Abortionist does abortions he would not choose to have

Abortionist David Paintin says the following about late term abortions:

“I have done terminations which I wouldn’t have done if I had been the pregnant woman, but of course my personal decision would depend on my own system of values and not that of the woman.”

Abortion: Medical Progress and Social Implications, CIBA Foundation Symposium 115 (London: Pitman, 1985) 16

Face of preborn baby at 20 weeks

Face of preborn baby at 20 weeks

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Author explains the process of conception

Writer and embryology expert William M Connolly describes the stages of the process of conception.

“Shortly after Fertilization:

DOUBLING: Several hours after conception, the sperm’s chromosomes are doubled inside the sperm’s nucleus, which had been within the sperm’s head, which entered the ovum. The sperm’s head dissolves after penetration of the ovum. The nucleus (pro–nucleus) remains intact. The nucleus travels across the egg’s cytoplasm toward the egg’s nucleus (pro-nucleus). The chromosomes inside the ovum’s nucleus double also.

RELEASE: When the nucleus with the male’s chromosomes nears the ovum’s nucleus, the nuclei’s walls seem to touch, almost fuse, then seem to weaken and dissolve into the fertilized egg’s cytoplasm, while the sperm’s and egg’s two sets of 23 chromosomes are released into the cytoplasm.

DOCKING: The result is four sets of 23 chromosomes in the cytoplasmic sea, not adrift, but drawn together, as if grappling hooks bound them. It is as if tethered ropes held them fast, and the great fleets of chromosomes were tugged towards each other, and pulled alongside each other. Ship to ship, as if the anchors were dropped and each ship of the fleet made its berth next to a sister ship alongside a magnificent, long, extended dock, jutting halfway across the intracellular sea. All the chromosomes are now lined up.

INTERLOCKING: Next, within the very first few hours of new human life, comes the amazing event of the interlocking of the sperm’s and egg’s chromosomes. After gracefully traversing intracellular space, avoiding impediments – sailing past Golgi apparatus, mitochondria, lysosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, the internal structures of every human cell – maintaining stability, rapidly restoring internal functioning to any genes damaged by ionizing radiation or mutagenic chemical interlopers, after the two fleets of chromosomes have met in flight in intracellular space and docked, an amazing interlocking process begins. Information is lined up. Lifelong links are firmly forged. Interlocking is completed.

DIVISION: The living processes continue, until the first human cell of this new, unique, human being becomes two cells, each with the identical genetic material of the first, each with 46 chromosomes. From now on, immediately before each cell division, which is known as a mitotic division, the 46 chromosomes are doubled. Each of the two new cells will have the same 46 chromosomes. Two cells become four, then eight, etc.

DIFFERENTATION: Mitotic divisions continue. Soon, a ball of cells is formed at the 16th cell stage; then a larger ball. Then comes differentiation, as cells begin to change detectably, to specialize, and transform gradually and gracefully, first into different tissues, ectoderm, mesoderm, endoderm, then into more specialized cells, nerve, muscle and bone, each with that unique 46 chromosomes of the original life form – the human life, the human being, the person.”

William M Connolly One Life: How the US Supreme Court Deliberately Distorted the History, Science and Law of Abortion (Xlibris, 2002) 227-229

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Counselors say women regret abortions many years later

Counselors Dennis and Matthew Linn, SJ and Sheila Fabricant M. Div write:

“Our experience in our healing prayer confirms that women who choose to abort a child grieve for their babies. We have often prayed with women who, many years after an abortion, still struggle with unresolved grief.”

Dennis and Matthew Linn, SJ and Sheila Fabricant, M. Div. “Healing Relationships with Miscarried, Aborted, and Stillborn Babies” Journal of Christian Healing (vol. 7, no. 2) 35

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“On the way to the clinic, I begged my boyfriend to let me keep it”

A post-abortion woman named “Leena” tells the following story:

“I’m now 21 years old, and I had my abortion 2 months ago… I was about six weeks pregnant.

It was, and has been, the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through in my life. I didn’t want to do it… I just felt stuck, like I had no choice.

My boyfriend and I had been together for only about six months, and were living together. We were not having protected sex, so my pregnancy was bound to happen.

