Woman Describes the Pain of Her Abortion: “Indescribably Horrible, Like a Hot Poker”

National   |   Sarah Terzo   |   Nov 16, 2015   |   8:03PM   |   Washington, DC

Abortion has been harming women for a long time. The woman quoted below had an abortion in 1971, when abortion was only legal in several states. She describes her experience:

“They said the whole procedure would take between eight and ten minutes. We were told we would have severe cramps, such as we might have during menstruation… What they should’ve told us was that we would have pain like nothing we had ever known before. The pain of childbirth was beautiful. You can’t compare the two.

The doctor came in and introduced himself. Losing no time, he inserted an instrument to dilate the cervix. I knew in advance I would get Novocain, but he failed to describe how painful it would be. He said it would “pinch.” But he should’ve said it would feel as if he inserted a hot poker…

Then, he started the vacuuming process. Believe me, this was nothing like menstrual cramps. The pain was horrible, indescribably horrible. It was over in 8 to 10 minutes. The nurse left with multiple bruises on her arms from my clutching hands. And I aged 10 years.”

Minneapolis Star August 3, 1971, Quoted in Paul Marx The Death Peddlers: War on the Unborn (Collegeville, Minnesota: St. John’s University Press, 1971) 184 – 185



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 Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Secular Pro-Life. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.