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10 surprising quotes from abortionists

They’re threatened by informed consent. They’re traumatized by the limp body parts they look at every day. They’re torn by the contradiction that they became doctors to preserve life but use their profession to end it. Here are some eye-opening confessions from current and former abortionists.

“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, former abortionist
 ‘Pro-Choice 1990: Skeletons in the Closet” by David Kuperlain and Mark Masters in Oct. “New Dimensions” magazine.

“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.”
– Dr. Benjamin Kalish, abortionist

“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[.]”
– Dr. John Szenes, abortionist
Via EWTN.com: Magda Denes. “Performing Abortions.” Commentary Magazine, October 1976, pages 33 to 37. A truly frightening and profoundly sickening article by a doctor who observes and describes in graphic detail a number of saline abortions and their results. She acknowledges that abortion is killing, but a type of “necessary” killing. Also see the “Letters” sections in the December 1976 and February 1977 issues of Commentary Magazine.

“Telling those women their fetuses feel pain is heaping torment upon torment. These women have real pain. They did not come to this decision easily. Creating another barrier for them to get the medical care they need is really unfair.”
Abortionist Dave Turok


“This is why I hate overuse of forceps – things tear. There are only two kinds of doctors who have never perforated a uterus, those that lie and those who don’t do abortions.”
– Anonymous Abortionist

“I got to where I couldn’t stand to look at the little bodies anymore.”
 – Dr. Beverly McMillan, former abortionist

“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.”
 Dr. Jane Hodgson, late abortionist

“Sorrow, quite apart from the sense of shame, is exhibited in some way by virtually every woman for whom I performed an abortion, and that’s 20,000 as of 1995. The sorrow is revealed by the fact that most women cry at some point during the experience… The grieving process may last from several days to several years… Grief is sometimes delayed… The grief may lie sublimated and dormant for years.”
 – Dr. Susan Poppema, abortionist
(Poppema, S. & Henderson, M. (1996) Why I Am an abortion doctor. New York: Prometheus Books)

“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 T. McMahon, abortionist
(American Medical News, July 5, 1993)

“We know that it’s killing, but the state permits killing under certain circumstances.”
– Dr. Neville Sender, abortionist
(John Powell, S.J. Abortion: The Silent Holocaust (Argus Communications: Allen, Tx) 1981, p 66)

Editor’s note: Additional quotes from abortionists can be found at ClinicQuotes.com.

  • MOS was 71331

    “Sorrow, quite apart from the sense of shame, is exhibited in some way by virtually every woman for whom I performed an abortion, and that’s 20,000 as of 1995. The sorrow is revealed by the fact that most women cry at some point during the experience… The grieving process may last from several days to several years… Grief is sometimes delayed… The grief may lie sublimated and dormant for years. — Dr. Susan Poppema, abortionist”

    My God! This woman says she has performed 20,000 abortions as of 1995. The earliest she could have started performing legal abortions was after the Roe v Wade decision in 1973, so she’s killed slightly fewer than 1000 unborn babies a year in the 22 years between 1973 and 1995. If she performed legal abortions for fewer than 22 years, she must have killed unborn babies at an even faster rate. That woman is a monster.

    What I find still scarier is that an internet search on her uncommon name got hits in multiple states: Kansas (where the “doctor” was “a close colleague of Dr George Tiller’s”), South Dakota, and Washington. I hope that’s just one Susan Poppema killing unborn babies in multiple states rather than a batch of Susan Poppemas each killing unborn babies.

    • Basset_Hound

      If memory serves, I recall seeing a mainstream news feature portraying her as some kind of “hero”.

  • Our grandchildren will scarce believe such as these walked on this earth, unchained.

    • Barb Yagley

      You should read US Supreme Court opinions on the subject – very chilling how Justice Kennedy advised abortion doctors on a get-around for the partial birth abortion ban (ensure fetal demise before “it” exits the womb) and Justice Ginsburg’s dissent which had even lower regard for the child in the womb. It is surreal, like reading the Dred Scott decision and wondering how they could have written such things.

