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Abortion victim imagery credited for win against 1972 abortion proposal in Michigan

Posted in Abortion Victim Images, Black Babies, Black Genocide, Black leaders on abortion, Black Women, Blacks protest abortionn with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2019 by saynsumthn

The use of abortion victim imagery has been a debated topic for the pro-life movement for many years but the fact is that showing the American public what abortion looks like has been instrumental in changing hearts and minds on the humanity of the preborn person in the womb. The use of victim images dates back to the days prior to and just after legalization of abortion both at the state level and the federal level.

In 1972, a year before the infamous Roe V Wade Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion on demand in the nation, the State of Michigan asked voters to vote on Proposition B which would, “Allow abortion under certain circumstances.”

According to information obtained from the October 18, 1972 Claire Sentinel, the proposal would allow for only licensed physicians in hospitals or clinic settings to perform abortions rather than “allowing abortions to be [sic] preformed by the same hucksters who have been operating illegally for years.”

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Michigan proposal b 1972 on abortion

According to other reports, the measure was proposed to permit a woman to have an abortion for any reason up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. Backers of the abortion measure claimed the move would make abortions more available to the “poorer segment of the population,” according to a October 19, 1972 report by Wakefield News.

As a result, a coalition of pro-life groups, A Voice of the Unborn, under the direction of Detroit resident Dr. Richards Jaynes, launched an offensive. The coalition included the Michigan Catholic Conference as well as the Right to Life Committee and the Southern Baptist Church.

“The humanity of the child is the only issue,” Dr. Jaynes told the Holland Evening Sentinel on September 02, 1972 . “Nobody has a right to deprive him of his life, not even his mother.”

Pro-life activist Lynn Mills, who uncovered the flyer, told this blog that she remembers proponents of the pro-life measure, “Coming into my school in Livonia and explaining all of the different types of abortions.”

The organization mailed pamphlets like the one seen below (archived at the Bentley Historical Library) to the community. And, they  included abortion victim imagery:

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Michigan proposal to legalize abortion news 1972 pro-life pamphlet

The effort paid off because voters rejected the measure.

 

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Michigan proposal to legalize abortion news 1972

According to historian Daniel K Williams in his book, Defenders of the Unborn, the group had mailed the brochures to 250,000 African Americans households, linking abortion concerns to race.

The strategy, Williams said originated with African American Democratic state representative and civil rights activist Rosetta Ferguson, who joined the cause as director of Michigan’s Voice of the Unborn.

 

Image: Voice of the Unborn advertisement 1972 Michigan

Voice of the Unborn advertisement 1972 Michigan

Ferguson called abortion legalization, “Black Genocide.”

Ferguson was not alone in linking abortion to eugenics and genocide.

This blog has extensive research documenting how Black leaders, including many Black women understood that abortion was targeting their community.

The use of abortion victim imagery also inspired the pro-life movement’s iconic “precious feet” pin.

Dr. Sacco’s image of aborted baby

In the early 1970’s, Dr. Russell Sacco, a urologist from Oregon began reading “anatomical books,” and when the Supreme Court ruled that murdering the preborn was “legal,” the doctor became, in his words, “furious.”

It was shortly after this that Sacco met a pathologist who had preserved aborted babies’ bodies in a bucket of formaldehyde, which he showed Sacco. “… [I]n the bucket were about seven or eight infant bodies. It was a little bit shocking for me to see that but, there they were.”

Dr. Sacco said he took out “one body at a time” to photograph them. Then, he cataloged each child and their estimated ages.

After developing the film, he discovered that the images of the feet were “better than I had thought. I really thought that… maybe God did that one for me.”

The image, which Dr. Sacco refused to copyright so it could be used worldwide, has been referred to as “Tiny Feet,” “Little Feet,” and “Precious Feet.”

Dr. Sacco’s picture of aborted baby feet

Sacco later met Dr. Jack Willke who asked to use those images in his book Handbook on Abortion. Following that, the picture was printed in early pro-life brochures such as “Life and Death” and “Did you Know?” The photo soon “went viral,” as they say, and was published in countless flyers, books and pamphlets. That photo then inspired an Arizona couple, Ellis and Virginia Evers, the founders of Heritage House, which now offers the pins for purchase.

