Vermont Right to Life Committee Treasurer Sharon Toborg emailed a warning to pro-life Vermonters this week asking them to be careful who they trust on the telephone. It seems that someone has been calling pro-lifers in the state claiming to be from “the Pro-Life Committee” or the “National Pro-Life Committee”.
The caller is asking for donations by telephone to help the pro-life movement, however, it is definitely not a call from the Vermont Right to Life Committee (VRLC) or the National Right to Life Committee, which the VRLC is affiliated with.
A while back, I wrote a series on abortions that resulted in the births of live babies. In the instances I wrote about, these babies were left to die or even killed by the abortionist. Also, in almost every case, the abortionist evaded any kind of punishment.
An investigation by Live Action revealed that many clinics are still willing to allow infants born after abortion to die. And a representative of Planned Parenthood gave shocking testimony where she refused to condemn the killing of babies born alive after abortions and refused to say what Planned Parenthood doctors did in cases of live birth. Sadly, it seems that the killing of born babies, either by neglect or by direct action, goes on in abortion clinics to this day.
According to recent news coverage and personal testimonies, hundreds of women have experienced adverse side effects from Essure – “the only non-surgical, permanent birth control available”.
How does it work? Metal coils are inserted in both fallopian tubes, causing a woman’s body to grow tissue through them, blocking the fallopian tubes. In most cases, this prevents pregnancy by making eggs unable to reach the uterus.
But Essure stories aren’t all happily finished families as the product owner, Bayer, would like you to think.
Mark Crutcher, head of Life Dynamics, wrote a well researched and powerful book calledLime 5: Exploited by Choice.The book compiles stories of abortion complications and deaths. Crutcher draws material from court records, published sources, and firsthand accounts.
Often, stories of abortion malpractice are hidden because abortion related injuries and deaths very rarely make the news. There is generally no legal requirement for clinics to report complications; doing so is voluntary. And since drawing attention to botched abortions is not in the clinics’ best interests, there is very little motivation for clinics to report their mistakes to the CDC. Women who are injured by legal abortion seldom want to publicize what happened because of abortion stigma. In cases of deaths by legal abortion, often the families themselves keep the matter quiet.
Susan Robinson, one of the four late-term abortionists featured in the pro-abortion documentary After Tiller, complained that abortionists don’t get very much respect in the medical field, saying that doctors look down on them and see abortionists as the lowest of the low.
Aside from the fact that abortionists are taking lives every day, as opposed to other doctors who strive to save lives, maybe abortionists would get more respect if the abortion industry wasn’t inundated with seedy characters who happily trade their ethics for the few hundred dollars an abortion will net them. Case in point: An Ohio abortionist, Thomas William Michaelis, has been indicted on child pornography charges.
Best Women’s Medical Care, at thewomenschoice.com has an attractive, professional website. Abortion care gets the biggest billing on the website, but they also offer other services. Their website says they offer “complete gynecological care and New York abortion clinic services in a comfortable, private and supportive environment.”
This clinic, located in Brooklyn, advertises birth control management, STD testing and treatment, and even prenatal care. They offer abortions up until twenty weeks.
Until a few days ago, stalwart members of the Pro-Life Action League spent years on a so-called “pro-life bully” list at a website called Voice of Choice. The “bullies” include Anne Scheidler and Joe Scheidler, and the League’s Assistant Communications Director, Matt Yonke. Despite the title of the list, none of these pro-lifers ever actually bullied a pro-choice advocate (but who’s keeping track of annoying facts, anyway?).
Last Days Ministries publishes a pamphlet called “Abortion Clinics: An Inside Look” which has interviews with former clinic workers. The first clinic worker, whose name is not given, talks about how her clinic would try to get women to come in as soon as possible so they wouldn’t have time to reconsider:
When a girl called to make her appointment, we’d work her in as soon as possible. If she called on Tuesday, we’d have her in no later than Friday. We wanted to avoid a long waiting period where she’d have time to think about it.
The more time that passes between the initial call and the actual abortion procedure, the more time the woman has to think about her choice. In this window of time, she might be influenced by pro-life friends and family. She might decide to seek out more information on abortion’s risks and fetal development on the Internet. She might be exposed to information the clinic does not want her to know. In short, she might change her mind.
It seems that Denes, who had had an abortion herself, was honest about what she witnessed in the clinic, instead of sugar coating the reality of abortion the way the New York Times (and other mainstream media) has always tended to do. She used plain, honest language to describe abortion procedures and the bodies of aborted babies.
