Nola and Anders had no qualms about abortion, When Nola’s boss told her to abort or quit her job, they decided to have the pregnancy aborted. Nola was told by the abortionist that she would pass the “discharge” at home, and she should flush it down the toilet.
Nola describes what happened::
“Nothing to it, right? Only it didn’t work out that way. I was laying down on the sofa trying to relax. The kids were here, sitting on the floor, watching TV. All of a sudden, blarp! This huge gush, blood all over the place. I tried to move, but I couldn’t. Right there, right there in front of me – in front of the kids, for God’s sake – this little baby. Alive. I could see his heart beating. A little baby boy.
Anders didn’t know which way to go. The kids were screaming, I was screaming. I think he shut them up in the powder room. I couldn’t touch it, but I couldn’t stop looking at it. Its heart was beating until, slowly, it stopped. I didn’t know it would be like that. Nobody told me it was a baby.”
Nola was rushed by ambulance to a hospital - she was hemorrhaging. She had a “lengthy” hospital stay.
Ann Saltenberger Every Woman Has a Right to Know the Dangers of Legal Abortion (Glassboro, New Jersey: Air – Plus Enterprises, 1983) 59Share on Facebook