Pro-choice activist: I admit abortion is murder

Camille Paglia, a pro-choice activist and writer for Salon, says:

“…I have always frankly admitted that abortion is murder, the extermination of the powerless by the powerful. Liberals for the most part have shrunk from facing the ethical consequences of their embrace of abortion, which results in the annihilation of concrete individuals and not just clumps of insensate tissue. The state in my view has no authority whatever to intervene in the biological processes of any woman’s body, which nature has implanted there before birth and hence before that woman’s entrance into society and citizenship.

On the other hand, I support the death penalty for atrocious crimes (such as rape-murder or the murder of children). I have never understood the standard Democratic combo of support for abortion and yet opposition to the death penalty. Surely it is the guilty rather than the innocent who deserve execution?”

CAMILLE PAGLIA “Fresh blood for the vampireSalon SEP 10, 2008

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Midwife: a baby was born alive after abortion every three weeks’

In one hospital:

“In 1985, one midwife is reported to have confirmed that her unit had ‘one [live] baby born under 28 weeks every three weeks’ (Nursing Times, 24 July 1985, p. 5). Another midwife confirmed that viable births resulting from abortions were posing serious problems, not least that of forcing midwives and medical staff to ‘decide how to dispose of live babies’

Megan-Jane Johnstone, Bioethics: A Nursing Perspective, 3rd ed. (Sydney, N.S.W.: Harcourt Saunders, 1999), 283

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Abortion lowered my self-esteem

A woman who had an abortion said:

“My abortion lowered my self-esteem considerably, and for a long time caused me to feel-and act-like `used goods’ in male/female relationships.”

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

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Woman planning abortion avoids x-ray machine

In an article featuring women’s stories of abortion, one woman describes how she protected her baby even though she was planning to abort him or her:

“Ironically (everything seems ironic in retrospect), my sister’s wedding was the day before the abortion-in Colorado. I flew out there knowing I was pregnant, knowing my marriage was failing, knowing I was having an abortion Monday morning. I refused to go through the security gates at the airport because I was pregnant. Despite my plan for an abortion 72 hours later, I was protecting my baby.”

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

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Abortionist: men don’t want to date me

A practicing abortionist wrote the following in an article:

“The party-goers have clearly talked before I arrived: Colleen is going to be here tonight. Did you know she does abortions? I am a symbol before I even ring the doorbell.

How could I expect the men I date to be any different? In the past, I’ve tried every strategy: Burying references in my online dating profile; waiting until the third date to talk about the specifics of my work; carefully dropping the word “abortion” in conversation and watching for a reaction.

And there’s always a reaction. Every man I have ever dated — no matter how liberal or open-minded he professes to be — has flinched, looked away, or gone silent when I first tell him what I do….

In more instances than I’d like to recall, this has meant that a new relationship ends before it really starts. The majority of American adults support a woman’s right to an abortion, but it’s another matter to date someone who performs them.”

Colleen Krajewski “I used to be quiet about the fact that I perform abortions. Now I’m upfront.Washington Post July 10, 2017

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Third trimester baby bleeds to death after botched abortion

Pro-lifer Troy Clark, Ph.D, documented the following story

“Dorothy”, age 23, had an abortion at Family Planning Medical Clinic on October 30, 1987. The gestational age was misdiagnosed before the abortion was started. When trouble arose, she was transported to a hospital, where the gestational age was estimated to be 21 weeks. The abortion was completed.

An autopsy on the baby revealed a well-developed human being with no abnormalities other than injuries caused by abortion, including traumatic amputation of left arm at shoulder. The baby bled to death from the wound, with a lacerated area extending over 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. He had been 30 to 31 weeks of gestational age.”

Source: LA County Autopsy Report No. 87 – 10358

Troy Clark, Ph.D. Abortion Every 90 Seconds: The Whole Story (Kindle, 2015)

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Woman suicidal after her third abortion

In an article quoting women who had abortions, one woman said:

“‘I did not tell many people about this abortion. I was deeply ashamed to be in this situation for a third time. How could a bright independent woman be in this predicament AGAIN?? I spiraled into a deep depression. I contemplated suicide and engaged in self-destructive behavior.’

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

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Abortion clinic owner won’t offer abortion pill

Roneal Martin, abortion clinic owner, decided that he would not prescribe the abortion pill because the chances were too high that the woman would need a surgical abortion or other medical intervention if the pill failed. In addition, if the abortion pill was prescribed by another doctor, women might have to go to his clinic to have their abortions completed by suction. He decided not to backup any other doctors or provide the pill himself.

He says:

”It comes down to taking over someone’s complications,” she said. ”Does that mean I’m putting my doctor on call in the middle of the night. We might say, ‘Go to the emergency room.’ ‘

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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Abortion clinic director: I’m in the business of death

Reporter Leonard Stern spoke to Joan Wright, abortion clinic director. He interviewed her, and she talked at length about how women would suffer from botched abortions if abortion were ever banned.  He asked if she and the other clinic workers hide what they do from women and lie to them about abortion. Wright replied:

“She said. “Good grief! They accuse us of pretending we’re not doing what we’re doing? I’m in the business of death!”

Leonard Stern “Abortion Wars” The Ottawa Citizen 28 May 2000

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Researcher: pain of abortion is enhanced by secrecy

An writer who interviewed various postabortion women said:

“Almost always, women who experience abortion choose secrecy expressed as silence, choose not to speak about it except with a small, select group of intimate family members or friends. Many never tell even the father of the aborted fetus. In addition to the stress of deciding whether to have an abortion, their angst is compounded by emotional isolation and the burden of secrecy which contributes to alienation.”

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

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