Inside the Abortion Clinic (WARNING: Graphic Content)

anarosa - CopyLate-term Abortions: Forget Women’s Health, It’s All About the Money

Pictured is Ana Rosa Rodriguez, a late-term abortion survivor. If you look closely, you’ll notice that this child is missing her right arm. That’s because her arm was ripped off in the process of an abortion on New York’s Lower East Side in October of 1991. Ana Rosa was 32 weeks old at the time of the abortion. Rosa, Ana’s mother had told Dr. Abu Hayat that she had changed her mind and didn’t want to go through with the abortion.

“He said that it was impossible to stop, that I had to continue,” Rosa told New York Newsday. According to Rosa, Hayat’s assistants held her down while he sedated her. When she awoke, she was told that the abortion was incomplete and that she should come back the following day. That evening, however, she experienced increasing pain and bleeding. Her mother took her to Jamaica Hospital by taxi, where, five hours later, baby Ana Rosa was born. Aside from the loss of her right arm, Ana Rosa is a perfectly healthy little girl.

Roe vs. Wade: The Dred Scott Decision of Our Time  

“I was trained by a professional marketing director in how to sell abortions over the telephone… The object was, when the girl called, to hook the sale so that she wouldn’t get an abortion somewhere else, or adopt out her baby, or change her mind. We were doing it for the money.”

— Nina Whitten, chief secretary at a Dallas abortion clinic under Dr. Curtis Boyd

In WWII, Germans were wanted, Jews and Russians weren’t wanted, and 6 million Jews and some 20 million Russians died. Between 1914-15, in Turkey, the Turks were wanted, Christians weren’t wanted… 2 million Armenian Christians died. In the 90s, in Rwanda, Hutus were wanted, Tutsis were unwanted, and 800,000 perished– the rivers actually clogged with bodies. In Bosnia, Serbs were were wanted, Muslims weren’t wanted, again genocide raged and hundreds of thousands died.

One mother is in a hospital, getting a sonogram, pregnant with a “wanted baby”. Another mother at the exact same stage of pregnancy is at an abortion clinic, getting a sonogram in preparation for the killing of an “unwanted” baby. Every 22 seconds, the latter repeats itself.

Each victim class above: human. The difference? Two labels: “wanted” and “unwanted”. One label affords full human rights, the other is a death sentence. Death by label alone is genocide by definition.

In March of 1857, the United States Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, declared that all blacks — slaves as well as free — were not and could never become citizens of the United States. It was decided that a black man had no rights a white man was bound to respect.

The court also declared the 1820 Missouri Compromise unconstitutional, thereby legalizing slavery in all of the country’s territories. In effect, the decision declared the African-American was subhuman property. This would not be the last time the Supreme Court failed to consider biological and physiological realities when making decisions relying on the same. Far from it.

In 1973, Roe vs. Wade would trump that decision. It would affect all Americans. It would make the unborn child neither citizen or human. In that year a few justices, with no training in genetics, biology, anthropology or even counsel from experts in these respective fields, arrogantly decided what is human life and what is not. And since 1973, America has lost 1/3 of a generation to abortions at an average of 1.5 million a year. This is why it’s called infanticide, because if the pro-abortion lobby is wrong, that is exactly what they have embraced.

Ironically, one can be tried for the murder of the unborn, a circumstance in which the fetus is granted personhood if the mother had wanted the baby. However, if the child is unwanted by the mother that legal personhood is suddenly gone.

A mother’s “emotional duress” or “cosmetic” considerations is grounds enough for a doctor to declare the child’s birth as a danger to the mother; it is grounds enough to kill a healthy child at late term. Nor is it uncommon for a doctor to falsify the actual age of the fetus when it is aborted.

“I won’t describe D & E other than to say that, as a doctor, you are sitting there tearing, and I mean tearing- you need a lot of strength to do it- arms and legs off of babies and putting them in a stack on top of the table.”Dr. David Brewer
of Glen Ellyn
Dred Scott Decision, 1857. Not human, just property, according to the infamous Supreme Court ruling that precipitated the Civil War.Roe vs. Wade, 1973: The Unborn Child anything from a parasite to an insentient cluster of cells.  

Too often the motive isn’t altruism or concern for the mother’s health, it’s money. Abortion isn’t free, so it’s a lucrative industry that only starts with the procedure and ends with weeks or sometimes years of expensive counseling and medications.

“Grief after induced abortion is often more profound and delayed than grief after other perinatal losses. Grief after elective abortion is uniquely poignant because it is largely hidden. The post-abortion woman’s grief is not acknowledged by society because the reality of her child’s death is not acknowledged. In order to gain her consent for the abortion she has been told that the procedure will remove a “blob of tissue” a “product of conception”, or a “pre-embryo.” She has been assured that her “problem will be solved” and that she will be able to “get on with her life” as though nothing significant had happened.

