Women are crying out for justice after they were hurt and deceived by the billion-dollar abortion industry.
A brief filed this week to the U.S. Supreme Court includes stories of more than 2,600 women who, along with their unborn babies, have been hurt by the abortion industry, the Washington Examiner reports. The Justice Foundation submitted the brief in support of a Louisiana law that requires abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges to treat patient emergency complications.
One of the stories demonstrating the need for the law came from Janice C., a 21-year-old who aborted her unborn baby at the Delta Clinic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to the report.
Her story describes how the abortion facility mislead her about her unborn baby’s development and the risks of abortion. Though she was told that abortion is a “harmless procedure,” Janice C. said she suffered from serious physical problems in the months that followed her unborn baby’s abortion death, according to the report. More than three decades later, she said she still feels “robbed” of her “spiritual well-being.”
Other women reported similar problems at the same abortion facility.
Here’s more from the report:
When asked whether they had been “adequately informed of the nature of abortion, what it is, and what it does,” most of the women answered, “No.”
“No. Very briefly,” said one woman, named S.P.P. in the brief, “Was not led to believe that the fetus was a baby. It was described as fetal tissue. I experienced depression, anger, remorse, and a rocky marriage for many years. I also experienced two miscarriages within the next 10 years following my abortion.”
And another woman said, “No. It was treated as a trivial thing, sort of like changing oil.”
Almost every woman listed in the brief says she was simply given reasons why she should obtain the abortion, but none as to why she shouldn’t. None were offered counseling, and few sought it afterward, though, almost all of them admitted to experiencing extreme emotional turmoil for the next several years.
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the Louisiana case in March. In 2016, the court struck down a similar Texas law, arguing it burdened women’s access to abortion. However, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Louisiana law in 2018, saying it “does not impose a substantial burden on a large fraction of women.”
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Prior to the hearing of the Texas case, the pro-life Justice Foundation filed a similar brief representing 3,348 women who have been injured in abortions. It also argued for greater abortion restrictions to protect women and their unborn babies.
Here are a few of their testimonies:
Amicus Nona Ellington:
“It ruined any chance of giving birth. As a result, I had 5 miscarriages, 3 of them tubal pregnancies, requiring emergency surgery and were very near death experiences. I have suffered from several bouts of depression and attempted suicide, self-mutilation and an 18 year-long abusive marriage as an aftermath of the abortion.”
“Never was I told the emotional distress it would cause me for the rest of my life. I was a murderer. I took an innocent, helpless life out of the safest place life should be protected in ‘the womb.’ ”
“I woke up in the middle of the procedure-literally feeling life being taken from my body. I became severely depressed, suicidal, I have had one preterm delivery because of a weakened cervix, numerous nightmares, fears, unhealthy relationships and shame for killing my child. I was told the baby was ‘tissue’ that was the biggest lie.”
Amicus Gina Bartok:
“No one told me what it would be like afterward. It was presented that it would erase all of my problems. All it did was add a huge burden and make things more difficult. I would have been better off keeping the baby and struggling or adopting out, but those were not offered as [an] option. I was told as a young collegiate with a bright future, abortion was my best path to fixing the problem.”
Amicus Sherri Lafferty:
“I’ve attempted suicide twice; have been struggling with depression and guilt for 27 years now. My next pregnancy after the abortion resulted in an ectopic pregnancy which ruptured. I feel that I lost 2 babies from that one abortion. I had scarring and pain from the time of the abortion onwards, resulting in having to have a hysterectomy when I was only 25.”
Abortion activists are trying desperately to silence these grieving women with stories claiming that abortions have positive results. But their stories are counteracting the abortion industry’s lies and influencing decisions about the lives of unborn babies and their mothers.
Their stories demonstrate that abortion is not a simple, safe medical procedure, an easy fix to an unwanted pregnancy. Abortion destroys the chance for an unborn child to have a story and causes a life-time of pain and sorrow for many mothers.