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(LifeSiteNews) – An ex-abortionist who once worked for abortion giant Planned Parenthood said she was turned to pro-life activism “by the hand of God.”

In a July interview with Focus on the Family, a pro-family, pro-life advocacy group based in Colorado, Dr. Patti Giebink, M.D., explained her journey from working as an abortionist for Planned Parenthood for three years to now advocating for the lives of the unborn,. Giebing recently authored Unexpected Choice: An Abortion Doctor’s Journey to Pro-life.

Giebink is a trained obstetrician who qualified as a medical doctor in the 1980s, at which time Roe v. Wade was about a decade old. Giebink told Focus on the Family that, although “we didn’t talk about abortion in medical school” during classes, the prevailing narrative on campus was that legal abortion was founded on “saving women’s lives, providing good healthcare,” and keeping them safe.

“All the history, pre-Roe v. Wade, women dying or becoming physically injured by illegal abortion, that’s what was so prevalent among these women’s groups when I was in medical school,” Giebink noted.

Later, as a qualified obstetrician, she ended up running a busy medical practice, delivering babies almost every day. In 1995 she was approached by Planned Parenthood and offered a part-time position performing abortions one day per week.

Having taken the job at the time, Giebink said “I would be delivering babies the day before and the day after,” while providing abortions in between, a contradictory situation that she described as “mentally schizophrenic.”

The former abortionist further explained the stark contrast between her regular job and the part-time position she took at Planned Parenthood as one day “working really hard to save [her obstetrics] patients and their babies and then the next day going in and doing pregnancy terminations.”

However, the contradiction did not dawn on Giebink for some years, during which time she explained that popular fallacies about the nature of the unborn child as being simply a “bundle of cells” helped to mitigate the realization that a life is being destroyed. “In order to do abortions, we put pretty thick blinders on,” she said.

For two years Giebink worked part-time with Planned Parenthood, transitioning to a full-time abortionist with the company in 1997, a position which she held for one year. During her final year with Planned Parenthood, Giebink had an inside eye into the extent to which the facilities rely on abortion as part of their business model.

Giebink described being incredibly busy with abortions upon accepting full-time employment, with the clinic she worked in targeted to perform around 8–10 abortions on the days in which abortions were scheduled in order to “to break even,” with any more abortions purely adding to profits. The doctor noted that they performed “considerably more” abortions than the break-even target.

“Make no mistake, they’re about money and abortion is their top money maker,” Giebink added.

Although primarily there to provide abortions, Giebink would often encounter women who were unsure of their decision to kill their child. However, while working full-time “it really became apparent to me that my hands were tied as far as providing good healthcare,” the doctor said.

Planned Parenthood provided Giebink with “pages and pages” of company protocol “about what you can do and what you can’t do, what you can say and what you can’t say,” making it “very clear” that she was simply “a technician” whose job it was to carry out the killing orders. “It wasn’t my job to counsel or do anything that isn’t in the manual,” she said.

In fact, even the in-house counselors at Planned Parenthood “were not necessarily professional counselors,” Giebink explained. “All they had to do was read the script and get them [women seeking abortions] to sign.” She described the clinics themselves as not being “all that clean.” In the three years she was involved with Planned Parenthood, she “never saw anyone from the health department. Never.”

Describing one distressing instance, the former abortionist related the story of a woman who came to her for an abortion after having paid all the relevant fees and signing all the papers, but who showed signs of uncertainty about the decision to abort her child.

“I have about two minutes to talk with her before I start the procedure,” Giebink stated, noting that the woman “was really ambivalent, she was clearly undecided.” After asking if the mother was struggling with the decision, the woman told Giebink that she did not want to continue with the abortion, but since she had already paid, she “might as well go through with it.”

Giebink told the woman that she would be able to have her money returned if she was unsure, and she could simply reschedule after sleeping on the decision. “If you’re unsure, reschedule, come back when you’re sure … you don’t have to do this today,” Giebink told the woman.

But, afraid of losing her money, the woman eventually asked to go through with the abortion, and Giebink obliged.

Indeed, she spoke with other women who also had reservations about their decision to abort and would tell them simply, “You don’t seem to have your mind made up, maybe you should just reschedule.”

The case caused a stir among Giebink’s superiors, who terminated her employment with Planned Parenthood as a result of her attempt to counsel the undecided women. “I guess that wasn’t the company line,” she said.

A blessing in disguise, her dismissal prompted the doctor to examine the job she had stably held for the prior three years.

She recalled a patient coming to see her who was around 24 weeks pregnant and suffering chronic bleeding. Examinations showed the baby was coping well initially, but at a follow-up appointment, when the woman was over 25 weeks pregnant and still suffering from lots of bleeding, the condition of the baby appeared to be deteriorating.

“This baby is 25 weeks and if we want any good outcome, I have to do a C-section now,” Giebink told the patient. She continued, describing the possible outcomes of giving birth at around 25 weeks, painting an admittedly “grim picture” of the conditions such a premature child could develop.

“They have trouble breathing, their bowels don’t work as well, they have eyesight problems, and possibly seizures … I painted a really grim picture,” the physician said.

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Following the US Supreme Court's decision to allow Texas' Heartbeat Law to go into effect, Joe Biden made the announcement that he would initiate a "whole-of-government" response against the new pro-life statute which could ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

This is yet another, outright confirmation of Biden's openly pro-abortion policies, policies which have the main objective of ensuring that women will continue to be able to kill their own children without impediment.

This anti-life, anti-Catholic stance needs to be urgently addressed and condemned by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

For the good of the Church, for the good of pre-born babies, for the good of the faithful, and, indeed, for his own good, Joe Biden needs to be publicly rebuked by the bishops and excommunicated until such time as he repents from his pro-abortion policies.

Please continue to SIGN and SHARE this petition, which asks the bishops of the United States to act in unison to exclude Joe Biden from Holy Communion for his scandalous promotion of abortion - the murder of the innocent.

After signing, please take a moment to CONTACT the offices of the USCCB to politely, but firmly, encourage the Conference to take the necessary steps to exclude from Holy Communion public officials who continue to show blatant disregard for innocent human life and the Church's teaching.

The USCCB's Office phone number is: 202.541.3000

Thank you!

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"No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." - Matthew 6:24

In the lead-up to their meeting in mid-June, we call on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to exclude Joe Biden and other “Catholic” politicians (like, Nancy Pelosi) from Holy Communion over their public, obstinate, and scandalous promotion of abortion.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which asks the USCCB to act to stop the abuse of the reception of the Holy Eucharist by politicians who promote the murder of innocent pre-born babies.

We know that making a decision to exclude public figures from Holy Communion is not easy. But, sometimes, this is the only way to make them understand the error of their ways, and to preserve the Church from serious scandal.

Indeed, Canon Law (Canon 915) declares that those who persist in manifest, grave sin should not be admitted to Holy Communion

Beyond that, at this point, public excommunication appears as the only suitable response for Biden's obstinate, public and grave sin of promoting abortion.

In doing so, we do not hold ourselves up as judges over Joe Biden's eternal soul, but we encourage the bishops to make known one of the consequences of public and obstinate support of abortion by our 'Catholic' politicians.

The fact is, in terms of the manifest, grave sin of abortion, Joe Biden is as bad as he said he would be before the election.

Therefore, it is cold comfort that the USCCB is only preparing to discuss this issue only now.

But even now, if the USCCB publicly excommunicate Biden for his pro-abortion stance (as well as other pro-abortion politicians), the Conference could reclaim some of the moral authority which they lost by their largely silent assent to Biden's candidacy.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition, now.

Since Joe Biden was sworn-in on the 20th of January, he has wasted no time in signing orders and bills which facilitate the destruction of unborn human life.

  • In one executive order, Biden rescinded the Mexico City Policy prohibiting the federal government from spending taxpayer monies on abortion and the promotion of abortion.
  • Biden also signed (instead of vetoing) the COVID relief bill, which, for the first time in 44 years, contained funding for abortions in America, using taxpayer dollars.
  • Biden said that he wouldn't defend Hyde, and he hasn't.

And, if he and the Democratic Party get their way, a lot more of the same regarding abortion is on the way.

Strong action must be taken lest anyone, especially young people, be confused by the scandal of a "Catholic" in Biden's position aggressively promoting abortion, enabling the killing of innocent human beings.

American rank-and-file Catholics don't want any more compromise and equivocation from the Bishops Conference on this "pre-eminent" life-and-death issue.

We want clear action, not twenty more years of dithering and "dialoguing."

50 million babies have been lost to abortion in the U.S. since Roe!

So, we will NOT accept any more lives lost as a result of dithering and "dialoguing." [**Please see "Notes" below about how it has been reported that some senior U.S. clerics are trying to prevent this discussion from even taking place.]

And, we will especially NOT accept one life lost to abortion by politicians who claim the Catholic Faith, but who promote grave evil. God forbid!

With all due respect to these bishops, they diminish the Holy Eucharist and their high office, as well as cause grave scandal to the faithful, by not imposing public canonical penalties on a man who is promoting mass murder of the unborn against the constant teaching of the Church.

The bishops are now at a crossroads and must choose either God or mammon.

We call on them to choose God and choose Life!

And we also continue to encourage those brave, true and good bishops who have done well to warn Amercian Catholics about the perils to the unborn and the Faith resulting from Biden's promotion of abortion!

SIGN and SHARE this petition, which asks the bishops of the United States to act in unison to exclude Joe Biden from Holy Communion for his scandalous promotion of abortion - the murder of the innocent.

After signing, please take a moment to CONTACT the offices of the USCCB to politely, but firmly, encourage the Conference to take the necessary steps to exclude from Holy Communion public officials who continue to show blatant disregard for innocent human life and the Church's teaching.

