Adrienne Rich on abortion and violence

Well-known feminist Adrienne Rich writes:

“Abortion is violence: a deep, desperate violence inflicted by a woman upon, first of all, herself.”

Adrienne Rich Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution (New York: WW Norton & Company, 1976) 269

 

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Abortionist doesn’t believe all humans are equal

Pro-lifer PJ Keeley was participating in 40 Days for Life in front of an abortion facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Two days in a row, the abortionist drove up in his car and told him to get off the front walk and stop blocking it. PJ maintains that he was not blocking it. Each time, he complied, saying only “Yes, we want to follow the law.” On the third day, he added:

“Especially the law that states all mankind are created equal.”

The abortionist replied:

“Supposedly created equal. Supposedly!”.

The author comments:

“Can a person who does not believe in the founding principle of the United States – that all mankind are created equal – be fair-minded when approached by a person in a crisis pregnancy situation?

Should a person who does not believe in the founding principle of the United States have any say in a matter in which he or she is paid if a life is taken?”

PJ Keeley The ArtPeace Project (Bloomington, Indiana: WestBow Press, 2017) 8–9

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Study finds that 60% of women going into abortion clinics aren’t upset by pro-life protesters

A study interviewed women who went into abortion facilities while pro-lifers were sidewalk counseling or protesting outside.

60% of women going into clinics for abortions weren’t upset by pro-life sidewalk counselors and protesters, the study found. The study was done in 2011 by pro-choice researchers.

This disproves the common pro-abortion claim that pro-lifers outside of abortion facilities traumatize women with their offers of help.

The study is:

D Foster et al. “Effects of Clinic Protesters on Women’s Emotional Response to Abortion” Contraception 84 (September 2011): 303

It was cited in Jeannie Ludlow “Love and Goodness: Toward a New Abortion Politics” Feminist Studies Vol. 38, No. 2 (Summer 2012), pp. 474-483

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Post-Abortive woman felt like she “didn’t deserve” another baby

Emily Turner, who wrote a book about her abortion, which she regretted, wrote about how she felt when she became pregnant after her abortion and then miscarried:

“… I battled hard against the pretense that I didn’t deserve this baby. I had told myself that because I forfeited my chance at motherhood on that day in June, I didn’t deserve another. Within the week I started bleeding and at our doctor’s appointment a few days later, it was made clear that I was no longer pregnant.

See this, this is what I deserve. I wanted to be sad and I was sad, but expressing my sorrow felt shameful. After all, I didn’t deserve this baby anyway, right? I didn’t deserve the gift of motherhood or a chance for redemption.”

Emily Turner The “A” Words: My Gut Wrenching and Mildly Hilarious Story from Abuse and Abortion Into Understanding Freedom (undated)

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Pro-choice author: abortion is shrouded in “stigma and shame”

British pro-choice reporter Daisy Buchanan wrote:

“…we as a society, struggle to talk about abortion. All over the world, over pints, cocktails or cups of tea, we share stories about sex, family, relationships and careers – but terminating a pregnancy is never an easy subject to broach…We rarely have frank conversations about abortion. The subject is shrouded in stigma and shame…

If I thought of it as an entirely medical matter, I wouldn’t be scared to mention it to my friends and I’m sure they’d feel more comfortable asking me for any support they needed. We can’t afford to stigmatise it when it could affect us all.”

Daisy Buchanan “Abortion legal time limit: Why we feminists owe it to ourselves to not ignore this uncomfortable issueThe Telegraph 03 September 2014

Perhaps abortion is stigmatized so much because people realize it’s the killing of a child?

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Margaret Sanger: Black Australians are “a step higher than a chimpanzee”

From Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood:

“In all fish and reptiles where there is no great brain development, there is also no conscious sexual control. The lower down in the scale of human development we go the less sexual control we find.

It is said that the aboriginal Australian, the lowest known species of the human family, just a step higher than a chimpanzee in brain development, has so little sexual control that police authority alone prevents him from obtaining sexual satisfaction on the streets.”

