Panorama documentary exposes abortion practices

Warning: This story contains graphic descriptions of abortions.
A largely pro-abortion documentary has exposed the callousness of some abortionists in the US.

The Panorama programme, America’s Abortion War, predominantly painted pro-life protestors as aggressive and even dangerous religious fanatics.

But it was the words and actions of the abortion doctors which shocked presenter Hilary Andersson.

‘Hard to watch’

Andersson interviewed Dr Yashica Robinson, thought to be personally responsible for more than 2,000 abortions every year in Alabama, where abortion laws are changing to better protect the unborn.

The presenter sat in on an abortion – the abortionist’s first of eight that day. The baby was 17 weeks old, and around 12cm long.

Andersson averted her eyes during the abortion, and when it was over she left, visibly disturbed, and said: “Thinking about abortion academically is one thing. Watching a procedure is quite something different.

“And I think it doesn’t really matter what your personal opinion is, it’s difficult to watch. I found it really hard to watch.”

Unnecessary abortions

She then travelled to Maryland to speak to Dr LeRoy Carhart, a proud late-term abortionist who says he “loves his job”.

In Maryland, the law states a late-term abortion can only take place if the child might not survive, or if the mother’s health is at serious risk.

But while he denies carrying out unnecessary abortions, Dr Carhart says “financial health” and “social health” would constitute medical health, adding, “there’s a large, large list”.

He admitted that he would be happy to perform any abortion if the mother tells him “it would destroy her life if she has to carry the baby”.

Late-term abortions

He also refused to commit himself to how late he would carry out an abortion.

When pressed, he said he was not comfortable saying, but added: “To the foetus it makes no difference whether it’s born or not born.”

He told a stunned Andersson: “The baby has no input in this as far as I’m concerned.”

Killing babies

The presenter commented on his use of the word ‘baby’, which she pointed out is uncommon for abortionists, as “they’ll use the word ‘foetus’ because they don’t want to acknowledge that there’s a life”.

She asked: “And you don’t have a problem with killing a baby?”

Dr Carhart responded: “Absolutely not. I have no problem if it’s in the mother’s uterus.”


Andersson noted that the abortionist of 30 years was “strikingly matter-of-fact about the medical procedure too”.

He described how he first administers a lethal injection to kill the baby, and then showed Andersson the forceps he uses to “crush it and bring it out”.

He was also sickeningly blasé when speaking about the crushing of babies’ skulls, saying: “Yeah but you’ve got to remember that this baby’s been dead for 48 hours. It’s not like we’re crushing a living skull.”

9 million

Since the 1967 Abortion Act, more than 9 million abortions have taken place in the UK.

In recent weeks, Westminster politicians have chosen to impose abortion on Northern Ireland, in a move that was supported by abortion giant BPAS.

An estimated 100,000 lives have been saved by Northern Ireland’s pro-life laws.

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