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Abby Johnson: Counselor for My Abortion Had 9 Abortions (full account of her procedure)
Life News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Abby Johnson

Posted on 04/25/2012 6:25:22 AM PDT by NYer

I had a surgical abortion when I was 20 years old. I don’t remember many details. But what I do remember was not pleasant.

I don’t remember how far along I was in my pregnancy. I do know that I paid $500.00 for my abortion.

I went through a group counseling session with several other women. My “counselor” told me that she had 9 previous abortions. I think she said it to make us feel better somehow…and it worked.

I don’t remember walking into the exam room. There was a nurse there giving me IV drugs to help me relax. I can’t say that I remember the stick of the needle in my arm. I laughed when I looked at the wall. There was a picture of a cat hanging on a tree. The caption below said “Hang In There.”

The sedation was beginning to work and it appeared to me that the picture was falling off the wall. I would blink and it would be back in the right place, then would start to fall again. I said something to the nurse about this picture and she responded, “It’s just the medicine.” The doctor came in and started the procedure. An ultrasound was done by someone, but I don’t remember it at all.

The next thing I felt was an incredible pain. Then it started to feel like I was being pulled. I remember that my body was literally being jerked around the table. When the suction came on, I remember the nurse telling me that “this will be the worst part.” She was right. I couldn’t believe how loud the suction machine was and how painful it would feel. I know that I was making noises because I was in so much pain…but the nurse just kept rubbing my arm and continued to tell me that “it is almost over.”

The doctor never spoke to me. I don’t know if I ever knew his name. It was quick, it was painful, and it was over.

I woke up in a recovery room, slouched over in an uncomfortable chair that didn’t recline. I was in a line of young women just like me. Many were still asleep and hunched over. Some were crying. Some were staring ahead with a blank look on their face. As soon as the nurse (I am guessing she was a nurse) noticed I was awake, she came over and told me to get dressed. She did not come and take me to a private area. She gave me my clothes right there in the middle of the room. I redressed in front of everyone, was given some water and was sent on my way.

Now, what part of that sounds traumatic to you?

The actual abortion? Maybe the humiliation of having to bare all in a large recovery room? Yes, both of those things were very traumatic. How about the ultrasound? Did that sound terribly traumatic? I hope not, because it wasn’t. I don’t even remember it being done. I know it was done because I remember seeing the black and white image on my chart as I was leaving. No one asked me if I wanted to see my ultrasound picture before my abortion. That wasn’t even an option. Maybe seeing my child on the screen would have changed my mind. Maybe not. I will never know.

So why all the controversy over ultrasounds? Do ultrasounds traumatize women? Is it an unnecessary procedure being forced upon women and the abortion industry? Do women deserve to have full informed consent before surgery?

Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the National Abortion Federation both REQUIRE ultrasounds to be performed before an abortion takes place. During a first trimester procedure, a transvaginal ultrasound is required. An abdominal or transvaginal is allowed in the second and third trimesters.

There is one reason for this. They need to be able to see exactly how far along the woman is in her pregnancy so the abortion facility knows how much to charge for the abortion. There is one reason they don’t want women to see their ultrasound…it is too risky. Ultrasounds expose the lie of the abortion industry. They show that it is not just a “blob of tissue” or a “mass of cells.”

Ultrasounds show the humanity of the child. They don’t oppose ultrasounds because it is too time consuming. They are performing them anyway! They are required (by their own rules) to perform them. It is not traumatizing for the woman. They are about to perform an invasive and painful procedure on these women and they are seriously worried about how an ultrasound will feel? Of course not. They only oppose ultrasounds because of the risk…a woman may choose life and they may be out several hundred dollars. It is pretty plain and simple.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; moralabsolutes; postabortivewomen; ultrasound

1 posted on 04/25/2012 6:25:24 AM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 04/25/2012 6:26:00 AM PDT by NYer (Open to scriptural suggestions.)
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To: NYer

Disturbing. That counselor should have used a Condom perhaps? Geez 9 abortions are you kidding me.

3 posted on 04/25/2012 6:36:18 AM PDT by YoungBlackRepublican
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They gave the sedative before the ultrasound, so the victim co-killer couldn't see the living being about to be destroyed and change her mind.
4 posted on 04/25/2012 6:38:40 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: NYer
My “counselor” told me that she had 9 previous abortions.

Can you say, "serial killing slut?"

I knew you could.

5 posted on 04/25/2012 6:38:49 AM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: NYer
My “counselor” told me that she had 9 previous abortions.

Note to Abby: You've been counseled by a serial killer.

6 posted on 04/25/2012 6:39:29 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: NYer
They should let them watch the abortion on the ultrasound

Remember the movie called “Silent Scream”

That's what it was- a baby inside a womb screaming as it was torn apart by the suction machine

The doctor who made the movie said he originally intended to prove how harmless abortion was- Afterwords he never performed another abortion again, and as his self-imposed ‘penance’ became a strong antiabortion advocate showing the movie to everyone he could get to watch it.

7 posted on 04/25/2012 6:43:14 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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Isn’t it ironic that ‘education’ is heralded for young children re. adult matters that they DON’T need to know-how to put on condoms, sex how-to’s, etc-but suddenly knowing everything you can is BAD for adults?
How can it be good for kids to know everything they can be told, but bad for an adult woman to know everything about her body and what is happening inside of it?
Why is knowing everything threatening in this instance?
Perhaps because an adult( we can presume in most instances) might have a more developed conscience and reasoning?
Must avoid conscience and guilt feelings re. killing something alive inside you?

Education, education, education! EXCEPT for adults re. abortion!
Nothing but evil.

8 posted on 04/25/2012 7:02:09 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: NYer

I am sure Abby remembers a lot more than she is telling.

I expect she is trying to forget.

Can’t say as I blame her. Killing her child isn’t an easy thing to retain. Of course there are many, would have been mothers, who have little conscience. They go on to have multiple abortions and spread the word to other women and feminists salving their conscience by coercing others into the same act.

It’s a sick world we are living in and getting sicker by the day.If you want to see really sick women look at what we have serving as democrats in the Congress.No conscience on any of these monsters.

10 posted on 04/25/2012 7:24:22 AM PDT by Venturer
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Few things have ever had the power to bring a tear to my eye in my 45 years on this planet, but this subject does it every damn time... and this is abortion described in mild form.

11 posted on 04/25/2012 8:00:47 AM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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12 posted on 04/25/2012 8:20:10 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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Pray for those who are considering having an abortion, and for those who have had them. We should also pray for those inside the industry, that each will have a change of heart.

13 posted on 04/25/2012 8:50:31 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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14 posted on 04/25/2012 12:21:15 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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Disturbing. That counselor should have used a Condom perhaps? Geez 9 abortions are you kidding me.
“Whoopi Goldberg” had either 7 or 8 (she can’t remember) ,, in California abortions used to cost $4 ($2 initial visit , $2 procedure) on “Medi-Cal” ,, for her and other amoral people it was cheap birth control ... I suspect the “counselor” was either lying to minimize the act or she simply had one of her co-workers do her when she needed it..

15 posted on 04/25/2012 4:10:27 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Mr. K
I think that was Bernard Nathanson who performed thousands of abortions befor he came to his senses. There have been many abortion providers who have been overcome with remorse and turned to the cause of Life as a part of their own penance and healing. Never yet heard of one prolifer who said "Oh what the hell" and got a job aborting babies.
17 posted on 04/25/2012 7:43:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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