Clinic worker: There is ‘something alive’ that won’t be alive after an abortion

Preborn human at about 16 weeks - estimated time of the attempted abortion of Elisa.

Pro-abortion feminist Wendy Simonds interviewed clinic workers for her book “Abortion at Work: Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic.” One abortion facility worker named Carrie described handling the bodies of aborted babies:

preborn baby's foot at 12 weeks

Foot of preborn baby at 12 weeks.

Seeing the fetal tissue and seeing the blood and cleaning up can be kind of unsettling, especially seeing larger fetal tissue. At nine weeks…you start seeing fetal parts.

And by the second trimester, it’s, you know, it’s a baby, and by the eighteenth week it’s definitely a baby. And by, like, you know, twenty-two weeks you go in and you watch someone do a sonogram, and you’re like, “Oh my.”

There it is just moving, moving around. And it’s really, really hard because I always thought of abortion in terms of just the woman, just her body… And I never even allowed myself to think, you know, isn’t it a shame that there’s something alive inside her that’s not going to be alive anymore if she has an abortion?

Wendy Simonds  Abortion at Work: Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1996)  81

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