Abortionist says “taking apart” a preborn baby is hard

Susan Robinson, abortionist, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte:

“The fetus is a tough little object, and taking it apart, I mean, taking it apart on day one is very difficult.”

Kristi Burton Brown “10 horrifying things Planned Parenthood says about abortion” Live Action News May 25, 2017

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Doctor describes seeing abortion complications

Dr. Dennis Conneen, emergency room doctor in Orange County, California:

“The disadvantage girls have that go to a clinic for an abortion is the clinics close at 5:00 PM. Some girls travel to other counties to have abortions, and it’s difficult for them to get help from that clinic after hours if problems arise. So those women who do have complications come in on evenings and weekends into the emergency room.

Almost every month in the emergency room where I work, we see a woman coming in with a medical complication resulting from abortion. Out of those cases, I would say that one out of three requires hospitalization or a minor surgical procedure called a D&C. In some cases, the abortion is incomplete and there are pieces of the fetus in the uterus. These women usually experience a couple of weeks of cramping and bleeding after the abortion and decide to come in. Sometimes all they need is some blood and other fluids. Other times they need a D&C to scrape the uterus out.

One case involved a 24-year-old woman who came into the emergency room complaining of bleeding and cramps related to an abortion that she had had one week prior. She called the doctor who performed the abortion, and he said the abortion was complete and there should be no problems. He figured that the amount of tissue that he removed was sufficient for the age of the fetus. But sometimes, women do not give the correct conception date to the doctor who is performing the abortion. I took a look and saw the fetus’s head still inside of her. The baby’s head was as large as a golf ball! So I pulled it out.… You could see the trauma caused to the fetus by the abortion process. It was really beat up.”

Julia C Loren The Note on the Mirror: Pregnant Teenagers Tell Their Stories (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1990) 86 – 87

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Abortion provider: we don’t need to provide more counseling

At a pro-abortion presentation by former illegal abortionist and pro-abortion advocate Judith Arcana, a member of the audience said:

“….does the fact that women can find abortion difficult to decide on, and dwell on their decision afterwards, mean that we should respond in this in some way, by for example providing more counselling for women? I don’t believe that it does.”

Judith Arcana ““Feminist politics and abortion in the US,”  Psychology and Reproductive Choice

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Crisis pregnancy center worker speaks out

A woman who works at a crisis pregnancy center wrote:

“….we provide all services for free. They are for low-income pregnant and parenting women. We have free baby clothes, toddler clothes, shoes, maternity clothes, pregnancy tests, breast pumps, nursing bras, diapers, baby wipes, bottles, baby/toddler dishes, formula, food, toys, books, car seats, strollers, cribs, cradles, jumpers, and any other pieces of furniture or big toys when we get them. I have seen pretty much anything you can think of that deals with pregnancy or parenting, come into the clinic. We also give referrals to various social services, such as WIC…..

We don’t make them pay a single cent, unlike places like Planned Parenthood. So we truly offer purely free items for struggling families. Taking clinics like this away from all the people we have serviced, or trying to make it harder for us to provide these free items, is a gross attack on lower class people, especially since places like Planned Parenthood don’t bother to give *any* of these baby/toddler/maternity items to needy women. In fact you won’t find baby clothes or diapers or strollers or anything like that at any abortion clinic. Planned Parenthood doesn’t help you plan your parenthood at all, it just tries to eliminate it for you.

It takes a ton of privilege to be able to tell people that because you want every clinic that helps women to provide abortions, poor women aren’t allowed to have free baby supplies…

There is a lot of racial diversity in our clients as well. I have seen various people from all across the race and religion spectrum. People who are Pacific Islander, Arabic, Hispanic, Muslim, Ukrainian, Egyptian, African American, and so on and so forth. To take away free supplies from all these various minorities is racist and an injustice. They need help being able to afford these supplies and abortion clinics certainly aren’t going to help them. Higher rates of infant mortality due to systematic racism mean that every affordable baby supply is truly needed for a person of color. It is a privileged position to take that away.”

Kristin Monahan “What I Learned from Volunteering at a Crisis Pregnancy Center” Secular Pro-Life Blog DECEMBER 18, 2018

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Here is a picture of a room in a crisis pregnancy center that is filled with clothes to give to expectant mothers and poor parents

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Woman describes feeling “devastated emotionally” after her abortion

One woman who had an abortion as a teenager claims she doesn’t regret her choice. But she writes:

“It was a whole lot worse than anyone ever told me it would be or I ever thought it would be. They explain the procedure, but they don’t tell you how it will feel. They give you the choice whether to you want to be knocked out or just have the pelvic area numbed by local anesthesia so you can’t feel much. I went with a local, and it felt awful. The actual procedure hurt. It seemed like it took forever, but I guess it was only a three-minute procedure. While I was in there, I heard another girl totally freaking out. It was scary, man!

