Human Rights

What happened when my pro-abortion friend saw THIS picture

Many abortion clinic workers have been ready to leave for some time - but they need help getting out.

“But that’s a baby! That doesn’t happen!”

by Rebekah O’Brien

Editor’s Note: This article was first published at LifeSiteNews on March 26, 2013 and is reprinted here with permission.

I had only been working for LifeSiteNews for a few weeks when a friend of mine came for a visit. She’s one of my best friends, and she’s an extraordinary person, full of love and compassion. She is also pro-abortion.

As the social media coordinator, I have the responsibility of finding stories on and posting them to Facebook and Twitter.

D & E diagram, abortion

I spend a lot of time reading articles. While my friend was visiting, I was reading an article that contained the illustration displayed here, of a D&E abortion of a 23 week old baby.

My friend looked over my shoulder and gasped.

“What are you LOOKING at?” she asked, horrified.

“That’s an abortion,” I answered plainly.

“But, that’s a baby!” she exclaimed. “That doesn’t happen!”

“That’s a 23 week abortion. That happens quite frequently, actually.”

I tried to remain calm.

She’s not stupid. Really, honestly, she isn’t. She’s actually incredibly intelligent, educated. She has a degree.

I truly believe that my friend has been deceived.

How else could an intelligent, loving individual be completely “pro-choice”?


People are told what they want to hear, that it’s “just a blob of tissue,” or they’re told, “abortion is OK in certain circumstances,” and most importantly, they’re told “abortion is a woman’s right.” But when they are presented with the reality that what they thought was a blob of tissue was actually a baby, a human being, a lot of them change their minds. Yes, a lot.

She just stared at the illustration with pain in her eyes.

“I don’t know if I’m OK with that.” She said with finality.

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