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January 23, 2010

Ultrasound and the Conscience of an Abortionist

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at January 23, 2010 9:48 AM

You will rarely hear about it in the progressive Mainstream Media, but a number of former abortionists are crossing over to the Pro-Life side. Advances in medical science, in particular, ultrasound technology that confirm that the products of conception are not an undifferentiated mass of cells no different than a fingernail, and that gives moral human beings pause about the lives they are destroying.

The Weekly Standard reports on this phenomenon, reporting on the casual horror of torn and dismembered babies, tiny beating hearts silenced forever, and the stench of burning fetal tissues that the progressive left eagerly sacrifices on the altar of Eros.

In general, abortion providers have censored their own emotional trauma out of concern to protect abortion rights. In 2008, however, abortionist Lisa Harris endeavored to begin "breaking the silence" in the pages of the journal Reproductive Health Matters. When she herself was 18 weeks pregnant, Dr. Harris performed a D&E abortion on an 18-week-old fetus. Harris felt her own child kick precisely at the moment that she ripped a fetal leg off with her forceps:
Instantly, tears were streaming from my eyes--without me--meaning my conscious brain--even being aware of what was going on. I felt as if my response had come entirely from my body, bypassing my usual cognitive processing completely. A message seemed to travel from my hand and my uterus to my tear ducts. It was an overwhelming feeling--a brutally visceral response--heartfelt and unmediated by my training or my feminist pro-choice politics. It was one of the more raw moments in my life.
Harris concluded her piece by lamenting that the pro-choice movement has left providers to suffer in silence because it has "not owned up to the reality of the fetus, or the reality of fetal parts." Indeed, it often insists that images used by the pro-life movement are faked.

There's more at the link. So much more. We on the right seem to be conscious of these horrors. The progressive left either denies them, or simply doesn't care; because casual sex is just too important.

You have to wonder, if some abortionists leave after seeing the horror of what they do every day for a paycheck... WTH is wrong with those that don't?


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