A self-induced . or self-induced miscarriage is an . performed by the pregnant woman herself or with the help of other, non-medicalistance. Although the term includes .s induced with legal over-the-counter medication, it also refers to efforts to terminate a pregnancy through alternative, . . ; attempted piercing of the fetus with a knitting needle, crochet hook, hat pin, bobby pin or similar device inserted into the uterus through the cervix; insertion of a rubber or catheter into the uterus and attempting to the fetus out, or, alternatively, blowing air into the uterus to cause a miscarriage if the . - A mason jar with a big, black, rubber seal, a cannula the thin tubing that goes into the uterus , lots of clear rubber tubing, and a hand pump. It was a homemade, manual aspirator. These women would be performing a manual vacuum aspiration on me. The reality of it was staggering. I was anxious, but . - W.ver your stance on ., it 's hard to deny that an aborted fetus is repulsive to look at, despite all the technological advances made in gynecology over the years. But at least modern women can terminate their pregnancies in sterile environments using high-tech equipment that presents minimal .