Woman describes crying during and after her abortion

In a pro-choice book, a woman who traveled from Ireland to England to have an abortion says:

“I spent that night in the clinic being checked on by nurses and crying a lot. I no longer had to hold it together. I had got to the UK… The third night was spent in the B&B and I knew I had to get all of my crying over and done with before I got home. As I shared my bedroom with my three younger sisters.”

Janet Ni Shuilleabhain “My Story” Aideena Quilty, Sinead Kennedy and Catherine Conlon The Abortion Papers Ireland: Volume 2 (Togher, Cork: Attic Press, 2015) 28

Despite appearing in a pro-choice book, this woman’s abortion doesn’t sound very empowering.

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Disability rights activist speaks out against aborting disabled babies

Disabled woman and activist Marsha Saxton:

“The message at the heart of widespread selective abortion on the basis of prenatal diagnosis is the greatest insult: some of us are “too flawed” in our very DNA to exist; we are unworthy of being born… Fighting for this issue, our right and worthiness to be born, is the fundamental challenge to disability oppression; it underpins our most basic claim to justice and equality – we are indeed worthy of being born, worth the help and expense, and we know it!”

Marsha Saxton “Disability Rights and Selective Abortion” Ricky Solinger, ed. Abortion Wars: A Half Century of Struggle, 1950 – 2000 (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University Of California Press, 1997) 391

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Writer says she “sank to the lowest of lows” after her abortion

Emily Turner wrote a book about her life, her abortion, and its aftermath. She wrote:

“After the abortion, I sank to the lowest of lows. The greatest depth and darkness that covers the bottom of sea. There I laid. I stopped responding to messages and phone calls. No motivation to continue on for a Masters degree. My stomach was empty without the ache for food. Nothing could fill it. The grief and ache were unbearable.… Abortion is so incredibly isolating…

I feared what others would think of me. I feared their words, their judgments and their stares. I feared my reputation and my future. I feared being the outcast. Then I grieved a life. And I grieved a death. I grieved until my soul could take no more.”

Emily Turner The “A” Words: My Gut Wrenching and Mildly Hilarious Story from Abuse and Abortion Into Understanding Freedom (undated) 117, 121, 123

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Mother from rape had her daughter and is now a pro-life activist

Kristi Kollar, a young mother whose daughter was conceived in rape:

“No matter how terrifying my situation was, and just because her dad was a rapist — none of this was my baby’s fault. There was this life inside of me, and it’s not my right to take it away.”

The article says:

“Kristi’s daughter Adeline is now 18 months and today accompanies her mother to speak on behalf of life around the country.”

Patty Knap “Former abortionist, rape victim to celebrate life in NYC Gift of Life Walk” Aleteia Mar 13, 2020

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Woman walks out of abortion clinic, years later calls her child “a light in a pitch black room”

Vivian James told her story:

“Nineteen years ago I walked into an abortion clinic, as I was about to go in for the procedure I started crying, the doctor said to me he’s not doing it. I should go home and think about it because I was crying too much. I remember him saying “I have a conscience and if I do this based on the state you’re in, I’ll never sleep again.” Eight months pregnant, I experienced one of the worst cases of domestic violence. I suffered a fractured rib, severe trauma to the head and eyes, and had blood clots in my head. She was born okay. … I’m so grateful that God saw it fit to save her life when her mom didn’t know better! This gem is so RARE. I couldn’t imagine life without her and I know her siblings and grandmother feel the same. This child is light in a pitch black room. Happy birthday Chanel. … Kid your mom loves you with EVERY fiber of her being…”

Taira Afaha-Akpan Destined to Live: A true life story (2017)

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After miscarriage, father is shocked at how developed his 14 week old baby was

A man whose wife had a miscarriage: a man whose wife had a miscarriage:

“A few months ago, my wife miscarried twins she was carrying. One, a boy, was lost at 14 weeks. The second, a girl, was lost at 16 weeks. The boy was lost at home.

