Sonographer asked about sex-selection abortion

The Sydney Morning Herald had an article about a sonographer who was asked what sex the baby was. The parents intended to abort if the baby was a girl

The sonographer says:

“They said something along the lines of ‘We need to know the sex, because if it’s a girl we are going to terminate it’,” they said.

You have to deal with things like terminal cancer and miscarriages when you’re working as a sonographer. But this occasion, it still sickens me to this day.”

From the author of the article:

As was the policy of their employer, the sonographer did not tell them the sex at the first scan, although they were so shocked by the incident, they can’t remember if they noticed if it was a boy or a girl.

From the sonographer:

“I did wonder for some time what became of that baby.”

Aisha Dow “‘We need to know the sex. If it’s a girl we are going to terminate itThe Sydney Morning Herald 19 August 2018

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Abortionist describes praying at church

Talia, who considers herself a Christian, is an abortionist who terminates pregnancies in an abortion clinic. She writes:

“Religion is very organized. There are rules, things you’re supposed to do, things you’re not supposed to do. And abortion is apparently one of those things [you’re not supposed to do]. Whatever the situation I recognize that there’s a higher power. There’s God who made this creature here. I also feel very deeply in some way that this is the path I’m supposed to be on, and this is given to me. This is the road set before me by my higher power. So how can it be wrong?…

In my heart of hearts I still feel like this is what I want and need to do. Do I feel guilty that I’m breaking some sort of law? Maybe….

When I’m at church services, I think about work. I offer up prayers for the families, the patients, the work, we do. I ask God to forgive everything that I did that was wrong. And if providing is wrong, well, I do it to help other people. I think God will understand. It’s something I’ll struggle with forever, but it’s not a bad struggle.”

Mary Mahoney and Lauren Mitchell The Doulas: Radical Care for Pregnant People (New York: Feminist Press, 2016) 236-237

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Abortion clinic worker talks about repeat abortions

From one abortion clinic worker:

“Women attending for repeat abortions do evoke powerful primitive feelings in us. We both have experience of women attending up to their fifth termination. It is hard to remain open to a woman and not fall into the easier position of being judgmental of her (or other health professionals).”

Joanna Brien, Ida Fairbairn Pregnancy and Abortion Counseling (London: Routledge, 1996) 122

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Greenpeace supporter has abortion, comes to regret it

Carole K. tells her story:

“I was supporting Greenpeace and I didn’t eat meat. I was vegetarian because I thought it was appalling and barbaric to kill an animal… So I stopped eating meat. I supported Greenpeace and I was against the war in Vietnam…

When all my friends – who were involved in these same things – found themselves pregnant, they all had abortions… All my friends told me how “far out” abortion was. One girl had had an abortion while tripping with LSD to rock music, and she said it was really far out. I didn’t know anything about abortion; but they said it was a step forward for humanity and a step forward for women. So I thought when I got pregnant, well, this must be something that’s consistent with all of these compassionate people’s values, or they wouldn’t have abortions.

When I went for counseling, I was told I had three choices. The first was to have the baby, keep it, and be tied down for the rest of my life and lose my boyfriend. The second one was to have the baby, give it up for adoption (which was emotionally impossible), and never get over it. These sounded like bad choices.

Choice number three was to have a safe, simple, legal abortion, go on with my life, keep my boyfriend, and go on like it never happened. This sounded like a good choice.

I asked a little bit about the baby. They said, “Oh, it’s not a baby. It’s an indeterminable cluster of cells.

Years later:

“So one day in my third pregnancy I went to the mailbox, and there was a mailing from the National Right to Life Committee. I didn’t know who that was. I don’t know who put me on the mailing list. But I got an envelope, and this picture was inside. And it said, “Did you know this is how big you were when you were 11 weeks old?”

Now, the baby I aborted was 11 weeks old, and can you imagine what this did to me when I saw this baby with the hands and face, sucking his thumb? And they told me it was a cluster of cells… And I was supporting Greenpeace and not eating meat because I was so compassionate and couldn’t kill a cow.

At this point I came face-to-face with the fact that I killed my baby. It was a devastating moment in my life…..

I can try and talk to other women, other young girls so they can see the truth. So that they’ll know. Because if there had been somebody outside that hospital the day I walked in, if they had had a picture of this baby, I would not have had an abortion, and my life would be so much better – and I wouldn’t be obsessed with who that baby was, because I’d be loving that child.”

Paula Ervin Women Exploited: The Other Victims of Abortion (Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor Inc., 1985) 50-55

Legs of baby at 11 weeks

Legs of baby at 11 weeks

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Pro-Choicer claims women have abortions because they “love children”

Garrett Hardin, pro-choice activist

“Most women who would have abortions want them, and for the best of all possible reasons: because they love children.”

Garrett Hardin Stalking the Wild Taboo (Los Altos, California: William Kaufman Inc., 1973) 29

Below: preborn child, before and after abortion

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2004 poll shows majority oppose abortion after heartbeat begins

A May 2004 Zogby survey of over 1000 Americans found:

61% agree abortion should not be permitted after a fetal heartbeat has begun

65% agree abortion should not be permitted after fetal brain waves are detected

74% disagree with US tax dollars being used to pay for abortions

77% favor laws requiring specific information about fetal pain being given to women 20 weeks pregnant or more prior to an abortion

“More Americans Hold Pro-Life Views” Family Policy News May 2004

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Abortion vs. the KKK

Here is an abortion fact:

“The US abortion industry kills as many black people every 4 days as the Ku Klux Klan killed in 150 years.”

“If not for abortion, the black population would be 36% larger than it currently is” CNN iReport, 12/2/2014, p 3

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45 babies born alive after abortions in Mt. Sinai Hospital

C. Everett Koop learned the following from Medical World News, November 14, 1977:

“One series of 607 second trimester abortions from the Mount Sinai Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, resulted in 45 live births including one set of twins. None of the baby survived more than 13 hours.”

C Everett Koop The Right to Live, the Right to Die (Wheaton, Illinois: Living Books, 1988) 34

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Post-Abortive woman called counseling in clinic “a joke”

A woman named Meredith, who took the abortion pill, says that the “counseling” she received was a joke:

“That was really a joke. We didn’t talk about planning. And I certainly wouldn’t call our conversation counseling. It was just an opportunity for the clinic to take care of a few technicalities – like signing a liability release form and an insurance waiver. I feel that if someone would’ve taken the time to talk to me, if only for a moment or two, I would’ve been able to make a more responsible decision. As it was, I was on an emotional runaway train, and the clinic staff merely added fuel to the fire.”

George Grant The Quick and the Dead: RU-486 and the New Chemical Warfare against Your Family (Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway Books, 1991) 24

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Only 37% of teens told their mothers about their abortions

A study on teenage abortion rates found:

“In a sample of minors attending an abortion clinic in Minneapolis/St. Paul, 37% told their mothers and 26% told their fathers, but 71% had talked with their best girlfriends about the pregnancy.”

F Clary “Minor Women Obtaining Abortions: A Study of Parental Notification in a Metropolitan Area” American Journal of Public Health 72, 1982, 283 – 285

In the sample, the most common reason for not informing mothers about pregnancy and impending abortion was concern for the parents feelings.… Minors were especially unlikely to inform their parents if they believed that one or both held strongly negative attitudes toward abortion.”

Gary B Melton and Anita J Pliner “Adolescent Abortion: A Psycholegal Analysis in Gary B. Melton, ed Adolescent Abortion: Psychological and Legal Issues (Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press) 20

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