“Yet the pregnant woman knows by the changes in her body that something very significant is happening to her: her menses have stopped, her breasts are enlarging, she is sick in the morning (or all day long), and she knows that the process which has begun in her will most likely result in the birth of a baby in nine months time if allowed to run its course. She is aware of the expected date of delivery and she has often thought of a name for her baby as she has begun to picture the child as he or she would be at birth (Bonding begins very early in pregnancy.). All of these feelings and fantasies about her pregnancy must be denied in order to undergo an elective abortion. The pregnant woman is asked to deny the fact that she is carrying a child at all!”

E. Joanne Angelo, M.D, Linacre Quarterly, Vol 59, no. 2 (May, 1992).

But whether the child is wanted or not the same reality exists… an innocent human life is lost through murder or through choice. And there is no nobility, or courage, in either.

Are you legally human if your mother wants you, regardless of trimester? Yes. But if she changes her mind, does that change the biological reality in any way? Of course not. Legally, however, you no longer exist, regardless of trimester. This is the cruelest irony because the pro-abortion lobby wouldn’t dare tell a pregnant mother “That thing isn’t human, you have no right to offer it a burial if it miscarries.” Think it’s an exaggeration to say they would pull a stunt like that?

Think again. In California, on March 15 of 1997, five boxes containing 30 human fetuses were found in a field by two children. A local church attempted to offer them a Christian burial. Guess who went to court to stop them? Planned Parenthood. Why? because they “weren’t human”. Under that logic, why not sue the pet cemeteries? they don’t bury humans either. Abortion is a lucrative industry, and you can bet that those who grow rich from exploiting a woman at the most vulnerable time in her life opposed the said burials simply because it all made for bad PR.

So when do human rights begin? At human conception. The pro-life argument is not an argument against women’s rights, on the contrary, it is a call for the expansion of them. Every single one of us began this life a female, only later in the womb did we develop into males, or remain female.

Thus a woman’s rights begin at her own conception.


Compiled by Sarah Terzo

What Goes on Inside an Abortion Clinic?

What is the best way to learn about abortion? To actually witness an abortion first hand or to work in a clinic. The second best thing is to read verified eye-witness accounts from people who are current and former abortion providers. These quotes have been tracked down from a number of sources, from the research of pro-choice author Magda Denes to the Washington Post and other magazines. You can verify the facts of fetal development described by the clinicians in an encyclopedia or reference book. (One suggestion is K.L. Moore’s “The Developing Human, Clinically Oriented Embryology” 3rd edition, 1982.) Although this document is long, Sarah’s research has spanned three years and the majority of statements have not been included due to length.

Clinic Counselors Speak Out

“I have never yet counseled anybody to have the baby. I’m also doing women’s counseling on campus at Albany State, and there I am expected to present alternatives, whereas at the abortion clinic you aren’t really expected to.”

— abortion counselor Rachel Weeping and Other Essays About Abortion. James Tunstead Burtchaell, editor. New York: Universal Press, 1982 pg. 42-43.

“Counselors are just to give the appearance of help. . . [They] think of themselves as company for the women.”

— abortion clinic counselor.

One London woman had 6 abortions in one year. According to the article, “Women between 20 and 24 have taken over from teenagers as the largest age group to have terminations, while only one in 100 abortions is carried out solely because of a medical risk to the baby.”

“I was trained by a professional marketing director in how to sell abortions over the telephone. He took every one of our receptionists, nurses, and anyone else who would deal with people over the phone through an extensive training period. The object was, when the girl called, to hook the sale so that she wouldn’t get an abortion somewhere else, or adopt out her baby, or change her mind. We were doing it for the money.”

— Nina Whitten, chief secretary at a Dallas abortion clinic under Dr. Curtis Boyd.

“Every woman has these same two questions: First, ‘Is it a baby?’ ‘No,’ the counselor assures her. ‘It is a product of conception (or a blood clot, or a piece of tissue)’ Even though these counselors see six week babies daily, with arms, legs and eyes that are closed like newborn puppies, they lie to the women. How many women would have an abortion, if they told them the truth?”

— Carol Everett, former owner of two clinics and director of four “A Walk Through an Abortion Clinic” by Carol Everett ALL About Issues magazine Aug-Sept 1991, p 117.

“If a woman we were counseling expressed doubts about having an abortion, we would say whatever was necessary to persuade her to abort immediately.”

–Judy W., former office manager of the second largest abortion clinic in El Paso, Texas.

“We tried to avoid the women seeing them [the fetuses]. They always wanted to know the sex, but we lied and said it was too early to tell. It’s better for the women to think of the fetus as an ‘it.’

— Abortion clinic worker Norma Eidelman, quoted in Rachel Weeping, p 34.

“The counselor at our clinic would cry with the girls at the drop of a hat. She would find their weakness and work on it. The women were never given any alternatives. They were told how much trouble it is to have a baby.”

— former abortion worker Debra Harry, quoted in the film “Meet the Abortion Providers” 1989.

“When discussing the sonogram, you are supposed to tell the client that it is a measurement as far as the pregnancy is concerned, but not a measure of the fetal head or anything like that.”

— Rosemary Petruso, on her training to be an abortion counselor. Her story appeared in the St. Louis Review and was also quoted in “Women Exploited: The Other Victims of Abortion” Paula Ervin, editor. Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 1985.

