A former abortion clinic employee recalls how many women claim to be anti-abortion’ or pro-life yet have abortions and justify themselves and even judge other women for having abortions.
The woman whose twitter handle is @AnnoyedCicada recalled her own experiences in an anonymous abortion clinic, narrating various stories of vocally anti-abortion women who came to the clinic for their own abortions.
She explained this and added that this women deemed their own abortions justified and others’ unjustified. She also narrated how many of the women were antagonistic, telling the doctors that they were going to hell or should be in jail while babbling against the other patients.
‘Anyone who has ever worked in an abortion clinic knows that tons of women who claim to be anti-abortion get abortions. They do a neat mental trick where *their* abortion is justified,’ she said.
‘At the clinic I worked at, we used to put a pink sticky note on their charts to give a heads-up to the back office staff. That way you’d be prepped for the hostility.’
‘I had a woman tell me I would burn in hell as I held her hand during her abortion,’ she recalled.
‘Another woman refused to wait in the same waiting room as the other patients because she didn’t think she was “irresponsible” the way they were. We obliged to protect our other patients from her hostility.
‘Yet another woman laughed and told the doctor performing her procedure that she thought he should go to jail. After he had performed the abortion, of course,’ she went on.
Another woman ‘became furious when we told her we needed consent to perform the abortion’.
‘She threw magazines from our waiting room at our staff after we told her we wouldn’t do it without her signing consent forms. She tried to schedule with us several times. We kept referring her out.
‘My years working in the clinic made me realize that a lot of “pro-life” people are willing to make exceptions for themselves or their loved ones. They just lack the empathy to understand that everyone seeking abortions has the same need that they do.’
Evidence of this level of hypocracy exists among some anti-abortion politicians.
Republican Representative Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania was bold in his anti-abortion standpoint, and co-sponsored a 20-week abortion ban bill.
But in 2017, he resigned when a woman named Shannon Edwards, whom Murphy confessed to having an affair with, said he pressured her to get an abortion.
‘You have zero issue posting your pro-life stance all over the place when you had no issue asking me to abort our unborn child just last week when we thought that was one of the options,’ she allegedly texted him, according to documents obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.