It is often the case that many people who believe abortion is right have very little knowledge of what an abortion actually involves; the inhumane killing of a tiny human being at various stages of development. Until they actually see what an abortion involves it is hard to imagine what goes on every 3 minutes in the U.K. and in almost every country around the world. The legal killing of the weakest and most vulnerable in our society is hard to live with unless we become hardened to the killing. Unfortunately, there are many vocal people in the pro-abortion movement who are indifferent to the killing of babies, but I believe they are in the minority. If a person is willing to watch a film of an abortion taking place or be in an operating theatre, I believe they cannot continue to think that abortion is the answer – we surely must find another way to help a mother and her child.
This medical student was one of those very people who changed his mind. Here’s his story.
When I entered the operating room, it felt like any other I had ever been in. On the table in front of me, I saw a woman, legs up as if delivering a child although she was asleep. Next to her was a tray of instruments for the abortion and a vacuum machine for suctioning the fetal tissues from the uterus. The doctors put on their gowns and masks and the procedure began. The cervix was held open with a crude metal instrument and a large transparent tube was stuck inside of the woman. Within a matter of seconds, the machine’s motor was engaged and blood, tissue, and tiny organs were pulled out of their environment into a filter. A minute later, the vacuum choked to a halt. The tube was removed, and stuck to the end was a small body and a head attached haphazardly to it, what was formed of the neck snapped. The ribs had formed with a thin skin covering them, the eyes had formed, and the inner organs had begun to function. The tiny heart of the fetus, obviously a little boy, had just stopped — forever. The vacuum filter was opened, and the tiny arms and legs that had been torn off of the fetus were accounted for. The fingers and toes had the beginnings of their nails on them. The doctors, proud of their work, reassembled the body to show me. Tears welled up in my eyes as they removed the baby boy from the table and shoved his body into a container for disposal.
The student was haunted by what he saw:
I have not been able to think of anything since yesterday at 10:30 besides what that baby boy might have been. I don’t think that people realize what an abortion actually is until they see it happen. I have been tortured by these images – so real and so vivid – for two days now…and I was just a spectator.
Never again will I be pro-choice, and never again will I support the murder of any human being, no matter their stage in life.