“Sometimes we lied. A girl might ask what her baby was like at a certain point in the pregnancy: Was it a baby yet? Even as early as 12 weeks a baby is totally formed, he has fingerprints, turns his head, fans his toes, feels pain. But we would say ‘It’s not a baby yet. It’s just tissue, like a clot.”

— Kathy Sparks told in “The Conversion of Kathy Sparks” by Gloria Williamson, Christian Herald Jan 1986, p 28.

“It is when I am holding a plastic uterus in one hand, a suction tube in the other, moving them together in imitation of the scrubbing to come, that woman ask the most secret question. I am speaking in a matter-of-fact voice about ‘the tissue’ and ‘the contents’ when the woman suddenly catches my eye and says ‘How big is the baby now?’ These words suggest a quiet need for definition of the boundaries being drawn. It isn’t so odd, after all, that she feels relief when I describe the growing bud’s bulbous shape, its miniature nature. Again, I gauge, and sometimes lie a little, weaseling around its infantile features until its clinging power slackens.”

–abortion worker Sallie Tisdale “We Do Abortions Here” Oct 1987 Harpers Magazine p 68.

“I am 23 years old. I was aborted and I did not die.”

Gianna Jessen, survivor of mother’s late term abortion attempt, Hearing on H.R. 4292, the “Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2000”, House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution July 20, 2000.

“Adolph Hitler once said: ‘The receptive ability of the great masses is only very limited…their forgetfulness is great. This being so, all effective propaganda should be limited to a very few points which in turn, should be used as slogans until the very last man is able to imagine what is meant by such words.’ Today’s slogans are: ‘a woman’s right to choose’ and ‘freedom of choice,’ etc.”

“I am 23 years old. I was aborted and I did not die. My biological mother was 7 months pregnant when she went to Planned Parenthood in southern California and they advised her to have a late-term saline abortion.

“A saline abortion is a solution of salt saline that is injected into the mothers womb. The baby then gulps the solution, it burns the baby inside and out and then the mother is to deliver a dead baby within 24 hours.

“This happened to me! I remained in the solution for approximately 18 hours and was delivered ALIVE on April 6, 1977 at 6:00 am in a California abortion clinic. There were young women in the room who had already been given their injections and were waiting to deliver dead babies. When they saw me they experienced the horror of murder. A nurse called an ambulance, while the abortionist was not yet on duty, and had me transferred to the hospital. I weighed a mere two pounds…”

Excerpts- Gianna Jessen’s testimony from Hearing on H.R. 4292, the “Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2000”, House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution July 20, 2000.

Feminists for Life Just the Facts

Dilemmas Involving Ultrasound

“They [the women] are never allowed to look at the ultrasound because we knew that if they so much as heard the heart beat, they wouldn’t want to have an abortion.”

— Dr. Randall “Pro-Choice 1990: Skeletons in the Closet” by David Kuperlain and Mark Masters in New Dimensions magazine.

“Vital signs should be observed regularly, and a Doppler [for listening to the fetal heartbeat] inaudible to the patient should be used at intervals to determine the presence or absence of fetal heart tones.. This [informed consent] is a controversial area, but most professionals in the field feel that it is not advisable for patients to view the products of conception, to be told the sex of the fetus, or to be informed of a multiple pregnancy”

— Abortionist Warren Hern in “Abortion Practice” J.B. Lippincott Company, 1984 pg. 145 and 304.

“Sonography in connection with induced abortion may have psychological hazards. Seeing a blown-up, moving image of the embryo she is carrying can be distressing to a woman who is about to undergo an abortion, Dr. Sally Faith Dorfman noted. She stressed that the screen should be turned away from the
patient.”

— “Obstetrics and Gynecology News” editorial February 15-28, 1986.

The Reality of the Unborn Child

“95 percent of women who have had abortions said that their Planned Parenthood counselors gave them little or no information about the fetus which the abortion would destroy.”

–From Aborted Women: Silent No More by David Reardon, Crossway Books, 1987.

“Now, the baby I aborted was eleven weeks old, and can you imagine what this did to me when I saw this baby with the hands and face, sucking his thumb? And they told me it was a cluster of cells!”

–Carole K. State Director of Women Exploited By Abortion. From Women Exploited, which is a sampling of the stories of WEBA (Women Exploited by Abortion) chapter members.”

I have seen hundreds of patients in my office who have had abortions and were just lied to by the abortion counselor. Namely “This is less painful than having a tooth removed. It is not a baby.” Afterwards, the woman sees Life magazine and breaks down and goes into a major depression.”

–Psychologist Vincent Rue quoted in “Abortion Inc.” David Kupelian and Jo Ann Gasper, New Dimensions, October 1991, p. 16

“The Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act went into effect on March 20, 1994. For the past six years, health centers that provide abortion services and the lawyers representing them have been fighting the provisions of the law. What does the law provide? Women seeking an abortion must be told by a physician at least 24 hours prior to the procedure the nature of the procedure and the probable gestational age of the fetus. Women must also be told that the Commonwealth’s materials are available describing fetal development and listing for agencies that offer alternatives to abortion. . . What we must do now is make sure that our Representatives know how strongly we feel about the law. Call them, write to them! Let them know how burdensome these regulations are. Vote for pro-choice candidates….”

— Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center for Women newsletter, April 1994.

Why is there so much fuss about abortion? Isn’t what is removed only a mass of tissue? “But when I look in the basin, among the curd-like blood clots, I see and elfin thorax, attenuated, its pencil-line ribs all in parallel rows with tiny knobs of spine rounding upwards. A translucent arm and hand swim beside.” –Sallie Tisdale “We Do Abortions Here”

Doctors Speak Out  

“I can remember…the resident doctor sitting down, putting the tube in, and removing the contents. I saw the bloody material coming down the plastic tube, and it went into a big jar. My job afterwards was to go and undo the jar, and to see what was inside. I didn’t have any views on abortion; I was in a training program, and this was a brand new experience. I was going to get to see a new procedure and learn. I opened the jar and took the little piece of stockingnette and opened the little bag. The resident doctor said ‘Now put it on the blue towel and check it out. We want to see if we got it all.’ I thought, ‘that’ll be exciting-hands on experience looking at tissue.’ I opened the sock up and put it on the towel, and there were parts of a person in there. I had taken anatomy, I was a medical student. I knew what I was looking at. There was a little scapula and an arm, I saw some ribs and a chest, and a little tiny head. I saw a piece of a leg, and a tiny hand and an arm, and you know, it was like somebody put a hot poker into me. I had a conscience, and it hurt. Well, I checked it out and there were two arms and two legs and one head and so forth, and I turned and said ‘I guess you got it all.’ That was a very hard experience to go through emotionally.”

— abortionist, Meet the Abortion Providers, film.

“Saline abortions have to be done in the hospital because of the complications that can arise. Not that they can’t arise during other times, but more so now. The saline, a salt solution, is injected into the woman’s sac, and the baby starts dying a slow, violent death. The mother feels everything, and many times it is at this point when she realizes that she really has a live baby inside her, because the baby starts fighting violently, for his or her life. He’s just fighting inside because he’s burning.”

— Debra Harry

“One night a lady delivered and I was called to come and see her because she was ‘uncontrollable.’ I went into the room, and she was going to pieces; she was having a nervous breakdown, screaming and thrashing. The other patients were upset because this lady was screaming. I walked in, and here was this little saline abortion baby kicking. It had been born alive, and was kicking and moving for a little while before it finally died of those terrible burns, because the salt solution gets into the lungs and burns the lungs too. I’ll tell you one thing about D & E. You never have to worry about a baby’s being born alive. I won’t describe D & E other than to say that, as a doctor, you are sitting there tearing, and I mean tearing- you need a lot of strength to do it- arms and legs off of babies and putting them in a stack on top of the table.”

— Dr. David Brewer of Glen Ellyn Illinois

Describing an abortion that apparently did not prevent the child from being born alive, Dr. Haskell said this, “It came out very quickly after I put the scissors up in the cervical canal and pierced the skull and spread the scissors apart…in the previous two, I had used the suction to collapse the skull.”

Dayton Daily News Sun Dec. 10, 1989.

Is this Practice Really Ennobling?

The late term abortion of a healthy baby.

The complete dehumanization of the infant class becomes most transparent when a party, any party could believe what you’re looking at is the noble act of defending human rights. Tho
ugh it is estimated “only a small percentage of such abortions ever occur”, and “only when the mother’s life is danger,” one glaring fact remains: if abortion providers want to report your third trimester abortion as a first trimester abortion, they can and they do. Why?

Autopsies are not performed on an aborted fetus, since the cause of death is self-evident, and they are immediately incinerated. As such, this makes it impossible for authorities to confirm the true number of third trimester abortions. To give an absolute figure, to say “no more than 2-5% are late-term” is not even an educated guess, because it exists on the false premise that there are legally binding verification/compliance standards on which to base these figures on.

As such, the true number of late-term abortions in America is unknown, and perhaps much higher than anyone wants to believe. Even if only 1 in 10 babies was late-term, with a viable chance to live on its own outside the womb, that would still be approximately 150,000 killed every year.

“The bigger the lie, the easier it is to swallow.”

Adolf Hitler

“We can laugh at some of this stuff, but that is downright offensive. That is not the America I love and those are not the type of judges I will nominate, I promise that…” Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, commenting on Judge James Leon Holmes of Arkansas, who compared abortion to genocide.

What is genocide?

Children find boxes containing 30 human fetuses

March 15, 1997 Web posted at: 9:45 p.m. EST

SAN BERNARDINO, California (CNN) — Thirty human fetuses were found by two children playing in a dirt field, and sheriff’s deputies in San Bernardino County appealed to the public Saturday for information about their origin.

