In an article entitled “Dangertalk: Voices of Abortion Providers” published in the medical journal Social Science & Medicine, the authors write about the horrific things abortionists and abortion workers experience but cannot talk about in public. The abortion workers are afraid to reveal the truth about what goes on in abortion facilities in case pro-lifers use it against them. But in this article, abortionists and abortion workers speak openly about the parts of their jobs that upset them, including what made one abortionist cry.
The authors describe one situation:
Providers were troubled when their patients internalized the idea that they were killers. One surgical assistant recalled a case in which a patient’s 19-week dilation and evacuation was well underway, and the patient began crying and shouting that the medical team was killing her baby.
At 19 weeks, the abortion would be by D&E, which consists of dismembering the baby with forceps and pulling him out piece by piece as described in the following video by former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino:
The abortionist who committed the procedure recalls:
I’m just crying … This procedure seemed to take forever, I’m sure it didn’t … So, we walk out of the room and have to go right into seeing other patients … We’re all like zombies … It was a terrible, terrible feeling. I did try to contact her several times just so I could have some closure like for me, um she never returned our calls, she never came back for her follow up.
It is not surprising that the woman didn’t want to be contacted by the abortionist who killed her baby. She was no doubt traumatized by the whole procedure and mourning her lost child. She may have wanted to try and forget everything that happened in the abortion facility, but like so many women, her abortion could haunt her for a very long time.
Although this experience upset the abortionist, it did not cause her to stop committing abortions. According to the article, she still does them. Somehow, this abortionist was able to rationalize aborting preborn children despite what had happened.
Source: Lisa A. Martin, PhD, Jane A. Hassinger, MSW, Michelle Debbink, MD, PhD, Lisa H. Harris, MD, PhD “Dangertalk: Voices of abortion providers” Social Science & Medicine 184 (2017) 75e83