Pro-choice woman on seeing her baby’s heart beating via ultrasound

Dr. Harriette E Wimms used IVF to get pregnant with her lesbian partner. They were turned away from many IVF practices for being lesbians. In a pro-choice book, Wimms writes about seeing her baby’s heart beating on the ultrasound screen- a sight that has converted many people to the pro-life cause:

“… On the black and white ultrasound screen, we saw the tiny beating heart of our baby. 10 years in the making, our son’s heart had begun its lifelong rhythm.

I have been, and always will be, pro-choice. Since that moment when my partner and I watched our son’s flickering heartbeat, I’ve struggled with my pro-choice stance. I maintain that I am pro-choice, but antiabortion and opposed to abortion as a method of birth control… But I apply these beliefs to myself only. After the experience my partner and I have had, when outside forces dictated if and how we would conceive our child, we know the necessity of providing access to choices.”

Dr. Harriette E Wimms “Harrison: Battling for the Chance to Make a Choice” in Kate Cockrill, Lucia Leandro Gimeno, and Steph Herold, eds. Untold Stories: Life, Love and Reproduction (North Charleston, South Carolina: The Tides Center/The Sea Change Program, 2014) 48

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Post-abortion woman says she feels “connection” to baby

From one woman who had an abortion:

“My abortion was not painful, but I am wistful about losing the physical sensation of being pregnant. I never realized how a baby could get into a woman’s blood—I still feel a connection to that little lima bean. My husband and I want to have a baby one day—but it will be planned.”

Liz WelchThe Serious Health Decision These Women Are Ready to Talk About: Eight Women Share Their Abortion StoriesGlamour February 10, 2009

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Abortion worker describes abortion as “a woman’s pain”

A man whose partner had an abortion called the clinic to ask about counseling for them  both:

“The receptionist told me when I phoned [the abortion clinic], and asked if counseling was available: “It’s the woman’s pain, and not the man’s, so you can’t get any counseling here, even if you wanted… Unless your partner is willing to have you sit in, while she is being counseled.”

Arthur B Shostak, Gary McLouth, Lynn Seng Men and Abortion: Lessons, Losses, and Love (New York, NY: Praeger, 1984)  244

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Pro-Choicer: People with “bad genes” shouldn’t have kids

Taslima Nasreen, a pro-abortion feminist, tweeted:

“Men and women who have bad genes with genetic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cancer etc should not produce children. They have no right to make others suffer.”

Another tweet  by Nasreen:

“I love food. I love fish and meat and sweets. But i have to be a vegan in order to reduce the risk of early death. I got bad genes from my parents.”

Cassy Fiano-Chesser “Pro-abortion feminist echoes Planned Parenthood founder: People with ‘bad genes’ shouldn’t reproduceLive Action News June 20, 2019

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Abortion clinic VP puts in “cozy” couches

Melissa Grant, Vice president of health services at the abortion clinic chain Carafem in Maryland, describes her new abortion clinics:

“…we didn’t just want to open more clinics, we wanted to change the way the care was provided altogether… So we put in cozy couches, lots of natural light. There’s no antiseptic smell or medical equipment on site….

We only offer abortion drugs, rather than surgery, as this allows us to provide a better service. There’s no early cut-off, anyone can see us from the time they have a positive pregnancy test up until 10 weeks.”

FIONA MACDONALD “Trading When it’s Taboo” Collective Hub Issue 28, October 2015, p 64

9-10 week preborn baby

9-10 week preborn baby

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Malcolm Potts on illegal abortions before Roe

Malcolm Potts, former Medical Director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), who helped promote abortion throughout the world, claimed in 1970:

“Those who want the [abortion] law to be liberalized will stress the hazards of illegal abortion and claim that hundreds, or thousands, of women die unnecessarily each year – when the actual number is far lower.”

Malcolm Potts, Peter Diggory and John Peel Abortion (Cambridge University Press 1977) 529

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Pro-Choicer: Abortion is a Godsend

Pro-choice activist Barbara Baird:

“It is from this woman’s perspective that it’s so demeaning, and ridiculous, to suggest that abortion is by definition a negative and unfortunate experience… For the woman who is pregnant and not wanting to be so, an abortion could easily and logically be understood as a godsend.”

Barbara Baird “Somebody Was Going to Disapprove Anyway”: Rethinking Histories of Abortion in South Australia, 1937 – 1990″, PhD thesis. Adelaide, SA: Flinders University

Quoted in: Erica Millar Happy Abortions: Our Bodies in the Era of Choice (London: Zed Books, 2017)

8 week ultrasound

8 week ultrasound

8 and 13

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Abortionist: Abortion is Birth Control

Tweets from Abortionist Diane Horvath-Cosper:

“One of the dumbest ‘arguments’ about #abortion: is it or is it not birth control? OF COURSE it’s #birthcontrol, because it prevents a birth…”

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“#ABORTION IS #BIRTHCONTROL, no matter how you personally feel about it. Let’s stop shaming and stigmatizing people for knowing what’s best for their own lives.”

“When we stop and listen – *really* listen – to people’s lived experiences, we discover that #abortion might actually be the BEST method of #birthcontrol sometimes.”

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“If people want to use #abortion as birth control, THAT’S 100% OKAY.”

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“And I don’t much care if someone has one abortion or three or twelve. That person deserves compassionate care EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. No matter how many times. No matter what other people think about their decision making.”

Quoted in Carole Novielli “Abortionist says using abortion as birth control ‘might be the best method’Live Action News January 11, 2019

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Post-Abortive woman: Clinic “deceived” me

From Stephanie Williams, who is post-abortive:

“I was deceived because I was not told the truth about what an abortion means to the life of an unborn baby. I was not told that at 10 weeks (which is when I had my abortion) my child was already fully formed. I was made to believe that I was doing something that was as natural as going to the dentist for a teeth cleaning.”

STEPHANIE WILLIAMS, RIDGECREST, CA in LoveMatters.com Advertising Supplement Vol. 14, 2008 ed.

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Rabbi supports abortion: the fetus is coming to kill the mother

A rabbi who counseled pregnant women and helped them get abortions explained why he supported abortion:

“It’s not whether the fetus is alive. The question is, in Jewish law, as it is concerning Arabs who want to kill Jews. The Talmud says if a person is coming to kill you, get up earlier and kill him first. There is the concept of the chaser and that chasee, the person who is coming to harm you and the person who is going to be harmed… The fetus is endangering the life of the mother. Until the fetus’s head emerges intact, or the body emerges, the fetus is coming to kill the mother. You can kill it at any stage to save the life of the mother. The question in Jewish law is what constitutes threatening the life of the mother. I believe emotional health is threatening the life.”

He was a Conservative Rabbi who worked with the Clergy Consultation Service.

Doris Andrea Dirks, Patricia A Relf To Offer Compassion: A History of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion (Madison, Wisconsin: University Of Wisconsin Press, 2017) 109 – 110

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