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  •  Not always as sometimes a D&C is the (2+ / 0-)
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    only way, especially if using improvised tools purchased from vet supply shops and other places (for example, a pressure cooker for sterilization).  While there is a vacuum aspiration device that can be made out of a syringe and a few other items it can only be used 5-12 weeks after the last menstrual period and can fail to work if used before 6 weeks.  The pill isn't much better as it can only be used up to 7 weeks pregnant (49 days since the last menstrual period).

    That being said, the Jane Collective proved that it is possible for an ordinary person off the street to perform surgical abortions relatively safely (nowhere near as safely as in a doctor's office or abortion clinic, and if there are any complications the woman is screwed) with proper training and supervised practice.  Sadly it looks like we might be returning to those bad old days and there may be little that can be done to stop it.  Still worth the fight though.

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Wed May 14, 2014 at 01:24:43 PM PDT

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