by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • The Crescat discusses her abortion experience:
    The glass container was half full and splattered with blood. Even the tube that fed into the container was crusted with blood….

    All those graphic photos you’ve ever seen of tiny dismembered arms and legs are accurate. Only this wasn’t just one set of tiny arms and legs… this looked like all the babies that had been aborted that day. All together in one glass container….

    They hadn’t even bothered to clean the equipment between patients and I suddenly realized they had every intention of using the same filthy equipment on me.

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  • Businessweek profiles Michigan abortion clinic owner Rene Chelian (pictured left). While the article seems to try to sympathetically paint Chelian as a victim of the pro-life movement, some facts could prevent most readers from seeing Chelian as a poor abortion provider – namely, her 6500 square foot home, 2-karat diamond ring (which she removes when she goes to Lansing to lobby), and the $200,000+ she and her husband are paid by the clinic.
  • The AP has a long article on the abortion debate 40 years after Roe:
    Of the roughly 1.2 million U.S. women who have abortions each year, half are 25 or older, about 18 percent are teens, and the rest are 20-24. About 60 percent have given birth to least one child prior to getting an abortion. A disproportionately high number are black or Hispanic; and regardless of race, high abortion rates are linked to economic hard times.
  • ABC has an article on the documentary film, After Tiller (clip below), which follows four abortionists (Warren Hern, LeRoy Carhart, Susan Robinson and Shelley Sella) who commit late-term abortions. Robinson notes that many of the 3rd trimester abortions are performed for completely elective reasons on women who didn’t know they were pregnant:
    Then there’s the group of women who didn’t know they were pregnant…. They were told they were not pregnant for one reason or another and they are just as desperate. ‘I already have three children, my husband just lost his job and I can barely put food on the table. If I add a new baby to this family, we’ll all go under.’”

[Chelian photo via Businessweek]