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The trial of Kermit Gosnell has brought to light the true face of the victims of abortion. It is also a fine time for us to read and share a horrific description of what happens during a legal abortion procedure as recalled by former director of a Planned Parenthood office in Texas Abby Johnson in her book “Unplanned”:
At first, the baby didn’t seem aware of the cannula. It gently probed the baby’s side, and for a quick second I felt relief. Of course, I thought. The fetus doesn’t feel pain. I had reassured countless women of this as I’d been taught by Planned Parenthood. The fetal tissue feels nothing as it is removed. Get a grip, Abby. This is a simple, quick medical procedure. My head was working hard to control my responses, but I couldn’t shake an inner disquiet that was quickly mounting to horror as I watched the screen.
The next movement was the sudden jerk of a tiny foot as the baby started kicking, as if it were trying to move away from the probing invader. As the cannula pressed its side, the baby began struggling to turn and twist away. It seemed clear to me that it could feel the cannula, and it did not like what it was feeling. …
My eyes shot back to the screen again. The cannula was already being rotated by the doctor, and now I could see the tiny body violently twisting with it. For the briefest moment the baby looked as if it were being wrung like a dishcloth, twirled and squeezed. And then it crumpled and began disappearing into the cannula before my eyes. The last thing I saw was the tiny, perfectly formed backbone sucked into the tube, and then it was gone.
All the training she went through merely blinded her to the reality of what she was a part of. Then there on that gray scale screen she literally came face to face with the disturbing truth. Thank God that it was the first and last time she was actually involved in an abortion herself.
genocide – the deliberate and systematic destruction of a national, racial, religious, political, cultural, ethnic, or other group defined by the exterminators as undesirable
Gosnell worker testifies: Baby being ‘aborted’ ‘screamed… like a little alien’ (In fact, the illegal worker commented that she identified the babies as “specimens” to make it “easier to deal with mentally”.)
Two great articles about the impact this case is having on even pro-choice people:
From Roe to Gosnell by James Taranto (Wonderfully points out the Orwellian doublespeak that fills so-called “pro-choice” rhetoric. You can also read of the sadistic, experimental device Kermit Gosnell was responsible for inserting into the wombs of 15 women nearly 40 years ago.)
14 Theories for Why Kermit Gosnell’s Case Didn’t Get More Media Attention by Conor Friedersdorf (Very thoughtful article.)