Researchers in Hawaii are looking for girls to participate in second trimester abortions as part of research on whether oxytocin can reduce bleeding in mothers during and after abortion.
The girls can be as young as 14 for the study, which takes place in the second trimester of abortions, where the unborn baby is 18 to 24 weeks gestation.
Second trimester abortions are dangerous for women in many cases. The abortion procedure is two-days and involves stopping the baby’s heart and then delivering or dismembering the baby.
Women have a 50 percent or higher chance for physical complications when undergoing a second trimester abortion. Comparatively, the chance for physical complications is about 6 percent for first trimester abortions, according to Life News.
The University of Hawaii and the University of Washington in Seattle are conducting the study. It is expected to be complete by July.
“That is 166 mothers who are going to hurt by the devastating effects of abortion. That is at least 166 children who will suffer a horrendous and painful death in the name of research,” an article by Life News said.
Some scientific reports say that babies can feel pain at 20 weeks gestation.
“The University of Hawaii needs to stop this study immediately,” Kristan Hawkins writes in an article for Life News. “They are recruiting children to abort their own children in late-term abortions, a very risky procedure that ends the life of at least one person involved.”
Publication date: April 16, 2015
Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.