What are the various methods of abortion?
Eight abortion methods are practiced in the U.S.:
Suction (Vacuum) Aspiration
Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
Intracardiac Injection Abortion
Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)
Dilation and Extraction (D&X or Partial-Birth Abortion)
Instillation (Saline) Abortion
Chemical (Medical) Abortion
Each of these methods is described in detail below.