Abortion chain suing over Texas pro-life law had major health violations

Posted in Abortion Clinic Inspections, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2016 by saynsumthn

A Texas abortion clinic chain whose centers have been cited by state health inspectors is behind the challenge to a state law which requires abortion doctors to have hospital privileges and is set to be heard by the United States Supreme Court. Despite the spin from the abortion lobby, amicus briefs filed by several pro-life groups in the case, document the dangerous conditions of abortion facilities in the state.

Whole Woman’s Health v. John Hellerstedt, MD Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services was filed as a challenge to Texas law HB2, a strict pro-life law passed by the Texas state legislature in July 2013. One provision requires a physician performing an abortion to have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of the location where the abortion
is performed. A second provision requires all abortion clinics to comply with standards set for ambulatory surgical centers. Pro-lifers point out that HB2 simply requires abortion clinics to come under the same regulations as other surgical centers in the state. Since HB2’s passage, several abortion facilities have closed due to their inability to comply with the law.

In June of 2015, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld both provisions but made a narrow exception for the Whole Woman’s abortion clinic in McAllen, after they were unable to secure required hospital privileges for its abortion doctors.

The issues under review in the case include:

    (1) Whether, when applying the “undue burden” standard of Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a court errs by refusing to consider whether and to what extent laws that restrict abortion for the stated purpose of promoting health actually serve the government’s interest in promoting health; and

    (2) whether the Fifth Circuit erred in concluding that this standard permits Texas to enforce, in nearly all circumstances, laws that would cause a significant reduction in the availability of abortion services while failing to advance the State’s interest in promoting health – or any other valid interest.

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According to their website, Whole Woman’s Health (WWH) currently operates abortion facilities in Baltimore, Fort Worth, McAllen, San Antonio, Twin Cities, New Mexico, and Peoria. Prior to 2013, WWH operated abortion facilities in five different communities in Texas: McAllen, Beaumont, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin. But, since the passage of HB2, WWH reports that they had to stop abortions in Austin and Beaumont. Amy Hagstrom Miller, president of Whole Women’s Health, would like to deceive the public that her abortion clinics do not need any more scrutiny. Yet, the State of Texas has found some very concerning issues with WWH abortion facilities.

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In 2014, a news report filed by KFDM listed disturbing problems found at WWH’s Beaumont abortion clinic. According to the report, Whole Woman’s Health failed to have some of the same life-saving tools on site that convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell was cited for in Pennsylvania. (Watch the report below)

The information comes from a 2013 inspection by the Texas Department of State Health Services of Whole Woman’s Health of Beaumont, citing the Beaumont abortion clinic for 13 health and safety code violations.

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But, WWH’s failure to have protocols for emergencies was not new.

In 2007, the state of Texas took disciplinary action against Whole Woman’s Health of Beaumont for, “failure to have a written protocol for emergency evacuation for disasters tailored to the Facility’s geographic location,” among other violations.

Whole Womans Health discipline 2007

In 2011, the pro-life group, Operation Rescue released information documenting widespread abuses at a dozen Texas abortion clinics. Among the worst offenders was Whole Women’s Health’s McAllen facility, they stated at the time. Among the disturbing finds were bloody medical waste along with the names of patientsm patient logs and other private information thrown in the trash. (View photo documentation of the evidence with the name Whole Women’s Health clearly evident.) The documentation, which was originally thrown in a trash dumpster near the abortion clinic was turned over to the the attorney general and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. As a result, Operation Rescue was notified that 2 Whole Woman’s Health abortion centers were fined:

    Whole Woman’s Health of McAllen was fined at total of $17,430.

    Whole Woman’s Health of Austin was ordered to pay a total of $22,980.

According to an article published by National Right to Life News, in 2012 the Texas Medical Board disciplined two WWH abortionists for violating standards of patient care. They were both fined $3,000 and required to take a medical education course. Many other WWH abortionists have previous disciplinary histories, NRTL states citing a case from Minnesota.

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A report published in 2013 by Texas Right to Life after they obtained inspection reports of all abortion centers in Texas from July 2011-2012, revealed that 14 Texas abortion centers were cited as having infractions that violated inspections. Included among those infractions was a 17 page list of violations from Whole Woman’s Health in Beaumont.

