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Your stab it while it's in the birth canal kind of sounds like you are describing a partial birth abortion. The federal govt has banned those quite awhile back.
(1) the term “partial-birth abortion” means an abortion in which the person performing the abortion—
(A) deliberately and intentionally vaginally delivers a living fetus until, in the case of a head-first presentation, the entire fetal head is outside the body of the mother, or, in the case of breech presentation, any part of the fetal trunk past the navel is outside the body of the mother, for the purpose of performing an overt act that the person knows will kill the partially delivered living fetus; and(2) the term “physician” means a doctor of medicine or osteopathy legally authorized to practice medicine and surgery by the State in which the doctor performs such activity, or any other individual legally authorized by the State to perform abortions: Provided, however, That any individual who is not a physician or not otherwise legally authorized by the State to perform abortions, but who nevertheless directly performs a partial-birth abortion, shall be subject to the provisions of this section.
(B) performs the overt act, other than completion of delivery, that kills the partially delivered living fetus; and
Intact D&E of a fetus with a heartbeat was outlawed in most cases by the 2003
Feticidal injection of digoxin or potassium chloride may be administered at the beginning of the procedure to allow for softening of the fetal bones or to comply with relevant laws in the physician's jurisdiction and the U.S. federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act . Umbilical cord transection can also be used to induce fetal demise during the procedure.
No, they dont begin the procedure until there is no heartbeat.
n New York, health of the mother is defined as inclusive of mental health. That means any woman who is depressed during later pregnancy (which happens to almost all pregnant women) can have an abortion on those grounds.
I really think it would have to involve more than just a mild depression to convince two doctors to take such an extreme measure.
The state of ny has been known to force an abortion onto a women against her will because of the medications she was on.