CG Richardson had four abortions. Each time, she believed what the abortion facilities told her – that a preborn baby was just tissue, not a human being. But after her fourth abortion, she came face-to-face with her aborted child, and she shared the experience in her book, “No One to Hear Their Cries.”
After the abortion was carried out, Richardson bled heavily for several days and suffered intense cramps. This was different than what she experienced in her previous abortions. A week later, she was sitting on the toilet when she passed the intact body of her aborted child.
She describes being devastated: “‘How could this be?’ I screamed…Hesitantly I looked closely, examining every inch and there was no denying it: This Was a Baby!”
She could see every feature of the child:
I could plainly see the little eyes, nose, mouth, tiny little hands and feet that had already formed! I also saw blood vessels and the spine as the skin was very transparent! The thing that made me fall to my knees was looking at what I believe to be my baby’s heart. This little heart was once beating until I gave the order to have it stopped!
At that moment she realized, “I had killed my four babies!”
Richardson became hysterical, cradling the baby’s body, singing lullabies, and screaming. Finally, she wrapped up the child and put the baby’s remains in a box.
She drove to a friend’s house, and the friend brought her to the hospital. When she told the nurse what had happened, the nurse at first didn’t believe her:
The look on her face was pure shock and then turned to disbelief. “You must be mistaken,” she responded. “Here, let me see what you’ve got in the box.” I slowly handed it to her. She cautiously opened and carefully unfolded the foil and tissue paper.
For a moment I thought she was going to scream out loud but instead she cupped her hand over her mouth. Tears started to fill her eyes as she said, “You are right! There’s no mistaking it! The little eyes, nose and tiny fingers are perfect!”
She pointed out the precious little mouth as well. The mouth that would never be able to uttered [sic] a word! She slowly laid the box on the counter and draped the tissue across my baby ever so gently.
The doctor told Richardson she’d suffered a “missed abortion.” Richardson was admitted to the hospital and received intravenous antibiotics. She had a serious infection, and the doctor told her that if she hadn’t gone to the hospital when she did, she would have died.
The nurse took the body of the baby away to pathology, where Richardson knew her child would be dissected. Saying goodbye was devastating:
[O]ut the door she went carrying my tiny child never to see again. I prayed silently for this innocent child. The child I had tried to discard of so easily had come back into my life and I didn’t want to let go! I didn’t want to face what was going to happen and there was nothing I could do about it! I had made my choice the day of the abortion and there was no way to undo it!
I have to live with this memory for the rest of my life! This would be my final goodbye!
Perhaps out of compassion, the doctor wrote in Richardson’s chart that she’d suffered a miscarriage, and the nurses that cared for her were very kind.
The incident had a profound emotional effect on Richardson’s doctor. She explained, “My doctor was a caring man. This day he was looking very tired and worn. He loved people, especially babies, and that’s why he became an OB/GYN.”
He told Richardson that abortion could cause serious complications and that he’d seen them himself. He said:
“I’ve known of and personally seen girls that had to have a D&C just like you did. At times we have found the tiniest of body parts left inside the womb! A hand, an eye… It’s a very difficult thing to witness!
“You are very lucky that your baby was intact when you held it in your hand. Imagine if a hand or eye was missing or dangling! It would have been 100 times more traumatizing than it was!” After the last statement, his eyes started to water, and he turned and walked out of the room.
Both the doctor and the nurse cried.
Richardson has had to face the fact that she is responsible for the deaths of four of her children. She describes herself as being “brainwashed” by a culture that denies the humanity of preborn human beings.
Richardson wrote her book hoping to convince other women to choose life and escape the emotional pain she suffers on a daily basis.
Source: CG Richardson No One to Hear Their Cries (Lulu, 2007) 197, 204, 205, 217
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