Abortion clinic worker prefers never to look at aborted babies

In an interview, an abortion clinic worker from Paris who counsels women before their abortions, explains that she never looks at the aborted babies. She says:

“As for me, I never wanted to see it. I prefer not to look, otherwise it’s not going to help me listen to the women.”

Luc Boltanski The Foetal Condition: A Sociology of Engendering and Abortion (Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2013) 149

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Woman joining Catholic church converts to pro-life

A woman left the following quote on the Priests for Life site that had pictures of aborted babies:

“For the first time I viewed the graphic photos of aborted babies. I was moved to cry and pray…My daughter sponsored a person who joined the Church and who said she was pro-choice. My daughter asked her to visit your site and look at the photos, which she did. She told my daughter that she cried her eyes out — and became pro-life on the instant. – M”

Pro-choice to Pro-life: Comments From Our Visitors Regarding the Graphic Photos of Abortion on our Website Priests for Life

Visited 2/10/2018

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Picture makes pro-choicer into pro-lifer

This is one of the comments on Priests for Life’s website. The poster is responding to pictures of aborted babies.

“The pictures of abortions made me sick!! I was pro choice. I now see no other option then life..thank you so much for the graphic nature, it really hits home. If I can share this with just one other person and change their minds as well, maybe one life can be saved.. – JT”

Pro-choice to Pro-life: Comments From Our Visitors Regarding the Graphic Photos of Abortion on our Website Priests for Life

Visited 2/10/2018

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Students change their minds on abortion after seeing pictures

The Center for Bioethical Reform quoted the following students whose minds were changed on abortion after seeing graphic photos of aborted babies on their campus:

“I have just changed my mind!” concluded another student who had begun her conversation by saying abortion might be a viable choice for other women.

A male student said, “I had no idea this is what abortion was – they are so tiny – and that is a hand!”

Another student said, “It’s gruesome. I didn’t know how developed it [the baby’s body] is so early.” She went on to say, “People do need to see this; maybe they will make different decisions.””….

Large numbers of students accepted our literature and dialogued with our team. Many were quite open-minded.

In contrast, a pro-abortion professor came out to scream and profanely vent her anger about GAP’s presence. Police intervened and repeatedly directed her to take her complaint to the administrative office.”

De’Ja CookBrown, a sophomore communication major, “It opened my eyes to the situation. It gave viewers a different way to see it. The pictures were graphic, but sometimes it may take that to get a point across, especially for something as big as life.”

Taking Abortion Reality to Carolina Universities” CBR Communique 2015 October

You can see some of the pictures they were talking about here. 

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Woman chooses life for 8 week preborn baby

From the Priests for Life website, which has graphic pictures of aborted babies:

I found out I was pregnant with my second child…I lost my first to miscarriage…well I wasn’t prepared at all for being a single parent…so I was 8 weeks pregnant looking up things on abortion….and I came across this site…and saw what would happen to the child inside me….because of your site, the pictures the information and everything..On September 5th I had a beautiful little girl…healthy as could be! Thank you for making this site and putting the pictures up….I will be spreading the word about what good you do for the aborted babies…. Thank you so much again! — Amanda and Graclyn

Babies Saved Priests or Life

8 week old baby, before abortion


From a baby aborted at 8 weeks


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16-year-old girl converts from pro-choice to pro-life after seeing abortion pictures

A 16-year-old pro-choice young woman saw pictures of aborted babies on the Priests for Life website. This is what she said:

“Hello, I am a 16-year-old female and I just finished looking at the pictures on your site and reading what actually happens during an abortion. Up until five minutes ago I was extremely pro-choice. I thought things like, “let women make their own decisions about their own bodies” and things along those lines. Because of your site, I realize that abortion is not a choice about a woman’s body… It is the LIFE of a BABY. Never before did I realize how truly horrible and careless abortion really is. Maybe it’s because I’d never seen the pictures, or read the actual descriptions of abortion. Maybe I was too afraid to know the truth. I really don’t know. But within three minutes of viewing your website, my face was covered in tears. Those pictures just really hurt to look at. I thank you so, so much for your wonderful website. I cannot express how grateful I am that you have shown me the truth about abortion. God bless you. Thank you once again.”

Rev. Frank Pavone Abolishing Abortion: How You Can Play a Part in Ending the Greatest Evil of Our Day (Nashville, Tennessee: Nelson Books, 2015) 166

You can see what abortion pictures like the ones she was talking about here

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Therapist who works with postabortion women comments on graphic pictures

Whether or not to show graphic images is something pro-lifers disagree on. I do show them, but some equally dedicated prolifers do not. Many worry about women who have had abortions and how they would cope with seeing them. In this passage Theresa Burke, a therapist who works with post-abortion women, addresses this. This is taken from Priests for Life :

“Facing the truth and freeing oneself from deception is, in fact, integral to what healing is all about. That is why Dr. Theresa Burke, a psychologist who founded Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry for healing after abortion, and a ministry of Priests for Life, wrote that the use of graphic images, which impelled her into the fight against abortion, has an important place in the pro-life fight.

Through her extensive experience, Burke has seen the range of reaction such images can provoke. These images disturb not just the mothers and fathers of an aborted child, but the aunts and uncles and especially the grandparents. Yes, these images can wound those who have an abortion in their family, but so do more benign images, like the sight of a pregnant woman or an ultrasound or the cry of a newborn.

Burke acknowledges that some find it easier to attack the pro-lifer who shows the image than to look within at the grief and shame those involved in an abortion bury deep within their hearts. “Those that zealously defend abortion rights often respond to graphic images like a culture of eating disordered bulimics,” wrote Burke. “They simply throw up and out what they refuse to digest.” That much said, Burke reminds us, “The vivid truth spoken through a photograph that can resurrect trauma can also break denial.”

Theresa Burke and J Kevin Burke “Let’s Talk about Graphic Pictures” on the Priests for Life Page Looking Abortion in the Eye, Accessed September 11, 2014

Quoted in Rev. Frank Pavone Abolishing Abortion: How You Can Play a Part in Ending the Greatest Evil of Our Day (Nashville, Tennessee: Nelson Books, 2015) 170

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