The grisly discovery was made Friday afternoon in Chino Hills, about 40 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The children found five cardboard boxes sealed with duct tape. Inside each box were six fetuses stored in individual, sterilized plastic containers.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Cappitelli said it appeared the boxes might have come from a clinic that performs abortions. Investigators were contacting clinics that had arranged for fetus disposal in the past week. Authorities also made a public appeal for information, promising anonymity to tipsters.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

When a local church offered a burial for these 30 human fetuses, guess who went to court to stop them? Planned Parenthood. Below, take a wild guess where this sign is hung?

“I remember an experience as a resident on a hysterectomy. I remember seeing the baby move underneath the sack of membranes, as the cesarean incision was made, before the doctor broke the water. The thought came to me, ‘My God, that’s a person.’ Then he broke the water. And when he broke the water, it was like I had a pain in my heart, just like when I saw that first suction abortion. And then he delivered the baby, and I couldn’t touch it. I wasn’t much of an assistant. I just stood there, and the reality of what was doing on finally began to seep into my calloused brain and heart. They took that little baby that was making little sounds and moving and kicking, and set it on that table in a cold, stainless steel bowl. Every time I would look over while we were repairing the incision in uterus and finishing the Cesarean, I would see that little person moving in that bowl. And it kicked and moved less and less, of course, as time went on. I can remember going over and looking at the baby when we were done with the surgery and the baby was still alive. You could see the chest was moving and the heart was beating, and the baby would try to take a little breath, and it really hurt inside, and it began to educate me as to what abortion really was.”

— quoted in “Pro-Choice 1990: Skeletons in the Closet”

“Following [the doctor’s] directions, I took the collection bottle and poured its contents into a shallow pan. Then I used water to rinse off the blood and smaller particles which clouded the bottom of the pan. ‘Now look closely,’ the doctor said. ‘It is important that we have got all the stuff out.’ I looked in the pan to find that the stuff consisted of the remains of what had been, a few minutes before, a thirteen week old fetus. I could make out the remains of arms and legs and a trunk and a skull. I tried to piece them back together in my mind, to see if there were any missing parts. Most of the pieces were so battered and bloody they were not recognizably human. Then my eyes locked upon a perfect little hand, less than half a centimeter long. I stared at four tiny fingers and a tiny opposed thumb, complete with tiny translucent fingers. And I knew what I had done.”

— former abortionist “Chi An” quoted in Stephen Mosher’s “A Mother’s Ordeal: One Woman’s Fight Against China’s One Child Policy” pp. 60-61

“No doctor, for ethical, moral or honest reasons wants to do nothing but abortions…women don’t like to do abortions over and over for moral reasons. Sometimes our women doctors become pregnant themselves, which upsets the patients. At the same time, if a woman is carrying a baby, she doesn’t like to abort someone else’s. We have much more trouble keeping women doctors on the staff than men.”

— Edward Eichner, director of medicine at a Cleveland abortion facility, Rachel Weeping, p 49.

“I got to where I couldn’t stand to look at the little bodies anymore”

— Dr. Beverly McMillan, when asked why she stopped performing abortions.

“I have been there, and I have seen these totally formed babies as early as ten weeks… with the leg missing, or with their head off. I have seen the little rib cages…”

— Debra Harry

“No doctor, for ethical, moral or honest reasons wants to do nothing but abortions…women don’t like to do abortions over and over for moral reasons. Sometimes our women doctors become pregnant themselves, which upsets the patients. At the same time, if a woman is carrying a baby, she doesn’t like to abort someone else’s. We have much more trouble keeping women doctors on the staff than men.”

— Edward Eichner, director of medicine at a Cleveland abortion facility, Rachel Weeping, p 49.

“You have to become a bit schizophrenic. In one room, you encourage the patient that the slight irregularity in the fetal heart is not important, that she is going to have a fine, healthy baby. Then, in the next room you assure another woman, on whom you just did a saline abortion, that it is a good thing that the heartbeat is already irregular….she has nothing to worry about, she will NOT have a live baby…All of a sudden one noticed that at the time of the saline infusion there was a lot of activity in the uterus. That’s not fluid currents. That’s obviously the fetus being distressed by swallowing the concentrated salt solution and kicking violently and that’s to all intents and purposes, the death trauma. ..somebody has to do it, and unfortunately we are the executioners in this instance…”

— abortionist Dr. Szenes

“A lot of people say they’re killing their babies. You get a lot of that. Some people afterwards are very upset and say, ” I killed my baby” …well, they are killing a baby…”

— Dora Greenwald, M.S.W.

“And then to see, to be with somebody while they’re having the injection when they’re twenty or twenty-four weeks, and you see the baby moving around, kicking around, as this needle goes into the stomach, you know.”

— Susan Lindstrom, M.S.W.

“I look inside the bucket in front of me. There is a small naked person in there, floating in a bloody liquid — plainly the tragic victim of a drowning accident. But hen perhaps this was no accident, because the body is purple with bruises and the face has the agonized tautness of one forced to die too soon. I have seen this face before, on a Russian soldier lying on a frozen snow-covered hill, stiff with death, and cold.”

