Former Topless Femen Protester Testifies Against Abortion before Brazilian Congress

Sara Fernanda Giromini, a former feminist who once bared her breasts in public to protest against Christian sexual morality, testified recently in the Brazilian National Congress on the devastation she suffered as a result of an abortion she procured during her years as a radical leftist. Giromini, who is famous for having founded Brazil’s Femen branch under the alias “Sara Winter,” and who later led a group called “Bastardx,” made headlines late last year when she apologized to Christians and announced her rejection of feminism, homosexuality, and abortion. “You don’t have any idea of what it’s like to live with this guilt, and the incentive that the feminist movement creates to facilitate this kind of crime is very great,” Giromini told the Brazilian Senate’s Human Rights Committee. Giromini told the committee that she had joined the feminist movement in search of companionship and mutual support, but found little sympathy for her economic plight when she found herself pregnant and in need of help following an abusive relationship. READ: Ultra-feminist founder of Femen Brazil declares herself pro-life, apologizes to Christians Instead of offering her support for keeping her baby, her feminist companions urged her to illegally kill her unborn child by inducing an abortion, claiming her baby was nothing more than a “clump of cells.” “I have come here to denounce the fact that the feminist movement in Brazil has groups organized on Facebook that facilitate abortion for other women, who cooperate to collect money to buy Cytotec to cause abortions,” Giromini said. “I was in a group of feminists seeking help, a hug from friends, but what I found...

One Hour From Death: Abortion Patient Warns of Incompetence, Squalor at North Carolina ‘A Hallmark’ Abortion Shop

Recently women were encouraged by Planned Parenthood to #ShoutYourAbortion in an effort to de-stigmatize and normalize abortion. This was in response to … efforts to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of shock videos released by the Center for Medical Progress showing callous remarks by its abortionists haggling over the price of aborted baby body parts, hoping to get top dollar. However, when I spoke to Amanda (not her true name) just three short weeks after her recent abortion, she didn’t feel like shouting – unless it was at the abortionist who maimed her during an abortion that couldn’t have been more traumatic if it had been done in the “back alley” or at Kermit Gosnell’s squalid “House of Horrors.” But Amanda’s abortion wasn’t done in a back alley. It was done at A Hallmark Women’s Clinic, a licensed abortion facility in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Her abortion was done by Melvin Lee Henderson, a licensed physician without a lengthy disciplinary record. But that’s not to say Henderson didn’t have problems. He retired from the practice of medicine in 1998 after back surgery and went into the restaurant/entertainment business, opening a “sports bar” in Fayetteville known as Docks at the Capitol. There were high hopes in the community that Docks, a restaurant, bar, and arcade, would anchor revitalization in that part of downtown, but slow service, bad food, and mismanagement soon led to financial difficulties. By mid-2010, Docks had closed. Employees picketed outside Henderson’s business seeking a month’s worth of back pay. News reports at the time indicated that Henderson owed “more than half a million dollars in federal and...

Nightmares of Choice: Psychological Effects of Performing Abortion (updated)

"I have fetus dreams, we all do here: dreams of abortions one after the other; of buckets of blood splashed on the walls; trees full of crawling fetuses," reported Sallie T. of her time as a nurse in an abortion center. What is the emotional impact on abortion providers? Those who perform or assist in surgical abortions have written and said enough to show that it is no ordinary medical procedure. Some, like Sallie, suffer nightmares. Others suffer many of the other symptoms associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), once called "shell shock" and "battle fatigue". The practice of medicine, of healing, should not give you nightmares, should not leave one shell-shocked. Few studies have been done of the doctors, nurses, counselors, and other staff in abortion centers. Only 2 scientific studies that look at a large number of such providers have been done by researchers who did not work in the abortion field. These studies were conducted by M. Such-Baer, Social Casework in 1974, and by K.M. Roe in Social Science and Medicine in 1989. Both studies were done by people in favor of legal abortion, yet they both note the high prevalence of symptoms that fit the condition now called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The study published in 1974 noted that "obsessional thinking about abortion, depression, fatique, anger, lowered self-esteem, and identity conflicts were prominent." The Roe study listed similar symptoms: "…behavior including withdrawal from colleagues, resistance to going to work, lack of energy, impatience with clients, and an overall sense of uneasiness. Nightmares, images that could not be shaken, and preoccupation were commonly reported. Also commonly...