“Abortion changes you forever”

From one woman who had an abortion:

“Abortion changes you forever. I thought the abortion would free me up from a responsibility I felt I was not ready for. Instead it held me in bondage to feelings of regret, remorse, depression, and despair. My soul became a slave to self-hatred and worthlessness. My sanity was the price I would pay. Women deserve better than abortion.”

“The Long-Term Effects of Abortion” “You Can Stop Injustice” Human Life Alliance Advertising Supplement 2010, 8

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Seminarian: abortion was “the most loving thing I could do”

Seminarian Kelli Clement, one of the co-chairs of Seminarians for Choice, part of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, a pro-abortion group.

“Choice is what makes us human, The choice to regulate our own family is a way to love. I have never regretted my choice to terminate that pregnancy…. It was the most loving thing I could do.”

Jeff Fecke “Seminarian Pro-Choice Because of Her Faith” Rh Reality Check March 17, 2008

Here is what the “loving” choice to “terminate a pregnancy” actually looks like:

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At 10 weeks after conception, this baby was torn apart by an abortion. this is the kind of “love” shown to a baby who is “terminated.”

This is in the first trimester, well within the time when most abortions are done.

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Swedish author describes witnessing baby aborted alive

Swedish author Vivian Wahlberg as training to become a nurse and was called upon to assist in an abortion done at 22 weeks

22 weeks

22 weeks

Wahlberg describes the abortion:

[T]he operation was performed through an abdominal incision. I vividly remember the moment when the doctor lifted out the whimpering baby and put it into a receptacle, which he then passed to me with instructions to put it on the fridge. Often I would go to the fridge and open the door slightly, full of wonder and feelings of ambivalence towards the tiny baby – who was later collected with the rest of the department’s biological waste.

The very next week after witnessing that child being left to die, Wahlberg was back training in the delivery ward. Her very first patient was giving birth to a disabled baby. The child was expected to be born with a clubfoot. When the baby was born, his deformities were more extensive. Wahlberg says:

[I] was fully prepared for the fact that there would be an abnormality. In fact both feet were deformed and even the child’s head was deformed, and much of the brain was missing.

Despite the baby’s condition, this child was wanted. Doctors and nurses immediately fought to save his life.

My clinical teacher had instructed me to immediately follow all of the resuscitation procedures necessary. A pediatrician was called in, oxygen was connected up, alternating hot and cold baths for the infant were prepared, and so on.

Because one child was wanted by his mother, doctors and nurses fought hard to save his life. The unwanted baby was pulled from his mother’s womb and died with no help from the same medical professionals that fought so valiantly to save the other baby. Wahlberg says:

Once again I felt great ambivalence. How can one make such a distinction between children? The first was taken out far too early – an apparently perfect and clearly viable little human being – and was then ignored. The other, born at full term, had such severe defects that any life–supporting measures were doomed to failure. Despite this, every possible resource was used to save this gravely ill and badly deformed child, but not the other healthy, living fetus.

Ever since that time I have tried to answer the question “What in fact is a human being?

Vivian Wahlberg Memories After Abortion (Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing, 2007) 7

 

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Abortionist: I’m doing the right thing

Susan Hill, abortionist:

“I have never doubted for one minute that I am doing the right thing.”

She is now deceased.

Mary Lou Greenberg and Eleanor Bader “Facing Down Danger to Make Reproductive Freedom A Reality” On The Issues Winter 2010

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Abortion remains

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Babies in the womb are individuals, act in different ways

article-2300983-18fd1520000005dc-721_634x598From one researcher:

“Our own repeated observation of a large group of fetal infants…left us with no doubt that psychologically they were individuals. Just as no two looked alike, so no two behaved precisely alike… These were genuine individual differences already prophetic of the diversity which distinguishes the human family.”

Arnold GesellThe Embryology of Behavior” cited by Bart T Heffernan “The Early Biography of Everyman” in W Hilgers and Dennis J Horan, eds. Abortion and Social Justice (New York: Sheed and Ward, 1972) 17, 18

 

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Data on complications from abortions is “inaccessible or nonexistent”

Abortion researcher and pro-life author David C Reardon said the following in 1987:

“Complication records from outpatient [abortion] clinics are virtually inaccessible or nonexistent, even though these clinics provide the vast majority of all abortions. Even in Britain, where reporting requirements are much better than the United States, medical experts believe that less than 10% of abortion complications are actually reported to government health agencies.”

David C Reardon Aborted Women: Silent No More (Westchester, Illinois: Crossway Books, 1987) 91

Because there are no  laws or guidelines requiring the reporting of abortion complications in the United States, there is a good chance most complications and injuries to women fly under the radar. Generally, reporting such information is optional for providers, and there is a strong incentive for them not to incriminate themselves by admitting they have injured a patient.

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Post-abortion woman describes anger and grief

From one woman who had an abortion:

“The abortion itself was nothing and I was all right immediately afterwards. But then, as time went by, resentment began to set in. I quarreled with my mother, argued with my husband – I took my mistake out on the rest of the world. 2 ½ years have passed since, and there is still anger but most of all, every day, grief. I am not maternal, but I know that I should have had that baby. My marriage is now nonexistent, and I feel the years passing me by. It is very unlikely that I will now have a baby to call my own. I am 39 years old. I feel suicidal at times… People envy me because I look young and am not short of possessions but they don’t realize the hurt I feel inside.”

Mary Kenny Abortion: The Whole Story (London: Quartet Books, 1986) 30

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College student commits suicide after abortion

Pro-life author Teri Stanon told the following story:

“A desperate father came into a woman’s clinic seeking answers about his daughter’s suicide. This young college girl’s parents were utterly devastated when they were notified by the school that their daughter had taken her own life. They could find no logical reason why she would find herself in a place of such utter desperation. Their daughter was mature, well grounded, and responsible. They assumed she was enjoying college life. Her grades were good and she had many friends. Dad just needed answers. After the funeral, he visited the campus and talked to his daughter’s friends. To his dismay, he discovered that his daughter had gotten pregnant. Apparently, feeling that she had no other options, she had an abortion, only to discover that the abortion didn’t end her problem. It was only the beginning of guilt heavier than she could bear.”

Teri Stanon Two Minus One: Our Abortion Story (Meadville, PA: Christian faith Publishing, Inc., 2016) 57

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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 sense of uneasiness. Nightmares, images that could not be shaken and preoccupation were commonly reported. Also common was the deep and lonely privacy within which practitioners had grappled with their ambivalence.”

Kathleen M Roe “Private Troubles and Public Issues: Providing Abortion and Is Competing Definitions” Social Science and Medicine 29 (1989): 1197

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Brain of aborted baby registers pain after 20 weeks

Doctor Paul Ranalli, a neurologist at the University of Toronto, says:

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24 weeks

“[C]areful anatomical studies reveal, in fact, that the ascending pain fibers reach the cortex by 20 weeks. They then ‘sit’ briefly, for a few days to a few weeks, before making their final push upward to establish their ultimate connections (synapses) with the surface grey matter neurons that register a conscious awareness of pain. Allowing some room for individual variability, the brain of an unborn child will begin to register pain impulses just after 20 weeks with ever-increasing amounts of pain reception reaching millions of surface cortical neurons between 20 and 24 weeks.”

“The emerging reality of fetal pain in late abortions” National Right to Life News September, 2000, p. 14

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