(NewsBusters) A former abortion worker is sharing her testimony, from storing aborted babies in milk jugs to learning to sleep in the dark again, in order to tell others like her: “get out.” Her story focuses on one of the most-underreported major crimes in years.
Among other things, Gosnell was convicted May 2013 of first-degree murder of three babies (while the Grand Jury report, The Hollywood Reporter has noted, “alleges Gosnell killed hundreds of infants by sticking scissors into their necks”). But the trial, in which witnesses like Moton described baby abortion survivors “swimming” in toilets “to get out,” attracted a mere 12 – 15 reporters. Only after 56 days, with pressure from both politicians and the public, did the all three broadcast networks report on Gosnell.
That’s because, Johnson said, she was “appalled” by some pro-lifers who wished that those involved would die or “go to hell.” Instead, she prayed that, one day, she would “be able to speak to one of them, to let them know that what was being said of them was not indicative of the entire pro-life movement.”
Three years later, her phone rang. It was Moton.
“They helped me through high school, my prom, when my daughter was born, everything,” she stressed. “They’ve been there for me. I just felt like I owed them.”
Furthermore, she said, Gosnell “taught her everything,” even though she “wasn’t licensed.”
“We were a great team,” she recalled. “I became his ace, as they say, ‘right-hand man,’ and made sure everything was set up correctly.”
She also detailed some of the bizarre practices at Gosnell’s clinic. Aborted babies, she said, were stored in “gallon-milk cartons where we had to, we had to cut the top of it, of course, to make the hole big enough.”
“There were milk, the gallon milk jugs,” she continued. “That’s what we stored [them in], and we had to put them in the freezer for the biohazard people to come.”
To those still working in abortion clinics, Moton advised “get out.”
“My advice is to get out while you can. Get out while you can,” she urged. “Don’t end up like me, where it’s too late, you end up in prison. Just get out. There’s help out here. There’s resources.”
Staying in the abortion industry comes with consequences, she said.
“I had to learn how to sleep in the dark again,” she admitted. “It takes a toll on you mentally. And people that work in these clinics, they really can’t talk to nobody. They just feel as though they’re going to get judged and everything.”
For Americans who want to help abortion workers leave the industry, Moton stressed that “what you say to a person” and even a smile can make all the difference. Training is also important.
“It’s funny because there’s a Planned Parenthood in my neighborhood. And I always wonder ‘What can I do to get their attention?’” she said. “But I will not do it yet because I’m not trained.” She hoped that, later, she will “be trained to do stuff like that.”
Workers also find difficulty leaving because of their finances: “People got bills, people got kids, it’s hard out here,” she said.
But money isn’t everything. Moton elaborated on what finally pushed her to leave. Running into issues with Mrs. Gosnell, “for no apparent reason,” was just the “icing on the cake,” she said.
“I already had that feeling where I had to get out of here,” she stressed. “It was hard because I thought about income, ‘What am I going to do?’ But I gave him my two weeks [notice].”
She felt better immediately.
“It was the best feeling in the world, the weight was lifted,” she remembered. “I still had little thoughts going on in my head, like I told you, I had to learn how to sleep in the dark again.” But, she added, she was “free from that building,” even if she wasn’t “free mentally.” And that, she said, “was a start.”
Just once she returned “just to say hi to everybody” at the clinic, but then she “stayed away” after that. She commented that that decision “was the best feeling ever.”
Today, she concluded, she’s “going through my healing journey” after working in the abortion industry.
“I’m very, I’m a blessed woman,” she said, with some “powerful women” supporting her, likely referring to the women who are a part of And Then There Were None. “I’m thankful. I’m thankful. And grateful.”
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published at NewsBusters.org and is reprinted here with permission.