Category Archives: Emotional Impact on Providers

Abortion worker was “disturbed” by seeing body parts

Abortion clinic worker Ida Dupont: “The second trimester abortions were hard for me to deal with because they are admittedly a bit gory. …I remember witnessing one of these procedures and being disturbed at the sight of parts of a fetus … Continue reading

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Abortion nurses are “distressed” or “cynical and hard”

An author who interviewed abortionists and nurses who assisted in abortions says: “Abortion work is not easy. Late-term abortions are horrific. Nurses doing abortions after the first trimester of pregnancy either seem rather distressed by what is going on, or … Continue reading

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Late term abortion doctor: “You get burned out”

In an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer about babies born alive after abortions, journalists Liz Jeffries and Rick Edmonds wrote of a doctor who did late term abortions. The article says: “The psychological wear-and-tear from doing late abortions is obvious. Philadelphia’s Dr. Bolognese, … Continue reading

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Late term abortions run counter to preserving life

On how abortion affects nurses: “Dr. Nancy Kaltreider, an academic psychiatrist at the University of San Francisco, has found in several studies “an unexpectedly strong reaction” by the assisting staff to late-abortion procedures. For nurses, she hypothesizes, handling tissues that … Continue reading

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Fewer doctors are doing “difficult and upsetting” abortions

Richard Warren, honorary secretary of the RCOG (Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) talks about the shortage of abortion doctors in Great Britain: “In the past, abortion was an accepted part of the workload. People did not like it but they … Continue reading

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Abortion worker troubled by late term abortions

An abortion worker explains how the abortionist she works with helps her deal with the graphic reality of late term abortions. Nobody likes doing abortions. The later abortions can be especially distressing. I was brought up as a Christian, and … Continue reading

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Pep talks needed by abortion nurses

One abortionist describes how nurses need pep talks to keep them in the abortion business: Nurses who work in abortion clinics often don’t have a high sense of professional self-esteem. It’s not the sort of thing you brag about. “What … Continue reading

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Second trimester abortion is “gruesome” says abortionist

Abortionist Richard Hausknecht on second trimester abortions: “Any procedure at this stage is pretty gruesome. When I did second-trimester abortions, I did them late in the day, and when I’d get home, my wife would say, ‘You did one today, … Continue reading

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Study on abortion providers and ambivalence

One article on abortion providers said the following: “Ambivalent periods were characterized by a variety of otherwise uncharacteristic feelings and behavior including withdrawal from colleagues, resistance to going to work, lack of energy, in patients with clients and an overall … Continue reading

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Abortion clinic worker says she is “hardened”

From one abortion clinic worker: “I think I must switch off my emotions, I have become hardened.” Joanna Brien, Ida Fairbairn Pregnancy and Abortion Counseling (London: Routledge, 1996) 169 Share on Facebook

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