      • I agree with you Barb. Unreal and very disheartening to see how callous some of the Supreme Court justices are.

      • I have.

  • futureleader

    thats so sick…. thank you, this has greatly refilled my heart with a passion to end abortion.

  • Vote me down all you like; these people are soulless monsters. The crimes they commit are punishable by death, and I would gladly mete it out.

    • just sayin’

      Don’t let their horrific acts turn you into the same type of soulless monster that would gladly mete out death.

  • Some day their own thoughts, words and actions will thoroughly condemn them.

  • Wow, Dr. Jane Hodgson delivered me. She was my birth-mom’s Dr. My birth mom went to Atlanta in 1969 to have an abortion but, couldn’t go through with it and Dr Hodgson delivered me. Gives me chills. The beautiful thing is my daughter has been on a Prolife Across America Bill Board promoting life. God had a beautiful plan for me.

    • HeatherB

      Astounding story, Maria. I am so glad for your mother’s choice.

    • Nicole S Will

      Abortion should always be a personal choice not legislated by any government or law or religion.

  • Sin destroys the sinner. What we don’t always remember and seldom see in the lives of people who do such things is that with every murder they perform they are not only violently ending the life of an innocent child and traumatizing a mother, but they are slowly destroying themselves too. It is satan who is the enemy. It is his mission to steal, kill, and destroy. Jesus came to seek and save the lost…even those who have performed satan’s bidding. We need to pray for the protection of the babies, wisdom for the mothers/voters/legislators, and that the abortionists will be freed from the lies they have accepted.

    • rebecca

      I agree 100%

    • dborder

      actually I had an abortion when I was 23. it was the most traumatic spiritual thing I ever did — and God used it to bring me to Him. I still regret it. I am ever so grateful for God’s forgiveness and and redemption — eternal and for all the things we do here.

  • The saddest part is : everyone that does abortions and even those who support them from Obama on down Will answer to GOD for for these murders in Hell.

    • Jeremiah

      Which god? Vishnu? Zeus? Dagon? Lotan?Azeban? Tabaldak? Osiris? Venus?

      I’m sorry a legal matter conflicts with your religion, but there’s a reason we have a separation of Church and State.

      • LittleCatholicBubble

        The God who put it on your (and my) conscience that we do not kill innocents. And, if killing (or theft, or perjury, or any moral issue) is just a matter of “church”, then by all means, let’s free the prisoners.

      • Jeremiah, there is only one God. The God of Israel, Abraham, Isaac & Jacob, Who sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to be born of a virgin, to live among us, to suffer and die for us, and to Rise again so that we would not perish, but have eternal life, who made you and who loves you! Repent, and Believe!

        • Praise Umbra Fools

          Lies Devil. Your god is the false one. I have hope that Umbra, the divine and holiest, the one who will end the suffering of all in the end of time is the real god. I hate seeing the muslims and christians who put up their silly false god. Our god promotes only love and peace, not sacrifice and killings as the bible and koran. it is sickening what you people will believe, read and put up with. You, a woman, your opinion is nothing with your christian god who allows men to stomp all over you, make you marry your rapist and have you punished for not being virgin at marriage. And do not say that times have changed and those certain things mean nothing now. Your bibles and korans have it set in stone. Unless you mean to say that your god is all truth except sometimes? And these are things he allows to be written in “his book”. Hah. I’ll keep worshipping Umbra. YOU are the one that should repent. YOU should look at your own goddamn bibles and korans you ignorant slaves to your parents and society. HAh.

          • Suegirly

            You have every right to worship “umbra”…whatever that is…but you might want to get your facts straight before you pontificate on what Christian’s believe.

      • JesusLovin’AngryCracker

        there is no official “separation of church and state”. If the 1st amendment has any sort of assumption, it is clearly worded to keep the state out of the church’s business, but not to keep the church out of the state. FYI: your denial of God, does not make him non-existent.

      • atozmom5

        Oh Jeremiah…what happened that hurt you so?

      • Suegirly

        I’m sorry that Clinton’s faith offends you…but that doesn’t change the fact that this is a human rights issue…and the taking of a human life is CLEARLY unconstitutional. Roe v. Wade was a ridiculous decision made by activist judges ignoring the constitution.

