NURSE WAS PRO-CHOICE: Until she witness actual abortions – In her book, she describes the first D&E she witnessed. Note: She and the doctor could see the ultrasound monitor, but the mother could not. They also turned off the sound, so the mother couldn’t hear her child’s heart beating, until it wasn’t.
“Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabbed one of the fetal legs with his forceps. He clamped down hard and with a twisting and tearing motion, ripped the leg from the little body. He brought it out and threw it in the pan beside me. I stood in horror, as I looked at that little leg in the pan with perfectly formed toes! I had never seen such a small human body part.
“The next time he went in, he tore off an arm with hands and little fingers! I could see the fetus on the ultrasound screen trying to get away from the forceps! Then I no longer saw the heartbeat on the ultrasound screen. (The sound was purposely turned off so the mothers could not hear the heartbeat.) I remember at that time thinking of the bumper stickers that the pro-life movement had that said, “Abortion stops a beating heart.”
“He continued to do this until he had all the extremities out and placed in the pan. He then snapped the fetal spine with the forceps. Reaching in again and again, he brought out the other pieces of the fetus/baby. Sometimes I could see the intestines or other internal organs as he brought them out and threw them in the pan.
“I watched the head floating around in the uterus. It was too big to come out for the amount of dilation that the abortionist had at that point. …I could see the jaws of the forceps open and close on the ultrasound screen as the abortionist tried to catch the bobbing head. The skull had to be compressed for the amount of dilation at this point. …. After crushing the head with the forceps, he then pulled it out and threw it in the pan with the rest of the baby parts.
Excerpt from What the Nurse Saw: Eyewitness to Abortion by Brenda Pratt-Shafer, David Shafer (Mustang, Oklahoma: Tate Publishing & Enterprise, LLC, 2016) 34-35