Interesting pieces by Dawn Eden, After Abortion, and Naaman, regarding this this post by an abortion provider.
our clinic is the kind of place where women can ask, as one did today, if we would bless and baptise her baby. i was able to do that for her. honoring her pregnancy as she herself chooses is part of what we hope to do for each woman. using water (she had planned to bring holy water with her but had at the last minute forgotten it) and saying the words i know from my catholic upbringing, i did as she asked. she had a name in mind for the baby, one that could work for either gender and i gave it that name.
we want to be a clinic that respects life, that honors women's choices. the two are compatible. believe me!
Isn't it odd for an abortion provider to call the unborn child she just aborted, "a baby?" If she was having an argument with a prolifer, I doubt she would use that word to describe the child.
I'm also wondering how far along this child was and what type of abortion procedure Lou performed so that she could "baptize" the child. I'm guessing some type of induction procedure. But then again maybe she "baptized" the child by sprinkling water on the mother's stomach before the abortion.
Also note how the concept that some choices (i.e. abortion- which takes the child's life) by women don't respect the life of the child seems to be a concept that, though clear as day to most prolifers, Lou doesn't grasp.