“We Are the Executioners” Says Abortionist

Pro-choice author Magda Denes, PhD, interviewed abortion doctors and clinic workers for her book “In Necessity and Sorrow, Life and Death inside an Abortion Hospital” One doctor she quoted said the following:

20 weeks

20 weeks

“You have to become a bit schizophrenic. In one room you encourage the patient that the slight irregularity of the fetal heart is not important – that she is going to have a fine, healthy baby. Then in the next room you assure another woman on whom you just did a saline abortion, that it’s good that the heart is already irregular… She has nothing to worry about, she is not going to have a live baby… At the beginning we were doing abortions on smaller fetuses… And the kicking and heartbeat did not manifest itself as much. I think if I had started with 24 weekers right off the bat, I would’ve had a much greater conflict in my own mind if this was the same as murder or not. But since we started off slowly with 15 – 16 weekers, the fetus just never got consideration. Then gradually, the whole range of cases started to become larger. All of a sudden, one noticed that at the time of the saline infusion, there was a lot of activity in the uterus. It wasn’t fluid currents. It was obviously the fetus being distressed by swallowing the salt solution and kicking violently through the death trauma. You can either face it, or turn around and say it’s uterine contractions. That, however, would be repressing, since as a doctor you obviously know that it is not. Now whether you admit this to the patient is another matter. Her distress by unwanted pregnancy is to be the primary consideration, ahead of any possible consideration for the fetus. We just have to face it. Somebody has to do it. Unfortunately, we are the executioners in this instance.”

Dr. Magda Denes, “Performing Abortions” Commentary, October 1979, 35, 37 Quoted in  Melanie Green “Children… Things We Throw Away?” Last Days Ministries 1983

22 – 24 weeks

22 – 24 weeks

 

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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