Margaret Sanger “Sexual Impulses: Part II” New York Call December 29, 1912

Black Native Australians, in Sanger’s view, were a lower order of human than white people like herself.

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List of abortion facilities that had drug violations

According to a report issued by Americans United for Life, the following abortion facilities have violations in the way they stored or gave controlled substances or other drugs.

The violations included:

  • Staff failing to record the amount of medications given to patients, including controlled substances and narcotics;
  • Unsupervised, untrained staff handling medication for patient use;
  • Keeping the medication storage room and crash cart unlocked;
  • Failure to ensure proper security policy for crash cart, medications, needles, narcotics, and controlled substances;
  • Failing to document the correct number of controlled substances and narcotics at the facility;
  • Providing patients with controlled substances or narcotics in amounts that exceeded the recommended dosages.

Here are the states and facilities implicated in this:

ALABAMA

Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives

Beacon Women’s Center, Montgomery

New Woman All Women Health Care

Reproductive Health Services, Montgomery

ALASKA

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest

ARIZONA

Camelback Family Planning, Phoenix

Planned Parenthood, Flagstaff

Planned Parenthood, Glendale

ARKANSAS

Little Rock Family Planning Services, P.A.

CALIFORNIA

Planned Parenthood Antioch

CONNECTICUT

Hartford GYN Center

Planned Parenthood, New Haven

Planned Parenthood of Connecticut, Inc., Danielson

Summit Women’s Center

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington Surgery Center

FLORIDA

All Women’s Health Center of Gainesville

All Women’s Health Center of North Tampa

All Women’s Health Center of Orlando

Orlando Women’s Center

Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando, South Tampa

Women’s OB-GYN Center of Countryside, Inc.

GEORGIA

Cliff Valley Clinic

Savannah Medical Clinic

Summit Medical Associates

ILLINOIS

Access Health Care Center

Advantage Health Care

Forest View Medical Center

Hope Clinic for Women

Whole Woman’s Health of Peoria

Women’s Aid Clinic (Now operating as Women’s Aid Center)

INDIANA

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Bloomington

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Georgetown

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Lafayette

Women’s Med Group, Professional Corporation

Women’s Pavilion

KENTUCKY

EMW Women’s Surgical Center

LOUISIANA

Bossier City Medical Suite

Delta Clinic of Baton Rouge

Hope Medical Group for Women

MARYLAND

Associates in OB/GYN Care, Baltimore

Germantown Reproductive Health Services

Gynemed Surgical Center

Hagerstown Reproductive Health

Hillcrest Clinic, Baltimore

Planned Parenthood of Baltimore

Potomac Family Planning

Prince George’s Reproductive Health Services

Silver Spring Family Planning (American Women’s Center)

MASSACHUSETTS

Four Women

MICHIGAN

Heritage Clinic for Women, Grand Rapids

Northland Family Planning Center, East

Northland Family Planning Center, West

Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan, Kalamazoo

Scotsdale Women’s Center, Detroit

Summit Women’s Center, Detroit

Woman Care of Southfield

Women’s Center of Flint

Women’s Center of Saginaw

Women’s Center of Southfield

Women’s Medical Services, Muskegon

MISSISSIPPI

Jackson Women’s Health Organization

MISSOURI

Comprehensive Planned Parenthood

Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood, St. Louis

NEVADA

Birth Control Care Center

Safe and Sound for Women

NEW JERSEY

Cherry Hill Women’s Center

Metropolitan Surgical Associates

Pilgrim Medical Center

NEW MEXICO

Curtis Boyd, M.D., P.C.

