Yashica Robinson’s story could be an inspiring example to struggling pregnant and parenting moms.
Robinson’s young life was full of difficulties, she recently shared in an article in Glamour. She grew up in a poor family and didn’t always have enough to eat. She said she gave birth to two sons before graduating high school, and lived with her grandmother when both her parents died.
Robinson (pictured above) was bright, and a guidance counselor helped her to get a full scholarship to college. After struggling with the decision, Robinson said her grandmother convinced her to go. Eventually, she said she received scholarships to attend medical school where she decided to focus on helping girls like herself.
Robinson’s story could be an excellent example of how women are strong and capable enough to parent their children and still achieve their dreams. Women do not need abortions to succeed. But Robinson is not encouraging struggling moms to choose life for their unborn babies, like she did.
Instead, she chose to become an abortionist.
She does abortions in Huntsville, Alabama at the Alabama Women’s Center. According to the report, she began working there as a medical resident in 2005.
Robinson currently is the only abortionist in Alabama who has hospital admitting privileges for emergency situations, the report states. A 2007 state law requires that abortionists obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital in cases of patient emergencies, but the law is on hold while it is being challenged in the courts.
As LifeNews previously reported, admitting privileges legislation is critical because it acknowledges that abortion hurts women and mandates that the state implements measures to ensure that women are given the highest standard of care possible. This is especially necessary in scenarios where women experience complications from abortion, such as hemorrhage, uterine perforation, or infection from an incomplete abortion. In the past, the delay in care has caused women unnecessary trauma, injury and even death.
However, the interview with Robinson focused on how she is treated, not her patients. She said she often is ignored at the two hospitals where she has admitting privileges.
“Every time, I walk up to the front desk and say good morning,” she said. “Some days no one even looks up.”
She also talked about a new state law that could force her abortion clinic to move or close because it is located next to a middle school. The law, signed by Gov. Robert Bentley in May, prohibits abortion clinics from operating within 2,000 feet of public elementary or middle schools.
Here’s more from the report:
What will she do if the Alabama Women’s Center has to close? She’ll consider offering as many abortions as she can at her ob-gyn office—100 a year is the limit under the state law for a private practice. It’s a fraction of the more than 1,500 abortions she performs now, and may drive away some of her other patients. But, she says, “It’s so important for women in this community to have a choice.” She tells me about a woman she first saw for an abortion who, two years later, came back to see if she’d deliver her baby. “She knew I was there for her when she needed an abortion,” says Dr. Robinson, “and she knew I’d be there for her when she was ready and able to have her daughter. This is why I do this, to be there for each patient, whatever her decision.”
Robinson could be an inspiration for pregnant women who are struggling. She could encourage them in the same way that people did in her life when she had her two sons and went to college.
She even told Glamour: “You need one person that tells you that you can still do whatever it is that you want to do. And I wanted be that one person for somebody.”
But instead of helping women to choose life for their babies and reassuring them that they can still achieve their dreams, Robinson is aborting their unborn children. She is destroying the life of another “somebody,” and putting the mother at risk of physical and psychological complications that could affect her for the rest of her life.