A Washington State abortion clinic chain advertises that they offer women bereavement resources and services and grief counseling.
What exactly would a woman grieve after having an abortion? Perhaps a baby?
Cedar River abortions clinics have locations in Seattle, Renton, and Tacoma Washington. According to their website, Cedar River Clinics, is operated by the Feminist Women’s Health Center (FWHC), which was founded in Yakima in 1979.
The Renton and Tacoma centers were added when their physician-owners and the name Cedar River Clinics was adopted. The Renton center was purchased in 1991 when abortionist Baird Bardarson retired. In 2014, FWHC acquired Aurora Medical Services and opened the Seattle clinic.
The abortion clinic chain does first and second trimester abortions killing unborn babies that are close to six months gestation.
In a slick marketing scheme, Cedar River offers a variety of compassionate sounding services for women such as:
Private waiting rooms for you and your support network
Individualized sedation plan administered by our Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
~Bereavement resources and services
~Local lodging and transportation
~Billing and funding resources
~Funeral and cremation referrals
~Memorial tokens, if desired
In a marketing video the abortion chain uploaded to YouTube they reiterate these “services” adding funeral and cremation referrals.
According to online searches, Philip D Welch MD, Robert Kothenbeutel MD, all work for Cedar River Clinics. Deborah Oyer MD joined the staff of Cedar River Clinics after they acquired Aurora Medical Services.
According to the Washington Medical Board- Philip Welch has an enforcement action on file for the treatment of a patient referred to him by Planned Parenthood.
In addition to Cedar River, other abortion clinics have offered cremation and burial services.
Late term abortionist Warren Hern offers women, “The woman and her family may request special procedures such as special religious ceremonies, genetic studies, formal autopsy, private cremation, or private burial. We can arrange for any or all of these special procedures upon request.”
In past blogs, I have written about funeral homes arriving at an abortion clinic ( here).
Affiliated Medical Services abortion clinic in Michigan has this testimonial on their website, “I had a fatal fetal anomaly. It was a planned pregnancy and I was devastated when I had to interrupt it. The clinic coordinator took my hand, gave me a hug and made all the arrangements for Baptism and burial services. She made an extremely devastating decision so much easier to accept and feel good about. Thank you!”
Late term abortionist George Tiller, who was gunned down and killed years ago, would cremate the babies he aborted inside his facility.
While Florida later term abortion owner, James Pendergraft encourages the women who come to him to see the aborted baby, “At the Women’s Centers we are prepared to aid patients and their families in getting through the entire process with our compassionate and caring staff, supporting them from the beginning to the end of the termination procedure. Each patient goes through the procedure process differently. We encourage all patients to at least see the baby minimally as we believe that this is the best way to bring closure for families. We are also prepared to help families have a memory of their child such as having a handprint or a footprint. Some patients want the baby to be cremated and others want a burial to take place.
For the past 14 years, we have helped hundreds of families cope with similar circumstances. We provide the safest methods for ending pregnancies.”
Of course, he fails to tell these unsuspecting women how many times the state has gone after his medical license or closed his abortion facility, but that’s another story for another day.
LifeNews Note: Carole Novielli is the author of the blog Saynsumthn, where this article originally appeared.