        • There are many pro-abortion politicians who agree that Roe v. Wade was a bogus decision, legally speaking.

      • Brad

        Oh the tolerant liberal trolls show up to spread their hate.

      • John Holliday

        Which god? Whichever one that you will see, when you die, and you will have to explain why you held human life in such low regard and did nothing to stop this genocide of infants.

  • Hannah Mallery

    I’m sorry I spoke so harshly in my previous comment. It is frustrating to me that, after 40 years of fighting this on the legal front, these horrid people are still allowed to walk. I do hold the belief that God sometimes uses His people to do away with the practitioners of child sacrifice, and for that I am not sorry, but it was wrong for me to say I would do it gladly.

    When I think back to seeing my own sweet boy outlined on the ultrasound screen, and how in awe I was at those 16 week old finger and toes dancing about, I can’t help but become angry at the monsters who commit this crime. To me, as they continue in this barbaric practice, they have forfeited their right to life, and it is my prayer every day that God will bring their end.

  • G

    I hope there is a special place in hell for all doctors who performed abortions, for all lawman who made it legal to kill, and for all the mothers who allowed someone to kill their kids. I can’t think of anything worse than a mother killing their own kids…..unbelievable.

    • DJ

      It is still the will & heart of God to save everyone. Jesus died even for the soldier who whipped Him & drove the nails in His hands. I do agree, killing your own children is “unthinkable”.

      • it is his will, but we also have free will, if they do not know it is a sin and do not believe in God and have not been met with that oppurtunity they go to heaven, but if they have benn met with oppurtunities then yes they go to hell, its not a win win everybody goes to heaven type situation.

    • Suegirly

      Never…I repeat…NEVER blame the MOTHER. You have not walked in this woman’s shoes. You do NOT know the lies she has been told…the threats that have been made against her…the situation she is coming from. We pro-lifers, love THEM BOTH. The babies and the mothers!! And our ministries work to help them both…whether we can convince them to choose life and then help them or the choose to abort and we then help them with the inevitable consequences of that heart-breaking decision.

      • The mother decides. The mother signs the papers, then lays down on the table, or swallows the poison. But if anyone is to “blame,” it is the culture of death that America has become.

        • Suegirly

          Sheila…I don’t know how much actual hands-on experience you have working with women in crisis pregnancy and abortion-minded women in particular…but I have 20 years experience. Please understand, I am not trying to be critical of your opinion personally, but the way you and others phrase your opinions of post-abortive women is a detriment to the pro-life cause and is EXTREMELY hurtful to women who are already in excruciating pain. Working with these women for 20 years I can tell you that, with very, very, few exceptions (those usually being politically vehement pro-choicers) women are not simply signing those papers or laying down on that table without being lied to, coerced or even
          forced by doctors, parents, boyfriends, rapists, pedophiles etc. This is why we are constantly fighting to pass anti=coercion bills and informed consent bills. In states where these pass abortion goes DOWN. Please go to Silent No More’s website and read these women’s stories. Righteous anger is an appropriate response…but NOT directed toward mothers.

  • sarah

    do you have a source for the Jane Hodgeson quote? All the other quotes are on my website at http://www.clinicquotes.com, which has hundreds of quotes by abortion providers, broken into sections like “Abortionists Admitting Human Life is Ended in Abortion” “Abortionists on Informed Consent” “Abortionists Describing What they Do” And “The emotional effect of abortion on providers”

  • Jeremiah

    Any of these sourced? One is anonymous, and one isn’t even listed as a doctor.

    • LoveTheLeast8

      Not all abortionist are doctors. The anonymous looks like it came from a Salon.com article…

      Salon.com for anyone who is familiar with it is a big supporter of abortion.

      • Hate to be a stickler, but NO abortionist is a doctor. Doctors take the oath to “First do no harm,” Abortionists do nothing but murder innocent children.

        • LoveTheLeast8 only meant that some abortionists have “M.D.” after their names and some don’t. We agree with you that it is not in keeping with the definition of “doctor” to commit an abortion.