Wednesday, former Planned Parenthood director and pro-life activist Abby Johnson sent out a letter describing the retreat that her organization, And Then There Were None, recently held. Her letter is an eloquent plea to pro-lifers to support workers who are fleeing the abortion industry and suffering emotionally because of what they experienced.
She included some testimonies from the workers, including:
I can still hear the sound of babies’ skulls being crushed.
By its very existence, And Then There Were None gives a challenge to the pro-life movement – are we pro-life only for the babies, or are we pro-life for everyone – including those who have done things we find hard to understand?
Like nearly all abortion clinics, Everett’s clinics had “recovery rooms” where women could stay after their abortions until the anesthesia wore off or they felt well enough to leave. Everett says there were two main reactions among women right after their abortions:
…[T]here are two reactions in the recovery room. The first one is: I’ve killed my baby. And even then, it amazed me that that was the first time they called it a baby and the first time they called it murder. But, you know, as bad as that sounds, that’s probably the healthiest reaction. That woman is probably going to have the ability to walk out of there and deal with it, and perhaps be healed and go on.
While most pro-lifers know that Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe Vs. Wade, is now pro-life, fewer know that she worked in two abortion clinics before her conversion. She tells her story in her book Won By Love.
1.)“It started out as a financial thing. But I got heavy into the [abortion rights] movement and realized there was a lot of need for physicians…. My income will go up, but I earn it. I work hard for what I do, and I am proud of what I do.” (1)
The legal case against abortionist Ulrich Klopfer moves forward as the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana considers whether or not it will renew his medical licenses.
The Indiana-based abortionist first drew scrutiny after failing to report the sexual abuse of three minor girls which is a violation of Indiana’s mandatory reporting laws. WSBT, a CBS affiliate in Indiana, reported earlier this month that Klopfer is currently free to commit abortions, but that may not be the case for long:
In her fascinating book, Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars, Monica Migliorino Miller gives a riveting account of the discovery and burial of the remains of aborted babies, and of her participation in the rescue movement in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Miller stood trial for blocking abortion clinics on several occasions and, at one point, was sentenced to nine months in jail. While in prison, she encountered a former clinic worker who had been incarcerated for crimes not related to abortion.
Miller recounts the conversation between them:
I asked her how she felt about working there and she said, “It was the woman’s decision.” I said “your job involved you in taking innocent life.” But she kept saying “I didn’t do anything, It was the woman’s decision.” She admitted that she did assist Tarver [the abortionist] in the abortions. I tried over and over again to help her realize her involvement with the process of killing. I asked her “do you think the unborn are human?” And she agreed! She said, “Yes they are. They have a heart, a brain, and everything.”
I asked her “What if a woman were stabbing her born child – would you help her do that?” She said: “No” I asked her “Would it be okay for me to stab you just because it was “my decision?” She said: “That would be your decision and it would be my decision to live or die. People got to die anyway.”
Recently in Dallas, Texas, a school custodian found what authorities referred to as a “deceased fetus” in a high school bathroom stall. Now, just a few days after that grisly discovery, in a sewage treatment plant is Stamford, Connecticut, two halves of a human fetus were found by plant workers.
The documentary After Tiller portrayed late-term abortionists in a flattering light, highlighting the tragic stories of women who were carrying dying or disabled unborn babies. Dr. George Tiller, who the documentary is named after, was assassinated by a man who claimed to be “pro-life.” All established pro-life organizations condemned the murder, including Live Action.
But was Dr. Tiller a kind, compassionate hero who relieved women of the burden of carrying dying babies? The reality is far different.
The murder of Dr. George Tiller was rightly condemned by every reputable pro-life group in America including Live Action. Dr. Tiller has been hailed as a hero and martyr by the pro-choice community. He performed third trimester abortions on women who came to him from all over the country.
Tracey Jones was the former administrative director of Dr. Tiller’s clinic. She would later file suit against Tiller, claiming she was denied overtime wages for menial tasks she was instructed to do around the office. Her testimony was published in The Tiller Report, a publication by Operation Rescue which exposed disturbing practices at Dr. Tiller’s clinic.
Life Dynamics has just released the results of an extensive investigation of abortion clinics and statutory rape. The Child Predator report describes how Life Dynamics had a undercover investigator call over 800 abortion clinics seeking information about having an abortion.
In each case, the girl identified herself as a 13-year-old and said that the father of the baby was a 22-year-old adult. The caller explained that she was planning on abortion because the “boyfriend”had convinced her she should hide the pregnancy from her parents so that the abuse could continue. Abortion providers, like any other professionals, are legally required to report cases of suspected abuse to the authorities.
The results of the investigation are, in Life Dynamics own words, “appalling.”