An Arizona abortion nurse whose facility aborts viable, second-trimester unborn babies recently admitted that she tells patients their unborn babies are just “pieces of goo.”
What’s more, nurse Rose Lopez-McKinnon, 63, said she tells pregnant mothers that their unborn babies have more rights than they do – while in the same breath urging them to exercise their right to vote.
Lopez-McKinnon made the ridiculous comments in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times. She works at Camelback Family Planning in Phoenix, Arizona, the only abortion facility in Arizona that still is aborting unborn babies up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. By this stage, unborn babies are nearly fully formed, capable of feeling pain and viable outside the womb. The earliest surviving premature baby was born at 21 weeks and one day in 2020.
Camelback stopped doing abortions at the end of June after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, but it started aborting unborn babies again two weeks later, according to the newspaper.
Arizona has several state pro-life laws that protect unborn babies, including a pre-Roe abortion ban, and abortionists in the state thought they might be prosecuted under the laws, the Times reports. However, pro-abortion groups filed lawsuits, and the laws currently are not being enforced.
Some abortion facilities have stopped aborting unborn babies anyway because “the laws are vague on whether abortions are outlawed,” according to the newspaper.
But the Phoenix abortion facility is being defiant.
“We set women free all day long,” Lopez-McKinnon bragged to the newspaper.
This supposed freedom comes from removing a “piece of goo” from the woman’s body, the nurse claimed.
According to the article:
Nearly every exam room [in the abortion facility] displays fliers urging patients to register to vote … Sometimes Lopez-McKinnon takes it further.
“Make sure you vote. Are you registered? Because that piece of goo has more rights than you do,” she’ll say, pointing to an ultrasound.
Lopez-McKinnon’s comments are both ridiculous and false, although it is not the first time an abortion activist has referred to an unborn baby as mere “goo.”
Babies in the womb are unique, irreplaceable living human beings with their own DNA from the moment of conception. By the time most women learn that they are pregnant, their unborn babies have heartbeats and often brain waves.
By 24 weeks, the point at which Lopez-McKinnon’s abortion facility stops doing abortions, unborn babies are viable and pain-capable. They suck their thumbs, kick, wave, show a preference for their right or left hand and respond to noises. They have fingers, toes, ears, eyes, reproductive organs and their own unique fingerprints.
But when pregnant mothers come into her abortion facility, often feeling desperate and worried, not knowing where else to turn for help, they probably never hear any of this. Only later, when they learn the truth, the supposed “freedom” of abortion for many women comes crashing down into pain and regret.
Lopez-McKinnon’s claims about rights are absurd, too. Mothers have many more rights than their unborn children, including a right to vote, speak, protest and live. Some states do protect unborn babies’ right to life now that Roe is gone; but, born or unborn, children simply do not have as many rights as adults.
In the past 50 years, the right to life has been denied to more than 63 million unborn babies who were aborted.
Arizona soon many protect unborn babies from abortion, and other states are expected to enact pro-life laws in the coming months. Currently, 15 states protect unborn babies by limiting or banning abortions. As a result, approximately 156,000 unborn babies are being saved from abortions, according to the Charlotte Lozier Institute.