Abortionist Discusses Killing a “Potential Life”

From an interview with an abortionist:

Abortion Doctor: “So when I went back to doing abortions and saw the fetus on the ultrasound, I recalled the early days of my pregnancies, when I found out I was pregnant and saw the baby on the ultrasound, and it really felt like this is a baby, a very real and potential being. Now, I do feel that this is a potential person and it does not have a life of its own outside of the mother, but I also am really aware that when you’re ready to embrace a pregnancy, you can embrace it from the very moment you conceive or are aware that you are pregnant.”

Interviewer: Faye Wattleton said recently, “I think we have deluded ourselves into believing that people don’t know that abortion is killing. So any pretense that abortion is not killing is a signal of our ambivalence, a signal that we cannot say yes, it kills a fetus, but it is the women’s body, and therefore ultimately her choice.”

Abortion Doctor: “I believe that very firmly. You look at the ultrasounds and there’s a fetus with a heartbeat and then after the procedure, there’s the fetus, usually in pieces, in a dish. It was alive one moment and it’s not the next… I don’t believe, as some anti-abortion people would have you believe, that there’s a “silent scream.” But it’s very clear to me that it’s killing a potential life. And I found that hard at first.”

Camille Peri “Birth Doctor, Mother, Abortionist” Salon Magazine  June 1997

It is interesting that she uses the term baby when describing her own pregnancy, even though she later says that the unborn baby is only “potential life.” It seems that on some level, she is aware that when she performs abortion she is killing babies.

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