Another not-to-be missed article from Jill Stanek. In Debi does Ohio, Jill talks about how a certain abortion provider is threatening to close all of her operations over a reasonable law. It’s a ploy. Since she would be denying access (she thinks) the government will certainly give in. What’s the law that she’s protesting? A law that would let a woman know what she’s doing:
Wanting to guard her thriving nest egg (pardon the pun), Debi and the ACLU have for seven years been fighting a public health and safety law passed by the Ohio Legislature requiring that abortionists have face-to-face, private, informational meetings with mothers 24 hours before scheduled abortions.
These meetings would include a state-scripted explanation of the procedure, including its risks; a list of abortion alternative agencies; the support obligations of the child’s father and available medical assistance benefits should the child not be prenatally killed; and the characteristics of her child according to his or her current gestational age.
The new law also mandates that abortionists get written consents from at least one parent of minor girls before they abort.
This woman is truly deranged:
Debi’s idea of “truly informed consent” is a tad unconventional. As part of a group called the November Gang, Debi is one of a half dozen U.S. abortion proprietors who “despite being staunchly pro-choice … venture more willingly into areas like grief and regret than … most abortion clinics,” reported Glamour Magazine in 2003. Here’s how Debi “ventures”:
One of the questions November Gang clinics sometimes ask patients is, Can you see abortion as a “loving act” toward your children and yourself? Faced with that query, “a lot of them are totally taken aback,” says [Debi] Jackson. “Then they actually think about it and they’re like, ‘Yeah, that’s what I’m doing. I do love this child, but I can’t [have] it right now.'” Witnessing such moments is one of the most rewarding aspects of clinic work, Jackson says.
Thus we learn that one way to demonstrate love for children is to kill them.
But there’s more. In 1998, Debi expounded on the love embodied in abortion in a touching essay. Here is an excerpt of the piece, entitled, “The world as I would create it”:
From choosing the kind of lighting (softer or brighter) to arranging for specific music that she would like to hear, the woman creates the space in which she will experience her abortion. …
She may have a circle of women friends take part in the procedure itself – an ancient ritual of fertility, life, death and rebirth. Whatever her beliefs, she is respected and honored for the thoughtful choice she has made for herself and her child who is not to be. …
Group or individual ceremonies may be performed to celebrate the women’s journey on her chosen path. This is a period of reverence for the timeless and sacred ritual that is abortion.
Debi Jackson is either very sick or a Satanist. Since she has almost single handedly managed to tie up an Ohio pro-life law for seven years, I would guess she’s the latter.