Post-abortive woman describes her remorse

Michelle Bollom is a post-abortive woman who wrote a book about post-abortion trauma. She gives the following heartbreaking testimony in her book:

“I justified my actions for years: I wouldn’t have the life I have now if I wouldn’t have made the decision to have an abortion… I am not one to sugarcoat, so please don’t be offended. I had committed murder and here I was just defending and justifying why I did it. I never peeled it back really far enough to say I am truly sorry for participating in the decision of murdering my unborn child…

I remember sobbing so uncontrollably. I actually had gotten face down on my knees on the ground. I simply cried over and over [to God] – saying “how can you forgive me when I can’t even forgive myself?”

Michelle Bollom The Forgivable Sin: Shattering the Silence and Shame of Abortion (undated) 15, 16, 17

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Pro-choice author supports eugenics, says only “delicate” people are offended

Although he admits being “extremely conflicted” about abortion, Brent Elisens writes:

“consciousness cannot emerge before 24 gestational weeks… To me this would mean that abortions before 16 weeks (giving the 24 weeks a wide berth) would be morally sound.”

He also supports eugenics:

“Eugenics is a controversial subject. Often an offensive one. However, only for delicate people… Obviously, saying that a specific race or class of people is not allowed to reproduce is morally disgusting… [But] why are welfare people allowed to have four, five, and six kids? While on welfare?”

Brent Elisens The Adoption Option With a Portion of Abortion (2021)

 

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Over 25% of sex trafficking victims were forced to have abortions

Pro-life author S. Nye reveals:

“In a series of focus groups conducted around the United States by antitrafficking activist Laura Lederer in 2014, over 25% of survivors of domestic sex trafficking who responded to the question reported that they had been forced to have an abortion.”

Source: Laura J. Lederer and Christopher A. Wetzel “The Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking and Their Implications for Identifying Victims in Healthcare Facilities” Annals of Health Law Vol 23, 2014

S Nye Whose Child? UK Abortion, a Gospel Matter (undated) 84

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Feminist: abortion gives women power

Feminist Catherine McKinnon writes:

“[Abortion] provides a moment of power in a life otherwise led under unequal conditions that preclude choice in ways [women] cannot control… [Abortion is] a window of relief in an unequal situation from which there is no exit.”

Catherine McKinnon Women’s Lives, Men’s Laws (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2005) 141

Any “power” abortion gives a woman is the power to kill her vulnerable child. No human being should have that power over life and death for another.

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Nearly half of women having abortions are living in poverty

Pro-choice author RN Carmona writes:

“That 49% of women having abortions in the United States in 2014 were women falling below the poverty line is a striking statistic, but the trend since 2008 is of greater importance. Briefly, in 2014, a family of two with a household income of $15,730 or less was considered poor or in other words, a family that fell below the poverty line.

In 2008, 42% of women having abortions were women who fell below the poverty line. The trend yields an increase in abortion rates in women below the poverty line of 16.7% over that seven year span or 2.3% per year.

The trend continuing as such resulted in an increase in abortion rates of 50% in women below the federal poverty line in the year 2017.

The trend among affluent women in the United States is precisely the opposite. 31% of women choosing to have an abortion were in the highest income groups in 2008. In 2014, that number decreased to 25%. This yields a decrease of 19.4% over that period or 2.8% per year.”

RN Carmona Ending the Abortion Debate: On the Issues That Truly Matter (undated) 19-20

cites:

J Jerman, RK Jones and T Onda “Characteristics of US Abortion Patients in 2014 and Changes since 2008” Guttmacher Institute, 2016

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Couple chooses life for dying baby, donates her organs

Bishop Kevin Vann from the diocese of Orange in California, telling the story of a couple whose baby, Rylei was diagnosed with severe disabilities in the womb:

“Given the choice to abort, the parents, Krysta and Derek, decided instead that their daughter Rylei should be born and that her organs would be donated upon her natural death. She lived for only a few days. But she transformed the lives of her parents – who were forever changed by knowing her – and the lives of all the infants who received her donated organs, not to mention their families, friends and so on.

