The Guardian: ‘Elated’ Abortionist Describes Ripping Out Baby ‘Part by Part’ at 23 Weeks

The Guardian: ‘Elated’ Abortionist Describes Ripping Out Baby ‘Part by Part’ at 23 Weeks

Pro-choice doesn’t mean “anti-life,” but “improves life,” according to one abortionist amplified by The Guardian. That is, if you don’t count the unborn baby’s life.

The Guardian recently published a piece by an anonymous abortionist arguing that, “Being an abortion doctor has taught me a lot about life.” In it, the female “doctor” wrote that her work makes her feel “elated” – work that includes removing a 23-week-old unborn baby “part by part” and searching for the “jelly-fish-like gestation sac” surrounding a five-week-old.

To begin her story, the abortionist described how, at 17-years-old, she was, “full of idealism and pride to be applying for such a noble profession.”

Today, she still boasts that pride.  Now, “nearing the end of my abortion-care training,” she insisted, “I’d never go back and change that decision.”

“I have learnt much about life from the women I have cared for,” she stressed. “They have taught me that pregnancy at the wrong time, with the wrong person, or in the wrong situation, can be a very lonely and unsympathetic place to be.”

As an example, she pointed to a patient who would rather “risk bleeding on the bus” after the procedure than ask family and friends for help – and reveal her abortion.

“I loaded her up with sanitary towels and silently hoped for the best,” the abortionist wrote.

A regular at “ending pregnancies,” she recounted the 21 abortions she performed that day on women from 16- to 44-years-old.

“I have carefully sieved through aspirate to identify the tiny translucent jelly-fish-like gestation sac at five weeks,” she wrote. “I have painstakingly removed a foetus part by part at 23 weeks and watched the ultrasound image of the uterus shrink back to size.”

“I have heard 21 stories of 21 difficult decisions,” she continued, “some agonising, others more straightforward, but not one of them taken lightly.”

One of the women changed her mind, she said, while another wept “silent tears” that the abortionist “wiped away.” 

The clinic’s staff, she applauded, “show boundless compassion.”

“They strike the perfect balance of being sensitive to the enormity of the situation for each individual while not making too big a deal of it,” she said. “I suppose this is their everyday, their normal…”

While the work “has not yet become my everyday and my normal,” she enjoys her job.

“I actually feel slightly elated from the work – I have learnt skills far beyond my expectations and I feel gratified to have been involved in helping women out in a vulnerable and sometimes desperate time,” she said.

For her, opposing opinions from protesters outside her clinic only reaffirm her belief that “Abortion can improve life and prevent harm; pro-choice, to me, does not mean anti-life.”

That’s because, to her the only life that matters is the woman’s. But even then, she ignores the fact that women who regret their abortions matter too.

— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.