Skip to comments.Nurse Quits Abortion Industry After Baby Born Alive, Left to Die
Posted on 04/11/2014 3:19:10 PM PDT by kathsua
Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) Marleen Goldstein worked in a hospital that performed abortions. After 30 years, shes come forward with her story.
According to Goldstein:
My husband was a resident at a hospital and I just got the job of my dreams at a nearby Oakland hospital. I was very much a believer in the abortion issue and now I felt I was going to be part of it.
I got hired as a charge nurse at this clinic that did late term abortions. I spent about 30 days on the day shift getting familiar with everything. I would witness and assist the doctor in the actual procedure, injection of drugs to the fetus, the seaweed, etc. On the day shift I really never saw the actual start of the contractions or the termination process. I was uncomfortable, but I really thought to myself, this was something new and I needed to get more experience.
In these abortions, the woman was dilated with laminaria, which are sticks made of seaweed that are placed in the womans cervix. These sticks slowly absorb fluid and dilate the cervix; they can be kept in overnight or longer. Drugs were injected into the baby to kill him or her on the first day the procedure. Late-term abortions are often performed in a similar way today.
Goldstein was insulated from some of the horror of these abortion procedures. She did not actually witness the dead baby or the pain of the women going through contractions.
Goldstein would later be promoted to a position where she would deal with the actual aborted babies. Other clinic workers have talked about how they were eased into the more difficult parts of their jobs in a similar way. They were started off doing things that were less emotionally difficult, such as record-keeping, receptionist duties or taking blood pressure, then gradually given more responsibilities until they were handling body parts or assisting in late-term abortions. By that time, they are in too deep and committed to their jobs. It is a way that some abortion clinics have been known to manipulate their workers.
Whether or not this was the case with Goldstein, she would have a life-changing experience working with one late-term abortion:
One evening a young girl was having a very difficult time. I was there with the doctor. I knew even though the doctor wrote this patient was 15 weeks, she was close to 30 weeks. This happened quite a bit, but no one ever said anything.
Other abortion providers, such as Carol Everett and Kathy Sparks, have spoken about their clinics doing abortions further along than was legally allowed, and trying to hide that fact. Kathy Sparks clinic disposed of illegally aborted late term abortions down the toilet.
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When she delivered this tiny baby (it looked full term to me) she was actually alive and crying. The doctor said to me, Put it in the room and close the door. Do not enter til the morning shift. I immediately took the crying baby and wrapped it up and laid it in a room. I then immediately started calling hospitals around (against the doctors wishes) to find someone that would take it. None around would take it cause they said it was not viable. I spent many hours trying. I just wanted to leave this place, but I knew I could not walk out and leave other patients without a charge nurse. Til this day I hear this crying infant in my head.
Despite her desperate efforts to get medical help for the child, the baby girl died. Goldstein quit her job, no longer an abortion supporter.
I wish others that promote abortion, especially late term would experience what I did. The next day, I terminated my employment immediately and landed a job in a pediatric unit at another hospital.
This experience would change Goldsteins life in another way when, several years later, she experienced a difficult pregnancy of her own.
After a few years I got pregnant and went into labor at 20 weeks. The doctors wanted me to terminate immediately due to my health. They stated that this baby would not be normal and I should try again. I refused and was in the hospital, then was at home on complete bedrest. I was not allowed to be alone.. I finally spiked a very high fever and was rushed into the hospital. I was quite early still.. He was suppose to be born in November, I had him in July. - a 2 pound 10 ounce little boy. This was 30 years ago. I was told that he was quite small and it would be touch and go to see what would happen. They also told me, Do not expect too much. He was in the ISU for preemies for sometime. He fought all the way and was perfectly normal. Today my son is a healthy young man. He is working on his 2nd Masters (MBA) and has a full time job. He is aware that he is lucky to be alive, cause if I did not have the experience I did early on, he would not be here today.
Goldstein showed great courage in fighting for that little girls life 30 years ago. She also showed great courage fighting for her own sons life. And, finally, she has shown great courage in sharing her story. As more clinic workers leave the abortion business and courageously step forward to tell their stories, more and more people who are uninformed about abortion are hearing the truth. We can hope that those who have been ambivalent or uncertain about abortion will be swayed when they learn what abortion is really like, coming straight from the horses mouth: those who experienced performing these abortions first hand.
LifeNews.com Note: Sarah Terzo is a pro-life liberal who runs ClinicQuotes.com, a web site devoted to exposing the abortion industry. She is a member of the pro-life groups PLAGAL and Secular Pro-Life.
On an unrelated note the weatherman on the Wichita ABC affiliate in announcing an upcoming story about the "attack" on Hillary said " a former lady was attacked". I don't know if Hillary ever was a lady, but she isn't one now.
An American died, needlessly on that day. Not gunned down by criminals or gangs.... not by giving his or her life on the battlefield. No. This American died by the mindset of something else. We all know why. Lets list why this American died. I will start by listing Margaret Sanger.... as she culls the human weeds from the grave.
My father was an old time family practice doctor and delivered scores of babies, mostly at the patient’s home. Dad was repulsed by the very idea of abortion and I can’t imagine what he would say about these “late term” abortions other than it was infanticide and no different than the Nazis. Frequently Dad said that God would surly punish us for allowing the evil of abortion in our country,
It took her 30 years? I think she received an unfortunate medical diagnosis and has decided to suddenly embrace the gospel.
“It took her 30 years?”
At least she saw the light——some never do.
Repeat thread, but as I said before, she should have called EMTs, then they`d have had to treat or be charged with negligent homicide. In spite of all her college training this is a stupid bimbo alert.
It's not enough to just to fight for killing babies, if you're really committed, you want to get right in there and do some of that infanticidin'.
Abortions! Be A Part Of It! But Don't Be the Little Part! ;-)!
I don’t find her story so impressive. After 30 years of Nazi-activity she sees the light.
“After 30 years of Nazi-activity she sees the light.”
That headline is misleading, she’s telling the story after 30 years, she didn’t work in abortions for 30 yrs.
Did you read the article? If you did you’d see that she tried all night to find a hospital that would take the baby and quit her job the next morning. She got a job as a pediatric nurse.
Read the entire article. No dice in the sympathy dept.
-— None around would take it cause they said it was not viable. I spent many hours trying. I just wanted to leave this place, but I knew I could not walk out and leave other patients without a charge nurse -—
What choice did she have? Sheesh.
It’s amazing how hard the human heart can become.
-— I’ll always remember Obama feigning incredulity when asked about live birth abortions and claiming that no doctor would ever do such a thing -—
Once I learned that he voted in favor of infanticide, in fact, stood alone in support of it, I knew all that I needed to know.
What’s more frightening is that most Americans were indifferent to this information.
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