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Was patient who couldn’t “calm down” forced into an abortion?

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The latest video released by the Center for Medical Progress detailing Planned Parenthood’s fetal parts business contains many disturbing aspects.

This video, which is the seventh video in all and the third episode of the group’s Human Capital documentary project, features Holly O’Donnell, an ex-technician for StemExpress. Early in the video she mentions a woman whom the abortionist said “can’t calm down.”

… one of the doctors came in and she looked really frustrated, the medical assistants were with her… And the doctor just says, ‘she can’t calm down, I can’t do the abortion, like–and I can’t medicate her.’ Something like that. She was just distraught.

HouPPThe video also includes a clip from a previous video, featuring Tram Nguyen, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Director for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, saying:

The other, the other thing that plays a tremendous part in this all, is um, the dilation… that you’ve obtained, and also, whether how, for lack of a better word, how cooperative the patient is during the procedure…

The video then returns back to Holly, who mentions that “finally the woman, she calmed down and the doctor went in to perform the abortion….”

An abortion, especially one that is late-term, when the baby is developed enough to be sought after for his or her parts, seems likely to be distressing for the woman. Even some in favor of abortion can understand that.

But adding to the concern is a statement made in the first episode featuring Holly, when she mentions that “… half the time [these girls] don’t even wanna get abortions.”

We already know from these videos, most notably the first one featuring Dr. Deborah Nucatola, that how Planned Parenthood gets women to consent to the body parts of their preborn babies to be used – sometimes before they’ve even decided on an abortion – is questionable at best.

It is even more disquieting that Planned Parenthood abortionists would be “frustrated” about women who “can’t calm down.” It is sadly not surprising though, as these videos only solidify how Planned Parenthood does not care about women or their preborn babies, but about making a profit.

Questions are raised as to how the woman was eventually able to calm down enough so that the abortion could be performed. Did the woman do so on her own? Did Planned Parenthood staff convince her to go along with the procedure, possibly lying to her about her baby as they have done before? Perhaps they told her that she had no choice and would have to have the procedure performed.

Even more frightening is the possibility that they could have pressured or even forced the woman to have the abortion. Planned Parenthood has done this before.

An abortion of any baby is tragic, no matter at what gestational age it occurs, or regardless how the mother feels. But when it is so late in term, and the mother is considering changing her mind, the death and the undeniable regret that goes along with it is even more sickening and saddening.

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