Pregnant teen asks Planned Parenthood “is it a baby?”

When Carolyn Kasdorf became pregnant as a teenager, she was afraid to let anyone at her Christian school or church know. Also, her parents had always warned her not to come home pregnant. So she turned to Planned Parenthood for help.  She tells her story:

“Feeling I had nowhere to go, I turned to Planned Parenthood and ultimately chose abortion. At first, I struggled with the morality of the decision.

“Is it a baby?” I asked.

The counselor gave me all the answers. “No, it’s not a baby; it’s just cartilage like your ear. It’s a blob of tissue.”

Wendy Williams, Ann Caldwell Empty Arms: More Than 60 Life-Giving Stories of Hope from the Devastation of Abortion (Chattanooga, Tennessee: Living Ink Books, 2005) 98 – 100

Later, she had a second abortion. It was not until many years later that she came to regret her abortions.


The baby above is not cartilage.

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Author: Sarah

Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life Network. She lives in NJ.

One thought on “Pregnant teen asks Planned Parenthood “is it a baby?””

  1. I learned about your website from The Whole Life Democrat blog. I appreciate your writing and getting these quotes out there. Planned Parenthood hoodwinked me too. They don’t give the women a chance to think through anything, or even objective information about “the procedure.” You go in all twisted into knots and no one helps give you any clarity. They are very bizarre and the tide is turning against them.

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