    • Pater

      They are all sourced, either explicitly in the article, or the names are links.

    • Brad

      So sad to have such hatred in your heart. You must be so ashamed of the evil inside you. To deny that which is staring you in the face. Seek the light, Jeremiah.

  • Detrim

    Where are the sources for these quotes? I like to be thorough.

    • You can see that they have now been added into the article :) I don’t blame you — we are thorough, too!

  • freethinker

    I thought god created man in his image and likeness? Your god is the biggest abortionist of all time. Out of the estimated 24 million people he kills in the bible, about 8 million are children and at least a million were still in the womb.. (And thats not even considering the millions that have died from miscarriages under “gods will” since then)

    • geronimo

      God who gives life, and only God (because he is the source of life) has the right to take it away. When humans take God’s job by killing anyone, for any reason, THAT is the offense.

    • Someone

      Unlike the abortion industry, God never tries to cover up or make excuses regarding the killing of children. God never tells the Israelites to kill clumps of cells or to remove non-living material from wombs. When God instructs the Israelites to kill every person in a city, He mentions children born and unborn and doesn’t make a distinction between them. Regardless of what God wants done with them, He notes their personhood and destroying them is not something He takes lightly. Which leads me to assume:
      The people and conditions of those cities are so depraved, so horrible (even for ancient cult standards of sexual deviancy and child sacrifice) that it is better that the children go home to Him than to grow up either in that destructive culture or to live as a refugee, carrying the sins of their fathers (so to speak). Before the grace of Jesus, sin could only be covered up in blood via physical sacrifice and ritual; drastic measures were taken to prevent the spread of evil, including the destruction of irredeemable cultures (heavy emphasis on ‘irredeemable’).
      I’d like to repeat that only God is allowed to make the choice of killing children for any reason.

      It’s interesting that the same people who scoff at the idea of a God who gives blessings and miracles are the first to blame God for all the bad in the world. We live in a broken world under a curse of degeneration. Things die and break apart and disease is prevalent. That’s not what God wants for us; He built a perfect world originally. If you know the story, you know what happened to it. We brought the curse on this earth. God doesn’t make the miscarriages happen; we do. I’m not going to say that I have an explanation for everything He does, but I trust that He knows what He’s doing when He allows suffering to happen. But Christians live with the hope that they will one day reunite with the children they’ve lost.

      • taviliz

        True dat!

      • prolifegagirl

        Furthermore, since God is the creator of life, He is free to give and take away as He sees fit. Who are WE to doubt the Lord, our God?

    • Brad


  • Rick

    Despicable. We should ONLY kill niggers and jews for God’s sake.

  • Is dúmharú é an Ginmhilleadh.

  • Mary Lee

    could you please disclose the source for these quotes? Thanks!

    • Mary, They are all hyperlinked in the article, so just click on any one of the abortionists’ names to see the source. Thank you.

  • Navigator

    For those who believe it’s relatively unimportant to abort a child, or for “doctors” to abort children, the first Catechism was written around 60 A.D., and they’re pretty certain it was written by St. Clement of Rome, the traveling companion of St. Paul. This Catechism is commonly referred to as “The Didache” (I think I’ve spelled it right!!) Anyway, it clearly states, “Do not abort a fetus. That is killing.” Just so’s you know! God have mercy! The practice is barbaric, and these tiny children are literally pulled apart in the womb, or poisoned in such a way that their skin is burned black and they struggle and suffer, frequently being pulled out of the womb with an agonized death face. One should look at the photos of aborted babies on priestsforlife.org.

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  • rgenini

    I have been a pro-life activist since 1974. In that time it is not surprising that I have heard of a couple of “gems” pronounced by abortionists in the Fresno area. One abortionist was asked by one of our pro-life activists how it felt to abort a baby in the middle trimester. He responded, “You’ve cut up a chicken before haven’t you?”

