Most minors’ judicial bypasses are granted, says pro-abortion manual

A manual for pro-choice activists published in the 1980s says that most of the time, judges grant minors’ judicial bypass requests. When a pregnant teen wants an abortion without her parents’ knowledge in a state that has parental notification or consent, she can go to judge and convince him she is “mature enough” not to inform her parents. Mainly, these are rubber stamped. The manual says:

“Even though the overwhelming majority of abortion petitions that come before the courts are granted, choice advocates argue that judicial bypass procedures impede a teenager’s constitutional right.”

Reproductive Choices and Community Controversy (Washington, DC: League Of Women Voters of the United States, 1986) 11

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Abortion “haunts ” woman who aborted as a teenager

Polly had an abortion when she was 14.

“I often wonder how my mum and dad felt at my getting rid of their grandchild. That does haunt me — but it’s something we don’t talk about any more.”

JOAN BAKEWELL “Abortion debate: Why I feel so betrayedDaily Mail 13 April 2006

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Post-Abortive woman tells her story

“I had to wait for the abortion because they said that I was only two weeks past my period and that I had to wait two weeks before I could get scheduled. Before leaving, I asked two questions: Will it hurt? and Was it a baby?

Her reply to my first question was that I would feel pressure and then something that felt like menstrual cramps. Then, she drew a picture of a uterus and placed a circle inside and said it was no bigger than a quarter. *It was like a tumor* – easy enough to be removed with a little discomfort.

While in the hands of the abortionist, I received no medication for pain, no medication for anxiety, nor was I anesthetized. I did not have enough money for these “extras.” Some girls were given low doses of Valium for their nerves. That cost money too, more than what I had. I paid for the operation right up front – CASH ONLY, please.

The pain I felt during the abortion was *the most excruciating pain I have ever experienced in my life.* I could feel the baby being ripped from my womb. I yelled in pain and the nurse told me to relax – that I was tightening up – and to stay quiet. What empathy they feel for you before they take your money.

Everyone was so pleasant in the beginning. But, once the sale is closed, money in hand, *you’re just another person lying on the assembly line waiting to have their product of conception slaughtered.*

When the abortion was over, I felt humiliated, embarrassed, guilty, ashamed and violated all at the same time. I quickly justified my actions and my feelings. I suppressed those feelings, deep down, for ten years.

Three days after the abortion, I awoke in a pool of blood. I had a temperature of 103, abdominal pain, nausea and a migraine. I was rushed to the hospital where I received an emergency D&C. The doctor said I had blood clots. I was sent home with antibiotics.

Shortly after this horrifying experience, I started to experiment with drugs. Soon, I was doing them on a regular basis. I would fall into deep depressions. I lost job after job. There were times when

I would not get out of bed for weeks at a tine. I did not eat. *I went from 108 to 89 pounds. I could not sleep and, when I would finally fall asleep, I would suffer from nightmares. Drugs were the only release and escape from the feelings I could not deal with.”

National Stopp News, February 1992, p. 5. Found here.

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Abortionist: My life would have been “dull” without abortion

Late Abortionist Jane Hodgson writes about why she was glad she got involved in pro-abortion advocacy and performing abortions:

“I think in many ways I’ve been lucky to have been part of this. If I hadn’t gotten involved, I would have gone through life probably being perfectly satisfied to go to the medical society parties and it would have been very, very dull. I would have been bored silly.”

Carole Joffe “The Social Status of Abortion Providers: ‘Doctors of Conscience’ RevisitedRewire Oct 24, 2013

11 weeks

11 weeks ultrasound image

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Abortionist: pro-choice people don’t like it when you talk

Late term abortionist Warren Hern said in an interview:

“The pro-choice people don’t like it when you talk about how it really feels to do this work.”