These infants will go on to have lives like the rest of us, full of dreams and joys among the disappointments and sadness. Such is the human experience… But all of this is made possible because of the life of this one child who only lived for a few days outside her mother’s womb.”

Rick Garrett The Duping of America (Maitland, Florida: Liberty Hill Press, 2021) 134 – 135

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Abortion provider: Nabil Ghali

Researcher Kevin Sherlock tells the story of sex offender Nabil Ghali and his many malpractice suits for botched abortions:

“Nabil Ghali used to practice as an OB/GYN in Kentucky. But his repeated cases of malpractice and his convictions for sex offenses stemming from charges three young girls made against him led Ghali to start performing abortions on girls and young women… Since his move to abortion, Ghali has been accused of killing a woman with an abortion and has been sued for abortion-related malpractice seven times.

Interviews with law enforcement and health officials, and review of court cases, agency documents, and newspaper articles reveal the following facts about Ghali:

Ghali, a clear malpractice liability to two Northern Kentucky hospitals that staffed him, reportedly resigned from both hospital staffs in 1981 following an internal investigation at one of the hospitals for malpractice. Ghali later took a staff position with the Cincinnati Health Department. But Ghali resigned from the Cincinnati Health Department in late 1982 just before then-Councilman Ken Blackwell…could get him fired for professional incompetence and for his sex crimes conviction.

Ghali’s four-count sex offenses conviction caused him much more trouble with Kentucky and Ohio State medical regulators than his numerous malpractice cases did. Kentucky officials revoked Ghali’s doctor’s license in 1983, and Ohio officials suspended his doctor’s license indefinitely in 1984 because of his sexual crimes…

Florida granted Ghali a doctor’s license in 1981. However, Ghali evidently did not actively practice in the Sunshine State until about 1985… About 1985, Ghali apparently switched the focus of his practice to performing abortions. Florida medical officials revoked Ghali’s license for misconduct in 1987, but Ghali continued to operate as an abortion provider in that state while he appealed his license revocation.

Ghali also went to court to get his Ohio license unsuspended… Ohio health officials gave Ghali a new license in 1988. Ghali later started performing abortions in Akron and Cleveland.

Ohio health officials decided to revoke Ghali’s doctor’s license in 1991 because of Ghali’s repeated lying about his track record on applications. However, Ghali kept his license for a couple of more years while he appealed the ruling. He kept on performing abortions until late 1996 – when Cleveland police arrested him on suspicion of practicing without a license and sexual assault…

Ghali was charged with five counts of unlawful transaction with a minor in 1982 because he sexually exploited one or more young girls. The girls, ranging in age from 14 to 8, accused Ghali of the following crimes:

  • fondling girls as young as five years old at parties in his home.

  • pulling a girl’s swimsuit off of her and having sexual intercourse with her.

  • repeatedly having sex with a girl in his bedroom and in an outdoor whirlpool bath.

In a judge–only juvenile court trial, Campbell County District Court Judge Leonard Kopowski found Ghali guilty of four counts of unlawful transaction with a minor in November 1982. He sentenced Ghali to a year in jail (and suspended all but 30 days, 30 days of inpatient psychiatric treatment in lieu of the 30 day jail sentence, and two years probation. The judge also ordered Ghali to pay $2000 to a local women’s facility, and pay for one girl’s treatment.

(Tom Calme, then the investigator of the case…told me in an interview Ghali refused to undergo inpatient psychiatric treatment and served 30 days in jail instead.)…

[Calme] noted prosecutors had felony – weight evidence of Ghali’s sexual misconduct against young girls. But he said the parents of the girls were afraid of the publicity a felony trial would bring their daughters, so authorities had to settle for trying the case in secret in the confidential arena of juvenile court.”

