One abortion clinic in Texas rushed to beat the clock and abort as many babies as possible the day before the new Texas Heartbeat Bill (S.B. 8) took effect. The clinic aborted 67 babies in 17 hours.
Left-aligned media outlet The 19th went to the abortion clinic, Whole Woman’s Health in Fort Worth, to see what was happening on the inside the day before S.B. 8 became enforceable. The law prohibits abortions in the state after six weeks gestation and took effect on September 1, 2021.
The outlet reported that in order to get through all of their patients, the clinic “needed to perform eight abortions an hour with only one doctor on duty.”
The doctor was “an octogenarian who had been working since 7 a.m. It felt impossible.”
Showing how workers in the abortion industry see themselves, the outlet quotes Marva Sadler, director of clinical services, who told her staff that day, “We are not the bad guys here … We are doing everything right and we’re going to help everybody that we can. If there’s someone that we can’t help, it’s not our fault.”
Revealing the pro-abortion movement’s true colors, the outlet reports:
Just before SB 8 took effect, at 11:56 p.m., the doctor walked out of his last procedure. Clinic workers got to everyone they were legally allowed to treat. In 17 hours, they’d performed 67 abortion procedures. They’d seen 60 people who had taken medication to abort at home to confirm that — yes, the process was complete, and they wouldn’t be left in limbo.
For a moment they were able to savor it. Sadler looked at the doctor and told him physicians half his age wouldn’t have been able to do what he did. Even if he only had performed one abortion, it would have been a victory, she said.
Thankfully, on September 1, the abortion clinic ceased providing abortions after a preborn baby’s heartbeat could be detected, and by 10 AM had “turned away four people — some as early in their pregnancies as five weeks and six days.”
Texas’ S.B. 8 is estimated to be saving around 150 lives each day.
The Daily Citizen spoke with Robyn Chambers, executive director of advocacy for children at Focus on the Family, regarding the outlet’s report.
“When I heard the news about an abortion clinic in Fort Worth that ‘served’ 67 women with abortion services, my heart broke,” Chambers said. “These were women that were so filled with fear, they thought this was the only hope they had. I also felt deep sadness that the workers of this clinic really believe they were helping women, but in reality, they took advantage of their fear and rushed them into a life altering decisions.”
“Pregnancy Medical Clinics across the U.S. serve women daily and one thing those women receive is time – time to hear all the information about their options. Precious time to talk to a client advocate that can answer all her questions, allay her fears and connect her with life-saving resources. Women deserve better care than to be rushed into something she could regret the rest of her life!”
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