Former Abortionists

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Former Abortionists
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Fri, 07-20-2007 - 2:56am

If you wanna know the reality of abortion, please continue to read. I am a prolife woman and have been shunned simply because I value life.
Following are a few exerpts from former abortion providers:

"Clinic workers may say they support a woman's right to choose," said former Planned Parenthood clinic worker Judith Fetrow, "but they will also say that they do not want to see tiny hands and feet. They do not want to be faced with the consequences of their actions."

But it was a 1974 operation that "changed my mind about abortion forever." While doing a suction abortion, Jarrett found that the suction curette was obstructed by a torn-off fetal leg. So he changed techniques and dismembered the child with a ring forceps:

And as I brought out the rib cage, I looked and I saw a tiny, beating heart. And when I found the head of the baby, I looked squarely in the face of another human being--a human being that I'd just killed. I turned to the scrub nurse and said, "I'm sorry." But I just knew that I couldn't be a part of abortion anymore.(1)

One night, after a saline abortion, Brewer saw a badly-burned little baby "kicking and moving for a little while before it finally died of those terrible burns." He assisted with a hysterotomy, which is like a Caesarean section, but is intentionally done so early that the baby dies soon after delivery. "And they simply took that little baby--that was making little sounds and moving and kicking--over and set it on the table in a cold, stainless-steel bowl," he recalled. The baby "kicked and moved less and less, of course, as time went on."(6)

When Dr. McMillan, then the medical director of an abortion clinic, became increasingly disturbed by the tiny body parts, she started arranging the clinic schedule so that she wouldn't have to do abortions. Later, she simply resigned. An ex-clinic nurse told this writer years ago that at one point she found that she could not turn on the suction machine. Then she could not do the measurements to determine stage of pregnancy; so she retreated to counseling. When she was counseling everyone against abortion, she and the clinic soon parted. Hellen Pendley, worried about supporting her three children, decided to stay at her clinic while she looked for another job. But this previously hard-boiled administrator started looking for women patients who hadn't yet had their abortions and who needed to talk with someone. When she found them, she led them into her office, locked the door, and said, "You've got to find another way...."

Dr. Anthony Levatino started withdrawing from abortion after a tragic death in his family. He had done abortions as a resident, but had internal conflict about it. He and his wife were "going crazy trying to find a baby to adopt"--while at work he was aborting babies and "throwing 'em in the garbage at the rate of nine and ten a week." He thought, "I wish one of these people would just let me have their child." The Levatinos finally adopted a little girl, Heather, and later had a son. But the doctor kept doing abortions, even the gruesome D & E type--until Heather, playing outside one day, was killed by a car. After that, he said, "I couldn't even think about a D & E abortion anymore. No way." He kept doing early abortions for several months, but "I began to feel like a paid assassin. That's exactly what I was....So I quit."(43)

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Fri, 07-20-2007 - 9:10am

There are also neo-natal nurses who eventually leave their jobs because they can't handle seeing premies anymore. There are doctors who eventually stop working with cancer patients because they hate having to tell so many, we've done all we can.

Do we deny that this is needed medical care because these medical professionals can no longer handle the stress?

My GYN HATES performing abortions. But she feels that abortions are a necessary service and wouldn't THINK of not providing that service to her patients.

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Registered: 05-11-2006
Fri, 07-20-2007 - 9:56am

Most abortions are done in the first trimester.

Lori
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Fri, 07-20-2007 - 10:59am

Ella Grayce

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Fri, 07-20-2007 - 12:10pm

That's an artist's rendering, not a photograph or ultrasound.


Now, an ultrasound:


http://www.centrus.com.br/DiplomaFMF/SeriesFMF/11-14weeks/images-centrus/3d-9-10weeks-01%20copy.jpg


Yes...it does look more like a cocktail shrimp to me.

Lori
**Navy Wife to Eddie since Dec 2002**

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Fri, 07-20-2007 - 12:19pm

I can see the arms, legs, head, body. The baby is not complete, no, but I can definitely tell that the organism is human and looks more human than anything else.

Also u/s are not always clear and easy to see. The artist did not just draw what he or she *thinks* a 10 week old fetus looks like. It was simply a clearer way to see what it actually looks like than trying to squint at an ultrasound picture.

Ella Grayce

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Fri, 07-20-2007 - 12:27pm

In fact, since we're knocking around drawings, here's one that shows a number of mammalian embryos, and how similar they look:

http://www.sciohio.org/Image98.jpg

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Registered: 02-15-2005
Fri, 07-20-2007 - 12:30pm

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Ever see any other mammalian ultrasounds? Lots of species look pretty much the same at similar stages of development.


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Registered: 07-19-2007
Fri, 07-20-2007 - 12:55pm
Actually, it's not meant for you to buy. This is real testimony from real doctors. Also, suction abortion is done in early pregnancy and the parts of the baby are clearly identifiable. And as far as your friends ultrasound @ 10 weeks, I too had a 10 week ultrasound because the doctor couldn't find a heartbeat. What I saw on that ultrasound was my beautiful daughter perfectly formed and moving around head, legs, arms and torso.
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Registered: 02-15-2005
Fri, 07-20-2007 - 1:02pm
Could you please cite the source?


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Registered: 03-08-2007
Fri, 07-20-2007 - 1:03pm
Yes and the drawing of the fetus shown looked to be about 3 weeks or so into development. In particular we are talking of a 10 week fetus, or 8 weeks after conception. Also if you go to the same site of the drawing I linked and looked at the embryos at 3.5 weeks they look pretty similar to the link you posted.

Ella Grayce

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