“If it was a boy, I’d wring her neck”: clinic worker tells of patients rejecting baby girls

When legislation came before Congress that would’ve banned abortions done because the baby was the “wrong” gender, pro-choicers fell all  over themselves to say that this never happens. However, a number of abortionists and clinic workers have documented incidents where it has.

Sallie Tisdale, a pro-choice clinic worker, said the following in her article in Harpers magazine:

Always couples would abort a girl and keep a boy… An 18-year-old woman with three daughters brought her husband to the interview. He glared first at me, then at his wife, as he sank lower and lower in the chair, picking his teeth with a toothpick. He interrupted the conversation with his wife to ask if I could tell whether the baby would be a boy or girl. I told him I could not. “Good,” he replied in a slow and strangely malevolent voice, “because if it was a boy I’d wring her neck.”

Sallie Tisdale “We Do Abortions Here” Harpers, October 1987

Quoted in Rachel M MacNair, PhD. Achieving Peace in the Abortion War (New York: iUniverse, 2009) 55

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