NEW YORK, December 5, 2003 ( – In an extensive profile of New York city abortionist William Rashbaum, a Boston Phoenix article reveals that the abortionist has recurring nightmares of an unborn child attempting to escape his butchery.  Rashbaum, a gynecologist, is described as “one of the pre-eminent and longest-practicing providers of second-trimester abortions in the United States.”  The article reports Rashbaum’s conversation with a patient: “He tells them that out of 21,000 late-term abortions he has performed, only 18 women lost the ability to have children. He has also never lost a patient and says he’ll be furious with her if she’s the first.”

The article admits “the procedure is gruesome, as anyone who has seen it, including Rashbaum, will attest.”  It recounts that “one of his former interns remembers watching Rashbaum do a D&E on well-developed twins one hot summer day. He intently leaned in closely and methodically pulled piece after piece of the fetuses out of the mother’s uterus, ignoring the attending staff’s whispers of horror – ‘It’s twins. It’s twins’ – to each other. The intern reacted violently, running home, throwing up, and asking herself, ‘Is this right?’.

The article reports that Rashbaum, “was troubled by a recurring dream of a fetus trying to hold onto the walls of a uterus by its tiny fingernails.” About the nightmares, Rashbaum comments: “What kind of dreams do you think you are going to have?”  See the full profile from The Boston Phoenix: