What the nurse saw
In September, 1993, Brenda Pratt Shafer, a registered nurse with
thirteen years of experience, was assigned by her nursing agency to an abortion clinic.
Since Nurse Shafer considered herself "very pro-choice," she didnt think
this assignment would be a problem. She was wrong. This is what Nurse Shafer saw:
" I stood at the doctors side and watched him perform a
partial-birth abortion on a woman who was six months pregnant. The babys heartbeat
was clearly visible on the ultrasound screen. The doctor delivered the babys body
and arms, everything but his little head. The babys body was moving. His little
fingers were clasping together. He was kicking his feet. The doctor took a pair of
scissors and inserted them into the back of the babys head, and the babys arms
jerked out in a flinch, a startle reaction, like a baby does when he thinks that he
might fall. Then the doctor opened the scissors up. Then he stuck the high-powered
suction tube into the hole and sucked the babys brains out. Now the baby was
completely limp. I never went back to the clinic. But I am still haunted by the face
of that little boy. It was the most perfect, angelic face I have ever seen."
Hear her describe part of the the
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abortion procedure is used
in the fifth month and later.
difference between partial-birth abortion and homicide is a mere three inches
Important Facts About Partial-Birth Abortions