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Abortion clinic: we “gently” remove “tissue”

In New York City, there are a number of abortion clinics competing to catch the eyes of abortion minded women. One of these clinics is Early Options. Their tagline reads “Early Abortion & Miscarriage: a Revolutionary Medical Practice.”

When a woman goes to a clinic to end her pregnancy and kill her unborn baby, it’s  not really called a “miscarriage,” but since the word “abortion” still carries  stigma, redefining the word “miscarriage” for their patients is apparently something this abortion clinic is happy to do.

This clinic has apparently pioneered an abortion method called the “SoftTouch.” According to the site:

SofTouch® is the safest, most noninvasive method. The doctor simply inserts a soft flexible tube through the natural opening of your cervix, and applies gentle pressure. This quietly “releases” your late period and induces a miscarriage. Because it is a natural release there is immediate recovery and you can rest assured that when you are ready, you can become pregnant again.

The clinic’s website does not say what is actually providing this “gentle pressure.” Perhaps it is a hand-held pump syringe. Either way, they are advertising these abortions as “natural” and “gentle.” But are they really natural and gentle to the baby?

The clinic instructs prospective patients to:

Let go of your worries, and let us care for you. You will leave feeling supported and confident that you can get pregnant when the time is right.

They say:

We have spent over 15 years developing our approach to patient care. It is transformative to be in an environment that is welcoming, respectful, and non-judgmental. You will not feel like you are in a traditional “clinic” but in a truly therapeutic and warm doctor’s office. A companion is welcome to be by your side.

On another page Early Options describes an abortion at seven weeks. They’ve even included a nice little picture for us:

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The text next to the picture says:

Ending early pregnancy doesn’t need to be any more complicated than getting your yearly pap test.

You have an early pregnancy if you have only missed one or two periods. At this stage, it’s more like having a miscarriage. It’s comforting to know that you’re ending the pregnancy before you would even know if it may be viable. An early pregnancy consists of tissue similar to your menstrual tissue and a “bubble” of fluid, called the gestational sac. The pregnancy itself is invisible.

Seven weeks. An empty sac. A pregnancy that is “tissue similar to menstrual tissue.” Nice and easy. Right?

Unfortunately, this is not the reality.

The Endowment for Human Development, a site not  affiliated with the pro-life movement or any religious group, has photographs of unborn babies at different stages of development. It also has fetal development facts and information.

Here are some of the things that an unborn baby has at seven weeks:

Here you can see the beating heart of a seven-week-old child.

The clinic workers and abortionists at Early Options know what these babies look like. They know that these children are not “tissue” or “a late period” or “fluid” or “an empty sac.”

The language they use is meant to be misleading. Women are not supposed to know what is inside them – they are not supposed to know the reality of what their baby looks like or what he or she can do, they are not supposed to know the truth about what the abortion will do to their child. (Warning; graphic images).  The picture on the website can’t be seen as anything other than a blatant lie. The empty sac that it shows is not  a seven-week-old baby or even a four or five-week-old baby.

This is the information that’s out there aimed at abortion minded women. This is what the clinics are telling them. We need to tell them the truth.

  • Cauchy

    Using euphemistic language to keep doing abortions? Nothing new here, nevertheless, we should keep praying for all of these people.

  • MamaBear

    How very cruel it will be to all the women who suffer the loss of their baby from a miscarriage, if they start using that term for abortions!

  • Faithkuz

    Not to mention this claim: “You will leave feeling supported and confident that you can get pregnant when the time is right.” While the woman may be led to feel she leaves with her fertility intact, research is telling us otherwise. From the Mayo clinic: “Generally, abortion isn’t thought to cause fertility issues or complications in subsequent pregnancies. However, some research suggests a possible link between abortion and an increased risk of:
    Vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy
    Preterm birth
    Low birth weight
    Placenta previa — when the placenta partially or completely covers the cervix, which can cause severe bleeding before or during delivery” Mayo clinic also mentions damage to the cervix as a possibility, and other risks include an infection… perforated uterus… http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/getting-pregnant/expert-answers/abortion/faq-20058551

    • Lilian

      Yes, but this is an abortion technique that in theory should not damage the uterine lining. Not sure if the cervix gets away unscathed or not.

  • Jamie Newman

    This makes a strong case for the widespread availability of affordable, over-the-counter emergency contraception.

  • Lilian

    Hang on – something tells me that when Early Options says “seven weeks”, they mean seven weeks after the last menstrual period.

    When EHD (and most anti-aborticides, and the author of this post) says “seven weeks”, they mean seven weeks after conception.

    There is a big difference between “after LMP” and “after conception”.

    I keep noticing this inconsistency when words for aborticide-rights are compared to words against them. One could easily accuse us of being deliberately misleading, as we accuse our opponents.

    (not that the gestational sac of seven weeks since LMP is just filled with formless fluid)

    • sarah5775

      This may be possible, that they meant that, but keep in mind that their picture merely said “seven weeks”, which means to me that a woman would likely consider it to mean seven weeks since she got pregnant, which of course is how ehd is calculating. As you said, seven weeks after the lmp (five weeks old embryo) STILL does not look like the one in the picture, and at this stage does, indeed, still have a beating heart and is far more than an empty sac. I don’t think there is any way for the clinic to rationalize their way out of this. The seven week LMP excuse, (which is not what the picture says) is pretty thin.

      • Lilian

        Actually, Sarah, most women think of their pregnancies in terms of “since LMP”. OBGYNs usually calculate due dates using LMP. Subsequent ultrasound findings can result in tweaking of the date. See, it is hard to know when one actually conceived. LMP is easier.

        http://www.babycenter [dot] com/404_how-is-a-pregnancy-due-date-calculated_10338321.bc

        I believe that that pitiful little picture from Early Options is meant to be seven weeks by LMP timing, not fertilization timing. That said, it’s still misleading if that picture is all they’ve got.

        Meanwhile, most anti-aborticide people speak in terms of “since conception”, not “since LMP”. That’s fine. I like the system. It’s more accurate.

        But I think we should be clear when we’re talking about prenatal development as to which dating system we’re referring to.

        Thanks for your comment. :)

  • Lilian

    “This quietly “releases” your late period and induces a miscarriage.”

    Whut.

    • Lilian

      People. Just tell it like it is. Augh.