Category Archives: Emotional Impact on Providers

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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Nurse: Abortions are “painful” for both staff and patients

From a British nurse who helped with abortions: “I was a staff nurse on a gynecological ward for a year and came into contact with many girls and women undergoing abortions. It was always a painful experience emotionally for both … Continue reading

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Abortion clinic workers and late-term abortions

From Dr. Warren Hern, late-term abortionist: “[Abortion] counselors also have difficulty coping with their own feelings about women who have late second trimester abortions for no apparent reason.” Warren M Hern Abortion Practice (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: JB Lippincott Company, 1990) 89 Abortion … Continue reading

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OBGYN talks about dismembering preborn baby

University of California obgyn Sadra Goldsmith: “The gynecologist is aware of being the active agent in a D&E procedure [because he/she] is the one who is crushing and dismembering the fetus.” “MD Shun 16th Week D&E as Reminder of Destroyed … Continue reading

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Nurses upset after seeing aborted baby move

When nurses at a New York hospital got upset at the sight of an aborted baby that moved, the physician said that it was nothing more than “a reflexive response of a spinal animal.” Howard D. Kibel “Staff Reactions to … Continue reading

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Medical journal: dismembering fetus is “distressing”

From the Journal of Medical Ethics: “It is clear that physically dismembering and removing the fetus is emotionally distressing for the doctor. A doctor, therefore, has to overcome an element of revulsion in order to do a late term surgical termination … Continue reading

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Abortionist: I worry about respect for human life

From one abortionist: “I have been doing abortion for years and have no physical or emotional reaction. I worry this means that I don’t have any respect for human life.” Joanna Brien, Ida Fairbairn Pregnancy and Abortion Counseling (London: Routledge, … Continue reading

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Doctor find abortion “nauseating”

From a consultant gynecologist, who makes abortion referrals: “I find the process of midtrimester abortion of a normal fetus very disagreeable (and if done by D&E) nauseating.” Joanna Brien, Ida Fairbairn Pregnancy and Abortion Counseling (London: Routledge, 1996) 167 Diagram of … Continue reading

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