Abortion Hurts Women

Author: Lynn K. Murphy

This was a commentary for publication in newspapers. *Abortion Hurts Women

*By Lynn K. Murphy

A former abortion-clinic owner, Carol Everett, said "The last 18 months I was involved in the abortion industry we maimed to the point of major surgery one woman out of every five hundred. Let me define maimed. Hysterectomy, colostomy because her uterus had been perforated (punctured), A 32-year-old woman with two children. We never took them to the closest hospital. We never called an ambulance. An ambulance is a terrible advertisement in front of an abortion clinic."

In another case, Carol Everett says, "And the second time he went in with those big forceps he perforated her uterus and he pulled her bowl out through her vagina."

Planned Parenthood, which does more abortions than any organization in the United States and in the world said in their 1990 - 1993 (Department of Education) <3-Year Plan and Long Range Program Goals>: "A number of anti-choice studies and surveys (including the Reardon/WIC Study and the Grant Survey) have shown that the incidence of post-procedural trauma for abortion clients may be as high as 91 percent of all cases. Recent unpublished reports from the Alan Guttmacher Institute [this is the research arm of Planned Parenthood] indicate that the scope of the problem may have been accurately tabulated . . ."

In their publication, "A Practical Handbook of Birth Control Methods," Planned Parenthood also said: "An abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun. It is dangerous to your life and health. It may make you sterile so that when you want a child you cannot have it."

The world's largest provider of abortion says that abortion hurts women! No wonder Cincinnati Suiciders has reported that 1,800 of their 4,000 women members have had abortions!

ÚÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ ³ ³ ³ A number of studies and surveys have shown ³ ³ ³ ³ that the incidence of port-procedural trauma ³ ³ ³ ³ for abortion clients may be as high as ³ ³ ³ ³ 91 percent of all cases. ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ Planned Parenthood, 1989 ³ ÀÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ

Planned Parenthood referred to the famous Reardon/WIC Study and the Grant Survey. These works for years have been pointing out that abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, have consistently refused to provide good counseling. Here are just a few of the questions and answers Reardon asked women who have had abortions:

"Did the clinic, doctor, or counselor help you to explore your decision?" Only three percent said, "Very much."

"Do you feel their opinions were biased? If so, for or against abortion?" Seventy-nine percent said, "For."

"Were you encouraged to ask questions?" Only two percent said, "Very much."

"Were your questions thoroughly answered to your satisfaction?" Only four percent said, "Very much."

"Were risks and dangers discussed?" Only four percent said, "Very much."

Frankly, it would surprise me if nine out of ten women wouldn't be traumatized by their abortions.

Let's hear from two more women who have had abortions:

Teresa L. Fangman, victim, says, "When I was 16 I was shuffled through an assembly-line abortion. I was number 13 of 17 who went through the morning session at one abortion clinic. Physically, I had no problems with my abortion, but emotionally, I created a 'living Hell' that continues on a daily basis. I'm not sure the tears will ever stop. I've been waiting almost eleven years now and they never cease."

Dayton Women's Health Center, Iowa, says, "Mary was rushed to the hospital after her abortion due to profuse bleeding. The attending physicians discovered 'the entire front of her uterus was blown away.' After the surgeon removed the damaged uterus, they explored her abdominal cavity. Behind her liver they found the decapitated head of a 24 week old pre-born child."

ÚÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ ³ ³ ³ I'm not sure the tears will ever stop. ³ ³ ³ ³ I've bee waiting almost eleven years now ³ ³ ³ ³ and they never cease. ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ÀÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ

Immediately when the needle went through my abdomen, I hated myself. I wanted to scream out "Please don't do this to me!" I wanted to run as far as I possibly could run. And for the next four and a half hours, I felt my son thrash around violently while he was being choked, poisoned, burned and suffocated to death. I didn't know any of that was going to happen. I remember my son's very last kick. He had no strength left to fight. I then went into hard labor for 35 1/2 hours. [Then] I delivered my first born son. The only thing wrong with him was that he was severely burned and dead. The nurses didn't make it to my room in time. I deliv ered my son myself. Within a matter of minutes I found myself being rushed into surgery. I was hemorrhaging to death. [Later] I was told I would never, ever be able to have children.

These are some facts about the physical complications: The , May, 1985, said that abortion is the sixth leading cause of maternal death in this country. Several researchers show that many aborters may never want intercourse again and many are forever frigid. Thus, they may never connect with love and marriage. These are some of the complications: Infection, hemorrhage, cervical damage, damage and loss of other internal organs, perforation of the uterus, menstrual irregularity, headaches, dizziness, blood clots, AIDS from blood transfusions, AIDS from increased drug and needle use, increased probability of future miscarriages, stillbirths, sterility, ectopic (tubal) pregnancies, menstrual disturbances, other bleeding, shock, coma, peritonitis, cold sweats, and many more. Lastly, women have a 58% greater risk of dying during a later pregnancy.

The most serious psychological damages that occur can be lumped under the condition known as Post-Abortion Syndrome (PAS). Following is a long, long list of the psychological damages: Increased child abuse and child neglect, suicidal behavior, anger/rage, feeling of being raped, worsening self-image, sexual coldness, fear of touching babies, nervous breakdown, promiscuity, constant thoughts about the child, loneliness, fear of making decisions, hallucinations related to the abortion, nightmares, increased drug and alcohol use (by 50% of aborters, and this increases birth defects of later babies), feelings of craziness, flashbacks, decreased ability to experience emotions, inability to communicate, feeling victimized, fear that others will learn of the abortion, guilt (55% experience it), anxiety, depression, grief, sadness, regret, loss, repeat abortions (though illogical), unwillingness to continue pursuing their life's goals, inability to sustain intimate relationships, hatred of people connected with abortions, Post Abortion Syndrome (20% have it severely and 50% moderately), and many, many more.

There are also adverse effects on future babies, such as: Premature births (which lowers their survival chances), complications during labor, more child abuse and neglect, and more handicapped babies.

If you are contemplating having an abortion, please call Birthright at 1 800 848-LOVE for proper counseling.

If you have had problems because of your abortion, please call American Rights Coalition at 1 800 626-8800.

If you would like to help save women and babies, please call American Life League at 1 703 659-4171. *

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