Skip to comments.Before Roe She Taught Women How to Kill Their Own Babies, at 90 She’s Still Promoting Abortion
Posted on 12/07/2018 7:10:16 PM PST by Coleus
A woman who taught dangerous, self-induced abortions and referred women to back alley abortionists prior to Roe v. Wade is being celebrated as a heroine in modern America.
Slate recently profiled 90-year-old Patricia Maginnis, an early leader of the pro-abortion movement in America. Maginnis taught classes on self-induce abortions and started an underground railroad of abortionists to refer women to in the 1960s. She also advocated for legalizing abortion on demand, supposedly to protect women from the dangerous abortions that she also was promoting.
Earlier this year, the National Womens History Alliance recognized her as an unsung hero in the fight for reproductive justice. A native of Oklahoma, she grew up poor in a large family with an abusive father and an overworked, overburdened mother, according to Slate. Maginnis quickly decided that she did not ever want to have children of her own, but she still wanted to be sexually active.
As a young woman, she joined the Womens Army Corps and began working in a hospital in Panama. There, she said she saw women who suffered from botched abortions, women who were forced to give birth and babies born with terrible abnormalities. Supposedly, the solution to all of this was to legalize the killing of unborn babies. Later, when she went to college at San Jose State, she got pregnant while using birth control. She aborted her unborn baby in Mexico. Maginnis said she became pregnant two more times and had two more abortions.
I was not in the family-ing business, and a child coming from me was not going to happen, she told Slate. I simply thought my parents were ruthlessly forced into parenthood, and they took it. They accepted it. My mother would tell you she enjoyed having children. I didnt go through childhood with that impression. At least one of her abortions was self-induced. According to the report, her anger about her abortions still comes through strongly, even after half a century.
The second time she got pregnant, Maginnis recalls, she was deeply frustrated at the prospect of being forced to leave the country again for an abortion. But by then, she says, I had figured out, if I start just giving my uterus no rest, that fetus is going to fall out.
Startled, I ask Maginnis to explain. She elaborates that her plan was to squat down and take my clean, scrubbed fingers and manipulate until I could get it to rebel and kick the fetus out.
So you could reach your cervix? I ask.
Oh yeah, very easily. You probably could too.
Does that work?
I manipulated, I worked on it, and finally, at five months, the fetus went intoI went into labor. It took a long time and a lot of work.
In 1962, she created the Society for Humane Abortion. A few years later, she also began the Association to Repeal Abortion Laws, which is considered a predecessor to the radical pro-abortion group NARAL. She and two friends also ran the Army of Three, a type of underground railroad for abortion that supposedly helped link more than 12,000 women to safe abortions.
Her goal was to repeal abortion laws, endorse elective abortions, and offer women any resources it could in the meantime. Her groups organized do-it-yourself abortion classes and handed out DIY abortion kits that included gauze, a thermometer, cotton and a syringe, according to the report. They also instructed women about how to respond to police interrogations if they were questioned about an illegal abortion.
When California legalized abortion for severe physical and mental health issues in 1967, Maginnis said she taught women how to manipulate the law to obtain elective abortions through the arts of phony psychosis and false hemorrahge. Decades later, as pro-life advocates work to restore protections for unborn babies, abortion activists are worried. The U.S. Supreme Court now has a conservative majority, and state legislatures have passed a record number of pro-life laws in recent years. Asked what abortion activists should do in response, Maginnis said, Keep talking about the issue.
But that is what pro-lifers want, too. They just want society to talk about all the facts surrounding the issue, including that abortion is never safe. A unique, living human being always is supposed to die in an abortion, and mothers often suffer afterward, too. Maginniss own long-held anger about her abortions is evidence of the length of this pain. Legalized abortion did not empower or free women in 1973. Instead, it led to the deaths of about 60 million children and countless suffering mothers who wrongly were told their abortions would make them free.
I wonder how this pig would feel about suffocating old people in their sleep being made legal.
she’s got her pitchfork ready, I see
Is her name Hellen?
[Did this satan actually pose with a pitchfork?]
Pretty grim topic but I must admit, I think you described her accurately.
she represents Hell on Earth but thanks for playing
Satan thanks her for her service.
She’s a perfect example of age doesn’t equal wisdom.
“How do you unload a truckload of dead babies? Why, you use a pitchfork!”
I posted before reading the article. I read it now but only partially. It made me nauseous, horrified and sad. God’s love is infinite to be able to forgive people like her. But you HAVE to repent first.
F Charlie manson would have been a women...
The poor little things.
I am going to state an outrageous statement but it is controversial but relevant: The woman’s right to vote killed more Americans through war and abortion and pretty much systematically ruined the country culturally. This is historically proven. I apologize to true conservative women. This does not mean the right to vote was to be denied to anyone.
She will soon meet her hero George Tiller.
Theres his minion
Satan wants fools like this for fodder in his mill
As a woman, I dont disagree.
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