But I will never, ever forget the feeling I had when it was all over and everybody cleared the room and they told me to get dressed. I felt like dirt. I felt like the lowest thing. I went through the grieving process right then, feeling very alone. I was devastated emotionally… Having the abortion taught me that there are definite consequences for our actions. This was the first time in my life that I had to answer for anything. And you have to make a choice, you know.”

Julia C Loren The Note on the Mirror: Pregnant Teenagers Tell Their Stories (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1990) 70 – 71

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Abortionist will do an abortion up until labor starts

In a hearing on abortion that took place in Brisbane, abortionist Dr. Carol Portmann says:

“Basically, for a late termination of pregnancy you just do not induce a baby: you must do a procedure where the baby passes away….

If we are talking about a late termination, then it also means you would want to have an evaluation of that person’s social and psychiatric wellbeing. If there is something wrong with the baby, then you need to be sure that what is wrong with the baby has an absolutely certain outcome. That takes time. Our feeling about it as well is that it is not something that you would choose to do at 39½ weeks with a woman in labour. One of the things we counsel a person is that, if our decision with you is not made before you go into labour, then we are not doing the procedure.”

PUBLIC HEARING—INQUIRY INTO THE TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY BILL 2018, HEALTH, COMMUNITIES, DISABILITY SERVICES AND DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION COMMITTEE, TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS, 12 SEPTEMBER 2018, Brisbane, p 6

The process “so the baby passes away” is an injection of poison (digoxin or Potassium chloride) into the baby to kill him or her before inducing labor.

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Peter Singer: sanctity of life view will “collapse”

Philosopher Peter Singer, who supports killing disabled infants on the grounds that they are not yet “people.”

“During the next 35 years, the traditional view of the sanctity of human life will collapse….only a rump of hardcore, know-nothing religious fundamentalists will defend the view that every human life, from conception to death, is sacrosanct.”

Peter Singer “The Sanctity of Life” Foreign Policy Aug 30, 2005

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Woman describes painful abortion by pill

One woman who had an abortion by pill described the pain in an article in the Washington Post:

“It was one of the most painful experiences I’ve ever had. Not only were the cramps really bad, I was sweating and had a headache. I threw up at one point. It was pretty bad.”

The abortion pill failed the first time and she had to take it again.

Rob Stein “As Abortion Rate Drops, Use of RU-486 Is on RiseWashington Post January 22, 2008

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Postabortion woman: self-loathing consumed me

From one woman who had an abortion:

“For years, abortion remained a dark place within me, an indefinable root of my pain because it’s consequences didn’t exist according to those “helping me” with my bouts of depression. Unbelievably, abortion was never brought up at any level by my doctors as a possible negative experience in my life, let alone the linchpin to my pain. The despair I felt when I had my abortion was nothing, according to the therapists and according to a society that accepts abortion as a legitimate answer to pregnancy. There was no grieving for me because the baby I was carrying was just “a blob of tissue,” “a mass,” “a cluster of cells” that, in my case, was adamantly unwanted by the father,

So, if abortion was such a walk in the park like everyone said, why couldn’t I stop the self-loathing that consumed me? Why did I have to have surgery for my infertility and suffer eight miscarriages before carrying my last two children to term? Why couldn’t I just emotionally “reappear” in my life as if nothing had happened, like I was told other post-abortive women did? What was wrong with me? Why did I feel so alone? Why couldn’t I let go?”

Jennifer O’Neill Healing through God’s Grace after Abortion (Deerfield Beach, Florida: Faith Communications, 2005) 1-2

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“Women as a constituency” weren’t active in the early pro-choice movement

The first pro-abortion reformers were men. It was pro-choice men that originally lobbied for abortion to be legalized. Kristin Luker, historian said:

“The reaction of state legislators of the 1960s, when asked what role women had played in securing passage of the Beilenson bill [which legalized abortion in California before Roe V Wade], could best be epitomized as a blank stare. All of them could name individual women who had been active in the reform group California Committee on Therapeutic Abortion (CCTA), but none of them believed that women as a constituency were central to the issue.”

Kristin Luker Abortion in the Politics of Motherhood (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984) 93 [emphasis in original]

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