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THE REALITY OF ABORTION
taken from Dale O Leary’s book, ‘The
Gender Agenda – Redefining Equality’ Vital Issues
‘The Chinese have instituted a
draconian population program in
‘I was stripped naked and made to lie
face down on a cold concrete floor. They
beat me with a rope and stick and with an electric prod. They beat me as I lay fully stretched out on
the floor. I thought at that time I was
about to die. […] In order to make me come to, they threw cold
water on me. They were very
insulting. They squeezed my breasts
saying that there was much milk in them; that I was no nun, that I had had at
least two children already. They said
that I was having sexual relations with the monks and that is why we were
demonstrating together. I said that I
was a nun. They pushed a stick in my
vagina again and again hurting me so that for three days I could not urinate. One of the guards pushed an electric cattle
prod into my anus and left it there. It
was like a pain came into my heart that was unbearable. I fell unconscious.’ [International Committee
of Lawyers for
press release handed out at the press conference also contained accounts of how
women had been forced to have abortions, or like Lh, who fled
‘When the Chinese officials came to my house after the birth of the third child, they told me that I would not get a ration card for the third child and that I had to pay a fine. They informed me that I had been put on a list of women who would soon be sterilised. Again, I did not protest. I knew it would be useless to try and negotiate with them. Many of my friends were in the same position and were either sterilised or aborted. We simply had no choice.’ [International Committee of Lawyers for Tibet, “Denial of Tibetan Women’s Right to Reproduction Freedom” San Francisco, 1st March 1995]
The press release also included an eyewitness report of the work of Chinese mobile birth control teams in Tibetan villages in 1987:
‘The villagers were informed that all women had to report to the tent for abortions and sterilisations or there would be grave consequences. For the women who went peacefully to the tents and did not resist, medical care was given. The women who refused to go were taken by force, operated on, and given no medical care. Women nine months pregnant had their babies taken out.….We saw many girls crying, heard their screams as they waited for their turn to go into the tent, and saw the growing pile of fetuses build outside the tent, which smelled horrible. During the two weeks of this mobilisation, all pregnant women were given abortions, followed by sterilisation, and every woman of childbearing age was sterilised.’
Life Issues Connector: July 1999. Article by J.C. Willke, MD.
‘After fighting abortion for 30 years I thought I had seen and heard it all, but not so. Her is a new development, a co-ordinated high-tech industry functioning for the specific purpose of obtaining and selling high-quality fetal organs for research.
Partial-Birth abortions seemed to be so horrible that most of us wondered how such procedures could be defended. Many of us chalked it up to the fact that the pro-abortion advocates and the abortion industry didn’t want to give one inch for fear that their whole house of cards will fold. I, among others, felt that their resistance to forbidding this gruesome procedure was a fear of a domino effect. If we stopped this one, then we’d stop the next and the next and the next and they didn’t want it to start. But now we have evidence of a very clear additional reason why they want these late-term abortions to continue. The reason is that this is the one method that gives them intact fetal bodies from which they can obtain organs for research.
The other method of late-term abortion, D&E (Dilation and Evacuation), involves reaching up into the uterus and dismembering the live baby. This delivers pieces of macerated organs that are usually unsuitable for fetal research, transplantation etc. This may be the main reason for their vehement defense of the practice of Partial-Birth abortion.
The story was broken recently by Life Dynamics under the guidance of its director, Mark Crutcher. A lady came to him with a story, which he has verified. The name of the informant cannot be revealed, as she is still involved in the work that she has exposed. Her story is dramatically recorded in a video just released by Life Dynamics (E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). In it, this woman under the pseudonym, Kelly, tells her story. Her back is to the camera and her voice is electronically altered to prevent her identification. She worked for “an outside source, hired with a team to go in [to late term abortion clinics] to dissect and procure fetal tissue for high-quality sales.” Read on as Kelly describes her macabre profession [and answers questions]:
“What we did was to have a contract with an abortion clinic that would allow us to go there on certain days. We would get a generated list each day to tell us what tissue researchers, pharmaceutical companies and universities were looking for. Then we would examine the patient charts. We would screen out the ones we didn’t want.
We did not use specimens that had
Only an estimated 2% of the late-term aborted babies had abnormalities. “The rest were very healthy. 95% of the time she was just there to get rid of the baby.” How many of the late-term, the ones around 30 weeks – would you see? “Probably 30 or 40 babies a week.”
