I have often wondered how abortionist mustered the ability to perform abortions---especially and specifically, the late term ones. I've read stories by people like Norma McCorvey, the now-famous "Jane Doe" of the 1973 Roe vs. Wade case, whose dreams and visions of crying babies haunted her almost to the point of insanity. I've wondered how such people ever went to sleep at night, what they took to induce themselves in order to carry out such horrific acts. Finally, some insight into medical staff and their experiences offered some enlightenment. The truth is, the workers are not often happy at all about their work---in fact, they generally come to the point of hiding their employment status from friends and even family, and psyching themselves out in the process.
In her book "Abortion: The Whole Story," Mary Kenny explains the general discomfit felt and the shame involved in the gruesome profession. More often than not, new nurses must be constantly reminded of the "good" that they are doing in order to justify their actions:
"Nurses who work in abortion clinics often don’t have a high sense of professional self-esteem. It’s not the sort of thing you brag about. 'What do you do?' 'Oh, I work at an abortion clinic.' Sometimes I have to give them a little pep talk. You’ll often find that after doing, say, 20 abortions, nurses can feel quite dejected. You have to help them along, tell them that they have made 20 women very happy that day."
Abortionist David Zbaraz reiterates the raw humiliation:
"“I’ve become one hell of an abortionist. But it’s not something I tell my kids about.”
The emotional dimension of this "workplace" atmosphere is often secretly overwhelming, another abortion worker shares:
"We frequently discuss how to talk to friends/acquaintances/family who are not [abortion workers] about being an [abortion worker]. … Though I’ve been doing this work a long time, I find I go through stages. Sometimes it’s easier to discuss abortion and other times, it just isn’t easy at all. Probably some of it depends on how much is going on at work (if it’s stressful or we’re having a lot of protesters, I tend not to want to discuss work outside work as much. Especially with people who just won’t get it anyway)."
You will not read or hear these testimonies at the offering of Planned Parenthood; indeed, the pain and distress of the nature of the work is heartbreaking for all involved in abortion. Satan is a deceiver, the father of lies, and desires that the other side---the disadvantaged aspect, which destroys souls---never be told. In a last quote from Kenny's book, a professing Christian shares an insightful, personal observation; that is, that "nobody likes doing abortions."
"The later abortions can be especially distressing. I was brought up as a Christian, and of course it’s upsetting to me. But in medicine you learn to do what is necessary in the best way, and Mr. Paintin [the abortionist] is wonderful and has explained to us that we are doing the best in difficult circumstances"