Celebrities like Emma Stone sported pins at the recent Oscar awards to show their support for Planned Parenthood.
They tell us that Planned Parenthood empowers women with essential reproductive healthcare, especially families in our poorest communities where many of their facilities are located.
Susan was a client of Planned Parenthood for many years.
She was born with 2 strikes against her.
“My childhood was full of verbal, emotional, and physical abuse by my father, and at a very early age, I went looking for a man’s love thru sex.”
As Susan travelled down the self-destructive road of looking for love in all the wrong places, she was desperate for of the care and acceptance of a father who abused and rejected her.
Susan shares about her first abortion using the RU-486 pills she obtained at Planned Parenthood:
“The abortion was very painful physically and emotionally; the baby looked like a little turtle when it came out. I buried the baby outside because I couldn’t stand to flush it.”
Without healing, women with previous abuse and trauma are more likely to have repeat abortions – close to 50% of all abortions are repeat procedures.
Back Alley Chemical Abortion
Susan returns to Planned Parenthood for her second abortion:
“The second abortion was kind of a “back alley” abortion. I had gone to Planned Parenthood for pills and was turned away because I was a few days past the cutoff for having a medical abortion…one of the employees there agreed to help me anyway, and she offered to meet me in a parking lot where she would give me the pills. This obviously wasn’t the first time she had done it because she had a system in place.”
Note the expert counseling and medical care offered by Planned Parenthood to this increasingly self-destructive young woman.
Susan was locked into repeat patterns of re-enacting her past trauma.
Planned Parenthood was waiting with chemicals and procedures to keep her enslaved to the behaviors and dysfunctional relationships that can flow from abuse and neglect in childhood and adolescence, and arising from her unhealed abortion losses.
Planned Parenthood Staff: Jaded by Choice
Susan began to realize that the staff at Planned Parenthood really didn’t care about her. They were motivated by greed but on a deeper level, the daily immersion in immorality and death takes a toll on the staff.
Employees at abortion businesses often have their own wounds from abuse and past abortions. The can suffer from burnout and become callous and even abusive towards their clients.
“The staff was cold and unsympathetic and the doctors were even worse. It’s like they despise you, but conceal it under the guise that they are ‘helping’. I had never felt cared for or understood at these places.
It was clear to me then that money mattered way more than my health to them, but it didn’t stop my careless behavior towards sex because I had not changed nor had I changed what I thought about myself. In fact, the abortions only led to lower self esteem…I knew what I was doing – and I hated myself for it.”
If you read the testimonies of the thousands of women who are part of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, you will learn that this treatment of women by Planned Parenthood staff is quite common.
Enabled in this self-destructive path by Planned Parenthood, Susan experienced her final and most traumatic abortion:
“The fourth and final abortion was a D&C type at Planned Parenthood. I was too far along for a chemical abortion and so this time I actually had to face the reality. I was placed on a table and stretched and pulled, and suctioned, and it was horrifying and painful.”
A Light Shines in the Darkness
Thankfully Susan’s long nightmare came to and end.
It was not Planned Parenthood with their pin wearing celebrity glitterati that finally stopped Susan’s descent into hell.
It was the services of a Pregnancy Care Center:
“I became pregnant again in 2008 when I was heavily addicted to Meth – a way to self medicate my pain and depression. I was broke and homeless and ended up at a Pregnancy Care Center. The director there listened and offered help, but no judgment…She gave me a grocery store gift card, a gas gift card, and free maternity clothes.
She actually cared and told me about classes they have at the center that I can attend to earn items that I would need. I began to hear truths in these classes that I had forgotten (or maybe never learned); that I was valuable, that God loved me in spite of my sin – that I didn’t have to stay the way I was…”
Kevin Burke writes at PriestsForLife.org, where this originally appeared.