It should be noted that the Partial-Birth Abortion method has not been legal since 2007 on the national level. The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act was made law in West Virginia in 1998.
These color illustrations of a partial-birth abortion were prepared on the basis of an instructional paper by an Ohio abortionist, explaining step by step how he performs the procedure.
These drawings accurately depict a partial-birth abortion being performed on a baby at 24 weeks gestational age. Most partial-birth abortions are performed in the 20-26 week range (the fifth and sixth months), and some are performed even later.
Abortion on Trial,” by Cathy Cleaver Ruse, Esq. (Graphic testimony: Abortionists describe under oath their late abortion methods.)