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A profile of the “little people” at an abortion clinic—no, not the unborn victims

by | Jun 25, 2015

By Dave Andrusko

clinic-staffRegular NRL News Today readers (and there are a lot of you) are probably familiar with the South Wind Women’s Center in Wichita, Kansas, run by Julie Burkhart. At least initially, Burkhart was using an Illinois fly-in abortionist, Cheryl Chastine.

Burkhart is a particularly familiar figure to pro-life Kansans. Burkhart ran the late abortionist George Tiller’s Political Action Committee — ProKanDo PAC– from 2002 until 2009 and SWWC is located in the same Wichita, Kansas, building Tiller occupied for decades.

The pro-abortion website RhealityCheckorg ran a post yesterday about the little people. No, not the unborn babies that are killed, but the South Wind Women’s Center support staff.

The headline gives you the flattering self-portrait: “Heroes in Their Own Right: What Clinic Staff Do, and Why They Do It

It’s worth a read, in my opinion, but in case you don’t have time, here are a couple of considerations worth pondering.

There is a built-in contradiction between the high-flying abortion rhetoric—abortion is a walk in the park that ought to be celebrated six days a week and twice on Sunday– and abortion on the ground—what actually happens at the clinics.

Read Paul Brink’s piece and what jumps out at you is not that women can’t wait to brag about their abortions but what you and I know is the truth: most times they are petrified with fear and anxiety.

Of course pro-abortionists attribute that to “abortion stigma,” which is as bogus as it is hard-hearted. Most of these women (and girls) are engaged in an unspoken hand-to-hand combat with their consciences.

There are so many revealing statements but since this is going to be a short post, here’s just one. Brink writes

When a patient arrives at the facility for their appointment, they once again are greeted by the administrative staff after going through security. Just as the first contact on the phone is important to providing a comforting environment, the first in-person contact is essential. This is complicated by the expectations many patients have when coming in. Ashley told me that “because of the stigma surrounding abortion, they have no idea what to expect when they walk into our facility. Oftentimes, we are met with surprise at how nice and clean our facility is and how kind everyone is to them. And sometimes it’s hard to deal with that, because that means they were expecting something terrible, maybe gross and dirty, but they still came to us.” Molly added, “We need to be the opposite of anything false they’ve read on what can be a really stressful day for them. We want to be as comforting as we can.”

Three quick points. That first “contact” on the phone or in person as the woman walks in the door is “important.” They need to be assured [aka talked into believing] that all the alarms going off in their souls are false.

Second, the post includes a photo of a brightly lit, comfy room at the South Wind Women’s Center. We are to conclude that this room at SWWC is representative of abortion clinics. Tell that to the women who suffered (and died) at Kermit Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society, dubbed by the Philadelphia District Attorney (accurately!) as a “House of Horrors.

Third, perhaps another reason women “expect” a pit is where else would defenseless unborn children be purposefully annihilated—40, 50, 60 babies slaughtered daily in an assembly-line fashion?

“Heroes in their own right”? No.

How about “Heroes in their own minds”?

Categories: Abortion