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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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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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