Instillation Methods

These methods involve the injection of drugs or chemicals through the abdomen or cervix into the amniotic sac to cause the death of the child and his or her expulsion from the uterus. Several drugs have been tried, but the most commonly used are hypertonic saline, urea, and prostaglandins.

Printed with permission from National Right to Life (www.nrlc.org ). "Abortion: Some Medical Facts"

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