Four of five Whole Woman’s Health Clinics have incurred violations against safety laws during the last three years; some of these clinics fell short dozens of times,” TXRTL pointed out later.

Another review of Texas abortion clinics conducted by the pro-life group Texas Alliance for Life also listed several disturbing violations cited by state health inspectors at Whole Woman’s Health in Beaumont. An inspection of WWH dated November 17, 2011 found a long list of violations including (among other things):

    “[I]n procedure room #2 there was numerous rusty spots on the on the suction machine used on the patient” for an abortion.

Health inspectors which visited WWH in Beaumont on December 19, 2012 found (among other things) that:

    “…the staff was still not knowledgeable in the proper procedure of sterilizing instruments and the facility had an infection control issues.”

and

    “staff members…failed to perform the correct procedure for the sterilization of the surgical instruments.”

But, while the Beaumont abortion facility was one of the worst, violations were also found at Whole Woman’s Fort Worth facility as well as McAllen. In addition, state health inspectors who visited Whole Woman’s Health of San Antonio, found that, “Whole Woman’s Health of San Antonio failed to implement and enforce acceptable environmental controls in cleaning and preparing instruments for sterilization,” among other violations.

Pro-life briefs filed in the case include ones from the ACLJ, Liberty Counsel, Operation Rescue as well as Live Action. The brief filed by Live Action details Live Action’s investigations as well as published articles that document how abortion is unsafe for women.

Despite the recent passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, oral arguments in the case on are scheduled to begin March 2.

Planned Parenthood “concerned” pro-life law will force women to find more “childcare” ?

Posted in Planned Parenthood Employee with tags , , , , , , , on July 14, 2015 by saynsumthn

A new law in Tennessee requiring a 48-hour wait and counseling prior to an abortion is about to go into effect and the business that profits off abortion is worried.

Stats show that when women have more time to consider their decision to terminate a pregnancy they often choose life.

This does not sit well with an industry which thrives on scare tactics and emotions to lure women in and sell them an abortion.

Ashlet Coffield Planned Parenthood

Ashley Coffield, CEO and President of Planned Parenthood, said the delay is “only going to be harmful” because the longer a woman has to wait, the greater the chance she could face complications due to an underlying medical condition.

They should know about such things because it was a Planned Parenthood center in Illinois that left a 24-year-old Black women bleeding to death in their center for 5 hours before transferring her to a hospital after her abortion.

Did I mention that she died as a result?

But, the woman, Tonya Reaves, is not Ms. Coffield’s concern here.

In fact, Reaves has never been a concern of any Planned Parenthood spokesperson.

Women who they kill from abortion are quickly forgotten as a mere complication of the surgery.

Instead, Coffield is expressing a faux concern that women will have to pay for “more childcare” in order to comply with a law designed to give them time to reflect on the pressure to have an abortion.

If that isn’t the ultimate in irony, I do not know what is?

In order to allow a women more time to consider killer her baby she may incur “more childcare” issues?

Take a listen for yourself:

What does that mean for women?

“That means they have to take additional time off work. They have to find more child care…”

Blacks Women Matter event claims racial motive behind states covering for abortion clinics

Posted in Alveda King, Black Women, Black Women killed from Abortion, Ryan Bomberger with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2015 by saynsumthn

REPUBLISHING FROM LIFE DYNAMICS BLOG:

Black leaders are planning a nationwide event in Selma, Alabama to expose a possible racial motive for not enforcing abortion laws, saying that Black Women Matter.

It is called The Selma Project and it was created by Catherine Davis who is the president and founder of The Restoration Project, and is an African American advocate for women.

Davis said the overall theme of the event is that Black Women Matter and they want to stop Black women from being butchered and maimed in abortion clinics.

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Davis suggested that the reason authorities are ignoring laws that regulate abortion clinics is because they are not concerned about many of the women who use the substandard facilities.

She told Life Dynamics that after a pro-life group filed a complaint about an abortion clinic in Selma, the state refused to to enforce the law.

Why aren’t they enforcing these laws?” Davis said she asked herself.

“And the only common denominator I could see is that the majority of women going into those abortion clinics are black or brown,” she said.

