]etus was missing both arms and one leg... [the] rib cage ... was exposed and lung tissue protruded from the left side of the chest, ...there was disruption of the skin at the neck and right side of the face... and there was distortion of the facial features of said fetus."

    In court records, an abortionist describes what he says he extracted, and a patient describes what she says she expelled at home:

  • Abortionist: "I clearly identified all the significant parts. I saw the calvarium. I saw the spine. I saw extremities."
  • Patient: "the entire face, two arms, and a portion of rib cage and back."

    The fetus found during an autopsy on Janet Forster, who died from abortion complications:

  • "macerated, lacerated and purulent male fetus of about 19 weeks gestation. This fetus measures 14.5 cm. in crown-rump length, shows lacerations in the shoulder area, evisceration of the bowel through an abdominal laceration, and destruction of the skull and facial structures."

    From medical records describing what surgeons found inside a 14-year-old victim of a botched abortion:

  • "fetus, approximately 20 weeks in size, protruding into the abdominal cavity, consisting of a fetal head, torso and one upper extremity."

    From a pathology report on tissue expelled by an abortion patient:

  • "macerated fetus composed of head, one arm and a portion of thoracic trunk."

    From the autopsy on Barbaralee Davis, who died from a botched abortion:

  • "Two fetal parts, the face and thoracic spinal column, are embedded in a 700 cc. fresh hematoma inside the uterus." "In an attempt to estimate the length of gestation in the absence of the whole fetus, the two parts, namely the face, less the crown, and the thoracic vertebral column without the rump, are laid end to end. Together they measure 9 cm. A conservative estimate of the crown to rump length would be 10 to 11 cm. This will place the gestational age at 16 to 16 1/2 weeks."

    The fetuses described are from all three trimesters of pregnancy. Is it any wonder, after all the bad publicity generated when prolifers find these fetuses, that abortionists are uniting behind the fetal tissue sales arrangements that turn these fetuses from a liability to an asset?

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