An abortionist who travels to a clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico has called killing a pre-born child in the womb a “good parenting act” in an effort to explain why she performs abortions weeks after most states restrict the procedure.
Abortionist Susan Robinson tells GritTV’s Laura Flanders that she lives in California but travels to Albuquerque, New Mexico where she is one of only a few abortion doctors willing to kill babies in the later stages of pregnancy.
In the interview, which focuses on her role in the abortion documentary film After Tiller, Flanders asks abortionist Robinson what types of women seek late term abortions or as she described them, “later term abortions” from her.
Despite the general pro-choice rhetoric, Robinson says that only a small percentage of the late term abortions she performs are for fetal anomalies, “well over the limit of most states.”
“Probably a little over 20% of them are people who have highly desired pregnancies and they have a late diagnosis of a fetal anomaly well over the limit of most states,” the late term abortionist says.
Robinson also says that the rest of the women seeking abortion either don’t know they are pregnant or are abused and cannot escape their abusers or they do not have enough money until the pregnancy is far beyond the limit for aborting in most states, “I would say another 30-35% don’t know they’re pregnant…And then there are a small number of other strangenesses like, their partner was abusive and held them captive and they had to finally escape to get an abortion. There are a significant number of women who have been saving for an abortion but they’re so on the edge that they can’t keep up with the rising price as the gestation advances.”
According to most polls Americans do not believe that abortion should be legal in the later stages of pregnancy and certainly not for the reasons Robinson has stated.
“I think, people think that they do this casually. That they didn’t think about it that they just put it off because it wasn’t convenient,” Robinson says, “No, these are women who find themselves in intolerable circumstances and are willing to do anything to be not pregnant…”
The doctor, who kills viable babies for money compares pro-life protesters to bullies and believes that abortion solves a problem. She also tells Flanders that she finds abortion “care”, very gratifying, because it reduces suffering.
“Because, as a doctor,” Robinson says, “you’re trying to reduce suffering in the world. And you can reduce suffering of every patient who walks in your door in abortion care and that is not true in any other field of medicine that I know of.”
Of the women who mourn a “highly desired pregnancy” but chose to abort the child Robinson states, “Those women, we do everything we can to make it clear that we see her baby as her baby. If she’s named it – we call it by name. Often, those people want to view the baby – hold the baby, we’ll take remembrance photographs for her…Anything to give her something to walk home with so she’s not empty handed.”
At that point in the interview it appears Flanders is surprised and asks the abortionist how she can call the child a baby then kill it, “Isn’t this all incredibly complicated though when you’re at the same time saying women have a right to terminate their pregnancy?”
In answering the very direct question, late term abortion doctor, Susan Robinson stutters as she replies, “Yes- but -they- I mean- luckily those women do have a right to terminate it because they feel either that their baby would have a short – miserable life of suffering and this is their one chance to do a good parenting act. This is their one chance to mother or father their baby-is to not let it be born into a short-horrible life. And they feel it as a loss – as a death,” she states.