The pro-life group And Then There Were None sponsored a webcast in which former abortion worker Lisa Searle told her story. Searle is a registered nurse from Raleigh, North Carolina, who was involved in the abortion industry for 10 years and worked in two different facilities. At the first facility, she administered the abortion pill and was given the job of talking to women beforehand to prepare them for their abortions. Searle got in trouble with the abortion facility for taking too much time to explain the abortion process. The facility wanted to rush women in and out, and Searle’s attempt at thorough counseling slowed them down.
I did spend a lot of time with these women, educating them on what to expect. Many times, these women will be in the clinic for an hour and a half, two hours max, but the expectation was, it was to be a revolving door. They come in, they get their medicine, and they leave. But think about it. You have to have your workup. They do a pregnancy test. They do vital signs. They do ultrasound. And then you have the educational piece, and then administration of the medication.
Getting as many women as possible in for their abortions was more important to the abortionist than properly preparing the women for the ordeal they would face. Abortions by pill cause extremely painful cramps and very heavy bleeding. Former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson described her ordeal with the abortion pill and her distress about not being informed of what she would go through beforehand. She is not the only post-abortive woman to express these feelings.
Of course, the more women who could be rushed through the facility, the more abortions could be done. More abortions means more profit for the abortion facility and the abortionist. It is not surprising that Searle’s facility rushed women through their abortions to increase profits. Other abortion workers have described their experiences with the same thing.
Searle explains how she was reprimanded at the abortion facility for not moving women through quickly enough:
They came to me one day after clinic, and said, “We have to do something. These women do not need to be in this building for an hour and a half. They need to go.” And eventually, I mean, I didn’t change my ways, because I thought it was important, this is a huge decision – and then they decided that I no longer needed to be responsible for educating these women. So, they gave the position to someone else.
Searle says that in the abortion industry, “You can’t care too much.”
Searle now works as a healthcare team manager with Heartbeat International. She spends most of her time working with women who want to reverse their abortions. Working with the Abortion Pill Rescue Network, she now helps save preborn lives.
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