This type of abortion was developed in 1983. The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 recently made it illegal. Former president Bush was one that helped put the Ban through. President Obama is hoping to reverse the ban, and make this form of abortion once again and irreversibly legal.
"He then took a pair of scissors and jammed them into the back of the baby's head. And the baby jerked out, like a startle reflex, like a baby does if you throw him up a little bit and he jumps. And then the baby was real rigid. The doctor then opened up the scissors to make a hole. He took a high powered suction machine with a catheter and stuck it in that hole and suctioned the baby's brains out. And the baby went completely limp." --Brenda Pratt Shafer, a former nurse