My question is an honest one-have any of you who believe that abortion is okay actually seen a fetus at fourteen weeks? From everything I was ever told by the press, etc., I was totally unprepared for what I saw. . . Imagine a baby, born after nine months, but with no hair and only about 8 inches long. . . . fingers, toes, arms, legs, nose, mouth- everything. All this at only 14 weeks.”

From alt.abortion.inequity “My Wife’s Miscarriage”

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Little girl born alive after attempted late-term abortion, lives for five years

LifeNews told the story of little Sarah, a child who was born alive after an attempted late-term abortion:

“In July of 1993, a 15-year old mother was brought to Women’s Health Care Services to abort her little girl in the late stages of pregnancy. In fact, so far advanced was the pregnancy that the baby was already in position for delivery.

Not having yet perfected his induction method of abortion, according to accounts, Tiller “injected the baby’s head, in two places, the left side of her forehead above the eyebrow and at the base of the skull, with Potassium Chloride, leaving permanent burn marks and needle track scars.”

When the young mother returned the next day for the actual abortion procedure, it was found that the baby had not died, as intended, from the lethal injections into her head. The mother was sent to a local hospital where the baby was delivered, wrapped in a blanket, and left in a bassinet without attendance to die.

Amazingly, after 24 hours, the child continued to live in spite of the fact that she had not been cleaned up, her umbilical cord was still attached and she had received no hydration or nourishment. A nurse took pity on the baby and contacted an attorney, who in turn contacted a loving family that adopted the little girl, whom they named Sarah.

Although doctors said Sarah would not survive eight weeks, under the loving care of her new family she lived for five years. Tiller’s attack on Sarah impaired her growth and left her brain damaged, blind, and unable to walk. Nevertheless, her family members never viewed her as a burden and were blessed to be a part of her short life.

It was noted at her memorial service that Tiller succeeded in killing little Sarah, but it took him five years to do it.”

CHERYL SULLENGER “Baby Died Five Years After Botched Abortion, Injections in Her Head Failed” LifeNews JUL 2, 2013

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Abortionist describes women throwing up after their abortions from “emotional feeling”

Abortionist William J. Sweeney III writes:

“Consider five patients going up to the operating room for a dilation and curettage [for a non-abortion reason]: we put them to sleep and do the procedure: then they go to the recovery room and everything’s fine. But if we take five women upstairs to have abortions by suction curette, at least four of them will vomit as they’re waking up in the recovery room. Now although an abortion is a more delicate procedure technically, it’s practically the same operation as a D&C when you assess what has been done to the patient: same anesthesia, same operating room, same nurses, same doctors. Yet only an occasional D&C patient is nauseated whereas the vast majority of abortion patients will vomit. I think they throw up because of an underlying emotional feeling. Maybe they’re trying to get rid of the baby or their guilt. Or maybe they’re punishing themselves… Legal or not, an abortion is still a traumatic experience for most women.”

William J. Sweeney III, MD, Barbara Lang Stern Woman’s Doctor: A Year in the Life of an Obstetrician-Gynecologist (New York: Morrow & Company, 1973) 209

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Prominent Indian feminist defends sex-selective abortion

Nivedita Menon, Indian feminist scholar:

“[W]e cannot hold simultaneously that abortion involves the right of women to control their bodies, but that women must be restricted by law from choosing specifically to abort female fetuses. We seem to be counterposing the rights of (future) women to be born against the rights of (present) women to control over their bodies.”

Nivedita Menon “Abortion As a Feminist Issue: Who Decides, and What?” Outlook India May 12, 2012

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Police caught “twisting the arms and gouging the necks” of peaceful pro-life protesters

The Charlotte Observer reports:

“Charlotte police officials had seen what had happened in Atlanta, where police were widely criticized earlier this month for twisting the arms and gouging the necks of hundreds of antiabortion demonstrators who were nonviolently resisting arrest.”

The Charlotte Observer November 16, 1988 in Oliver Trager Abortion: Choice & Conflict (New York: Facts on File, 1993) 123

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