According to The Selma Project website:

    All across America , abortionists have established a pattern of injuring and sometimes killing women in their abortion centers, many times in violation of a number of state civil and criminal laws.

    Most of the women injured in these abortion centers that ignore the laws are Black and brown. More Black women are going into these centers alive and fertile and many come out infertile due to substandard medical practices. Some do not come out alive.

Davis has documented the horrific way abortion providers treat women and specifically women of color.

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Recently, a Black women was left to bleed for hours inside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic before being transferred to a hospital. The 24-year-old women later died from the botched abortion. Although Planned Parenthood was sued by the family, calls for a criminal investigation by authorities into her death went unheard.

Life Dynamics has detailed her death here.

Davis says that the gatekeepers across the country are not doing their job of enforcing laws regarding abortion facilities and she believes the reason is racially motivated.

I believe that the population control agenda wants to control the birthrate of women of color so they are turning a blind eye to criminal and civil violations at abortion clinics,” Davis stated.

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Davis points to Kermit Gosnell and the way the state of Pennsylvania ignored what was occurring inside his House of Horrors abortion clinic.

She says that even though some abortion doctors are Black, it’s just part of Margaret Sanger’s Negro Project which sought to use Blacks to help in her eugenics agenda.

The Selma Project rally has also been sponsored by the National Black Pro-life Coalition, CEC for Life, and The Radiance Foundation.

The group chose Selma to shine a light on what is occurring nationwide.

Just like Selma and Bloody Sunday are a picture of all that was wrong with Jim Crow in America; our event hopes to shed light on all that is wrong with abortion in America,” Davis points out.

The Selma Project prolife speakers black women matter

In addition to Davis, speakers at The Selma Project event include Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Star Parker founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, Ryan Bomberger co-founder of The Radiance Foundation which just won a free speech lawsuit against the NAACP, and Dr. Freda Bush an OBGYN from the state of Mississippi.

Fr. Frank Pavone national director of Priests for Life and co-host of the pro-life show, Life Talk TV along with Fr. Terry Gensemer will also speak.

The rally will take place on Juneteenth, (June 19, 2015) and a march across the Pettus Bridge will follow on June 20th.

Davis said that one of the main things on their agenda is to spend a lot of time in prayer on behalf of their community and the nation.

She said speakers will address how the abortion industry is literally getting away with murder and the real civil rights movement of today which she said is to defend the right to life of the unborn child.

Even in the Womb Black lives Matter

Visit the Facebook page for the event here.

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Click here to visit The Selma Project website.

Revolutionary abortion rights group Stop Patriarchy to protest pro-life laws in several states

Posted in Stop Patriarchy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2015 by saynsumthn

The communist revolutionary group Stop Patriarchy is calling for “national actions” on July 1st to “protest new abortion restrictions scheduled to go into effect in Kansas and Tennessee that day.”

Stop Patriarchy July protest

According to the group’s website:

    On July 1st, as many as half the abortion clinics in Tennessee are expected to close due to new restrictions which will require abortion facilities to meet the same physical standards as a mini-emergency room (even though early abortion is an extremely simple, outpatient procedure).

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They also state:

    These new restrictions are part of a national onslaught against abortion rights and birth control. Over 330 restrictions have been introduced nationwide already this year! This CANNOT be tolerated if women are going to be treated as FULL HUMAN BEINGS! These laws will have devastating effects on the lives of women across the country, and especially in the deep South, where new restrictions have forced many abortion clinics to close.

Fetus not baby Stop Patriarchy

A Fact Sheet put out by the group entitled: Abortion rights are in a state of emergency, and headed for disaster, reads in part:

    For far too long, pro-choice people have remained passive, or funneled their energies into supporting politicians who openly promise to seek “common ground” with Christian fascists. But seeking “common ground” has really meant ceding ground to this whole onslaught. For decades we have watched yesterday’s outrage become today’s “compromise position” and tomorrow’s limit of what can be imagined. There can be no “common ground” with female enslavement. What is required instead is: massive, uncompromising, political resistance to STOP this whole WAR ON WOMEN, and go on to WIN the fight for full liberation.

Stop Patriarchy abortion fact sheet protest

PAST DISRUPTIONS:

Several members of Stop Patriarchy were arrested in Washington D.C. trying to disrupt pro-lifers on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion in America.

