Again and again, Planned Parenthood is found tweeting about Black Americans – Black History Month, #BlackLivesMatter, Ferguson. It would be fair to assume that, with such an interest in the Black community, Planned Parenthood would be pro-equality and anti-racist.
Not only are a large number of its surgical abortion facilities found “within walking distance of African American or Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods,” but America’s abortion giant also willingly accepts donations that specifically target preborn Black babies.
Whenever people refer to abortion as “health care”, they should remember incidents like this. Abortionists don’t care about protecting women; they care about money. That’s it. So when a patient is injured, it isn’t unusual for the abortionist, along with clinic employees, to not do everything possible to help the patient. They don’t want to call attention to the fact that they messed up.
This attitude was on full display at an abortion clinic in Akron, Ohio. Akron Women’s Medical Group seriously botched an abortion, perforating the woman’s uterus with a cannula. This is a serious emergency, yet the clinic refused to call 911. Instead, they called a private ambulance company, which then called the fire department to notify them of the emergency.
Some pro-lifers have been known to compare abortion to the Holocaust. These comparisons infuriate many people. While the loss of human life due to abortion in the United States, over 55 million as of this year, is staggeringly high, most people would see a major difference between the hidden violence of abortion and the torture and incarceration of Jews and others in concentration camps. It is not a comparison that I myself, would readily make.
But it may come as a shock to many that one of the first people to publicly make the comparison between abortion and the Holocaust was not a pro-lifer, but a practicing abortionist.
Dr. William Rashbaum, who died in 2005, performed thousands of abortions in his lifetime. He did both early and late term abortions for women who came to him and paid for his services.
Way back in 1977, he was interviewed by a reporter named Norma Rosen of The New York Times Magazine.
Rashbaum told Rosen that he sometimes had troubling thoughts while doing abortions, as well as disturbing dreams about aborted babies. One image that often haunted him was the mental picture of a preborn baby hanging onto the walls of her mother’s womb with her tiny fingernails as Rashbaum tried to abort her. Rashbaum, of course, saw the torn apart bodies of aborted babies daily. The fact that he had disturbing thoughts and dreams is not surprising. But what he said next is. When Rosen asked Rashbaum how he dealt with the disturbing image of the struggling baby. Rausbaum replied:
Learned to live with it. Like people in concentration camps.
Abortion clinics operate every day in the United States, suctioning and tearing preborn babies out of their mother’s wombs. What happens to the bodies of aborted babies after they are killed?
Ideally, the remains of aborted babies are sent to a lab. They are then examined to make sure there are no serious medical problems that the woman should be made aware of. In very early abortions, the tiny embryo’s remains can be difficult to identify. Often, it takes careful examination by a pathologist to make sure all parts of the baby and placenta have been removed. A thorough examination of aborted remains at these early stages can also rule out a life threatening ectopic pregnancy.
Author Sue Hertz interviewed clinic workers and observed antiabortion activity at a busy abortion clinic. Her book was written during the height of the Operation Rescue clinic blockades, and the book focuses mainly on the drama outside the clinic rather than inside.
However, Hertz did find the time to observe several abortions and describe how clinic workers reacted to seeing the bodies of aborted babies.
Hertz describes how a clinic worker named Doris coped with being in the operating room while the abortionist did a dismemberment abortion. Doris looked away as the doctor extracted a woman’s preborn child piece by piece and then sorted through the remains of the baby:
1)“So it’s like putting meat in a Crock-pot, OK, it doesn’t get, it doesn’t get broke, but it just gets softer…” (Leroy Carhart)
In this horrifying statement, late-term abortionist Carhart was describing what happens to a baby’s body after poison has been injected into her heart. She dies inside her mother’s womb and stays there for days, waiting to be born, dead. Basically, the preborn, well-developed baby begins the first stages of rotting inside her mother.
Former abortion clinic worker Carol Everett wrote a book about her time in the abortion industry. In this passage, she is describing a D&E (dismemberment) abortion performed in her clinic. The abortionist has already pulled off the torso, arms and legs of the child and removed them from the woman’s body.
Dr. Johnson handed the suction tube back to Leslie [another clinic worker] and once again used forceps to probe for the [baby’s] head. I saw the muscles of his right arm tighten and knew what that meant: He had located the head and was crushing it. Harvey used to joke about getting tennis elbow from this technique, and his right arm was actually slightly bigger than his left.
Planned Parenthood receives almost half a billion dollars in taxpayer funding each year, but with its constant lawless behavior, some states are beginning to question whether or not that should continue.
K Kaufmann wrote a book called The Abortion Resource Handbook, which is meant to guide women through their abortion decisions. It is aimed specifically toward women considering abortion. To put it mildly, the book takes a pro-choice position. In one passage, the author encourages teens not to tell their parents:
However sad or angry you feel right now, keep in mind that not involving a parent is often a sign of maturity – that you are able to make and take responsibility for your own decisions. Keeping the pregnancy and abortion a secret may even turn out to be a positive experience. For many young women, it may be one of the first times they make an important or life-changing decision on their own, and they may feel more confident and better about themselves as a result.
In book on postabortion regret by Melinda Tankard Reist , an Australian woman identified as Genevieve describes the “counseling” she received in an abortion clinic. Torn between having her baby and having an abortion, Genevieve went to her appointment but ended up outside the abortion clinic door, sobbing. She describes a conversation she had with a clinic worker:
I collapsed in sheer exhaustion. I told her that I had been outside for hours. I cried hysterically, curled over with my head in my hands on my knees. I said that “I feel that I’m depriving my child of life.” I stopped crying in disbelief when the counselor told me that if I was going to abort that I would have to do it right now. The counselor said, “Look, I’ll give you five minutes to think about it when I come back, I want your answer.” I couldn’t believe it. Now I was going into a state of panic and shock. I could now barely speak… The counselor glared at me, sighed a deep sigh, and impatiently said, “Look, they’re all waiting for you, you know…” They seemed angry at me. They were sick of me and in the end I weakly obeyed their commands.(1)