Last week National Public Radio (NPR) aired horrifying audio of a Michigan woman aborting a baby at 11 weeks gestation.

The podcast began by describing the “inspirational” setting of the Michigan abortion clinic lobby, which included sayings on the walls like: “Good women get abortions” and “A lot of beautiful, wise women have been here before and are here today.”

The shocking two-minute-long recording was included in a longer segment by NPR discussing Proposition 3, a ballot initiative that will soon be voted on in Michigan. As reported by the Daily Citizen previously, if passed, the ballot initiative would legalize abortion in the state constitution. It was clear from listening to the podcast that NPR hopes it passes.

The disturbing scene begins as the narrator describes that women receiving this type of abortion are partially awake and medicated for pain and anxiety before starting the procedure.

The narrator then describes the setting in a particularly shocking way. She says, “the lights are dimmed, there is soothing music; it actually feels a lot like a childbirth….”

As the procedure begins and medical instruments are heard clanging in the background, the voice of an abortion worker whispers into the mother’s ear, “Squeeze my hand. Just keep breathing.”

Then the doctor informs the mother that she’s going to turn on a machine that makes a loud noise; the groggy mother replies, “Ok.”

The machine of death begins to roar, and the mother moans and cries out in pain.

As the mother cries out, the abortion worker keeps saying, “Blow it out. Blow it out. Breath through it. Listen to me; blow it out. If you hold your breath, it just makes it harder for you. Keep breathing. Keep breathing.”

At one point, the mother says, “I can’t,” and the abortion worker tells her, “Yes, yes, you can.”

Within a few short minutes, it’s all over. The baby’s earthly life is gone forever.

The listener can’t help but feel shock and sorrow over the permanent and intentional taking of another human life. The deadly moment hangs heavily as the listener realizes they have just witnessed the death of a living human soul.

NPR’s failed attempt to normalize abortion is shameful.

Pro-life advocate Dr. Tara Sander Lee of the Charlotte Lozier Institute told Fox News, “The sound of a mother’s suffering as her unborn child is being suctioned from her womb is painful and unforgettable. That child’s heart had already beat over 9 million times and will be heard no more….”

Lila Rose, President and Founder of Live Action, a pro-life organization, tweeted, “This is what Hell sounds like.”

Kristen Hawkins, President of Students for Life, wrote for Fox News, “Abortion is the end of a life and the beginning of new problems.”


Brenna Lewis, a mother and writer for Students for Life wrote about those problems for The Federalist. She said, “Widespread abortion regret is supported by data, yet seldom reported. The physical and psychological risks of abortion are well known to those of us who support post-abortive women. New studies have shown that women who have abortions are 81 percent more likely to experience subsequent mental health problems. This includes being 110 percent more likely to abuse alcohol and 115 percent more likely to develop suicidal behavior following abortion.”

Abortion activists try to convince women that an abortion will solve all their problems. But where is Planned Parenthood when women struggle mentally, emotionally, or physically after having an abortion? Long gone.

NPR hoped to influence Michigan voters on Prop 3 by airing this pro-abortion episode right before the election. Instead, NPR revealed the brutal reality of abortion.

Women with unplanned pregnancies need things that abortion doesn’t offer. They need community and resources. They need someone to walk with them. They need someone to speak life into their circumstances. Circumstances are temporary. Abortion is forever.

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