Stop Patriarchy March for Life arrests

They also became aggressively disruptive to Black pro-life activists in California after vowing to “Ferguson” pro-life walk.

Bragging on their website, “As politicians continue to ramp up a national assault on abortion and birth control, Stop Patriarchy is unleashing the rage and frustration of old and new generations, forging a new political force of opposition while recasting the terms in the fight over abortion around women’s enslavement or women’s liberation.”

Sunsara Taylor Carl Dix Stop Patriarchy Oakland.

Susan Stop Patriarchy

The group is headed by Communist sympathizer Sunsara Taylor, a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party, receiving the support of convicted terrorist Bill Ayers. Their methods and tactics have even been denounced by more mainstream pro-choice advocates.

Stop Patriarchy is very selective in their outrage against the “Patriarchy.” While they disrupt pro-life events they enthusiastically support abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood which deliberately cover child rape and myriads of abortion “providers” who sexually abuse or physically harm their patients.

Stop Patriarchy arrested at UT TWEET

Stop Patriarchy arrested at UT

Abortion activists have been activating since Texas passed a series of pro-life laws in the state which have closed several abortion clinics. During this time, pro-abortion radicals descended in Austin to express their outrage.
Stop Patriarchy was among them, blocking traffic and getting arrested there as well.

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Since then many other states have since passed similar legislation.

According to Life News, weeks ago Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed into law a pro-life bill HB 1368 requiring licensure and inspection of abortion facilities the same as ambulatory surgical centers in the state.

Strict pro-life laws are also being challenged in Kansas.

Texas bill prohibits abortion coverage in health benefit exchanges with few exceptions

Posted in Texas Abortion with tags , , , , , on April 7, 2015 by saynsumthn

A law in committee before the Texas House would prohibit a health plan offered through a health benefit exchange from providing coverage for an abortion, unless the abortion was needed to avert her death or a serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, according to Texas Alliance for Life.

Texas HB3130 says:

    a qualified health plan offered through a health benefit exchange may not provide coverage for an abortion other than coverage for an abortion performed when a condition exists, based on reasonable medical judgment, that complicates the medical condition of the pregnant woman or pregnant minor to an extent that:

    (1) the immediate abortion of her pregnancy is
    necessary to avert her death; or
    (2) a delay in performing the abortion creates a
    serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of
    a major bodily function, other than a psychological or emotional
    condition.

The law clarifies that, under section (a) the law does not authorize coverage for an abortion based on a potential future medical condition that may result from a voluntary act of the woman or minor after the abortion is performed.

The law was introduced by Rep. Marsha Farney (R) and is sponsored by Republican Representatives: Geanie Morrison, Cindy Burkett, Patricia Harless and Rodney Anderson.

Under HB 3130, if a woman wants an insurance plan which covers abortion, she would not be prevented from purchasing optional or supplemental coverage for abortion.

Testimony on the bill is expected to be heard this week.

Abortion is NEVER a humane, responsible choice

Posted in Abortion medical reasons, Disability, Pro-choice Logic, Trisomy with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2015 by saynsumthn

If I told you that it was a good thing that I murdered my three-year-old daughter because, had I not done so, I would not have been willing to have my two-year-old son, what would you say?

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Indianapolis resident, Victoria Barrett, basically says the same thing in an op-ed she submitted to the Indy Star over abortion legislation.

Senate Bill 334, was authored by Sen. Travis Holdman, Sen. Liz Brown, Sen. Amanda Banks and co-Authored by Sen. Dennis Kruse and the bill would “Prohibits a person from performing an abortion if the person knows that the pregnant woman is seeking the abortion because of: (1) the sex of the fetus; or (2) a diagnosis or potential diagnosis of the fetus having Down syndrome or any other disability. Makes it a Level 5 felony if a person knowingly or intentionally performs a sex selective abortion or an abortion conducted because of a diagnosis of Down syndrome or any other disability. Provides for civil relief.”

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It was in response to this legislation that prompted Barrett to write her letter of protest. Barrette claimed that if SB334 had existed when she carried her daughter, diagnosed with a Trisomy 13, her son would not exist today.

