Pregnant mom sees ultrasound, becomes pro-life

One pro-choice woman became pro-life after watching her baby develop on ultrasound. Her visits to the obstetrician let her see her baby girl as she developed in the womb.

“When I went to my prenatal appointments, we would take pictures of Avalon via the ultrasound. I would study those pictures each month, and I was surprised by how well-developed she was while in the womb. I could see her tiny hands, and I watched as she would put her thumb in her mouth, blink her eyes, and yawn. She was so precious, so delicate, and so beautiful! After looking, evaluating, and cherishing those precious photos, I realized how soon life is created and formed in the womb, and I knew that what was growing inside of me was not just a blob of tissue, but a complete and formed baby – a real, live human being. Now, obviously, my perspective on abortion has changed… At one time I was pro-abortion; now I am pro-life.”

Cheryl Chew Make Me Your Choice (Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image Publishers, 2006) 91 – 92

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Indian woman kills four babies for being girls

A report by the United Nations Population Fund told the story of an Indian woman named Ranu:

“She strangled her first two babies to death because they were girls, terminated two other pregnancies because the foetuses were female …Yet she and her husband Mukhtar have no remorse about the fate of their “missing” daughters.

“I will kill other children if they are born girls,” Ranu said, explaining that she is too poor to pay for their weddings…..

The girl child is killed by putting a sand bag on her face or by throttling her. It is not a rare phenomenon. It happens without hindrance.”

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) :  “The Promise of Equality: Gender Equity, Reproductive Health and the Millennium Development Goals.”

India’s baby girls decimated through infanticide: reportDawn October 13, 2005

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Woman feels like “lowlife” at abortion clinic

From a woman who had an abortion:

“I just didn’t have any dialogue with anyone other than the woman who woke me up to tell me it was time for me to leave. That’s the only person, other than the anesthesiologist. I don’t recall a dialogue that happened. I did remember that doctor’s name, so I suppose I may have talked with her. It pretty much felt like I got wheeled into this room, and this thing happened to me. I felt pretty much like I was lowlife. I felt like they were probably doing a lot of these, that I was just one more.”

Cara J. Marianna Abortion: A Collective Story (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002) 115

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0.005% of abortions in England were done for risk to woman’s life

The following was cited in “ABORTION A Briefing Book For Canadian Legislators” Campaign Life Coalition NATIONAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE July 2002

“The British Hansard Written Answers of July 1, 1987 discloses that of 2.6 million abortions carried out in England and Wales between 1968 and 1986, 123 (or .005 percent) were performed to save the life of the mother.”

Many doctors, including abortionists, have said that abortion is never needed to save the life of a woman.

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Planned Parenthood worker: It’s a baby

An anonymous Planned Parenthood worker called Dr. Michael Brown’s “The Line of Fire” radio show.  She asked Brown whether God would ever forgive her for working in an abortion clinic. She then says:

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“When I started working there they told me I didn’t have to see anything in the back but that’s not really true. As the manager, you have to do all the other jobs other than procedures because I’m not a clinician. But there’s a room in the back and it’s called a POC room. And it’s “products of conception.” It’s where they take [abortion remains] to process. They refer to it either as tissue or fetus but I saw it for the first time. It’s a baby.

It’s not tissue.… It’s really bad. It is, it’s a baby – there is legs and there’s arms and there’s eyes – it’s a baby. And what got me today, the reason why I’m so upset is because on an ultrasound, sometimes you have to do ultrasounds while you’re doing it – if you’re far enough along, it looks like they’re fighting back. [It’s] murder…. It’s just not right.”

Kate Scanlon “Anonymous Single Mom Exposes Behind the Scenes Details at Planned Parenthood in Emotional Video”  The Blaze July 31, 2017 here

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Abortionist explains how few doctors want to prescribe abortion pill

When the abortion pill first became available, the FDA required general practitioners or other non-abortionists who prescribed it to have an agreement with an abortion provider to do a backup surgical abortion if the pills failed. One abortionist who runs a clinic explained how no local doctors had contacted her to do these backup procedures – meaning that none of the doctors in the area wanted to start prescribing the abortion pill.

Dr. Deborah Oyer, medical director and owner of Aurora Medical Services in Seattle

”We have not been called by anybody about surgical backup and we are the only clinic in the Pacific Northwest that’s been using mifepristone since the first trials. ‘We have gotten lots of calls over the years about medical abortions. We have done seminars on medical abortions and we have had tons of phone calls from the lay public and potential patients. But I don’t know of any doctors calling about surgical backup or about how to get started. ”I’m a little surprised,” she said. ”But also at some level, I’m not. In studies that were done in the last several years, there were always a significant percent of doctors who say they would do medical abortions. But I was always a little suspicious. It’s a lot easier to say you’ll do it than to actually do it.”

Gina Kolata.” Wary doctors spurn new abortion pill; some doctors insist that a surgical abortion remains a better alternative than the new pill.” The New York Times Nov 14, 2000

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“It wasn’t just getting rid of fetal tissue”

A woman considering an abortion did research on fetal development. She says:

“I started doing some research. I went around the hospitals and I started to see all the latest equipment and scans and all the rest of it.… I started seeing tiny little embryos and fetuses. And they didn’t look at all like lumps of tissue… that’s when I went through some enormous guilt about that last abortion. I just became incredibly miserable about it… I knew that I couldn’t have an abortion because I knew this time I would be killing a baby. It wasn’t just getting rid of fetal tissue…

 

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She had her son and says:

“… the world would be a dimmer place without him. A sunny nature, a funny little boy, absolutely charming and delightful.”

Mary Kenny Abortion: The Whole Story (London: Quartet Books, 1986) 280 – 282

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Abortion rate among teens dropped from 39% to 14%

The number of abortions done on teenagers has dropped a great deal. The abortion rate among teens is much lower than it was.

“Teens represented fewer than 14% of all abortions in 2011, compared to nearly 39% in 1980.”

Brittany Ferrell “Abortion in US at 40-Year Low” Family Policy Facts, NC Family Policy Council, 12/11/2014

The younger generation is having fewer abortions than in the past.

Perhaps the wider visibility of ultrasound pictures like this one has helped lower abortion rate among teens.

Abortion rate among teens

10 week 3d sonogram

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Woman’s partner curses at her when she tells him she’s pregnant

A woman who had an abortion describes what her partner said to her when she told him she was pregnant:

“He called me a bitch. When I told him I was pregnant, he said, ‘You’re lying, you’re a lying bitch.’ And then he just stopped talking to me.”

Cara J. Marianna Abortion: A Collective Story (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002) 131

She had no help or support from the father, and ended up aborting her baby.

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Woman is grateful for her 3 abortions, but considers them “morally wrong”

In a study in the Journal of American Culture, one postabortion woman said the following:

“I am extremely grateful for the choice I had in terminating three pregnancies. However, I believe they are morally wrong.”

Helen Susan Edelman, “Safe to Talk: Abortion Narratives as a Rite of Return,” Journal of American Culture 19, no. 4 (1996)

Ultrasound of baby at eight weeks, around the time of most abortions

Ultrasound of baby at eight weeks, around the time of most abortions

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