Abortion enthusiasts promote illegal abortions

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During the last week of May abortion proponent Dawn Porter and members of the National Network of Abortion Funds traversed southern Texas and upper Mexico to film footage for an upcoming documentary, Trapped.

Trapped will “look at the impact of Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws in the southern United States, and their disproportionate effect on women living in poverty.”

There are currently no abortion clinics in the Rio Grande Valley, which borders Mexico. The nearest one in the U.S. is 230 miles north in San Antonio.

The group filmed themselves crossing the border to buy Misoprostol, an ulcer drug that is used off-label to induce abortions.

Misoprostol is available only by prescription in the U.S. and can only be dispensed by doctors for abortions. But it can be purchased over-the-counter in Mexico.

After the purchase, NNAF tweeted photos, along with instructions on how to use Misoprostol illegally to self-induce an abortion…

Back in the day abortion proponents claimed the only way to avoid back alley hack job abortions was to legalize it.

Now that legal abortion is becoming scarcer in places, proponents are reversing course and promoting the very same illegal abortions they protested against four decades ago.

Abortion zealots need a death

This is a dangerous game – of which abortion zealots are fully aware. One such illegal abortion pill provider wrote at Jezebel:

I send women what I can - misoprostol, or mifepristone/misoprostol in combination [JLS note: RU-486 abortion cocktail] when I have some stocked. I know, when I do it, that it could be a devil’s bargain - that this could be the envelope that gets traced back to me. This could be the one that lands me in prison. Or, even worse, it could be the one that kills someone. The abortion drugs rarely cause major complications (less often than birth), but they do happen. I don’t know what I would do with that on my conscience. I haven’t had to find out yet.

Dawn Porter and National Network of Abortion Funds play Russian Roulette with women's lives by pushing illegal abortion“Yet.” They know the day is coming. They’ll, of course, deny it, but abortion zealots actually salivate for that coming day. They are playing Russian Roulette with women’s lives on purpose, precisely to have someone end up dead.

They need another Gerri Santoro, and quick. Otherwise, their claims that abortion must stay legal to avoid needless deaths will prove false. Recall how they preplanned to exploit and lie about the death of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland in 2012 to promote legalized abortion. They need tragedies to sway public opinion and pressure politicians.

I’ve actually been somewhat surprised they haven’t yet gotten the dead poster child they long for. Which brings me to a post yesterday by Tim Graham at Newsbusters that may explain why we may not have seen it.

Texas abortionist profitted from illegal abortions

Abortionist Lester Minto, who advocates illegal abortionGraham wrote about an article in the September issue of Cosmopolitan, written by Amanda Robb, who bragged how Texas abortionist Lester Minto (pictured right) circumvented the law for a time at his now closed Reproductive Services of Harlingen, near the Mexican border.

After a Texas law took effect last November 1 forcing abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics, which Minto could not get, he began encouraging pregnant mothers to purchase Misoprostol across the border or at a flea market and then come to him one week after ingesting the drug for “miscarriage management” – at $550 a pop.

The article (not available online) made an interesting point:

Before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide in its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, miscarriage management was a common end-run around laws prohibiting the procedure. In order to get medical care, a woman had to find a way to make herself bleed vaginally. A sharp object stabbed through the cervix often did the trick.

“But I’m not seeing that now,” Dr. Minto told me. “So far, women today try drugs.”

For years pro-lifers have been saying we are not getting an accurate read on the danger of medical abortions due to inconsistent reporting requirements and because emergency room physicians may not even know they are dealing with abortion complications – because they are not told.

National Network of Abortion Funds’ “how-to” guide on lying

In fact, this is precisely what abortion advocates tell women to do – lie. NNAF hosts a web page explaining how to use Misoprostol illegally, with instructions to lie to medical staff at the hospital emergency room one drags herself to:Text box 2

Misoprostol causes a miscarriage. The symptoms of a miscarriage and an abortion with pills are EXACTLY the same and the treatment is EXACTLY the same. You do not need to say that you took the medication. If you took it as instructed at Women on Waves, it dissolves and there is no test that can tell a doctor or nurse that you took medicines. In every hospital in the world, doctors know how to treat a miscarriage or a complication from a miscarriage.

It is important to remember that in many states in the US, causing an abortion by yourself is a crime. Any person who knows you used abortion medication by yourself might feel obliged to report you.

This means abortion proponents won’t readily get the complications they need. The game has changed. Their only recourse may be to launch a PR campaign saying the abortion complications are out there, we’re just not seeing them.

National Network of Abortion Funds, with Dawn Porter, promoting illegal abortionI doubt that’ll happen, but you never know. Abortion proponents still manage to every now and then “shock the hell outta me,” to steal a line from Pretty Woman.

Another possibility is the eventual publicized death from an illegal abortion – which will tragically happen sooner or later – will be traced back to one of these illegal abortion pushers, like Dawn Porter or members of the National Network of Abortion Funds.

We’ll see how long they keep smiling.

[HT: Saynsumthn; Top graphic via Jezebel; photo of Minto via Yahoo.com]

Undercover: Late-term abortion clinic completes abortions at Albuquerque’s Plaza Inn

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How would you like to stay at a hotel where in the room next door an aborting mother was delivering her dead baby into the toilet, and where the abortionist came to complete the abortion and wrap and remove the dead baby?

Worse, how would you like to stay in a hotel room where a late-term abortion was committed the night before? Where a mother delivered her dead baby on your toilet, in your bathroom, with all the blood and body secretions that come with it? Where the abortionist had the mother lie on your bed to finish it? Do you trust a hotel to sanitize a room as a hospital would?

If you have stayed at the Plaza Inn in Albuquerque, New Mexico, both scenarios are possible.

According to a new undercover video released by Live Action, Albuquerque’s Southwestern Women’s Options late-term abortion clinic has a cooperative agreement with Plaza Inn to provide a discounted rate to aborting mothers as well as chauffeur service to and from the airport and to and from their appointments, which can stretch as long as a week.

Pick-ups from the airport are necessary “because people come from all over the country and all over the world to our clinic,” explained SWWO abortionist Carmen Landau to Live Action’s undercover investigator, “because in most places you cannot get an abortion after 24 weeks, so we see a lot of people who are pretty late in their pregnancy.”

abq abortion capitalThis is because, according to Landau, “New Mexico has, uh, laws… they don’t have a lot of restrictions.”

Actually, New Mexico has no abortion restrictions, making it the “Wild West of abortion.”

And if Southwestern Women’s Options will abort all the way through pregnancy, this makes Albuquerque the capital of the Wild West of abortion.

But tomorrow Albuquerque citizens can change all that if they pass an initiative that would ban abortions in their city past the point babies are known to feel pain, 20 weeks.

It is bad enough that late-term clinics like Southwestern Women’s Options can and do commit abortions as far into a pregnancy as it wants, but seriously, how safe is it for a mother to deliver her dead baby seven, eight, and nine months into her pregnancy alone in a hotel room bathroom? How sanitary is it for the rest of us to use that same bathroom afterward?

The hotel doesn’t think it’s so safe. When asked by Live Action’s undercover investigator what to do if going into labor when the clinic isn’t open, the operator responded, “I think you wind up going to the hospital.”

Clinic staff recommended otherwise (beginning at 1:57 on the video)…

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gerri_santoroReally? This is disgusting. And where are the feminists?

In an effort to get abortion legalized, Ms. Magazine published a photo (against the family’s wishes) in 1973 of Gerri Santoro, who died alone in a hotel room in 1964 after an illegal abortion when she was 6-1/2 months pregnant.

The abortion industry has come full circle. Pro-lifers have always said back alley abortions never stopped – the shingle was just moved to main street. This is just that much more evidence.

But Albuquerque citizens can stop this madness in their community by voting YES tomorrow for a 20-week abortion ban.

 

Live Action “Inhuman” investigative video #5: hotel room abortions

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Today Live Action released the fifth in its Inhuman investigative video series on late-term abortions in America.

LA’ new video exposes an abortionist at Southwestern Women’s Options abortion clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, admitting that part of the process of a late-term abortion may be delivering one’s expectantly dead baby alone in a hotel room (beginning at 3:55) – but in that event, for goodness sakes, don’t call 911….

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SWO’s Albuquerque mill aborts healthy babies up to 28 weeks, or 7 months gestation, well into the third trimester. At this age a baby is almost 15 inches long and weighs 2-1/4 pounds. The likelihood of survival is 90-95%.

SWO will also abort this late for “fetal indications,” aka sick or impaired baby, and “maternal indications,” aka sick or impaired mother.

The lateness of the pregnancy, potentially exacerbated by health issues of either mother or baby, would make it imperative that a pregnant mother be closely monitored throughout her abortion.

But SWO, like all other late-term abortion clinics in the U.S. of which I’m aware, doesn’t provide 24 hour care. The policy of late-term abortion clinics is to send mothers to hotel rooms each night during the 3-4 day process.

Carmen_LandauIn SWO’s case, according to LA’s new video, both a counselor and abortionist Carmen Landau (pictured right) told the 27 weeks pregnant investigator to sit on the toilet in her hotel room if delivery was imminent and call them. Landau reiterated not to call 911 (not on video but in the transcript).

