Abortion Clinic Told Staff: “Don’t Tell Women the Abortion Will Hurt”

National   |   Sarah Terzo   |   Nov 13, 2014   |   12:47PM   |   Washington, DC

One Chicago abortion clinic said the following on a brochure aimed at women considering abortions at the clinic:

“From admission to recovery, patient ease and comfort are first considerations. She is encouraged to ask questions, share feelings or misgivings.”

abortionclinicThese were the actual instructions given to the clinic workers:

“1. Don’t tell [the] patient. The abortion will hurt.

2. Don’t discuss [the abortion] procedure or the instruments to be used in any detail.

3. Don’t answer too many questions.

Pamela Zekman and Pamela Warrick “The Abortion Profiteers” Chicago Sun-Times November 12, 1978

This article was from a long time ago but things in the abortion clinics haven’t changed much. Read about what one former Planned Parenthood clinic worker says about how the clinic counseled their patients.

Former Planned Parenthood worker Catherine Anthony Adair :

“In fact, clinic workers would purposefully avoid providing information on fetal development, what the child looked like, the child’s anatomical development and the pain he or she could feel. I was continuously reminded that when referring to the baby, the appropriate terminology was “clump of cells” or “contents of the uterus.”

Planned Parenthood’s mission is to pressure as many women into having an abortion as it can. Those in charge know that can’t be accomplished if they refer to the child as a “baby.”

Then women would know what was really growing inside them: a little person with a beating heart, functioning nervous system, tiny hands and feet. The child is entirely disregarded. There is no counseling, no care, no waiting and no discussion. Once a pregnancy is confirmed, it is off to termination.”

Catherine Anthony Adair “Planned Parenthood lies about itself” Washington Examiner, 11/22/11. Quoted in Abortion Industry’s “Mission Is To Pressure Women”, Afterabortion.org, Elliot Institute, January 12, 2012.

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In their factsheet “THE TRUTH ABOUT CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS” NARAL Pro-Choice America makes the following ironic statement:

Unfortunately, reports indicate that CPCs frequently misinform, mislead, and coerce women with unintended or crisis pregnancies. Staff and volunteers at CPCs often use anti-abortion propaganda to dissuade women from exercising their right to choose…”

It goes on to say:

“Women are entitled to accurate, comprehensive and unbiased medical information with which they can make their own decisions.”

LifeNews.com Note: Sarah Terzo is a pro-life liberal who runs ClinicQuotes.com, a web site devoted to exposing the abortion industry. She is a member of the pro-life groups PLAGAL and Secular Pro-Life. Follower her on Twitter.