Former Clinic Worker: Catherine Adair

This clinic is in Boston on Commonwealth Avenue, it is all abortions all day, every day that’s what we did, Monday through Saturday, all day. I was a medical assistant, again let me remind you that I had no medical training whatsoever. And as a medical assistant you were in the abortion room with the doctor and the nurse, you bring the patient in and get them ready.… You put her on the table, get her ready and that’s the position she’s in when her “healthcare provider” comes into the room. If she’s lucky, he might use her name or make eye contact, but generally speaking, he or she doesn’t…

One of my jobs was to count these baggies, these plastic bags, because the bags had to match the number of abortions we did that day. And what they call the bags, are POCs, products of conception and the clinic workers would joke that they were pieces of children.… I know why people joke, I know why there is this gallows humor you sort of have to do that to survive and when you think about it you’re dealing with death day after day…

We did second trimester abortions there…. I went in and they hadn’t taken the baby out of the room yet and I stood there looking at this jar with these body parts in shock. And I sort of backed out of the room not sure if I had really seen what I had seen.… Because this was a baby – I could see hands, I could see feet. This was a person, this was a human being.… You would think I wouldn’t go back to work the next day but I did because who was I gonna talk to?

unborn baby’s foot at 14 weeks

…. The Iron Curtain there is very strong; you question Planned Parenthood, and boy, people really come down on you.

Before she meets with a counselor, or talk to anybody about the decision, they already have her money. When they call to make an appointment, they don’t ask “why are you thinking about having an abortion?” They ask “when was your last period, and how are you going to pay for this.”…

I think Planned Parenthood, one of its goals is to go younger and younger and younger, its name branding… They want to enter the schools, and that way, when someone is a teenager and pregnant, “oh yeah, Planned Parenthood.” They know that name, it’s the first thing that they think of.… It is a culture and a belief that… children are the enemy of women, and that’s what we’re fighting against.”

Values Voter Summit 10/8/2011,


Planned Parenthood’s mission is to pressure as many women into having an abortion as it can,” a former abortion facility worker has revealed. From Catherine Anthony Adair’s op-ed piece in The Washington Examiner:

In 1997, I began working at a Boston Planned Parenthood clinic as a young, idealistic college student who strongly believed in what I had been told about the organization, that I would be helping other young women access safe and affordable health care.

My time there was not spent providing prenatal care to pregnant women, providing counseling or basic health care services or educating women about reproductive health.

Instead, I spent my days urging women to terminate their pregnancies. My superiors constantly reminded me of our abortion-centered business model: abortions first, everything else came second.

I began to recognize their emphasis on performing abortions each time a woman would express concern or have second thoughts about having an abortion. When I notified management, though, they told me not to worry and encourage her decision to move ahead with the procedure. …

Planned Parenthood’s mission is to pressure as many women into having an abortion as it can.

The misinformation, lack of counseling and coercion extended to facility workers purposely obscuring information on fetal development, Anthony Adair wrote.

In fact, clinic workers would purposefully avoid providing information on fetal development, what the child looked like, the child’s anatomical development and the pain he or she could feel. I was continuously reminded that when referring to the baby, the appropriate terminology was “clump of cells” or “contents of the uterus.”

Then women would know what was really growing inside them: a little person with a beating heart, functioning nervous system, tiny hands and feet. The child is entirely disregarded. There is no counseling, no care, no waiting and no discussion. Once a pregnancy is confirmed, it is off to termination.

Planned Parenthood takes specific advantage of women who are too young or misinformed to know better than to trust them with their well-being. Those who know the truth have a duty to speak out.

“Planned Parenthood lies about itself” Washington Examiner November 22, 2011 

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Author: TA Smith

Sarah Terzo is a pro-life writer and blogger. She is on the board of The Consistent Life Network and PLAGAL +

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