Abortion activists are worried that so few doctors are willing to abort unborn babies. Some abortion businesses even have been shutting down because they cannot find anyone willing to replace retiring abortionists.
But there are attempts to recruit young doctors to be abortionists. And pro-abortion websites are doing their best to help. Think Progress recently published an article praising young abortionists who work in the conservative mid-west.
One is Kelly Pfeifer who travels from San Francisco, California to Overland Park, Kansas once a month to abort unborn babies at the Planned Parenthood there. The article treated Pfeifer as a heroine because she does not charge the abortion business for her work; she only asks to be reimbursed for travel and lodging.
According to the report:
She says she donates her time for selfish reasons; she loves the work, people, and state. She even managed to catch a Katy Perry show after work once. Dr. Pfeifer likes to downplay her role and says she’s on a mini vacation, but her part-time work in Kansas is critical as there are only two full-time abortion doctors statewide.
Later, the article introduced Emily Tharp, a first-year medical student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences who plans to become an abortionist.
Tharp said she knows a lot of people in her home state of Arkansas will disagree with her chosen career, but she does not care.
“I’m already a lesbian — it doesn’t bother me,” Tharp said. “People who care about me the most, won’t care — won’t dislike me. I’ll be fine. I’m not worried about myself. I know they will be.”
She said she plans to find a pro-abortion obstetrics and gynecology training program out of state when it comes time to do her residency.
“I don’t think I would have a good time having to do my residency — to learn about abortion in Little Rock. It’s been implied to me that I will encounter judgement if I run my mouth about it,” Tharp told the pro-abortion website.
The third woman profiled in the article was Stephanie Ho, the youngest abortionist working in Arkansas right now. Ho said she lied about her abortion advocacy during her medical residency training because she was afraid of being judged.
Here’s more from the report:
When Dr. Ho was invited to speak about her training by phone to an advocacy group, she had to lie to her residency clinic and say she was heading to a doctor’s appointment instead.
“So, there I was, in my car – hiding behind the dark tint and window shades covering the front windshield” talking about the experience, she said. “All the while hoping no one noticed that my car was running with me inside – not at a doctor’s appointment.”
She eventually completed her residency program at UAMS in 2011.
Abortion activists blame cultural stigma and fear of harassment for the shortage of abortion practitioners. But they never consider that the biggest reason could be the knowledge that an abortion destroys a unique, living unborn baby’s life. Through the decades, it has become increasingly clear, especially to those who study medicine, that unborn babies are valuable living human beings. They yawn, suck their thumbs and even begin to learn before they are born. And now with fetal surgery to correct defects like spina bifida and new methods to save very premature babies, doctors must grapple with the fact that great efforts are being made to save some babies while others at the same stage are being killed in abortions.
Abortion is wrong, immoral and reprehensible to all but the most ardent abortion supporters. Even to many who call themselves pro-choice, abortion is something to be avoided. A few doctors like those profiled by Think Progress may be willing to end unborn babies lives, but most realize the truth that the medical profession is about caring, not killing.