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Clinic worker feels “sorrow” at abortions

Sallie Tisdale, abortion clinic nurse: “How can you stand it? Even the clients ask. They see the machine, the strange instruments, the blood, and the final stroke that wipes away the promise of pregnancy. Sometimes I see that too. I … Continue reading

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Abortionists would rather poison a baby than dismember her

There are two ways to do late-term abortion – by injecting poison to kill the baby and then inducing labor or by going in and dismembering the baby with forceps. Some abortionists prefer the poisoning (induction) method, because they don’t have … Continue reading

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D&E procedure causes abortionists “emotional strain”

On an abortion procedure called D&E: “D&E often involves greater emotional strain on the clinicians and staff. It forces them to deal with the fetus in an intimate way that many find distasteful.” W Cates “D&E After 12 Weeks: Safe … Continue reading

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Abortion clinic nurse has nightmare about baby

A writer tells of a clinic worker who recounted a nightmare she was having: “Another writer told of a nurse who dreamed that she “was stuffing a baby into the mouth of [an antique] vase. The baby was looking at her … Continue reading

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Former abortion clinic worker took drugs to cope

Nita Whitten, a former abortion clinic worker:  “I took drugs to wake up in the morning. I took speed while I was at work. And I smoked marijuana, drank lots of alcohol. . . .  [T]his is the way that I coped with what I … Continue reading

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Abortionist says he’s an outcast among his peers

One abortionist: said working in abortion clinics has made him an outcast among physicians and denied him “a life with a house and a white picket fence and a wife and 3 children.” He lives alone, he says “thrown into … Continue reading

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Late term abortionist reveals emotional conflict

Late term abortionist Dr. Warren Hern talks about the emotional impact of providing late term abortions: In passing, the abortionist says you can never get used to this. Next time he gives you a minute, you ask him to elaborate. … Continue reading

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Abortion nurse: I tried to “detach myself”

Shelley Mehigan, 42, is a clinical nurse who has specialised in family planning for 18 years. She says that watching abortions was hard at first, but she became hardened: The longer I work in this area, the easier it becomes for … Continue reading

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Clinic worker on seeing a late term abortion for the first time

Abortion clinic worker Pippa Jennings: “The first time I attended a late termination it was upsetting. I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t sometimes question what I was doing. But above all I believe that the woman must come first. … Continue reading

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Nurses troubled by dealing with aborted babies

From an article in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology: “Nurses. The experience of participating in any abortion procedure goes directly against the medical emphasis on the preservation of life. On the gynecology hospital floor, amnio abortions are viewed by … Continue reading

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