These are excerpts of an article dated October 22, 2003 regarding the impending Partial Birth Abortion Ban. You can read the entire article here.
“What I do know is that the political exploitation of this issue is confusing and frightening my patients. Recently, I received a call from a woman whose physician had discovered catastrophic genetic and developmental defects in the fetus she is carrying. The pregnancy was profoundly desired, and the diagnosis was devastating for her and her husband. She called me with great anxiety to find out whether passage of the “partial-birth” ban by the Senate would mean that she could not come to my office for help because my work would be illegal. She was also horrified by the images that she had seen and the terminology she had heard in the congressional debates.
“I reassured her that I do not perform the “partial-birth” procedure and that there is no likelihood that the ban’s passage would close my office and keep me from seeing her. The fetus cannot be delivered “alive” in my procedure—as the ban stipulates in defining prohibited procedures—because I begin by giving the fetus an injection that stops its heart immediately. I treat the woman’s cervix to cause it to open during the next two days. On the third day, under anesthesia, the membranes are ruptured, allowing the amniotic fluid to escape. Medicine is given to make the uterus contract, and the dead fetus is delivered or removed with forceps. Many variations of this sequence are possible, depending on the woman’s medical condition and surgical indications.
“Earlier this year, I began an abortion on a young woman who was 17 weeks pregnant. Because of the two days of prior treatment, the amniotic membranes were visible and bulging. I ruptured the membranes and released the fluid to reduce the risk of amniotic fluid embolism. Then I inserted my forceps into the uterus and applied them to the head of the fetus, which was still alive, since fetal injection is not done at that stage of pregnancy. I closed the forceps, crushing the skull of the fetus, and withdrew the forceps. The fetus, now dead, slid out more or less intact. With the next pass of the forceps, I grasped the placenta, and it came out in one piece. Within a few seconds, I had completed my routine exploration of the uterus and sharp curettage. The blood loss would just fill a tablespoon. The patient, who was awake, hardly felt the operation. She was relieved, grateful, and safe. She wants to have children in the future.”
Would you like to know where he campaign contributions went? Click here. As you can well imagine, Hern would of course contribute to those that would keep him in business and allow him to murder…such as Barack HUSSEIN Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Richardson and the like. A guy’s gotta make a living! In 1973, he founded Boulder Abortion Clinic in Boulder, Colorado where he continues to practice. Hern was a founding member of the National Abortion Federation, and authored Abortion Practice, a comprehensive text on operating and evaluating abortion facilities.
Other notable quotes…
“I regarded access to safe abortion services as an important matter of both public health and social justice. I also thought that implementation of the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court required performance of abortions by physicians who were committed to this service in order for this decision to be meaningful.”
“Within days after I saw the first patients during the first week of November in 1973, I became the target of anti-abortion fanatics. They began calling me in the middle of the night with obscene death threats. I lived in a small house in the mountains that I had built with my father, and I began sleeping with a rifle by my bed. I expected to be shot when I arrived at my home at night and when I walked out the door in the morning.”
“It has been an intense and tumultuous experience. It wasn’t what I planned to do with my life. When people ask me why I have done it, I have to say: “It was a calling.” That’s really the only explanation.”
A calling. Wow. If you hear a voice calling you to murder unsuspecting children, I’m pretty sure it’s SATAN.