Doctors pressure family to abort baby because of dwarfism, baby is born health

Frank Pedreira, MD, recalls the following:

“Denise, a 32-year-old woman with three children (Laura, Steven, and Stephanie) ranging in age from 2 – 7 years became pregnant for the fourth time. Her previous pregnancies were completely uneventful, and her three children were healthy, active, and bright. She and her husband were healthy and well.

Her pregnancy was proceeding normally until the sixth month when a “routine sonogram” was interpreted by her doctor as “compatible with dwarfism.” She was sent to a Metropolitan University Medical Center where she was examined and a repeat sonogram was ordered. The sonogram reconfirmed the findings of limb shortening suggestive of dwarfism. Additionally, a cardiac defect was diagnosed. Denise was told that abortion was an option she should consider.

She and her husband, Mark, both professed Christians, decided this was not an option and elected to have the baby… A baby boy was born at term after a spontaneous labor and remarkably easy delivery. The child was completely normal, without evidence of dwarfism or heart abnormality. His birth weight was 8 pounds, length 21 inches, and Apgar score 9/10. The parents named him John.

Presently, at age one year, John is growing, gaining and developing very well, without any evidence of defect or disease.”

Frank Pedreira, MD A Doctor’s Prescription for Life (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Sterling House, 1999) 69 – 70

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Woman sees her mutilated baby during abortion

Sabrina writes:

“As a sixteen – year – old girl, while I lay there on the abortionist table, I looked over and saw my baby mutilated in the glass container that was connected to the abortion machine, and this image has forever been etched in my mind. As I looked over and saw it, I asked the nurse if that was my baby? Her reply was, “No, that is not what you think it is; now will you please look the other way?” indicating the direction opposite of my baby … After seeing the visual I got, I knew the “truth” that my baby was mutilated. I cannot imagine the agony this caused my baby, as she died.”

Serena Gaefke 101 Reasons Not to Have an Abortion: A Girl‘s Guide to Informed Choices (2010) 18

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Click here to see what a baby this age looks like after being mutilated by an abortion

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Post-abortion woman: I prayed someone would be there to stop me

Pro-life activist Richard Exley told this story:

“Some time ago I was speaking to a right to life rally. When I had finished, a young woman came to the front of the auditorium and asked to speak to the audience. Noting her obvious distress, I hesitated before giving her the microphone.

Tearfully she confessed that eight years earlier she had aborted her baby… The father had wanted nothing more to do with the young woman or her unborn child. In shame and desperation she has scheduled a legal and inexpensive abortion.…

Trembling, she told us that on the way to the abortion clinic she had “prayed” that someone would stop her.

“If only one person has asked me not to do it,” she sobbed, “my baby would be alive today.”

“I can’t go back and undo what I’ve done,” she continued. “But I pledge to you, and to God, that I will be there, in front of the abortion clinic, to help some other woman save her baby.”

Listening to her story, I couldn’t help but wonder how many other babies have been killed simply because no one was there.”

Richard Exley Abortion: Pro-Life by Conviction, Pro-Choice by Default (Tulsa, Oklahoma: Honor Books, 1989) 67 – 68

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Woman says abortion workers called her baby “blob of tissue”

Nona Ellington was told her baby was:

“Only a blob of tissue. I was not prepared for how painful the abortion would be since it was only partial anesthesia. As a minor with my mother there, we were not informed of what the procedure entailed and my mother was not allowed in the counseling room beforehand to make an educated decision. My mom even tried to get into the room, but they sent her away. I was never introduced to the doctor. I only know he was a man.”

AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH, et al., Petitioners, v. JOHN HELLERSTEDT, M.D., COMMISSIONER OF THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES, et al., OF 3,348 WOMEN INJURED BY ABORTION AND THE JUSTICE FOUNDATION IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS FOR AFFIRMANCE

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Pro-choicers harass 40 Days for Life participants

Shortly after the local news in Santa Cruz covered the city’s 40 Days for Life campaign, pro-choicers came out in force to harass the demonstrators:

“For the next week, several [pro-choice] protesters showed up in the afternoons wearing ghoul costumes and shouting at prayer volunteers. Throughout the vigil, volunteers were spat upon and had water bottles thrown at them and signs ripped out of their hands.”

Shawn Carney The Beginning of the End of Abortion: 40 Inspiring Stories of God Changing Hearts and Saving Lives (Cappella Books, 2018) Kindle Edition

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No one boasts of being an abortionist

From an article in The Independent about a shortage of abortion providers in England:

“Distaste at performing terminations combined with ethical and religious convictions has led to a big increase in “conscientious objectors” who request exemption from the task, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) says. A key factor is what specialists call “the dinner party test.” Gynecologists who specialize in fertility treatment creating babies for childless couples are almost universally revered – but no one boasts of being an abortionist. As a result, after decades of campaigning, antiabortion organizations may be on the point of achieving their objective by default. Repeated efforts to tighten the law have failed and public opinion remains firmly in support, but the growing number of doctors refusing to do the work means there may soon not be enough prepared to carry out terminations to meet demand.”

Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor “Abortion Crisis as Doctors Refuse to Perform Surgery” The Independent April 16, 2007

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Native American abortion worker talks about killing baby

Samara Azam—Yu, director of Access Women’s Health Justice in Oakland, California, an organization that raises funds for women who can’t afford to have abortions:

“There’s a Native American nurse at an abortion clinic in San Francisco who put it this way. She said, “If you have twins and it’s a bad year, you have to put one in the badger hole.”

Michelle Oberman Her Body, Our Laws: On the Front Lines of the Abortion War from El Salvador to Oklahoma (Boston, Massachusetts: Beacon Press, 2018) 108

She compares abortion to abandoning an infant to be eaten by a wild animal.

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Irish journalist: mocking pro-lifers is a “bloodsport” among journalists

Jason Walsh, Irish reporter, says:

“Mocking antiabortion campaigners is a bloodsport among journalists…”

James Walsh Ireland’s Modern Proposal (Not Safe for Work Corporation, 2013) Kindle edition

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Abortionist Brags: “we never lost a life” in his clinic

Rabbi Daniel Levy tells the following anecdote:

“A gynecologist told me that he was once called to assist at a center for the termination of pregnancies in the North of England. The woman had just had a termination and was bleeding to death. The gynecologist turned up with his colleagues in the ambulance and as they led the lady away on the stretcher the director of the organization said reassuringly to the doctors:

“You know, over the last 30 years we have performed 120,000 abortions in this clinic and never once lost a life.”

Rabbi Daniel Levy The Fox, the Foetus and the Fatal Injection (Layerthorpe, Great Britain, 2007) 5

What about the lives of the preborn children?

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Pro-choicer: put aside money in case you need an abortion

Pro-abortion activist Katha Pollitt says:

“Build a reserve fund in case you need to end a pregnancy. Even if you can only put aside five dollars a week, in two years you’d have enough for a first trimester abortion, even if your partner didn’t share the costs, which of course he should. (In fact, he should pay the whole thing, since you’re the one going through that not fun day.) If you got pregnant before then, you would at least have a head start on raising when you needed.”

Katha Pollitt “Beyond the Pussy Hats” Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America (New York: Picador, 2017) 74

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