“I came to the realization that if I shouldn’t be killing children in the second trimester, then I shouldn’t be killing them earlier, either.”17
“[T]heir children are made fun of, and they’re ripped apart into pieces, arms and legs and pieces of rib cage that abortion clinic workers go through every day. They are not blobs of cells, they are human beings, and their mothers are suffering.”18
18Adair, C., We Lied to Them, Priests for Life, https://www.priestsforlife.org/testimonies/3283-We-Lied-to-Them.
“After [my] three abortions and suffering from all these symptoms, and then helping parents kill their children, lying to them and saying it’s a sack of tissue, and two days later, throwing their babies away in the garbage, can you imagine my soul and my heart?”19
19Sanivole, P., Hurting Myself and Others, Priests for Life, https://www.priestsforlife.org/testimonies/3281-Hurting-Myself-and-Others.
“[Fetuses] became human beings to me, in the truest sense of the word–they became babies, they became children, really, in a deeper sense than ever before. So, what they did to me was they made me feel uncomfortable doing the abortions. I just plain felt uncomfortable doing them.”20
20Randall, J., Testimony of former abortion provider, Priests for Life, https://www.priestsforlife.org/testimonies/1131-testimony-of-former-abortion-provider.
“[S]howing her [the fetus], I remember very clearly seeing an arm and seeing the deltoid muscle, and it just really struck me that day how beautiful that was. The thought just flashed through my mind: What are you doing? Here is this beautiful piece of human flesh here, what are you doing?”21
21McMillian, B., Testimony of Beverly McMillian, M.D. Former Abortion Provider, Priests for Life, https://www.priestsforlife.org/testimonies/1129-testimony-of-beverly-mcmillian-md-former-abortion-provider-.
“I began to see what I was doing in a whole new light. I saw these babies for what they were-human beings. It was very hard for my heart and head to accept because I had been leaving both my heart and head at home for so long to work [at an abortion clinic].”22
22Madsen, D., Dina Madsen: Testimony of an Ex-Abortion Provider, Priests for Life, https://www.priestsforlife.org/testimonies/1128-dina-madsen-testimony-of-an-ex-abortion-provider-.
“The deception in the language of abortion is achieved through the use of euphemisms… “Products of conception” rather than baby and placenta. “Tissues” rather than flesh and bones… Even “fetus” and “embryo” are Greek and Latin words for Baby.”23
23Jarrett, P., Testimony of Dr. Paul Jarrett, Former Abortion Provider, Priests for Life, https://www.priestsforlife.org/testimonies/1125-testimony-of-dr-paul-jarrett-former-abortion-provider
“I, personally, then had to search through the jumbled-up mass of tissue to find the fetal gonads, to be sure to include them on the slide so that we could study them. The jumbled-up mass of tissue was easily identifiable as the torn and shredded body of a tiny human being.”24
24Hill, M., Testimony of Dr. McArthur Hill, former Abortion Provider, Priests for Life, https://www.priestsforlife.org/testimonies/1124-testimony-of-dr-mcarthur-hill-former-abortion-provider.
“I have a great love for children and babies, and I figured the best way to be with them is to work in an OB/GYN office. It was really exciting seeing the growth of the baby from the time of conception through the delivery.”25
25Henry, D., Testimony of Deborah Henry, former Abortion Provider, Priests for Life, https://www.priestsforlife.org/testimonies/1123-testimony-of-deborah-henry-former-abortion-provider.
“And then they say: Is it a baby? No, it’s a product of conception; it’s a blood clot; it’s a piece of tissue. They don’t even really tell them it’s a fetus, because, you see, that almost humanizes it too much. It’s never a baby. They can’t admit it themselves when they go in the back and have little 6-week fetuses, babies that they put down disposals”26
26Everett, C., Testimony of Carol Everett, former Abortion Provider, Priests for Life, https://www.priestsforlife.org/testimonies/1122-testimony-of-carol-everett-former-abortion-provider.