The USCCB's Office phone number is: 202.541.3000

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Joe Biden: I support abortion ‘under any circumstance’ - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/joe-biden-i-support-abortion-under-any-circumstance

Biden administration has opened the way for ‘abortion by mail on a massive scale’ - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-administration-unleashed-by

‘Catholic’ Biden marks Roe v. Wade anniversary with pledge to make abortion available for ‘everyone’ - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-biden-marks-roe-v-wade-anniversary-with-pledge-to-make-abortion-available-for-everyone

BREAKING: DC archbishop affirms he will give Holy Communion to pro-abortion Joe Biden - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-dc-archbishop-affirms-he-will-give-holy-communion-to-pro-abortion-joe-biden

Vatican puts brakes on US bishops confronting problem of pro-abortion Biden receiving Holy Communion - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/vatican-puts-brakes-on-us-bishops-confronting-problem-of-pro-abortion-biden-receiving-holy-communion

Abp. Aquila backs call for pro-abortion ‘Catholic’ Joe Biden to be denied Holy Communion - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/abp-aquila-backs-call-for-pro-abortion-catholic-joe-biden-to-be-denied-holy-communion

Cardinal Burke floats ‘excommunication’ for Biden over his ‘aggressive’ abortion promotion - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cardinal-burke-floats-excommunication-for-biden-over-his-aggressive-promotion-of-abortion

Biden’s HHS is lying about Title X to push abortion - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/bidens-hhs-is-lying-about-title-x-to-push-abortion

List of US bishops for and against denying Communion to pro-abortion politicians like Biden, Pelosi - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/list-of-us-bishops-for-and-against-denying-communion-to-pro-abortion-politicians-like-biden-pelosi

Notes about USCCB's June Meeting:

For nearly twenty years, the US bishops have been dithering about whether or not to excommunicate pro-abortion politicians by formally withholding Holy Communion from them.

Their indecision on this gravely scandalous matter is a scandal in itself, but one of the biggest obstacles has been internal opposition from senior U.S. bishops.

And, although the faces have changed in the last 20 years, their morally-and-intellectually-challenged arguments against excommunication have not changed.

Liberal bishops of the USCCB say that excommunicating Biden (for example) would divide the Church, divide the bishops, and would politicize the reception of Holy Communion.

Indeed, in the name of “unity,” it is reported that some senior U.S. clerics, including Cardinal Blase Cupich (Chicago), Cardinal Wilton Gregory (Washington, DC) and Cardinal O’Malley (Boston), have been working overtime to prevent any substantial discussion of so-called “Eucharist coherence” (that is, what qualifies as worthy reception of Holy Communion).

It is also reported that at least 57 other American bishops allegedly joined these Cardinals in a recent letter to the Head of the Bishops Conference, Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles, to try to pressure him to drop the planned discussion at the full meeting of bishops in June.

And now, even the Vatican is getting involved, with the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith suggesting that even more “dialogue” is needed.

These same clerics may mistakenly believe that any attempt to suppress the objective connection between a politician’s promotion of abortion and his unworthy reception of Holy Communion will fool anyone.

But, it will not.

Rank-and-file Catholics are not stupid and can smell compromise a mile away, and we’ve had enough.

With all due respect to the Cardinal, bishops, and the Vatican…those who fail to act diminish the Holy Eucharist and their high office, as well as cause grave scandal to the faithful, by “dialoguing” with a man who is promoting mass murder of the unborn against the constant teaching of the Church.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition urging the bishops Conference to take action at their June meeting to exclude pro-abortion Joe Biden and other abortion-promoting “Catholic” politicians from Holy Communion.

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Despite the possibility of so many problems, the mother decided to press on with the surgery and, to Giebink’s amazement, “the baby was feisty and breathing … the baby never was intubated … it did really well.”

15 years later that same mother crossed paths with Giebink at a pro-life rally and explained that Sam was “perfect,” and that he doesn’t even have to wear eyeglasses.

Focus on the Family host and CEO Jim Daly added that a case such as that of Sam “shows what is possible with medical technology” and that the “point of viability … continues to drop.”

In addition to the medical marvel that was Sam, Giebink said she “studied Roe v. Wade, read a lot of books on it,” discovering that “the numbers were inflated, the number of women dying every year from illegal abortion.”

Giebink’s recognition of the fallacious arguments for abortion led to a spiritual awakening, ultimately leading her to become a pro-life activist.

The doctor informed that she had been “going down a New Age path,” but that she was searching for something more. A friend invited her to a Christian church to listen to the newly installed pastor. Although she wasn’t initially looking to get involved with a church, while attending the service she described being “captivated” and having her perspective on abortion reoriented.

“For the first time in my life I just felt so drawn to this church and to the Bible,” Giebink noted.

Likening her realization about the evils of the abortion industry to the scales falling from St. Paul’s eyes, Giebink added that she spent the next 18 months “intensively” studying Scripture. “At some point … it became so clear to me that God is a God of life.”

“That’s his character,” she said, “that’s his heart. There should be no question.”

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