This Abortionist Flies to One State Twice a Month Just to Kill Babies in Abortions

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   May 20, 2022   |   10:09AM   |   Washington, DC

Sarah Traxler could spend her time and medical expertise saving lives.

Instead, she uses up hours traveling from state to state just to abort unborn babies.

A new CNN report highlighted Traxler’s work as an abortionist in Minnesota and South Dakota as it appears likely that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade this summer. If that happens, a South Dakota law that bans abortions would immediately go into effect.

Traxler described that possibility as “heartbreaking.”

“It’s heartbreaking. It’s heartbreaking that this is not going to be available to them anymore,” she told CNN. “It’s unfair, it’s unjust. It’s very frustrating to me that we are at this place because I don’t think that bodily autonomy should be up for debate.”

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Right now, Traxler travels twice a month from Minnesota to the Planned Parenthood in Sioux Falls, the only abortion facility in the state, according to the report. She does it because none of the doctors in South Dakota want to be involved in aborting unborn babies.

She said she has been making the trip for about seven years, and she believes she is providing a “needed” service.

“Patients should be able to access the health care they need in the cities, in the states that they live in,” Traxler told CNN. “And if there’s nobody else willing to do it, this is what we feel like we need to do to give patients access to that care.”

The South Dakota Department of Health reported 125 abortions in 2020. None were done because of rape or incest, and four because the mother would suffer substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function. Most of the babies were aborted simply because “the mother did not desire to have the child,” according to the department.

That and the fact that most doctors refuse to abort unborn babies indicate that abortions are not health care at all (the South Dakota abortion ban allows exceptions if the mother’s life is at risk). Pregnancy is a natural occurrence and every pregnancy involves a unique, living human child. The purpose of an abortion is not to heal but to kill that child before birth.

Traxler’s work is unnecessary and life-destroying. But if Roe is overturned and South Dakota bans abortions, she told CNN that she plans to keep doing it, in Minnesota at least. In South Dakota, she and other Planned Parenthood leaders told the news outlet that they plan to become “patient navigators,” meaning they will help patients travel out of state to abort their unborn babies.

Many expect the Supreme Court will overturn Roe this summer after a leaked draft shows the majority ruling against the 1973 abortion decision in the Mississippi case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. If that happens, states will be allowed to protect unborn babies again, and experts predict as many as 26, including South Dakota, will do so.

Since 1973, more than 63 million unborn babies have been legally aborted.