John Richardson “The Last Abortionist” The Guardian, January 23, 2010

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Woman pressured into abortion; “It was the worst day of my life”

One post-abortive woman tells her story of being pressured into an abortion:

“There’s no way you’re having a baby, I never want kids,” he said.
I told him it’s too late, I’m pregnant and couldn’t be happier. But he accused me of deceiving him and going behind his back, secretly planning a baby without his approval…..

[M]y pregnancy was an accident, it hadn’t been planned and I just assumed that he would be okay with it. I mean, why wouldn’t he? As far as I knew we loved each other, we owned a house together, we were financially secure and our future looked great.

But he was furious and threatened to leave me if I had the baby. So what was I supposed to do? … [A] week later, I found myself in a clinic and it was the worst day of my life, terminating a much-wanted baby. But what could I do when my partner didn’t want a baby?

I was in a lot of pain the following days, both physical and emotional, it was a total nightmare, I started having dreams about my lost baby. I was convinced she was a girl and I was just gutted. Also, I was left with so much guilt, I wish I’d been stronger and convinced Keiran to let me go through with the pregnancy…

One night Keiran told me he needed to talk and he dropped a bombshell, he was breaking up with me… I thought he loved me but clearly he didn’t, and of course I wished I hadn’t terminated my pregnancy because at least I’d have my baby.”

As told to Libby Jane Charleston “‘My ex pressured me to have an abortion because he didn’t want children‘” 9Honey August 19, 2018

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Woman saw part of her 16 week aborted baby

The following case of abortion malpractice was found in Lime 5:

“25-year-old “Patricia” underwent an abortion by Dr. X on March 2, 1985 at Abortion Clinic X. After she returned home, she began hemorrhaging and passed the upper part of her fetus. She said, “I freaked out. I didn’t know what to do. I could see the eyes, and the arms and legs.” She placed the tissue in a plastic bag, and returned to the clinic, where she was told by the clinic’s owner/director that the tissue was just a blood clot. Not convinced, Patricia took the tissue to a hospital where she was informed that it was in fact the head and body parts of a 16 week old fetus. She had a second procedure in the hospital to remove additional tissue.”

Source: Miami Herald 3/20/85, 9/17/89

Mark Crutcher Lime 5: Exploited by Choice (Denton, Texas: Life Dynamics, Inc., 1996) 41

Fetus/baby at 16 weeks.

Fetus/baby at 16 weeks.

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Father of aborted baby “never thought about the baby”

The boyfriend of a woman having an abortion says that after dropping her off at the abortion clinic:

“I went home and drank a couple of beers. I assumed everything was fine, so I didn’t worry. I never thought about the baby at all … little babies don’t do anything for me anyway. I never felt we were dong anything inhumane. It only made me feel guilty knowing she cared and I didn’t.”

James Tunstead Burtchaell Rachel Weeping: And Other Essays about Abortion (Kansas City, Kansas: Andrews and McMeel, Inc., 1982) 27

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Women have abortions due to “good nurturance” says pro-choicer

Pro-choice activist Ruth Cowan

“… Once left free to decide, most women decide to abort for reasons that have to do with their sense of good nurturance: for example, when they feel either that this is not a time when they can nurture a child properly or this is not the fetus that will grow into a child whom they can nurture properly.”

Ruth Schwartz Cowan “Genetic Technology and Reproductive Choice: an Ethics for Autonomy” in Daniel J Kevles, and Leroy Hood, eds. Social Issues in the Human Genome Project (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1992) 262

9-10 weeks in the womb

9-10 weeks in the womb

Aborted at 10 weeks

Aborted at 10 weeks

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Abortion doctors were called “lowlifes”, “bums”, “murderers”,

A doctor who received medical training before Roe V Wade:

“I was taught that abortion was not only illegal but immoral, and that no self-respecting doctor who considered herself part of the medical community would perform an abortion… Abortionists were “bums”,”murderers”, real “lowlifes”, and very inept physicians who could not make a living any other way. They were objects of contempt and scorn.”

Rickie Solinger Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion, and Welfare in the United States (New York: Hill and Wang, 2001) 49

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