    On another occasion a young woman who had quit working at one of our local abortion mills gave me an extensive interview about what her work had been like. She told me that although she had received no medical training they had her starting the IVs for anesthesia (and she noted that only later did the clinic actually hire an anesthesiologist.) When she complained that she did not know what she was doing, she was told by the abortionist, “Practice on the women who don’t speak English.”

  • blimpwood

    I delivered 76 LIVE babies in 7 years on a Grady Hospital Ambulance (69-76). I was later a scrub tech in a hospital on the northside of Atlanta. When a Roman Catholic nurse was assigned to an OR room where abortions were the operation of the day, I’d switch rooms with her so she wouldn’t commit a mortal sin. After witnessing some third trimester abortions first hand, I was changed into a pro-lifer. Later, I came across a book, “BLOOD MONEY”, by Carol Everett, and it was a reeeeeal eye opener.

  • YOU have to be ”WIRED WRONG” to abide the killing of helpless little people. Well we know dems are, and in fact their platform holds with any thing AMORAL. GOD HELP THEM.

  • Ed DeMatteo

    As I read this I found myself repeating the same thing; O dear God.

  • Consider the character of a person who chooses “abortionist” as their career?

    • John Holliday

      What would you say to a group of school children on career day? That you would have been happy to kill them had their mothers decided to get an abortion?

  • 1 Timothy 4:1-5

    New International Version (NIV)

    4 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spiritsand things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. 4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

  • I am adopted. My two sisters and two brothers are adopted. My two sons are adopted. My siblings could have been aborted. My sons could have been aborted. I nearly was aborted. I am so glad none of us were.

  • B. Giles

    All I can say is SHAME! SHAME! SHAME! – where is society headed allowing the destruction of an innocent baby? Surely a baby has the right to feel safe in its mother’s womb – quite frankly there is only one word to describe this dreadful killing of our innocents, and that is murder.

  • Nitro Norris

    Slavery used to be legal too. Just because something is legal doesn’t make it right.

    The woman I am going to marry is a product of rape, and I thank God AND HER MOTHER for her beautiful life every day! I would not be the man I am today without my best friend and love of my life. To think she could have easily been an abortion statistic makes me sick beyond comprehension..

  • John Holliday

    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…

    Let me get this straight. We infuse a mega-saline solution into the pregnant woman to kill the innocent, unborn, defenseless, baby who can feel the immense pain and knows what is happening and struggles to escape the almost acid-like solution killing it.

    But it’s cruel and unusual punishment to do anything but put a sleeping drug into the arm of a convicted murderer to execute him.

    And liberals wonder why the intelligent people know for a fact that the liberals are a bunch of brain-dead, knuckle-dragging, scum.

  • M. Twomey

    I did a short stint of voluntary work for Pregnancy Help around 20 years ago and learnt so much (esp. from their literature). Abortion doctors never refer to the unborn child as a baby. They will call “it” a foetus, an embryo, a product of conception, a clump of tissue adhering to the uterine wall, anything but a baby. A woman said that if one person had told her to “keep her baby,” she would have. Another woman could not vacuum afterwards because that was the sound that the machine made that was used to abort her baby. Some women never get over the grief. But then some (often young) women are in the position of having repeated abortions; using abortion as a contraceptive. The secular media leads us to believe that anything goes if it feels good; that it’s okay to “get rid of” a baby even for economic reasons, or if the timing is wrong.
    Down the track I read that the contraceptive pill does not “stop” conception, but actually works as an abortofacient; like IUD’s. Loose living is wrong for more than one reason. I really feel for women who have been raped; they would still not have peace if they abort a baby that may be conceived.

    But even abortionists think they are doing a good deed (a necessary evil). We should pray for one and all.

    Too long ago to remember where I read about a truck carrying aborted foetuses bound for a French cosmetic factory being apprehended. Sick but true. Not much is wasted in this life, at least by profiteers. Well, it’s recognized that things like calf placenta in facial creams are beneficial in reducing the appearance of age…

    Where will it all end? May God heal our poor sorry world.

  • Brigid Kowalczyk

    I just found this article on a YAHOO.com news list on June 2. I was pretty amazed since yahoo is kind of mainstream! https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/13f0473aa36f078e
    Check it out.