Sunday, September 23, 2007

Let the people who perform abortions speak

One thing I've noticed about the abortion lobby is that they do not want to educate the public about abortion.

Oh, they will give their spin on abortion. But when you want to get beyond their clinical explanation, to see what abortion is all about, they never seem to want to go there. For instance, they regularly accuse pro-lifers of showing fake pictures of aborted fetuses. What better to prove that those pictures are fake but to show their own pictures.

I have yet to see any abortion supporters take up that offer. If abortion were so innoccuous, it wouldn't be a problem.

I have discovered a very interesting website called which lists quotes from people who've worked in the abortion industry.

It's not positive or happy at all.

Oh sure, feminists paint abortion providers as heroes who allow for women's autonomy.
But it's quite a different picture behind the scenes.

Abortionists often have feelings of ambivalence and disgust even as they perform abortions.

Here are some choice quotes (you can find the footnotes on the same page):

"This can burn you out very, very quickly...not so much by the physical labor as the emotional part of what's going on. When you do an ultrasound, particularly if you have children, and you see a fetus there, kicking, moving, living, doing things that your own child does, bringing it's thumb to its mouth, and things like that- it's difficult. Then, after the procedure, sometimes we have to actually look at the specimen, and you see arms and legs and things like that torn off...It does take an emotional toll." (4)

Abortionist Dr. Ed Jones, who had worked at a Planned Parenthood Clinic for 4 years at the time of the interview

"The face looks like what it is, the human fetus. You can talk yourself into putting whatever value you want on it."(6)

Abortionist Dr. Dennis Christensen

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..." (9)

Abortionist Dr. Szenes

“I think abortion is a kind of killing. What we are killing is not clear. You know you do a sonogram and there’s something alive. You do an abortion; it’s not alive anymore. This is not a secret.” (14)

Charlotte Taft, Former administrator of Routh Street Clinic in Dallas

“I’m a person, I’m entitled to my feelings. And my feelings are: Who gives me or anybody else the right to terminate a pregnancy? I’m entitled to that feeling, but I also have no right to communicate it to the patient…I don’t get paid for my feelings, I get paid for my medical skills.” (15)

Abortionist Dr. William Raushbaum on his feelings about abortion

[Abortion is] a nasty, dirty, yucky thing and I always come home feeling angry. I've become very good at it. I've become one hell of an abortionist. But it's not something I tell my kids about.'' (28)

Abortionist David Zbaraz

"I observed during my medical training as an Australian physician many abortions by experienced practitioners. They experienced, without exception, physical revulsion and moral bewilderment." (35)

Dr. Susan Conde

"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." (38)

Dr. Edward Eichner, director of medicine at a Cleveland abortion facility

Feminists wonder why there are so few abortion providers in Canada. Here's a clue.

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