Henry Morgentaler runs 8 abortion businesses in seven Canadian cities… Waiting a month or more for an abortion can significantly increase the risk of complications, he said.
"It is accepted medical knowledge that every week of delay in obtaining an abortion increases the risk of complications by 20 percent,'' he said. [Canadian Press 23June00]
[WEBA, Women Exploited by Abortion author] No matter what Planned Parenthood says about "freedom of choice," their counselors routinely refuse to tell women the "truth" about abortion and the trail of devastation that it leaves behind.
If women, who are contemplating an abortion, are going to carry their abortion experience with them for the rest of their lives, they should at least, be given the opportunity to make an informed decision.
The main reason abortions are continuing today at a soaring rate is because of the propagated lie that abortions are painless and that women do not suffer emotional trauma.
It is the group Women Exploited By Abortion's genuine concern to expose this lie and cover-up.
As far back as October 19, 1959, Mary Carlderone, who was then the medical director for Planned Parenthood said, "Aside from the fact that abortion is the 'taking of a life,' I am mindful of what was brought out by our psychiatrists that in almost every case of abortion, whether legal or illegal, is a traumatic experience that may have severe kickbacks later on."
Dr. Julius Fogel, a certified psychiatrist, as well as an abortionist who's admitted to personally killing in excess of 20,000 babies said during an interview published in the April 13, 1989, issue of the Wanderer magazine: "I've had patients who had abortions a year or two ago — women who did the best thing at the time for themselves — but it still bothers them. Many come in — some are just mute, some hostile. Some burst out crying . . . There is no question in my mind that we are 'disturbing a life process.' The trauma may sink into the unconscious and never surface in the woman's lifetime… but a psychological price is paid. It may be alienation; it may be pushing away from human warmth, perhaps a hardening of the maternal instinct. Something happens on the deeper levels of a woman's consciousness when she destroys a pregnancy.
I know that as a psychiatrist."
Again, Planned Parenthood's internal report ("Department of Education's 3-year Plan and Long Range Goals, 1990-93") reads on page 29, that its own research organization, the Alan Guttmacher Institute, estimates that as many as 91% of all women undergoing abortions may suffer from physical and psychological "post-procedural trauma."
Such an admission clearly shows that abortion is not as safe and legal as Planned Parenthood's slogan tries to portray.
Planned Parenthood has tried to keep this kind of information away from public scrutiny. Yet, despite its admission about the ultimate dangers of abortion, members are still aggressively stepping up their abortion activities.
Women who are contemplating an abortion need to know all the facts before making a decision.
The truth is, abortion is neither safe or simple, nor is it a 'quick-fix' solution for a crisis situation.
[The Trauma of Abortion by Eva Marie Stover, Women Exploited by Abortion, March 1, 1993, The News Enterprise (Letters), Elizabethtown, KY, http://www.victimsofabortionspeakout.org/A-R-004-The-Trauma-of-Abortion.html]
In summary judgment papers filed in the case of Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey v. Verniero, which challenged "the constitutionality of New Jersey’s ban on partial birth abortion…
…the ACLU and Planned Parenthood attorneys listed the following as undisputed facts about abortions done by ‘induction’ (e.g. saline or prostaglandin abortions), ‘vacuum aspiration’ (suction abortions), ‘D&E’ (‘dilation and evacuation’ dismemberment abortions), and ‘hysterotomy’ (C-section abortions)" :
* "Vacuum aspiration, D&E, and induction [abortions] all entail deliberate and intentional delivery of the fetus into the vagina."
* "In vacuum aspiration, D&E, and induction procedures, the fetus is almost always living at the beginning of the procedure."
* "In vacuum aspiration, D&E, and induction procedures, the fetus is not living at the end of the procedure."
* "In the vacuum aspiration or a D&E [abortion], the physician routinely and intentionally delivers part or parts of the fetus while the fetus still has a heartbeat."
* "[T]he physician providing an abortion by definition sets out with the purpose of performing a procedure that he knows will kill the fetus, and that does kill the fetus."
[Quotations taken from Plaintiffs’ Brief in Support of Summary Judgment, Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey v. Verniero, No. 97-6170 (AET) (D.N.J. Apr 22, 1998) and Plaintiffs’ Statement of Material Facts as to Which There Exists or Does Not Exist a Genuine Issue, Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey v. Verniero, No. 97-6170 (AET) (D.N.J. Apr 22,1998)]
"Remember, there is a human being taking that kid apart. We’ve had a couple of guys drinking too much, taking drugs, even a suicide or two." — Dr. Julius Butler, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Univ of MN Medical School
"My heart got callous to the fact that I was a murderer, but that baby lying in a cold bowl educated me as to what abortion really was." — former abortionist Dr. David Brewer
"Since the old ethic has not yet been fully displaced it has been necessary to separate the idea of abortion from the idea of killing, which continues to be socially abhorrent. The result has been a curious avoidance of the scientific fact, which everyone really knows, that human life begins at conception and is continuous whether intra- or extra- uterine until death. The very considerable semantic gymnastics which are required to rationalize abortion as anything but taking a human life would be ludricrous if they were not put forth under socially impeccable auspices." –- "A New Ethic for Medicine and Society," California Medicine (editorial), 9/1970.
"Abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun." — "Plan Your Children for Health and Happiness", Planned Parenthood Federation of America (pamphlet), 1963
"We have reached a point in this particular technology where there is no possibility of denial of an act of destruction by the operator. It is before one’s eyes. The sensations of dismemberment flow through the forceps like an electric current." — Dr. Warren Hern, abortionist, at a meeting of the Association of Planned Parenthood Physicians, San Diego, 26Oct1978.
"Paradoxically, I have angry feelings at myself for feeling good about…doing a technically good procedure which destroys a fetus, kills a baby." – New Mexico abortionist, American Medical News, 12July93.
"Many times", a clinic nurse said, "women who had just had abortions would lie in the recovery room and cry, ‘I’ve just killed my baby’…I don’t know what to say to these women," the nurse told the group. "Part of me thinks, ‘Maybe they’re right.’" — abortion center nurse, American Medical News, 12July93.
"Even if you’re pro-choice, no one likes to see a dead fetus." — Vilma Valdez, Education Director, Planned Parenthood of Greater Miami, The Miami Herald, 24Oct92.
"The physician will usually first notice a quantity of amniotic fluid, followed by placenta and fetal parts, which may be more or less identifiable." (Warren Hern, Abortion Practice, p.114, in section on First Trimester Abortion).
"My official title … was 'health worker.' I did various duties-lab work, leading groups … and assisting the abortionist, which included helping during the abortion and checking to make sure all the parts of the baby were there in the collection jar afterwards. I will never forget, in the second-trimester abortions, holding those little feet up to a chart on the wall to make sure of the age of the baby." -(Dina Madsen, Testimony of an Abortion Provider.).
"The procedure changes significantly at 21 weeks because the fetal tissues become more cohesive and difficult to dismember. This problem is accentuated by the fact that the fetal pelvis may be as much as 5cm in width. The calvaria is no longer the principal problem; it can be collapsed. Other structures, such as the pelvis, present more difficulty … A long curved Mayo scissors may be necessary to
decapitate and dismember the fetus …" (Warren Hern, Abortion Practice, p.134)
"…the surgeon then forces the scissors into the base of the skull or into the foramen magnum. Having safely entered the skull, he spreads the scissors to enlarge the opening. The surgeon removes the scissors and introduces a suction catheter into this hole and evacuates the skull contents." (Dr. Martin Haskell, "Dilation and Extraction for Late Second Trimester Abortion, Presented at the National Abortion Federation Risk Management Seminar, September 13, 1992, Dallas, Texas.)
The following passages are from court testimony, given under oath by abortionist Martin Haskell in May, 1999, United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, case Case No. 98-C-0305-S. He describes legal activity…
**"Let's just say for instance we took a different view, a different tact and we left the leg in the uterus just to dismember it. Well, we'd probably have to dismember it at several different levels because we don't have firm control over it, so we would attack the lower part of the lower extremity first, remove, you know, possibly a foot, then the lower leg at the knee and then finally we get to the hip."
**"When the abortion procedure is started we typically know that the fetus is still alive because either we can feel it move as we're making our initial grasps or if we're using some ultrasound visualization when we actually see a heartbeat as we're starting the procedure. It's not unusual at the start of D&E procedures that a limb is acquired first and that that limb is brought through the cervix and even out of the vagina prior to disarticulation and prior to anything having been done that would have caused the fetal demise up to that point."
**"When you're doing a dismemberment D&E usually the last part to be removed is the skull itself and it's floating free inside the uterine cavity. It's not at all lodged or set in the lower uterine segment as the previous two descriptions that I've given. So it's rather like a ping-pong ball floating around and the surgeon is using his forceps to reach up to try to grasp something that's freely floating around and is quite large relative to the forceps we're using. So typically there's several misdirections, mis-attempts to grasp.
"Finally at some point either the instruments are managed to be placed around the skull or a nip is made out of some area of the skull that allows it to start to decompress. And then once that happens typically the skull is brought out in fragments rather than as a unified piece, the result being that sharp bony edges of the skull are exposed and are drawn out unprotected through the cervix where they can lacerate or cause other injury or damage. The instrument themselves while you're attempting this grasping technique can also cause damage to the uterus as attempts are made to grab the, this free-floating skull."
**"When we do a suction curettage abortion, you know, roughly one of three things is going to happen during the abortion. One would be is that the catheter as it approaches the fetus, you know, tears it and kills it at that instant inside the uterus. The second would be that the fetus is small enough and the catheter is large enough that the fetus passes through the catheter and either die
s in transit as it's passing through the catheter or dies in the suction bottle after it's actually all the way out."
Pro-life advocates call abortion killing. So do abortion advocates. Agreement on basic fact is the first step in reasoned dialog. [NCCB ad, Peoria Journal Star, 3/95]
"There is only one reply to a request for a higher birthrate among the intelligent, and that is to ask the government to first take the burden of the insane and feeble minded from your back. Sterilization for these is the answer." — Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, in her Birth Control Review, October, 1926