Post-abortive father writes letter to aborted child

Post-abortive father G Spencer Schirs, Jr. wrote a book about his experience with abortion. In the book, he presents a letter he wrote to his aborted baby, who he calls Grace:

“We bought the lies that you were simply a choice, nothing more than a cluster of cells to be sacrificed at the altar of convenience. I apologize to you for not being the man I thought I was. Because of my selfishness at that moment, I sacrificed what was likely one of the greatest gifts I might ever receive – you.

I have imagined you as a little girl, for some reason, with big eyes and an even bigger smile. Because of that image, there has been an emptiness within me. A day has not passed that I do not think of you and what my life would have been like with you in it…

Every time I hear a child laugh, I cannot help but wonder what your laugh would have been like or what your favorite flower or color might have been…

Your mom and I were young… Your mother was scared… I believe that had I simply asked her to keep you, she would have.”

G Spencer Schirs, Jr. The Anvil of Guilt and Shame: A Man’s Perspective on Abortion, Forgiveness, and Calling (Murrells Inlet, South Carolina: Covenant Books, 2020) 8

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Pro-abortion woman upset over death of chicken embryo

Pro-life author Janet Morana told the following story. At the time she recalls, she was working as a teacher in a public school in New York City:

“My good friend and team teacher Denise would adamantly proclaim herself to be pro-choice, while I was the token pro-lifer in our school.

One spring semester, we decided to hatch chickens in our classroom. We ordered all the appropriate equipment, including our precious fertilized chick eggs…

One morning, when we entered the classroom, Denise and I noticed a problem with one of the eggs. The shell was cracked open and we could see a yellow yolk sac and a bloody mass pulsing like a beating heart. In fact, it was the beating heart of a chick that was not going to develop further.

Denise and I were both upset, not knowing what to do. Denise gasped, “It’s still alive!”

I knew that but also knew there was nothing we could do to save it. Within moments, the chick’s heart stopped beating. Denise was very upset at the loss of this chick in the very early stages of development.

So how can Denise be pro-choice on abortion? She was obviously a very sensitive person, but when it came to abortion, logic seemed to vanish.”

Janet Morana Everything You Need to Know about Abortion – For Teens (Gastonia, North Carolina: TAN Books, 2021) 1 – 2

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Abortionist “won’t debate” when life begins

A pro-choice author who works in an abortion clinic quotes South African abortionist Dr. Janet Cole saying:

“I am quite a practical person and [abortions] need to be done. There is no doubt about it. I won’t even debate the ethics of abortion; I won’t even debate when does life begin and all the rest of it…

For me, it’s a completely pragmatic thing. As a healthcare professional with a particular interest in women’s health, it is essential.”

The pro-abortion author responds:

“Access to sensitive services like abortion could be drastically improved if more health providers felt the obligation Dr. Cole expresses to contribute to women’s health in that particular way, either directly providing services or being an advocate for the liberalization of abortion laws.”

Lara M Knudson Reproductive Rights in a Global Context (Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press, 2006) 203

Are patients really served when doctors refuse to consider the morality of their actions? This doctor seems to have no moral compass and no concern with what’s right or wrong.

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Post-abortive woman describes being lied to at Planned Parenthood

Mary Kominsky had an abortion after the father of her baby abandoned her. It was before Roe vs. Wade, but abortion was legal in New York.

She says:

“Fear had led me to the belief in the lies surrounding abortion. No one would ever find out. After all, the doctor at Planned Parenthood told me it was just a clump of cells and tissue even though I was 11 weeks pregnant.

She promised I would be able to go on with my life as if nothing had happened. But just the opposite came true.”

She describes what happened afterward:

“Following the procedure, I was deeply traumatized as fear turned into guilt and shame. It was not a simple surgical procedure as I had been promised…

I had to detach my mind, my heart, and my emotions. In shutting these off, my heart hardened and turned cold. Initially, there is a relief of not having to face uncertainty, but that often turns to great sadness. I became angry and resentful to all those around me. I had a deep shame and a profound sense of loss.”

Mary Kominsky “Foreword” in Janet Morana Everything You Need to Know about Abortion – For Teens (Gastonia, North Carolina: TAN Books, 2021) xii, xiii

To see how Planned Parenthood lied, below is a picture of a baby at just over 10 weeks in the womb. Mary’s baby was even older than this:

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Rape survivor chooses life after seeing baby on ultrasound

A woman who was considering abortion after a pregnancy resulting from rape agreed to a free ultrasound at a pregnancy center. She describes her baby:

“She was blinking. She was just hanging out, looking around, sucking on her thumb. … It was so realistic, so lifelike. It looks like you can just reach right in there and pick up the baby.

I know they have a heartbeat at 4 to 6 weeks, but it still doesn’t feel as real to you until you see a human. It amazed me.”

She chose life.

She doesn’t regret it and says:

“I never thought I could love or bond with a child [who] was conceived under such horrible circumstances, but that’s where we don’t give God enough credit. I look at her, and I don’t even see him. She’s beautiful and perfect.”

Karla Dial “Bringing Good Things to Life” Citizen June 2003

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Singer conceived in rape speaks out

Pro-life activist Janet Porter told the following story:

“I remember attending a pro-life concert in Cleveland. One of the musicians asked the audience how many believe in abortion for a 12-year-old girl who is raped by her father. Hands went up all over the room.

She then looked to all those who believed in abortion for that hard case and said, “You just killed me. And not only me, but all of my children, and all of their children.”

Abortion takes the lives of the most innocent and robs us of generations.”