— Pro-choice doctor and author Magda Denes “Performing Abortions” by Magda Denes, M.D. “Commentary” Oct. 26, p 35-37.

Also quoted Magda Denes, “[the doctor] pulls out something, which he slaps on the instrument table. “there,” he says, “A leg.” . . . I turn to Mr. Smith. . . He points to the instrument table, where there is a perfectly formed, slightly bent leg, about three inches long. . . “There, I’ve got the head out now.” …There lies a head. It is the smallest human head I have ever seen, but it is unmistakably part of a person.”

“If I see a case…after twenty weeks, where it frankly is a child to me, I really agonize over it because the potential is so imminently there…On the other hand, I have another position, which I think is superior in the hierarchy of questions, and that is ‘who owns this child?’ It’s got to be the mother.”

— Dr. James MacMahon, who performs D & X abortions, in Nat Hentoff “It’s Just Too Late: Third Trimester abortions are an Outrage and an Insult to the Human Race” July 27, 1993 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Describing an abortion that apparently did not prevent the child from being born alive, Dr. Haskell said this, “It came out very quickly after I put the scissors up in the cervical canal and pierced the skull and spread the scissors apart…in the previous two, I had used the suction to collapse the skull.”

— Dayton Daily News Sun Dec. 10, 1989.

Doctors feel Like Killers

“The first time, I felt like a murderer, but I did it again and again and again, and now, 20 years later, I am facing what happened to me as a doctor and as a human being. Sure, I got hard. Sure, the money was important. And oh, it was an easy thing, once I had taken the step, to see the women as animals and the babies as just tissue.”

— abortionist quoted from a radio talk show by John Rice in “Abortion” Litt D. Murfreesboro, TN.

“I have never known a woman who, after her baby was born, was not overjoyed that I had not killed it.” — Abortionist Aleck Bourne “A Doctor Speaks” London Express, Jan 25.

“We know that its killing, but the state permits killing under certain circumstances” — Dr. Neville Sender, abortionist.

“Even now I feel a little peculiar about it, because as a physician I was trained to conserve life, and here I am destroying it.” — abortionist.

“There was not one [doctor] who at some point in the questioning did not say ‘This is murder.'”

— Magda Denes on her two years of research done for her book In Necessity and Sorrow; Life and Death Inside an Abortion Clinic.

“You know there is something in there alive that you are killing”

— another abortionist interviewed by Denes.

“My heart got callous to against the fact that I was a murderer, but that baby lying in a cold bowl educated me as to what abortion really was.”

— former abortionist Dr. David Brewer

The Violence of Abortion

“Clinic workers may say they support a woman’s right to choose, but they will also say that they do not want to see tiny hands and tiny feet….there is a great difference between the intellectual support of a woman’s right to choose and the actual participation in the carnage of abortion. Because seeing body parts bothers the workers.”

— Judith Fetrow, former clinic worker from San Francisco quoted in “Meet the Abortion Providers III” from a taped conference in Chicago 4/3/93

“..the emotional turmoil that the procedure inevitably wreaks on the physicians and staff…There is no possibility of denial of an act of destruction by the operator…the sensations of dismemberment flow through the forceps like an electric current.”

— Abortionist quoted in “Meeting of American Association of Planned Parenthood Physicians” OB GYN News P 196, Quoted in Melody Green and Sharon Bennett “The Crime of Being Alive: Abortion, Euthanasia, Infanticide” p 3

“Remember, there is a human being at the other end of the table taking that kid apart. We’ve had a couple of guys drinking too much, taking drugs, even a suicide or two.”

— Dr. Julius Butler, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Minnesota Medical School

“Arms, legs, and chests come out of the forceps. It’s not a sight for everybody” — Dr. William Benbow Thompson at the University of California at Irvine

“Abortion Practice” by Warren Hern, M.D., Boulder Colorado Abortionist published in 1984 by the J.B. Lippenott Company. Hern performs abortions up until the 4th month of pregnancy “The procedure changes significantly at 21 weeks because fetal tissues become much more cohesive and difficult to dismember” p 154 “A long curved Mayo scissors may be necessary to decapitate and dismember the fetus.” p 154 “The aggregate fetal tissue is weighted, then the following fetal parts are measured, foot length, knee to heel length, and biparietal diameter” p 164 “Television interviews in particular should focus on the public issue involved (right to confidential and professional medical care, freedom of choice and so forth) and not on the specific details of the procedure.” p 323

“Nobody wants to perform abortions after ten weeks, because by then you see the features of the baby, hands, feet. It’s really barbaric.”

— abortionist quoted in M.D. Doctors Talk About Themselves by John Pekkanen p 93.

“After an abortion, the doctor must inspect these remains to make sure that all the fetal parts and placenta have been removed. Any tissue left inside the uterus can start an infection. Dr. Bours squeezed the contents of the sock into a shallow dish and poked around with his finger. “You can see a teeny tiny hand’ he said.

— abortion clinic worker quoted in “Is the Fetus Human” and in Dudley Clendinen, “The Abortion Conflict: What it Does to One Doctor” New York Times Magazine, Aug 11, 1985, p 26.

