papaya.bmpWithin one day, the smart collegians at Yale Daily News last week yanked a garish article on a commemoration of the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade by the Reproductive Rights Action League at Yale and Yale Medical Students for Choice.
Ah, but through the wonders of caching, the piece is still available in all its tawdry glory:

Students who walked into WLH 119 on Tuesday night were greeted with models of the female pelvis complete with fallopian tubes, cervixes, vaginas – and papayas on which to perform mock abortions….
[RALY and YMSC] demonstrated different abortion methods and techniques, answered questions students had about the procedures and encouraged… the assembled crowd of about 15 students… to be active in abortion-rights groups….

The presenters began by showing the students different surgical tools used during different stages of a pregnancy….
[Merritt] Evans [MED ’09] and Rasha Khoury MED ’08, another member of YMSC, who said she… expects to perform abortions, went on to describe one of the most common abortion procedures, manual vacuum aspiration, which “creates suction to evacuate pregnancy,” Evans said. The technique is a good option because the device involved is reusable and relatively cheap, she said.
“It’s not as scary as it seems. It’s just blood and mucus,” Khoury said, referring to the fetus remains in the device. She added, “You’ll be able to see arms and stuff, but still just minuscule.”


Evans and Khoury also explained the finer points of abortion-clinic etiquette, including some potentially sensitive terminology. Khoury said physicians performing abortions generally refer to the aborted fetus remains as “POC,” an acronym for “product of conception,” and refer to fetus’ hearts as “FH.”
The most complicated part of the procedure can be the emotional fallout some patients experience, she said.
“Often times, women are crying and cursing and saying they’re going to hell,” Khoury said. “It may be a quick and easy medical procedure, but it definitely is a very involved social-medical procedure.”
The presenters also urged the crowd to… join[ ] Reproductive Health Externships, a campaign in which volunteers are taught how to conduct abortions.
“It’s fun because you meet people from all over the country who do them,” Khoury said. “It’s pretty inspiring.”…

To see whether your neighborhood POC removal mill is staffed by students, view the inspiring list of participating externship clinics here.
Thanks to all the pro-life bloggers who “dangerously misinterpreted” Khoury, according to YDN, not only was the aforementioned article yanked, but she was forced on January 24 to try to sanitize it.
Incidentally, Khoury is an anti-Semitic member of the Arab Students’ Assocation who said she “look[s] forward to returning to Palestine after many years at Yale.”
Good riddance.
[HT: proofreader Angela]

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