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An abortion doctor continues to perform abortions even while pregnant

In a recent opinion piece for the New York Times, abortion doctor and mother, Christine Henneberg, explains the contradictions between being a mother, especially whilst being pregnant, and ending the lives of unborn babies in the womb.

She recognises the contradiction between being a pregnant mother and carefully monitoring the growth of her own child in the womb and performing abortions “well into our patients’ second trimester, when the fetus is well-formed and easily recognizable as humanlike, even ‘life’-like. Baby-like.”

Dr Henneberg says that she copes with this by “compartmentalizing” what she does at work – performing abortions – and the care she has for her own baby.

However, the abortion doctor makes clear in this piece that this is not an easy task and that she “almost fell apart [when she] was in [her] second trimester, performing a 17-week [abortion] on a patient.”

She goes on to explain how the reality of what she was doing became apparent: the fetus, which is normally extracted in parts, came through the cervix intact. I dropped it in the metal dish and I saw it move, or thought I did. It was all I could do not to run from the procedure room crying.”

“How does [she] continue to do this work?”

Doctor Henneberg uses the very fact of her own motherhood to draw attention to the fact that this, like an abortion, is a choice. She justifies this by saying “somebody has to do the work”.

Clare McCarthy from Right To Life UK said:

“This piece makes for a very disturbing read. The honesty with which she writes about the graphic nature of her work as an abortionist is sickening, but at least a break from the euphemistic language usually used by abortion providers.”

“While pregnant, this abortion doctor writes about how she delivered an “intact” baby that was still moving, and the “perfect curl” of the dead baby’s fingers and toes reminders her of her own baby.”

“There are many cases of those who have previously worked in the abortion industry and have left their jobs after a change of heart, some of whom have now become the most articulate advocates for the pro-life movement, such as Abby Johnson, former abortion clinic director, and former abortionist, Dr Anthony Levatino.”

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Dear reader

In 2020, the UK Government imposed an extreme abortion regime on Northern Ireland, which included a provision that legalised abortion right up to birth for disabilties including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot.

A new Bill has been launched at the Northern Ireland assembly that will remove the current provision that allows abortion for ‘severe fetal impairment’.

It is under these grounds in the regulations that babies with disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot can currently be singled out for abortion in Northern Ireland because of their disability and can be aborted right up to birth.

Before the new abortion regime was imposed on Northern Ireland in 2020, disability-selective abortion for conditions such as Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot was not legal and there was a culture of welcoming and supporting people with these disabilities rather than eliminating them.

This is reflected directly in the latest figures (2016) from the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, which show that while there were 52 children born with Down’s syndrome in Northern Ireland, in the same year only 1 child from Northern Ireland with Down’s syndrome was aborted in England and Wales. 

This contrasts with the situation in the rest of the United Kingdom where disability-selective abortion has been legal since 1967.

The latest available figures show that 90% of children diagnosed with Down’s syndrome before birth are aborted in England and Wales.

We are, therefore, asking people like you to take 30 seconds of your time and add your support to the campaign to stop abortion up to birth for disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot in Northern Ireland.

If you live in Northern Ireland: 
Ask your MLAs to vote to stop abortion up to birth for disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot:

If you live outside Northern Ireland: 
Show your support by signing this petition in support of the Bill:

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