Kelly stated: “We would sell the tissue to private
contractors. They in turn would sell it
to other universities and researchers.
There was a high demand every week to buy such fetal
tissues. It was shipped by
And the leftover parts? “We would usually put this down to garbage disposal along with the placenta and the leftover blood material. If it was too large to go down the drain, they had a special freezer and when they accumulated 60 or 70 fetuses in one box, it would be picked up for incineration.”
And then the obvious question. Kelly is still working for this company, so why did she come and tell this story to a pro-life group? One day when she was working, “A set of twins at 24 weeks gestation was brought to us in a pan. They were both alive. The doctor came back and said, “Got you some good specimens, twins.” “I looked at him and said, ‘There is something wrong here. They are moving. I don’t do this. This is not in my contract.’ I said I would not be part of taking their lives. So he took a bottle of sterile water and poured it in the pan until the fluid came up over their mouths and noses, letting them drown. I left the room because I could not watch this.” But she did go back and dissect them after they were dead. She said, “That’s when I decided it was wrong. I did not want to be there when that happened.” And then it happened again and again. “At 16 weeks, all the way up to sometimes even 30 weeks, and we had live births come back to us.” And then? “Then the doctor would either break the neck or take a pair of tongs and beat the fetus until it was dead.”
Did the abortionist ever alter the procedures to get you the type of specimens you needed that day? Her answer was “Yes, before the procedures they would want to see the list of what we wanted to procure. The [abortionist] would get us the most complete, intact specimens that he could. They would be delivered to us completely intact. Sometimes the fetus appeared to be dead, but when we opened up the chest cavity, the heart was still beating.” She was asked if the type of abortion procedure was intentionally altered to deliver to you an intact specimen, even if that meant giving you a live baby? Her answer was, “Yes, that was so we could sell better tissue, so that our company would make more money. At the end of the year, they would give the clinic back more money because we got good specimens.”
The Partial-Birth abortion procedure involves inserting seaweed laminaria into the cervix. This swells up, dilating the cervix. In 24 hours new laminaria are inserted. This produces more swelling and dilation so that by the third day the baby can be extracted. During the dilation procedure she is set to a nearby motel. Sometimes the laminaria would fall out and she would go into labour and deliver the baby. And then? “They would call the nurse, and the nurse would call the doctor who would go to the motel room and pick up the woman and the fetus. That’s when they would call us and say, ‘Okay we’ve got a couple of specimens here’, or ‘we’ve got one specimen.’ We would go [to the clinic] and the specimen [the baby] would be in a bucket, sometimes alive. When we opened the chest cavity the heart would still be beating. Sometimes we could see movement in the bucket. These babies had to come out alive. There’s no way for them to be coming out dead. They were all alive. How they killed them is anyone’s guess. My guess is that they had to kill them in the bucket or put them in a corner and let them die slowly.” And that was because the abortionist had seen how strongly you reacted to seeing them killed in front of you? “That’s correct. And he did not want to repeat those instances but they kept happening anyway, and that’s how I came to call you guys [Life Dynamics]”
Finally, Kelly related how sometimes a woman, halfway through the dilation procedure, would change her mind and say she did not want the abortion. In such a case they would tell her that its too late now. “You’re going to have the abortion.” Kelly said, “All of the staff would gather around pressuring her to have the abortion. On the second day, they’re given an IV sedation, which kind of puts them into what I call a Nyquil nap. They’re just basically drowsy, not thinking for themselves and that’s basically how they are coerced into continuing the procedure,”
Finally, in the interview, she notes that many of the employees of the clinics were lesbians. When the mother was unconscious these women would discuss her genitalia with degrading remarks and on occasion even take the phone number off her chart. Then they would “call her weeks down the road and ask her out for a date. It was not uncommon for women or men at the clinic to hit on these women for dates.”
Now we know one of the major reasons why the abortion industry is fighting so intensely to prevent a ban on Partial-Birth abortion from being enacted. Its more than not giving any ground on abortion for any reason. Its also because selling fetal parts is a very lucrative part of the abortion business. These mothers pay large sums of money for late-term abortions and the abortionists in turn are given big money for these intact organs. The model specimens have to be: the bigger – the better; the older – the better; the more alive – the better.