Skip to comments.The women hurt by abortion deserve to be heard by the Supreme Court
Posted on 01/05/2020 5:04:14 AM PST by Morgana
When she was 21-years-old, Janice C. entered the Delta Clinic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, looking for help. She was pregnant but didnt want to be, and abortion seemed like the best option actually, the only option.
The doctors made it seem like a harmless procedure without providing any kind of education about its effects, and 33 years later, she still doesnt completely understand what she experienced or why she did it. All she knows is that what was supposed to be a harmless procedure robbed her of her spiritual well-being and resulted in significant physical health ailments in the immediate months that followed.
Janice C.s story is one of thousands included in a recent amicus brief filed in June Medical Services LLC v. Gee, a case the Supreme Court has agreed to hear this year. The case is a challenge to a Louisiana law, enacted in 2014, that requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals in case of medical emergencies.
Pro-choice activists have argued that little will come of the case while, at the same time, claiming the Supreme Courts decision to hear it poses an existential threat to the status quo in this country. Access to abortion is hanging by a thread in this country, said Planned Parenthoods acting President Alexis McGill Johnson, and this case is what could snap this thread.
Pro-life activists, too, believe the case could be momentous now that President Trumps recent conservative appointments to the bench will have a chance to weigh in. But they believe that what will change the tide is Janice C.s story and the hundreds of others just like it. That's why the Justice Foundation, a national pro-life group, has asked the Supreme Court to include its amicus brief on behalf of the more than 2,600 women it represents, many of whom were hurt by abortion and an industry that, the group said, is not competent or qualified to represent women seeking abortions.
Opponents of the Louisiana law have argued that because hospitalizations after abortion procedures are rare, excluding doctors who do not have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is akin to discrimination, since it places an undue burden on women seeking abortions.
Emergency hospitalizations might indeed be rare, but they do occur. Just last July, a woman was rushed to the hospital and forced to undergo an emergency hysterectomy after suffering complications at the Delta Clinic in Baton Rouge the same clinic Janice C. went to all those years ago.
The clinic is the only one that services abortions in Baton Rouge, and it has had multiple health crises throughout its existence and offers little to no education or counseling before or after the procedure, according to the 94 women who testified in the Justice Foundations amicus brief. 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 shouldnt. 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.
Although few of these women experienced immediate health crises directly after the procedure, their testimonies confirm that the abortion industry has failed to adequately listen to the needs of women in hopeless circumstances. And if they cannot listen, how can they fairly represent women before the Supreme Court?
These women deserve a voice. Abortion is a messy, complicated subject, but the pain and trauma it induces cannot be ignored. It is more than just a procedure, and its time the Supreme Court recognized that.
two things...RBG dropping will give us a better chance in the SC with this issue. (murder).
Second, i’ve yet to meet a woman that wasn’t either ####ed up before getting an abortion or ####ed up after getting an abortion.
I know No One who was fine before AND after.
The ones ####ed up before getting an abortion..well..it wasn’t because of the pending abortion. They were crazy an it wasn’t a shock when they got one.
Or 2. Or 3. Or in one case 4.
The ones that got messed up after...it’s a horror show.
They lose their minds over the year.
Turn to cutting. Drinking. Narcotics.
It was hard to hate them during those times.
I would tell them you gotta ask God’s forgiveness and never forget but make amends.
“Second, ive yet to meet a woman that wasnt either ####ed up before getting an abortion or ####ed up after getting an abortion.
I know No One who was fine before AND after.”
Interesting. You have a point there and are actually correct now that I notice it. Having been doing this for so long I too have seen this. When ever I stand on a street corner with a pro life sign I know and I mean KNOW who has had an abortion, they make themselves known to me by the way they are ####ed up. Know what I mean?
And i’m sorry to say it’s not just a few women I know that have had abortions.
And they were everywhere from those on welfare to lower middle class to definitely upper class.
One underlying theme among many was a really messed up childhood.
NOT taking the blame away from them.
And i’m not a parent.
But WOW do parents set the stage for the rest of a child’s life.
Even on this issue, at least a little, it seems.
BTW, I really admire you for being out there.
I have done it but not that much. I hate confrontation and it’s hard to do.
We don’t need the Supreme Court to be listening to “victims.” It’s not their job; and our enemies are much better than we are about bringing forth victims to influence law.
Well, sadly, some 30 million or so couldn’t be heard because they were killed before they could ever speak.
These women are co conspirators in the murder of an innocent.
Now they want our sympathy and some compensation.
So she got hurt while murdering her baby. Does anyone care when a male thug gets hurt or killed when pulling a gun on his target?
Happy New Year and special BLESSINGS to Morgana for all the hard work on this issue.
Yesterday, a 12 year old boy & his 2 younger sisters came to my door with a pro-life petition, which I gladly signed. The petition will be presented to our City Council Thurs, Jan 9.
We’re petitioning to make our little town
A SANCTUARY CITY FOR THE UNBORN!
Please pray for us!
Working in a crisis pregnancy center was an eye opener. Most come after having a previous abortion. They speak of violence and coercion and a rush to make a decision by their loved ones. Always shocked to my core when their mother is the one rushing them to abort.
I had a 14 yr old come in with her mom. Mom wanted the abortion, the girl didn’t. Mom thought the baby was just a worm. The girl had the baby and later I saw them in a store. Mom was holding the baby with a look of love and pleasure on her face. What a joyous memory that is!
Thanks for posting truth. Too many lies and rhetoric. I think people forget who our real enemy is.
Having worked in prolife for quite some time, I am intimately aware of the truth. I’ve heard their rhetoric first hand.
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