By Tom Quiner

Abby Johnson knows all about human abortion.

Abby Johnson speaking at the Des Moines Catholic Pastoral Center

Abby Johnson speaking in Des Moines a few years ago

She had a couple of abortions herself. And she worked as a clinic director for Planned Parenthood in Texas. She didn’t think there was anything wrong with it until she saw one take place, as she relates in her book, Unplanned:

“For the briefest moment, the baby looked as if it were being wrung like a dishcloth, twirled and squeezed. And then it crumpled and began disappearing into the cannula before my eyes. The last thing I saw was the tiny, perfectly formed backbone sucked into the tube, and then it was gone.”

Up to that point, Ms. Johnson believed that the fetus felt no pain. Yet as she watched the abortion unfold on the ultrasound, she was stunned that the fetus (Latin for “little one”) didn’t look like a clump of cells, it looked human. Even more, “it” twisted its little body to avoid the suction tube invading its world, a tube intent on the little one’s destruction.
Like so many others working in the sprawling human abortion trade, Ms. Johns couldn’t take it any longer, and left the industry and its profits behind.
Today, she is a leading advocate for the dignity of human life, from conception to natural death.
Abby Johnson made a thought-provoking comment on her Facebook page this morning:

“I find that prochoicers can’t make up their minds. Most of them will tell you that abortion is a “very difficult” choice for a woman to make. But that doesn’t make any sense. They believe one of two things:

1. The fetus is just tissue. So, why is it difficult to just rid yourself of tissue? I’ve never found myself conflicted over whether I should have a mole removed…which is just tissue.
2. The fetus is human, but is not entitled to human rights. Well, if it doesn’t have any rights, then why do you care if it is discarded? I mean, if this dehumanized human is just now property to the pregnant woman, then why would it be difficult to dispose of just a thing that you have no connection to?

You see, either way it makes no sense. Abortion can’t be both “difficult” and also “no big deal.”

In other words, human abortion is either no big deal, or it’s monstrous.
There is no middle ground.

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  1. John Rozycki on May 23, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Abortion is a monstrous evil. Just as despicable is why we permit it. Lord have mercy on us.

    • quinersdiner on May 23, 2014 at 10:41 pm

      It is allowed because one political party insists upon it. One political party gets away with it because Christians allow it.

      • John Rozycki on May 24, 2014 at 9:26 am

        And why do Christians allow it?

      • d. knapp on October 15, 2016 at 6:12 pm

        Yes, the bad side of a republic is that we get the gvt we deserve. This wasnt forced on us. We either voted for it or didn’t do enough to stop it. Most don’t understand that merely voting for an individual of a particular party for POTUS is not the end all be all of resisting the degradation of our society. So much of it has to do w/ the willing handing over of the raising of our children to any societal or governmental entity willing to do it. Several generations have passed since parents took real and total control of the kids. It was just too easy to let the schools, scouts and anyone else that was willing have the kids as much as possible and not investigate what these groups were up to. If it seamed innocent enough on initial investigation they just didn’t look any farther. It can be likened to slowly turning up the temp of the fire under a pot we’re in. We just enjoyed the added heat until we got so burned we couldnt feel anything. Then we just couldnt move.

        • quinersdiner on October 17, 2016 at 11:55 am

          Good response. I’d qualify the suggestion that human abortion wasn’t forced on us. It was. Some 45 states had laws on the books restricting or banning human abortion. The Supreme Court imposed this obscenity on us with the most ludicrous line of reasoning ever. Thanks for writing.

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