Skip to comments.Former abortion worker: Late-term abortion on healthy baby ‘tore me apart’
Posted on 11/25/2019 4:43:24 PM PST by Morgana
Noemi worked at Tampa Womens Health abortion facility until a late-term abortion she took part in changed everything. She appeared in a webcast sponsored by the pro-life group And Then There Were None and shared the story of the incident that led her to question her work in the abortion industry.
Founded by Abby Johnson, whose own pro-life conversion was featured in the book and movie Unplanned, And Then There Were None helps abortion workers leave the industry. Noemi is one of those workers. A pregnant woman who did not want an abortion came to the facility at which she worked and asked for a sonogram. It was a wanted pregnancy, but Noemi agreed to do the sonogram. She explained why:
"I sonogrammed her, because we turned no one away. The thought process was if we can get them in for the sonogram, and they paid for it, if anything happens, theyre going to come back because they are already invested in this clinic and in this facility."
The woman was delighted to see an image of her baby. She happily hugged Noemi. No woman coming in for an abortion had ever expressed this kind of joy. Noemi explained:
"She was just so happy. And that was new for me. She came back a couple of weeks later and said, Can we just check (she was on the older side) can we just make sure that the baby is okay? And we never even used the term baby. We never called, you know, the fetus a baby. And I said, Okay, we can check on the baby. And she came back two weeks later, and she came back quite a few times. So, progressively I was watching the baby grow and I bonded with her, her family, her husband, her mother-in-law she even went as far as to say, I want you to come to the baby shower. And so, I felt this was like, wow, it was a good feeling. Especially, where I worked, we didnt do that kind of stuff anymore. I hadnt held a baby since I started working there."
Unfortunately, the happiness didnt last long. Noemi received a phone call from a hospital telling her that they had a woman who needed to come in for an abortion due to a fetal diagnosis. What Noemi had hoped for when the woman came in for her first ultrasound had occurred. There was something wrong with the baby, and the woman had chosen Noemis facility to do the abortion. Noemi said:
"[It was] very routine for us, so I started to take [a] report. In the middle of that, I get another phone call. I put someone on hold, and its the same woman. Shes in tears, and shes telling me, Im at the hospital and theyre telling me I have to go see you. Ill be there in a couple of hours. I have to have a procedure. I wont make it, the baby wont make it. So, shes in tears. She comes over and my gut instinct is saying, postpone this, weve got to get medical records. But that wasnt the policy. It was get them in, get them out. We needed to seal that procedure, we needed to get the payment and just hurry up and terminate as fast as possible."
As an abortion worker, Noemi wasnt in the habit of delaying womens abortion decisions. Her training was to close the sale as soon as the woman consented to the abortion, and she followed that training. Even though it went against Noemis instincts, and her emotional attachment to mother and baby, Noemi scheduled the baby for an abortion right away. She scheduled it without reviewing the womans medical records or questioning the babys diagnosis. Noemi did not investigate to see what was supposed to be wrong with the baby, nor did she ask the babys mother why the doctor said she and the baby wouldnt survive. Noemi and the other abortion workers had been trained to rush women through their abortions, and that is what they did. Late-term abortions take days to complete when emergency C-sections can be done in under an hour. Noemi said the womans abortion lasted three days and she went through it without any sedation. Noemi held her hand through the whole thing.
Presiding over the death of a baby she had grown attached to was emotionally wrenching for Noemi, but the worst was yet to come:
Five days later, I get the medical report and there was no anomaly whatsoever. The procedure did not have to get done.
That just broke my heart. It tore me apart. That was when I started to tell myself, I could not do this anymore. Took me some time afterwards But that was my breaking point.
While Noemi did not immediately leave her job, the incident worked to change the way she felt about the abortion industry and her part in it.
It tore her apart so much she kept on killing babies. I have no sympathy for baby murdering women.
I’ve read/heard many stories like this. Sometimes it takes a while for them to quit but usually stories like this is the “turning point” that starts their way out.
As you recall even Abby Johnson was still there a week after what she saw on the sonogram.
I keep thinking this must be the same mind manipulation the Nazis used to get people to horrific things and think it was ok.
“the same mind manipulation the Nazis used to get people to horrific things”
Think Kermit Gosnell and yes exactly. That is what is going on Gosnell got his own workers to use scissors in the necks of babies. The workers thought it was okay and LEGAL because he the doctor did it. Monkey see monkey do, and they did.
Will none dare all it infanticide?
Will none dare call it infanticide?
Efficiency like totalitarian mass murderers always use throughout history.
A baby's murder handled like a used car being quickly sent to an auto scrap lot with the money getting paid and the merchandise sold.
And Dems cheer for candidates who push this exact policy.
So,it tore her apart.....now she knows what the baby feels.
John Newton (Amazing Grace author) didn’t immediately quit his part in slave trade when he became a believer.
It took awhile for the full truth to permeate him and fully see the wrong he was a part of.
I imagine that’s what the kid would say too.
Too many clinic workers put their paycheck above their evil. We need some pro-lifer outfit with resources to pay and help transition workers that continue in the evil for the sake of the income. Call it a save-the-baby unemployment fund.
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