NEW YORK

Unnamed (Redacted) (Redacted) New York Abortion Clinic

NORTH CAROLINA

A Preferred Women’s Health Center, Charlotte

A Preferred Women’s Health Center, Raleigh

A Woman’s Choice of Greensboro

A Woman’s Choice of Raleigh

Planned Parenthood of Wilmington

Planned Parenthood of Winston-Salem

Women’s Health Alliance/Chapel Hill Obstetrics and Gynecology

OHIO

East Health Central Ohio (Planned Parenthood)

Planned Parenthood, Bedford Heights

OREGON

Lovejoy Surgicenter

PENNSYLVANIA

Allegheny Reproductive Health Center

Allentown Health Services (Planned Parenthood)

Allentown Medical Services

Allentown Women’s Center

Berger and Benjamin

Philadelphia Women’s Center

Planned Parenthood of Keystone, Reading

Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania

Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania, Far Northeast Health Center

Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania, Locust Street Health Center

Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania, West Chester Health Center

Women’s Medical Society

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston Women’s Clinic Columbia Health Center (Planned Parenthood)

Greenville Women’s Clinic

TENNESSEE

Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health

Planned Parenthood Memphis

Planned Parenthood Nashville

TEXAS

Houston Women’s Clinic

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (Aaron Women’s Clinic (“Aaron”), Texas

Ambulatory Surgery Center, Women’s Pavilion and Northpark Medical Group

Whole Woman’s Health Fort Worth

Women’s Health Center Houston

UTAH

Wasatch Women’s Center, Inc.

VIRGINIA

A Capitol Women’s Health Clinic

A Tidewater Women’s Health Clinic

Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic

Amethyst Health Center for Women

Annandale Women and Family Center

Charlottesville Medical Center for Women

Falls Church Healthcare Center

NOVA Women’s Healthcare

Peninsula Medical Center for Women

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, Falls Church

Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia

Virginia Health Group

Virginia Women’s Wellness

Whole Woman’s Health of Charlottesville

WASHINGTON

Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and Northern Idaho

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Pro-Choice Author: Some Women who have Abortions have “Intimate Relationship” with their Babies

Pro-Choice author Bertha Alvarez Manninen says:

“Some women do feel responsible for the fetus and begin to establish an intimate relationship with it from the moment they discover their pregnancy. Indeed, some women feel this way even toward a fetus they plan on aborting.”

Bertha Alvarez Manninen Pro-Life, Pro-Choice: Shared Values in the Abortion Debate (Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press, 2014) 50-51

Go here to see what a baby looks like after an abortion. 

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Head of Chain of Abortion Clinics: Some Women are “Devastated” by their Abortions

Clare Murphy, a spokesperson for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, a chain of abortion clinics, says there is “not a jot of evidence” that women suffer post-abortion trauma.

But she says:

“There will of course be women who, even if they do not regret their decision, feel devastated that this was a decision they had to take in the first place.”

Radhika Sanghani “The harsh truth about how women feel after an abortionThe Telegraph 14 July 2015

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Just 1 in 10 women “counseled” at British abortion clinics choose life

An article in The Telegraph found that only one in 10 women who went to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and Marie Stopes (The two biggest chains of abortion clinics in England, sometimes called charities, even though they make a profit) decided against abortion. It implies that women are getting biased “counseling” and steered into abortion.

“Just one in 10 women who book consultations with Maries Stopes and the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) decide against having an abortion, according to figures from a sample of clinics.

This is half the proportion regularly cited by the charities, who have claimed that one in five women who have consultations decide to keep their baby.

The disparity in the figures, if replicated across the country, indicates that the charities have exaggerated the number of women who continue with their pregnancies after receiving counselling by 14,000 a year…

In Hammersmith and Fulham 1,051 consultations resulted in 968 abortions while 83 decided against the procedure, meaning about 7.9 per cent of women kept their babies.

In Milton Keynes 1,029 women were referred to the clinics and of these 937 had abortions, with just 92, or 8.9 per cent, going ahead with the pregnancy.

In South East Essex 695 consultations produced 624 abortions while 71 women – 10.2 per cent of the total – opted to continue with the pregnancy.

Marie Stopes and BPAS are paid about £60 million a year to carry out abortions, with BPAS specialising in the more costly late-term procedures.”

Simon Caldwell and Nick Collins “Abortion charities could be misleading publicThe Telegraph 05 September 2011

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