“They said the whole procedure would take between eight and ten minutes. We were told we would have severe cramps, such as we might have during menstruation… What they should’ve told us was that we would have pain like nothing we had ever known before. The pain of childbirth was beautiful. You can’t compare the two.
"The doctor came in and introduced himself. Losing no time, he inserted an instrument to dilate the cervix. I knew in advance I would get Novocain, but he failed to describe how painful it would be. He said it would 'pinch.' But he should’ve said it would feel as if he inserted a hot poker…
"Then, he started the vacuuming process. Believe me, this was nothing like menstrual cramps. The pain was horrible, indescribably horrible. It was over in 8 to 10 minutes. The nurse left with multiple bruises on her arms from my clutching hands. And I aged 10 years.”*
Abortion providers routinely lie to patients about so many things - the development of their babies - the pain - long and short term side-effects - etc.. Our services are SO important - women have to have an alternative - they deserve to know the truth - and they need love and compassion - not a "quick fix" that's going to net the abortionist a sum of money - and the woman a lifetime of misery.
*Minneapolis Star August 3, 1971, Quoted in Paul Marx The Death Peddlers: War on the Unborn (Collegeville, Minnesota: St. John’s University Press, 1971) 184 – 185