He knew, before I did, that I was pregnant. He told me for a couple of weeks, and I kept saying, “Nah, nah… my period isn’t due yet.” But I was wrong.

One Saturday, I went to the grocery store to pick up my pregnancy test, and secretly took it that day. When the pink line came up fast, I was completely shocked. I walked out of the bathroom, not being able to speak, and just motioned for my boyfriend to go look in the bathroom.

The first thing he said to me was, “His name is Alex.” I was in more shock than he was, almost crying. But in the back of my mind, I was so happy. I’d always wanted a baby. I’d always imagined myself pregnant. It was finally happening for me.

For the next few days, my boyfriend told me he’d support me in whatever decision I made, whether it was to keep it, or have and abortion. I always said I didn’t know, but I secretly knew I wanted the baby. I figured, we’re both adults, we both work, and I’m planning on going back to school. To top it off, we’re in love and planned on getting married. I could do this.

But suddenly, he put down the line. I had to abort the baby. We weren’t ready financially or emotionally, he said. I didn’t want to. I cried, and cried.

I couldn’t function during the day. I made an appointment at the abortion clinic. I cried, and cried. The night before my appointment, I cried, and begged him to let me keep it.

There was nothing more I wanted than to keep this baby. I wish I would have been stronger. But I wasn’t, and I went through with it. The morning of my appointment was dark and rainy. We drove, and I was numb.

Once we got inside, I was shocked at how many women/girls were there. I cried from the time that they called my name, to the time I went under anesthesia.

It was the scariest thing I’ve ever been through. And I would never go through it again.

To this day, I hate seeing pregnant women. It can ruin my day to see one. Babies, even.

It breaks my heart to know that in February, I would have had my own. The worst thing is that I feel like I don’t have anyone to talk to. My boyfriend and I are still together, but it’s not the same. He doesn’t understand what it feels like. God love him, he does try. But a man will never know what an abortion feels like.

The moment you find out your pregnant, you have an instant bond… something that no one will never be able to understand until they experience it themselves.

Did I do the right thing? I still ask myself that everyday. If I took away the emotions, I would say, “Yes.” I’m only 21 years old, and I still have my entire life.

I’m trying to get through school, and work full time to get through it. My boyfriend and I are broke. We are scraping by, with rent every month. Financially, we could not support a baby right now.

But, with the emotions? Yes, I wish I did have that baby. That was my child and, even without any money at all, that would be the love of my life… So its hard to say. Its over now, and I have to get on with my life.

I will always love that little boy with all of my heart and, someday, I’ll have him again. Till then, I just have to learn to be strong.”

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Sidewalk counselor tells of sobbing woman

Sidewalk counselor and 40 Days for Life founder Shawn Carney tells the following story about what he witnessed outside an abortion clinic:

“One day, as I stood on the grass holding the sign [”Please pray! (Number) of babies have died here”], a young man was driving his girlfriend out of the facility after their abortion. She was weeping, her head in her hands. Smirking, he called out through the open car window what a smart–aleck tone, “Hey, dude – why don’t you go ahead and add one more number to that sign!”

He looked at me for what seemed like an eternity. I met his gaze. I couldn’t deny that a part of me was angry with him, but that anger quickly melted into grief. I inclined my head toward his girlfriend in the passenger seat next to him, her body heaving as she sobbed. He turned, looked at her for a long moment, and then slowly turned back to me. But the smirk was gone. His expression now was one of shame. I could see the gravity of what they had done hit him in that instant, and my heart went out to him. His attempt at bravado to gloss over what he had helped his girlfriend do had failed. He had wanted to show everyone, including himself, that this abortion was no big deal. Clearly, this wasn’t true. Could it be that, at that moment, he saw the deep anguish abortion had left in the devastated woman by his side – and perhaps in himself? Did he wonder what today’s decision would do to their relationship?”

David Bereit, Shawn Carney 40 Days for Life (Nashville, Tennessee: Cappella Books, 2013) 105 – 106

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Former Planned Parenthood manager: We “milked” Medicaid patients

Former Planned Parenthood manager Ramona Trevino says:

“Medicaid patients are like mini cash cows for Planned Parenthood. And when I worked there, we milked those patients for all we could get away with… and we did get away with it….

