Human abortion is either 'no big deal' or it's monstrous

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.