NPR put an abortion procedure on air as part of a segment on a debate in Michigan over whether the state will enforce its pre-Roe v. Wade ban on abortion.
“Most patients are partially awake during the procedures,” the reporter says. “They get IV medication for pain and anxiety. The lights are dimmed. There’s soothing music. It actually feels a lot like a childbirth.”
Listeners could hear a loud instrument, presumably a vacuum, running and the patient crying and saying she couldn’t breathe. The procedure lasted only a few minutes.