By Sarah Terzo
Late term abortionist Dr. Warren Hern was interviewed for an article in Esquire. He told the following story:
“The patients can be upsetting too. They’re under terrible stress, of course, but sometimes they come in very angry. One had conjoined twins and would have died giving birth, but she exploded when he told her she couldn’t smoke in the office… One even said they should all be killed. Only fourteen, she came with her mother. What brings you here? he asked, I have to have an abortion. Why? I’m not old enough to have a baby. But you told the counselor we should all be killed? Yes, you should all be killed. Why? Because you do abortions. Me too? Yes, you should be killed too. Do you want me killed before or after I do your abortion? Before.
He told her to leave. Her mother was very upset. But he isn’t an abortion-dispensing machine. He’s a physician. He’s a person.”
John H. Richardson, “The last abortion doctor” Esquire September 1, 2009.
While what the teen said is horrible, one thing to take away is that she was no doubt being forced into the abortion by her mother. She must’ve known that if she said that to the doctor, he would not perform it – perhaps that’s why she said it. One wonders if Dr. Hern would’ve performed the abortion on this teen and sent her home if she had not insulted him. He could’ve done an abortion against her will and sent her home to suffer the emotional consequences if she had not spoken out in an alarming way.
Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.