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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
Prostaglandin Abortion
Chemical (Medical) Abortion

Each of these methods is described in detail below.

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