Late Term Abortions

“I was for abortion, I thought it was a woman’s right to terminate pregnancy she did not want. Now I’m not so sure. I am a student nurse nearing the end of my OB-GYN rotation at a major metropolitan hospital and teaching center. It wasn’t until I saw what abortion really involves that I changed my mind. After the first week in the abortion clinic several people in my clinical group were shaky about their previously positive feelings about abortion. This new attitude resulted from our actually seeing a Prostaglandin abortion, one similar in nature to the widely used saline abortion. . . this method is being used for terminations of pregnancies of sixteen weeks and over. I used to find rationales. the fetus isn’t real. Abdomens aren’t really very swollen. It isn’t ‘alive.’ No more excuses…I am a member of the health profession and members of my class are now ambivalent about abortion. I now know a great deal more about what is involved in the issue. Women should perceive fully what abortion is; how destructive an act it is both for themselves and their unborn child. Whatever psychological coping mechanisms are employed during the process, the sight of a fetus in a hospital bedpan remains the final statement.”

— Quoted in “The Zero People: Essays on Life” by Jeff Lane Hensley, editor. Ann Arbor: Servant Books, 1983.

“I found much distress in the clinic, but it involved not only the women. I saw the pain of the babies who were born burned from the saline solution used for late-term abortions. I saw the bits of feet, bits of hands, the mangled heads and bodies of the little people. I saw pain and felt pain.”

— One time clinic worker Paula Sutcliffe in “Precious in My Sight” “Pro-Life Feminism: Different Voices” Gail Garnier-Sweet, editor.

“The doctors would remove the fetus while performing hysterotomies and then lay it on the table., where it would squirm until it died. ..They all had perfect forms and shapes. I couldn’t take it. No nurse could.”

— Joyce Craig, director of a Brooklyn clinic o
f Planned Parenthood. who assisted in abortion for two months, then quit. Rachel Weeping, p. 34.

“From May to November 1988, I worked for an abortionist. He specializes in third trimester killings. I witnessed evidence of the brutal, cold blooded murder of over 600 viable, healthy babies at seven, eight and nine months gestation. A very, very few of these babies, less than 2%, were handicapped…I thought I was pro-choice and I was glad to be working in an abortion clinic. I thought I was helping provide a noble service to women in crisis….I was instructed to falsify the age of the babies in medical records. I was required to lie to the mothers over the phone, as they scheduled their appointments, and to tell them that they were not ‘too far along’ Then I had to note, in the records that Dr. Tiller’s needle had successfully pierced the walls of the baby’s heart, injecting the poison what brought death…one day, Dr. Tiller came up the stairs from the basement, where the mothers were in labor. He was carrying a large cardboard box, and ducked into the employees only area of the office so that he wouldn’t have to walk through the waiting room. He passed behind my desk as I sat working on the computer, and he turned the corner to go around a short hall. He called out for me to come and help him. the box was so big and heavy in his arms that he couldn’t get the key into the lock. So I unlocked the door for him, and , pushing the door open, I saw very clearly the gleaming metal of the crematorium- a full sized crematorium, just like the one’s used in funeral homes. I went back to my computer. I could hear Dr. Tiller firing up the gas oven. A few minutes later I could smell burning human flesh. Mine was the agony of a participant, however reluctant, in the act of prenatal infanticide.”

— Luhra Tivis, now a member of Operation Rescue, on her experience in the abortion business Quoted in Celebrate Life Sept/Oct 1994 “Where is the Real Violence?”

“If the abortion is well done, we don’t have to watch the baby die. So we inject a salt solution. The result is like putting salt on a slug, but we don’t have to watch it.”

— Dr. Russell Sacco M.D. quoted in James Long “Infants Aborted Alive: Officials Wink at Laws.”

“I am deeply troubled by my own increasing certainty that I have in fact presided over 60,000 deaths. There is no longer serious doubt in my mind that human life exists from the very onset of pregnancy”

–Dr. Bernard Nathanson, “Deeper Into Abortion” New England Journal of Medicine, Nov. 1974, p 1189.

“I want the general public to know what the doctors know — that this is a person, this is a baby. That this is not some kind of blob of tissue.”

— Dr. Anthony Levantino.

“I have taken the lives of innocent babies, and I have ripped them from their mother’s wombs with a powerful suction machine.”

— McArthur Hill, M.D., from the film “Meet the Abortion Providers.”

“I dare say that any thinking, caring individual can’t not realize that he is ending life, or potential life.”

–abortionist.

[Powell] said “Is this a fair way of expressing what you have just said, Doctor? You tell the mother “because your baby is defective, you have the right to kill it or not to kill it. If you choose to kill it, I will do the killing.” “Of course,” he [the abortionist] said. “There is no other way to say it and be honest.”

–both from The Zero People, pg. 9.