My daughter’s “disability,” Barrett writes, “caused her to develop hydrocephaly; a heart with a missing chamber; a malformed, open abdominal wall; a cleft lip and palate on both sides of her mouth; and club feet; is called, by the medical establishment, “incompatible with life.” It’s deemed as such for a reason: no child with a full trisomy 13 anomaly ever survives more than a few days after birth. The vast majority spontaneously abort — the medical term for miscarriage — on their own. But my daughter, despite developmental problems so severe no fetus could possibly survive them, was still alive in my womb at 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Barrett says clearly that she loved her daughter – yet- she also states that ending her life, “before her suffering worsened” was, “the only humane, responsible choice. It was the only choice that could possibly have been made out of love.”

When I first read this, I did a double take – are you kidding me?

Who would actually accept this reasoning?

Abortion has so affected our culture that we have lost the ability to reason. In reality, if a mother wrote a letter admitting that she ended the life of her born daughter – we’d be outraged.

We do not know the exact time Barrett aborted her unborn daughter nor the procedure used to end her life.

But according to WebMD, at 15 weeks the most likely procedure used is Dilation and Evacuation or D+E.

They describe it this way:

    Pass a grasping instrument (forceps) into the uterus to grasp larger pieces of tissue. This is more likely in pregnancies of 16 weeks or more and is done before the uterine lining is scraped with a curette.
    Use a curved instrument (curette) to gently scrape the lining of the uterus and remove tissue in the uterus.
    Use suction. This may be done as a final step to make sure the uterine contents are completely removed.

That “loving, humane” D+E procedure is described by a former abortionist below:

What if, instead of writing about her 15 week unborn daughter, Barrett had said that ending the life of her 15-year-old daughter by ripping her diseased riddled body apart limb from limb, was “human, responsible, and loving?” What would we say?

To Barrett, protecting disabled children in the womb is an attack on- guess who? HER!

In fact, a quick google search turns up a blog where Ms. Barrett writes about her “loving and humane choice.”

But, instead of referring to her beloved and suffering daughter, she calls her, “a 15-week gestated fetus admitting, “I didn’t know how to grieve a half-formed human I had never met, and I felt like a tremendous failure.”

The surgeon had been concerned that it wouldn’t be possible to dilate my cervix sufficiently to remove a 15-week gestated fetus because I had never delivered a child. He wanted to be sure to use as much laminaria as possible, which turned out to be five sticks. I laid on the table, stoic, angry, as long as I could before I cried. The pain, already, before the seaweed began its work, radiated from the core of my being. It felt like nothing I had ever imagined,” Barrett wrote.

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About the moment Barret ended her daughter’s life, she writes:

    “The rest of the week went about as you might imagine: by morning I was fully dilated; we waited for five hours at the understaffed hospital before the 20-minute procedure began; a nurse insisted, on my behalf, on conscious sedation at a minimum. I walked into the operating room, was provided a stepping stool to get myself onto the sterile table under the blinding, hot lights, like stage lights. It seemed so odd that the operating room had a panoramic view of the city out enormous windows. The actual termination was over in a blink, painless, mostly a relief. And then our daughter was gone.

    “After my head cleared, for about an hour I felt a strange bodily elation, as though I could turn cartwheels right then and there. When the surgeon finally arrived to talk before we checked out, he asked, “Can you already tell you’re not pregnant?” I could.”

Barrett questions Holdman’s motives in sponsoring the bill by calling it, “mandated torture of the mothers.”

Really Ms. Barrett? YOU were the tortured one here?

Barrett’s words offer no compassion towards the many children with various levels of disability having protection – none!

After all, as Barrett states in her letter to the Indy-Star, “If I had been forced to carry my daughter until she spontaneously aborted — or worse, until she was delivered, suffered tremendously, and died in my arms — I would never have chosen to have another child.”

So, I suppose we are supposed to “celebrate” that this mother who so willingly “ended the life” of her disabled daughter in the womb – is now the mother of another child, a son?

I can’t and I won’t buy into this “murder is compassion” lie. I refuse to accept that Barrett made a difficult choice out of love and concern of her tiny baby girl.

Abortion is NEVER a humane, responsible choice.

No way….I wouldn’t accept this logic if Barrett’s daughter was 15-years-old and I won’t accept it if she is 15 weeks or more in the womb either. And neither should anyone else.