WASHINGTON, DC – A New York City abortion clinic is advertising a new abortion device to gently and naturally kill babies in the womb.
The SofTouch device is a manual vacuum aspiration machine that aborts unborn babies by sucking them out of the womb. It was developed by a Harvard-trained physician named Joan Fleischman, according to the Early Options abortion facility.
Fleischman makes the killing of unborn babies seem simple and pain-free with her device. The abortion clinic claims her abortion machine will “quietly bring a natural release of your menstrual flow” – leaving out the part about killing the woman’s unborn child.
The abortion procedure involves only a small aspirator and flexible tube that remove the fetus from the woman’s cervix in three to five minutes. The abortion produces almost no discomfort and almost all women who have “SofTouch” abortions resume their normal activities within 15 minutes, the website claims.
The website also touts the procedure as “noninvasive and natural” and includes other “advantages” over the abortion pill, such as its 100% effectiveness. The procedure allegedly does not negatively affect a woman’s chance to conceive again in the future, and women also experience less cramping and bleeding than those who take the abortion pill.
The facility goes on to claim the abortion method is “gentle,” “natural” and nearly 100-percent effective. It also says the recovery time is just 5 to 20 minutes. It is “the safest way to end early pregnancy” up to 12 weeks, according to the abortion facility.
Aspiration abortions are not new. For the common first-trimester procedure, an abortionist inserts a strong vacuum device into the uterus to remove the unborn baby. Then, they use tools to scrape the lining of the uterus to remove any remaining parts of the unborn baby.
The SofTouch abortion seems too good to be true. Abortions are sold to women as a quick, easy way out of a difficult or unplanned pregnancy; but they rarely tell women about the consequences. Even if this new abortion device is everything that its makers advertise, its purpose still is to kill a baby in the womb. While the abortion may only take minutes, the loss of a child to abortion can haunt women for a lifetime.
The risks of an aspiration abortion include hemorrhage, infection and perforation of the uterus. Sometimes, the abortion method is incomplete, and a woman must have a second abortion to remove the remains of her unborn baby. Women who have abortions also are at greater risk of psychological problems, including anxiety, depression and suicidal tendencies.
Worst of all, an abortion destroys the life of the woman’s own child – a unique, living human being who deserved a right to life.