Sources: Kentucky Post, 11/11/82; Cincinnati Enquirer, 11/11/82, 11/12/82, and 1/13/83

Kevin Sherlock The Scarlet Survey (Akron, Ohio, Brennyman Books, 1997) 16-17

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Woman who has abortion becomes hysterical when she sees her aborted baby

A British woman who had a late-term abortion describes what happened:

“15 years ago, when I was 17, I had to have a late-term abortion at 21 weeks… I had been taking the pill throughout my relationship with my boyfriend, and when I missed a period, I went straight to my doctor to have a pregnancy test. It came back negative…

Weirdly, I was still missing periods. I returned to my doctor, who said that I had nothing to worry about – it was probably due to the hormonal changes of stopping my oral contraception… [Her boyfriend had gone away to school so she stopped using the pill]

I did another pregnancy test, which came back positive. I was 18 weeks along…

[I]t just seemed impossible for me to have a child… the decision was made as soon as I heard that I was pregnant.

I arranged the abortion myself, and my GP was very helpful. I think she felt quite guilty. It took about two weeks to set up the appointment, and I told my parents the night before I went into the hospital. They were shocked, but supportive too.

I went in on a Tuesday and the doctors administered a pessary to induce dilation and labor. But nothing happened. They waited and tried again, but still nothing… They administered three pessaries and none worked.

It was Thursday by this point and they decided to send some sort of psychologist in to see me. “Couldn’t you just go through with the pregnancy?” She asked. “I mean, you’re already halfway through.”

The doctors and nurses were all pretty unpleasant to me… I was stuck in a room just off the maternity ward, too, so all I could hear was families with their new babies.

After three days, they told me that they could only try the chemicals once more, and if that didn’t work, I would have to have a cesarean. I was horrified.

Eventually though, on Saturday, it worked. I still hadn’t been told though, that essentially, I would have to give birth. My breasts swelled up, I started producing milk, my water broke, and I had contractions. It was terrifying.

Eventually, the fetus came out and I just started screaming and couldn’t stop. It was visiting time in the maternity ward and so the doctor told me to shut up. They had me fall asleep and then took me away to remove the placenta. When I woke up, I was on my own in a bed full of blood…

I felt physically empty in a way that I have never felt since. Despite the trauma of the experience, I have still always known it was the right thing for me to have done, and I have never regretted it.”

Martha Jensen Abortion: Information and One’s Own Journey (2020)

This woman may be unable to cope with her abortion unless she convinces herself it was the right thing to do. Nevertheless, her experience was traumatic, and she was not informed about what would happen to her and her baby.

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Illegal abortionist celebrates Roe vs. Wade

A doctor who did illegal abortions drank a toast when abortion was legalized. He went on to commit abortion legally. According to a Newsweek article:

“In Beverly Hills, a respected gynecologist, who had been violating California law by doing abortions in his office, drank a cold duck toast over a newly arrived vacuum extraction device with which he would perform his first legal abortion in two years.”

Matt Clark “Abortion: What Happens Now?” Newsweek February 5, 1973

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Pro-choice author complains that not enough doctors are trained to be abortionists

Pro-choice author Rickie Solinger writes:

“97% of family practice residents and 36% of obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) residents have no experience in first-trimester abortion procedures. Indeed, a recent study found that abortion education is limited in medical schools in the United States…

Based on the data available, the authors found that a minority of medical education programs offered abortion education at any level of medical training. Even when clinical experience was offered as part of third-year rotations (45% reported the availability of this experience), participation was low, suggesting to the authors that medical faculty did not encourage student proficiency in this area, and possibly suggesting that students avoided abortion training as a stigmatized, dangerous, or possibly constrained field.”

Rickie Solinger Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013) 79

cites:

Eve Espey, Tony Ogburn, Alice Chavez, Clifford Qualls, and Mario Leyba “Abortion Education in Medical Schools: A National Survey” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 192 (2005) 640 – 643

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