If a Medicaid patient at Planned Parenthood chose pills as her birth control method, then we “sold” 13 packages of pills to her and billed Medicaid for it all. (Don’t ask me how that’s possible, because I have no clue, but we did it and were told that was the way it was done.) But if a month or so later that same patient decided that the birth control pills weren’t working out for her and she now wanted the Depo Provera shot, we administered that and billed Medicaid again.

(meaning months worth of Medicaid-purchased birth control pills sold to the patient went unused)

Ramona Trevino “Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid patients were like ‘cash cows’ that we milked for all we couldLive Action News September 18, 2017

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Abortion worker refuses to show ultrasound, won’t answer questions

One woman tells the story of her abortion:

“I had an abortion 11 years ago. I had just turned 21. I was in college and I had been with a long term boyfriend, who I lived with for 3 years. I was living in an apartment, driving an old broken car and barely making ends meet with my work study job and my weekend employment while I attended school full time. I found out I was pregnant and didn’t know what to do. My boyfriend wanted to be supportive and told me he would do anything I decided…I was terrified of disappointing my parents, and his parents by flushing my college education down the toilet.

The day of the abortion I showed up uneasily to the clinic. My boyfriend was there and waited in the waiting room. I went back when I was called into the ultrasound room. The technician started my ultrasound to find out how far along I was. It was January 7, 2006. The worst day of my life. I was seven weeks pregnant. I was experiencing morning sickness. I would later find out my baby had fingers toes a face and a heartbeat. That day I asked through tears to see the ultrasound. I was told no by the technician. I was told the only purpose was to date my pregnancy. I wasn’t allowed to see it. I asked through tears if the baby looked ok, or had a heartbeat. The technician told me she wasn’t allowed to disclose information like that I was given a pamphlet of information about what to expect after the medical procedure and I was given some pain meds and an anti-anxiety drug. I took the medication in a haze. I wanted to scream and run out. I wanted to call my Mother. I wanted someone there to tell me there was another way to handle my pregnancy. To legitimize the life inside me. No one did.

I was trusting “professionals” so I thought they knew something I didn’t. I thought they knew best.”

Ashley Wehrli “15 Women Who Regretted Their Abortion Tell All” Babygaga Apr 20 2018

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Doctor tells interns to strangle baby if born alive after abortion

A doctor identified as Mrs. D.F recounts the following incident, that took place when she was an intern:

“At the guard in the delivery room, a woman was in labor as part of an abortion on medical grounds at 5 months pregnant. The birth was imminent, and the gynecology interns were prepared. The senior gynecologist of the guard who is about to return to her bed, approaches the interns and said in a low voice, but loud enough for me to hear: “If the child is breathing on arrival, you press hard here on the trachea until it completely stops breathing,” and turning to me: “And you, you did not hear anything.”

Grégor Puppinck PhD (Dir.), Claire de La Hougue PhD, Andreea Popescu, Christophe Foltzenlogel “Late Term Abortion & Neonatal Infanticide in Europe” Petition for the Rights of Newborns Surviving Their Abortion ECLJ (European Centre for Law and Justice) June 2015

5 months

5 months

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Reverend opposes abortion law, calls pro-life view extreme

A clergyman spoke out against a law restricting abortion by saying:

“Our moral imperative is to commit ourselves to the care of the born.… We should create laws that promote the common good and not narrow, extreme political and religious ideologies.”

Rev. Patrick Hurley, president of the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado and retired pastor Presbyterian Church, Pueblo

Wendy Norris “Religious Leaders in Colorado Respond to the Egg-As-Person AmendmentRh Reality Check June 2, 2008

Is it a “narrow, extreme political and religious ideology” to oppose this?

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Above: Abortion at 11 weeks

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Former abortion worker: we didn’t show ultrasound

Former abortion clinic worker Jo Ann Appleton says her clinic performed ultrasounds only when the woman requested it.

“We didn’t show it to them. The idea was to keep their anxiety at a lower level.”

Mark Stricherz “Bonding with Baby: Why Ultrasound Is Turning Women against AbortionCrisis DECEMBER 2, 2002

Ultrasound of first trimester child

Ultrasound of first trimester child

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