“I wanted to be the world’s best abortionist, for the good of my patients. If I was going to do this, I was going to do it right. So, after I met each patient, reviewed the medical information gathered by my nurse, examined the patient and performed the abortion, I would then carefully sift through the remains to be sure all the parts were accounted for. I had to find four extremities (two arms and two legs) a spine, a skull, and the placenta, or my patient would suffer later from an incomplete abortion…My attention was so focused on my perceived patient that I managed to deny that there were, in fact, two patients involved- the expectant mother and a very small child…I had to wonder, how can having a child be so “I wanted to be the world’s best abortionist, for the good of my patients. If I was going to do this, I was going to do it right. So, after I met each patient, reviewed the medical information gathered by my nurse, examined the patient and performed the abortion, I would then carefully sift through the remains to be sure all the parts were accounted for. I had to find four extremities (two arms and two legs) a spine, a skull, and the placenta, or my patient would suffer later from an incomplete abortion…My attention was so focused on my perceived patient that I managed to deny that there were, in fact, two patients involved- the expectant mother and a very small child…I had to wonder, how can having a child be so wrong for some people that they will pay me to end its life?”

— former abortionist Dr. McMillan “How One Doctor Changed Her Mind About Abortion,” Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs.

“Abortions are very draining, exhausting, heart-rending. There are a lot of tears. Some patients turn on you…I do them because I take the attitude that women who are going to terminate babies deserve the same kind of treatment as women who carry babies…I’ve done a couple thousand, and its been a significant financial boon…the only way I can do an abortion is to consider only the woman as my patient and block out the baby.”

— abortionist quoted in M.D. Doctors Talk About Themselves.

“You would just look in the buckets and see arms and legs. I have horrible dreams about that now. It was something you would see in a scary movie.”

— Former clinic worker Kirsten Breedlove, World magazine, August 1995. Article repinted at OR National.

“The babies were frozen in a freezer. Now I wished I had not looked.”

— Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe of the 1973 Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision).

“Even if you are pro-choice, no one likes to see a dead fetus.”

— Vilma Valdez, Education Director Planned Parenthood of Greater Miami, The Miami Herald, Oct 24 1992.

“I went up to the lab one day and on the pathologist’s table I saw what I thought was little rubber doll until I realized it was a fetus. . .I got really shook up and upset and I couldn’t believe it. It had all its fingers and toes, you know, hands and feet. . . I never thought it would look so — real. I didn’t like it.”

–Planned Parenthood employee quoted in Magda Denes book “In Necessity and Sorrow” New York: Basic Books 1979.

“Each person who worked there had a different way of dealing with it. [One] would look at the ultrasound the entire time she was in the room, but she would never look down in the pan. She would never look at the tissue being removed. She never wanted to see that. She would never take her eyes off the screen. And I had one who would never look at the screen . . . she would never look at the tissue and never look at the screen, she just didn’t want to see anything.”

— an interview by Mark Crutcher, of former abortion clinic director Joy Davis.

Also from the 1993 Chicago conference, “Planned Parenthood is set up so clinic workers never have to see the babies. It’s set up that way because having to look at the babies bothers the workers. …Generally there is one clinic worker in charge of the babies…I was that clinic worker. I had to look at the babies. I had to store them, I had to send them to pathology. And I was the person who had to dispose of them….in order to maintain my sanity, I established a personal mourning ritual. I said Shiva for the babies. I said prayers for the dead. I also named the babies as I put them in a waste container.”

“It [the fetus] is a form of life…This has to be killing…The question then becomes “is this kind of killing justifiable? In my own mind, it is justifiable, but only with the informed consent of the mother”

–abortionist quoted in “Democrat and Chronicle” 7/5/92.

Also
from the 1993 Chicago conference, “Planned Parenthood is set up so clinic workers never have to see the babies. It’s set up that way because having to look at the babies bothers the workers. …Generally there is one clinic worker in charge of the babies…I was that clinic worker. I had to look at the babies. I had to store the their unborn child. Whatever psychological coping mechanisms are employed during the process, the sight of a fetus in a hospital bedpan remains the final statement.”

— Quoted in “The Zero People: Essays on Life” by Jeff Lane Hensley, editor. Ann Arbor: Servant Books, 1983.

Ethical Dilemmas

“I found much distress in the clinic, but it involved not only the women. I saw the pain of the babies who were born burned from the saline solution used for late-term abortions. I saw the bits of feet, bits of hands, the mangled heads and bodies of the little people. I saw pain and felt pain.”

“The doctors would remove the fetus while performing hysterotomies and then lay it on the table., where it would squirm until it died. ..They all had perfect forms and shapes. I couldn’t take it. No nurse could.”

— Joyce Craig, director of a Brooklyn clinic of Planned Parenthood. who assisted in abortion for two months, then quit. Rachel Weeping, p. 34..

— From the article “Abortion Providers Share Inner Conflicts” which appeared in the July 12 1993 issue of AAA News, a publication of the American Medical Association..

“You would just look in the buckets and see arms and legs. I have horrible dreams about that now. It was something you would see in a scary movie.”

— Former clinic worker Kirsten Breedlove, World magazine, August 1995. Article reprinted at OR National.

“The babies were frozen in a freezer. Now I wished I had not looked.”

— Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe of the 1973 Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision).

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