This practice of letting a mother deliver a 7-mo-old baby alone in a hotel room is obviously dangerous.

Moreover, these late-term abortion clinics are certainly violating scores of OSHA and local, state, and federal codes and laws in regard to universal blood and body fluids precautions and removal of corpses. Imagine if hotel owners knew? Or you, the next occupant of such a hotel room? But it’s all done in secret. From the SWO transcript:

Counselor: The doctor knows to come straight in, uhmm we’re, we don’t, uhmm, we don’t talk to the front desk, we don’t do anything like that, we just go straight, like we’re guests, to your room. OK. So we don’t cause a commotion or anything, they’re just gonna come straight in calmly, and you’re just going to sit on the toilet with a towel –

Woman: Oh good.

Counselor: And whatever. Don’t look down, don’t look, even if you’re concerned you’re going to be on the phone with someone, and if you have any concerns like, “Oh, I feel like this is happening, and I wanna look or I’m worried,” they’ll talk to you –

Woman: They’ll tell me what to do?

Counselor: Yes.

Woman: OK good.

Counselor: They’ll know exactly what to do –

Woman: Good.

Counselor: And you just stay there until the doctor and nurse get there. OK?

Woman: OK.

Counselor: So no action from you other than to sit on the toilet and be on the phone.

Woman: Good. And I’m, and I – I was talking to the nurse about this, if, even if it’s the middle of the night like I don’t, I don’t call 911 or anything.

Counselor: No you’ll call us. Because, uhmm, if you were to call 911 or an ambulance or anything then that would kind of make it a little complicated. But also, you know, we’re ready for this we’re, we’ve done this before (laughs) –

Don’t forget, LA’s “Inhuman” video #4 revealed Maryland abortionist LeRoy Carhart going so far as to say his clinic actually gives mothers “a little pack to put stuff in in case [a hotel room abortion] does happen… a pack of little drapes and sheets and gloves and all those things, that if you had to do something then you could,” and that his people wash the bloody hotel sheets.

One final note, SWO also has a clinic in Dallas, Texas, which aborts up to 24 weeks, and which it describes as a 3-day process.

Texas legislators are taking a second pass at enacting abortion laws that include abortion clinic regulations that would raise their standards to the level of ambulatory surgery centers.  The effort failed the first time because a pro-abortion mob shut down proceedings.

Abortion proponents long ago abandoned the “safe” and “rare” part of the now antiquated motto of wanting abortions to be “safe, legal, and rare.”

gerri_santoroIn an effort to get abortion legalized, Ms. Magazine published a photo (against the family’s wishes) in 1973 of Gerri Santoro, who died alone in a hotel room in 1964 after an illegal abortion when she was 6-1/2 months pregnant.

The abortion movement has come full circle, now advocating hotel room abortions in the name of keeping it legal.

 

“Mad Men” doublecrosses abortion proponents: Joan didn’t get one

One of the topics woven into the 4th season of AMC’s Mad Men, a cable tv show set in the 1960s, has been abortion. It started in August with a tip of the hat: According to Lauren Bans at Slate:

Joan is sitting in a hospital gown in her doctor’s office, cool and calm as ever, asking her Doc if her two past abortions (“procedures”) will affect her fertility….

Joan seems pretty damn self-possessed and matter-of-fact about the whole matter. Ironically enough, a medical conversation about abortion without overtones of despair and emotional upheaval seems harder to come by now in this day and age when the procedure is actually legal.

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New Stanek WND column, “”Who’s to blame when aborting women die?”

Congrats to Laura and Cameron, whose comments made this week’s column.
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Whose fault is it when aborting women die? It depends, according to abortion proponents. If the abortion was illegal, we are. If the abortion was legal, she is.
Cases in point, yesteryear’s illegal abortion of Gerri Santoro and this year’s legal abortion of Edrica Goode.

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You’ve likely seen the haunting, iconic photo of Gerri Santoro, dead, naked, knees to chest with bloody bottom in the air on a hotel room floor, the result of an illegal abortion in 1964 at age 27….
Ms. Magazine called Santoro a “victim” of “butchery” by an “unskilled abortionist.”…
Flash forward 34 years to these sunny days of safe, legal abortions.
On Feb. 14, 2007, 21-year-old Edrica Goode became the third woman in four years to die after an abortion at a California mill….
According to blogger World Wide Rant, “Edrica Goode died because of her own willful negligence or general stupidity.” …

Continue reading my column today, “Who’s to blame when aborting women die?”on WorldNetDaily.com.

  

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