Janet Porter A Heartbeat Away (Shippensburg, Pennsylvania: Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., 2020) 108

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Pro-choice activist: feminists have “mismanaged” abortion rights campaign by not admitting “violence” of abortion

Pro-abortion feminist Camille Paglia says:

“The campaign for abortion rights was systematically mismanaged by feminist leaders, partly because of their refusal to acknowledge the violence inherent in any termination of life.

The same people who opposed capital punishment ironically fought for abortion on demand, showing a peculiar discrimination about whom to execute.

Squeamishly sensitive about their humanitarian self-image, feminists have used convoluted casuistry to define the aborted fetus in purely material terms as inert tissue, efficiently flushed.”

Camille Paglia “Sex War: Abortion, Battering, Sexual Harassment” Vamps & Tramps (New York: Vintage, 1994) 49

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Former abortionist: late-term abortions are never needed to save a woman’s life

Former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino explains:

“I often hear the argument [keeping] late-term abortion legal is necessary to save women’s lives in cases of life-threatening conditions that can and do arise in pregnancy.

Albany Medical Center where I worked for over seven years is a tertiary referral center that accepts patients with life-threatening conditions related to or caused by pregnancy. I personally treated hundreds of women with such conditions in my tenure there.

There are several serious conditions that can arise or worsen typically during the late second or third trimester of pregnancy that require immediate care. In many of those cases, ending or “terminating” the pregnancy, if you prefer, can be lifesaving. But is abortion a viable treatment option in this setting? I maintain that it usually, if not always, is not.

Before a suction D&E procedure can be performed, the cervix must first be sufficiently dilated. In my practice, this was accomplished with serial placement of laminaria. Laminaria is a type of sterilized seaweed that absorbs water over several hours and swells to several times its original diameter.

Multiple placements of several laminaria at a time are absolutely required prior to attempting a suction D&E. In the mid-second trimester, this requires approximately 36 hours or more to accomplish. When performing later abortion procedures, cervical preparation can take up to three days or more.

In cases where a mother’s life is seriously threatened by her pregnancy, a doctor more often than not doesn’t have 36 hours, much less 72 hours, to resolve the problem.

Let me illustrate with a real-life case that I managed while at the Albany Medical Center. The patient arrived one night at 28 weeks gestation with severe preeclampsia or toxemia. Her blood pressure at admission was 220/160.

As you are probably aware, a normal blood pressure is approximately 120/80. This patient’s pregnancy was a threat to her life and the life of her unborn child. She could very well be minutes or hours away from a major stroke.

This case was managed successfully by rapidly stabilizing the patient’s blood pressure and “terminating” her pregnancy by cesarean section. She and her baby did well. This is a typical case in the world of high-risk obstetrics.

In most such cases, any attempt to perform an abortion “to save the mother’s life” would entail undue and dangerous delay in providing appropriate, truly lifesaving care.

During my time at Albany Medical Center I managed hundreds of such cases by “terminating” pregnancies to save mother’s lives. In all those hundreds of cases, the number of unborn children that I had to deliberately kill was zero.”

Quoted in Adam Peters with Robert Alexander Pro-Choice Lies: How to Expose the Pro-Abortion Deception (Irvine, California: Renaissance Publishers, 2021) 36 – 37

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NARAL compares preborn babies to bacteria

In one of their publications, the pro-abortion group NARAL states:

“Eggs and sperm are alive; so are bacteria and all plants and animals. Of course, embryos and fetuses are alive. That doesn’t mean, though, that abortion should be illegal or that it constitutes murder. The Supreme Court has said…that legal personhood begins with birth.”

NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin “Anti-Choice Statements – Pro-Choice Responses,” quoted in Carla Mooney Should Abortion Be Legal? (San Diego, California: Reference Point Press, 2014) 29

A preborn baby, like the one below, is more than merely “alive” in the same sense as bacteria and plants. She is a living human being.

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Woman describes trauma and nightmares after aborting disabled baby

Nancy Kreuzer from Illinois talks about her abortion and its aftermath:

“My baby was 22 weeks, I was five and a half months pregnant, when I was told that she had water on the brain (hydrocephalus) and was advised by my doctor to “terminate the pregnancy.”

It was explained that the abortion would be a simple procedure. My husband and I were told we could leave this behind us, get on with our lives and try for another baby…

It was not, as the doctor described, “simple.” At the abortion clinic no one asked how I was or explained what was happening to me. I felt alone, afraid and devastated. While I sat, waiting for the doctor to arrive, many nurses and workers in the abortion clinic casually walked by me. I sat there for hours. Tears streamed down my face but no one talked to me, no one acknowledged my pain.”

After the abortion, she says:

“The day after my abortion, I felt numb. I left the abortion clinic with no baby to bury, no doll-size casket, no funeral service, no grave to adorn with flowers. I vomited in the parking lot and rode home in silence.

No one brought meals, no one sent cards, no one called, because I had been too ashamed to tell anyone what I had agreed to do. In the weeks that followed, I tried to bury the memory of the abortion and not look back.

In the months and years afterward, there were clear signs that the scars of my abortion existed, but I didn’t recognize them at the time. Interestingly, I assumed I was doing just fine. But below the surface, I was unusually fearful.

As time went on, I often had the sense that I wanted to run and I had repeated nightmares of running from something horrible. I would awaken panicked, unable to sleep the rest of the night. There was an internal sadness, not visible to the world.”

Quoted in Janet Morana Everything You Need to Know about Abortion – For Teens (Gastonia, North Carolina: TAN Books, 2021) 82 – 83

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