Dr. Warren Hearn, director of the Boulder Abortion Clinic says:
"Anti-abortion zealots, Catholic or otherwise, have shown that they will stop at nothing to inflict guilt and to compound the grief, sadness and sense of loss that these women experience," Hern's statement said. "These fanatics simply cannot leave other people alone with their most intimate sorrow."
Hey, if abortion is NO BIG DEAL, and it's JUST TISSUE, then why would he assume that it's a time of "intimate sorrow"? If we're sorry because we're killing a BABY, then perhaps he should come out and actually SAY that. Let's see, something like this would be appropriate:
"We think it is terrible, just terrible, that the Church has the absolute gall to bury the cremated remains of the babies that it was absolutely necessary for us to kill. Those ashes should have been thrown directly into the trash and taken to the public landfill."
And big surprise here:
Hern, who declined an interview request, is the author of a seminal abortion textbook and has worked behind bulletproof glass since someone shot into his office in 1988.
His clinic specializes in "late abortion for fetal disorders," its website says.
Here's a MamaT question though. If this is so painful for the mothers undergoing the process--and the abortions are really being done with grossly handicapped babies--why is there any "tissue" to dispose of. If this is late term, then wouldn't the parents want to DO something with the remains themselves? Something doesn't wash in the story. To then be all concerned that the burial of the ashes THAT THE MOTHER DIDN"T WANT ANYWAY would cause her irreperable harm and tons more grief? They aren't taking ashes that anyone wanted to deal with themselves. These are truly the forgotten babies--the ones that everyone wants to pretend were never there in the first place.
It is to weep. Blessed Virgin, pray for us. We need it.