Abortionist talks about “Heads we can’t get out”

Lisa Harris, abortionist and medical director at Planned Parenthood Michigan:

Our stories don’t really have a place in a lot of pro-choice discourse and rhetoric, right? The heads that get stuck that we can’t get out.”

Kristi Burton Brown “10 horrifying things Planned Parenthood says about abortionLive Action News May 25, 2017 

She is referring to dismembering the baby and extracting the baby’s head.  Dr. Harris does late term abortions.

Preborn baby at 24 weeks. Harris does abortions at this time

Preborn baby at 24 weeks. Harris does abortions at this time

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Pro-choice feminist: Women don’t need more counseling

In an interview with Judith Arcana, the pro-choice interviewer admits that women sometimes struggle emotionally after their abortions. But she does not think that abortion clinics should do more counseling. She says:

“….does the fact that women can find abortion difficult to decide on, and dwell on their decision afterwards, mean that we should respond in this in some way, by for example providing more counselling for women? I don’t believe that it does.”

Judith Arcana ““Feminist politics and abortion in the US,”  Psychology and Reproductive Choice

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Abortion clinic worker denies that preborn baby has a heartbeat

Sarah Allen shares her abortion experience:

“The councilor [sic] asked me if I wanted an abortion & I said yes. I was not told what would happen during the procedure. . . . He told me where to sign. Even when I was in the little room to get the ultrasound so they could see how far along I was, the girl didn’t speak to me. She was talking to a girl, training her I guess, and I looked at the monitor & asked ‘Where’s the heartbeat?’ All she said was ‘There isn’t one.’ And she turned the monitor so I couldn’t see and ignored me the rest of the time.”

AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH, et al., Petitioners, v. JOHN HELLERSTEDT, M.D., COMMISSIONER OF THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES, et al., OF 3,348 WOMEN INJURED BY ABORTION AND THE JUSTICE FOUNDATION IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS FOR AFFIRMANCE

New research shows that a preborn baby’s heart starts beating as early as 16 days after conception.

Before this new research, the time given for the babies heartbeat was about 21 days. Here  you can see a video of a baby’s heart beating at four weeks after conception. Surgical abortions are usually not performed until the seventh week. It is impossible that her baby did not have a heartbeat.

 6 weeks

6 weeks

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Abortionist describes how a woman can go into shock during abortion

Abortionist Dr. Henry Morgantaler says that a woman can go into shock during an abortion. He says:

“Shock is a serious condition characterized by a loss of consciousness in an awake patient and by a substantial drop in blood pressure. It may be caused by an overreaction to pain during or after the procedure or by excessive anxiety and nervous tension. Usually under these conditions it does not last long and responds readily to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

When shock is the result of more serious causes, such as hemorrhage with excessive blood loss or perforation of the uterus, the appropriate measures to treat these complications are indicated and will get the patient out of shock.”

Henry Morgentaler Abortion and Contraception (New York: Beaufort Books, Inc., 1982) 79 – 80

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Nat Hentoff explains why he became pro-life

Nat Hentoff was a liberal journalist with The Village Voice who surprised many people when he became pro-life.  He was a lifelong atheist. Hentoff explains in this passage what prompted him to consider the pro-life cause.

Baby Jane was an infant who was born disabled. A simple operation could have saved her life, but her parents did not want disabled child and chose to let her die instead.

“… I heard the head of the Reproductive Freedom Rights unit of the ACLU saying at a forum (this was at the same time as the Baby Jane Doe story was developing on Long Island), “I don’t know what all this fuss is about. Dealing with these handicapped infants is really an extension of women’s reproductive rights, women’s rights to control their own bodies.”

That stopped me. It seemed to me that we were not talking about Roe V Wade. These infants were born. And having been born, as persons under the Constitution, they were entitled to at least to the same rights as people on death row – due process, equal protection of the law. So for the first time, I began to pay attention to the “slippery slope” warnings of pro-lifers I read about or had seen on television. Because abortion had become legal and easily available, that argument ran – as you well know – infanticide would eventually become openly permissible, to be followed by euthanasia for infirm, expensive senior citizens.”

Rachael McNair and Stephen Zunes, eds. Consistently Opposing Killing (Bloomington, Indiana: Author’s Choice Press, 2008, 2011) 26

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40% of pregnant teens didn’t tell parents about their abortions

According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research group, only 60% of pregnant teens tell their parents about their abortions.

This means that 40% of teens never notify their parents that they have had abortions.

This research is from the 1990′s, so it may not be accurate as of today (2018)

Jennifer Coburn “Parental Consent Puts Teens In a Bind” San Diego Union – Tribune January 10, 1996

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Pro-Choice writer visits abortion clinic, calls it “dirty and dark”

A pro-choice author describes an abortion clinic where she visited:

“In all the years I have spent writing and thinking about a woman’s right to choose, I have never set foot in an abortion clinic, because I have never needed to. In my mind, I had always pictured a clean and comfortable place. This was no Westchester clinic. The place was dirty and dark and the women in the room outside were standing, as there were no chairs. A woman beside me was crying… In the press, the issue of the right to choose will be reduced to the terminology of precedent and privacy. But the visceral reality of abortion–the grimy clinic, the sobbing and hapless young woman — cannot be understood by such desensitized vocabulary.”

The real state of abortion rights, before Alito.” Raw Story January 12, 2006

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14-year-old “almost didn’t make it” through abortion

Linda Huffsteller, who had an abortion at 14, says:

“I was only 14 years old acting out of fear and desperation. I didn’t even give them an I.D. because I didn’t have any. . . . All I had to do is sign in. No one even talked to me until I had a gown on and was ready to wheel me to the OR room. During my abortion I was told by the nurses that I almost didn’t make it and there was complications. I was told I would be in and out within an hour or two. I was in recovery for the next 10 hours and my boyfriend (now my husband) wasn’t kept informed why I wasn’t coming out into the waiting room where he had to wait. They even locked the doors due to closing time.”

Amicus brief submitted in the Supreme Court case WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH v. HELLERSTEDT

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Abortion textbook: women may not return for postabortion counseling

An instruction book intended for abortion clinic workers says that many women who have negative feelings after their abortions do not return for a postabortion counseling session:

“When a client has negative feelings about the abortion that their doctor has taken the trouble to agree and arrange they may feel unable to return for post-abortion counseling.”

Joanna Brien, Ida Fairbairn Pregnancy and Abortion Counseling (London: Routledge, 1996) 54

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Woman told her baby was “just tissue”

One postabortion woman named Jennifer says:

“I was told my baby ‘was just tissue the size of a peanut.’ It was easy and slight pain like menstrual cramping. No, I had no idea I would be depressed for six years.”

Amicus brief submitted in the Supreme Court case WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH v. HELLERSTEDT

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