Category Archives: Emotional Impact on Providers

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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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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