Some prolife bloggers including Emily at After Abortion and Scott Klusendorf have already mentioned the New York Times article on an abortion clinic in Arkansas which includes quotes from women about to have abortions but I'm amazed at this straightforward comment from abortionist Tom Tvedten regarding parental consent:
"If you go to the judge and say, 'I'm afraid to tell my parents because they might harm me,' that's all you need to say," said Dr. Tom Tvedten, who has been performing abortions in Arkansas for 20 years, and now works part time at the Little Rock clinic. "It doesn't have to be true, because how would anybody know?"
Isn't it nice to know how much respect abortionists have for prolife laws and how concerned they are that girls involve their parents in an abortion decision?
I also think it is especially sad that one of the women that works at the abortion clinic considers abortion a sin, yet still works at an abortion clinic.
Ebony, 28, an operating room supervisor, rinsed the blood off the aborted tissues for Dr. Edwards to examine. Ebony, too, had a story. When she was 15, her aunt and grandmother had made her carry her pregnancy to term. Later, she had an abortion. As a Baptist, she still considered abortion a sin - but so are a lot of things we all do, she said. She squeezed Regina's hand.
"No problem, sweetie," Ebony said. "We've all been there."