The Walls Are Talking

The Walls Are Talking

Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories

Book - 2016
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This book narrates the harrowing and life-changing experiences of former abortion clinic workers, including those of the author, who once directed abortion services at a large Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas. These individuals, whose names have been changed to protect their identities, left their jobs in the abortion industry after experiencing a change of heart. They have come forward with their stories, not for fame or notoriety, but to shed light on the reality of abortion. They want their stories to change the lives of others for the better.

These stories are difficult to read, because an abortion is an act of violence, harming not only the obvious victim--the unborn child-- but also the mother, the father, the doctor, and everyone else involved. But these stories also offer hope, for they show that anyone, no matter what part the person has played in an abortion, can start anew, can make amends for past mistakes. They demonstrate that the first step on that journey is telling the truth, as these courageous individuals do in these pages.

"Those of us that have worked in the abortion industry all live with a constant burden. We can't let our burden slide off of our shoulders; it is what keeps us on fire. It reminds us of why we fight so hard. We have seen death and evil in a way that most haven't--and we participated. But we are forgiven. He who has been forgiven much, loves much. And we love a lot. I am eagerly awaiting the day when we can call all abortionists and clinic workers former and repentant abortion providers."
-- Abby Johnson, author

Publisher: San Francisco :, Ignatius Press,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781586177973
Branch Call Number: HQ767.5.U5 J66 2016
363.46 Johnson 05/2016
Characteristics: 157 pages ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Detrow, Kristin - Author


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Aug 04, 2018

“The Earth-Shaking Abortion That Never Happened”
by Amanda Marcotte
posted 2010/01/07, at Slate
“Abortion on Women Who Aren’t Pregnant? Doctor Refutes Abby Johnson’s Claims”
by Robin Martin, posted October 19, 2012, at Rewire News
all posts about Abby Johnson from Right Wing Watch
“Planned Parenthood Director’s Holes in Story Revealed In Recent Radio Interview”
by Amie Newman,
posted November 3, 2009, at Rewire News
“Top 10 Tactics That Fake Women’s Health Centers Use to Deceive Women”
from End The Lies

Sep 27, 2017

I would be interested in reading this. Hope my library can buy a copy.

Sep 27, 2017

Inside stories of US abortion mills by women who had worked there, mainly at Planned Parenthood. Compiled by Abby Johnson, former PP clinic director; see my comment to her book UNPLANNED. The writers had strongly supported abortion, joining in marches, chanting for women's rights. Many had had abortions themselves. But they became disgusted at what they saw in the clinics -- both the abuse of pregnant women and the baby-killing. Suffering from guilt and nightmares, they quit despite the good pay.
--- PP preys on women in crisis. Abortion is PP's main revenue source; contrary figures are accounting manipulations. PP pushes abortions, the more the better. Pregnant women are rushed through the assembly line.
--- Like the Supreme Court in Roe v Wade, PP dehumanized the condemned. PP refused to let women see ultrasounds of their babies: they might back out. PP refused to let them see the dismembered "fetus": it wouldn't match the lies they had been told.
--- Many patients were frightened girls pushed to abort by parents, boyfriends, or pimps. PP condones such pressure: abortion is always presumed to be best for patients. They wouldn't come to the clinic unless they really wanted it.
--- PP upholds prostitution as a choice a woman should have the right to make regarding her own body -- even when the "woman" is a frightened teen sex-slave controlled by a brutish pimp. As long as she signs the form the pimp filled out, it's OK. Criticizing prostitution would play into the hands of Christian fanatics who seek to do women out of their rights.
--- No reason to kill was considered too frivolous, eg killing healthy twins because a married couple wanted only one baby. PP kills babies who would be nurtured as preemies if born in hospitals. Around 30 million girls have been legally aborted in the US since Roe.
--- Doctors and staff made crude jokes about the dismembered victims, each one recognizably human. "Jokes about terminating pregnancies are part of the abortion industry's sick little subculture. We all participated, and it seemed normal," p 125. But the writer was offended when coworkers kept urging her to abort her own child. "Complimentary child-killing is the company car of the abortion business," p 122.
--- Female staff showed contempt for aborting women as if they were dumb cows to be processed. Doctors and staff bullied patients who wavered, and would restrain and sedate them if they tried to get off the table.
--- PP offered only a few hundred dollars compensation for a misdiagnosed ectopic pregnancy and a botched abortion that caused massive, near-fatal bleeding and hospitalization. There were horrible reactions to the expulsion drugs that are taken after RU-486, pp 28, 34-35.
--- One visit to the inner chamber where severed heads and limbs were sent was enough to repel many workers who had counseled abortion for years in the consultation room. Dismembered babies were stored in freezers to await the biohazard disposal truck.
--- In her conclusion, editor Abby Johnson states: "I took my own children's lives -- twice. Not because I was coerced; not because I didn't know better. But because I thought children would be an inconvenience to my life-style. I am responsible for their deaths -- no one else," p 152.


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