#Defund PP: Coordinator for Silent No More Opens Up About Abortion Experience

#Defund PP: Coordinator for Silent No More Opens Up About Abortion Experience

More silence is broken on the practices of obtaining fetal tissue at Planned Parenthood. Just this week, Live Action News and a woman named Nancy Tanner, a Virginia coordinator for Silent No More, came forward to share her experience.

Tanner admits to seeking an abortion years ago at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington, D.C. She regrets the decision.

“I was second-guessing my decision to have the abortion. And as I was filling out the paperwork, I saw a permission slip that dealt with the disposal of the ‘products of conception’.”-Nancy Tanner

After reading the permission slip, Tanner voiced that she did not want her baby to be used for scientific research. The nurse attending told Tanner that donating fetal tissue was similar to being an “organ donor” and to not worry because “it’s not a baby.”

“[The nurse] said that I should give honor to what I thought was my ‘child’ by signing the form. In my very confused state I listened to her say it was a ‘good’ thing to do, and I caved.”

She had regrets upon signing the form. She had regrets right before the procedure. She still has regrets.

“The cramping was horrible… After the machine was finally turned off, the doctor took the jar and right in front of me, he dumped the contents onto a tray and started looking for the pieces… ‘I can’t find all the parts. How pregnant were you?’ He yelled at me! ‘If you get an infection it’s not my fault.’ Then he turned the machine back on and vacuumed some more. That was worse than the first time.

When I left, I stopped at the desk and asked for my tissue donation consent form back because I wanted to rip it up. They told me, ‘It’s too late, we don’t have it anymore.'”

Tanner is not alone; more women are coming forward. Silent No More has since published more accounts of women who have had abortions on their site.

“My abortion wasn’t quick and wasn’t painless, and I wasn’t fine. I’m still not fine. It has been very hard to watch the Planned Parenthood videos. I want to look away, but I won’t let myself.”

A far cry from actress, Jemima Kirke who opened up about having an abortion in 2007 in a PSA for the center for reproductive rights:


With Tanner, there is noticeable regret. With Kirke? Well, it just wasn’t the right time. She’s actually a mother of two now.

“I wasn’t sure that I wanted to be attached to this person for the rest of my life.”-Jemima Kirke

At least she admitted to her aborted baby as a “person” which is more than what we can say for some of the staff at Planned Parenthood clinics. Instead, they continue to push the narrative of “compassionate” care “no matter where”. Funny but Nancy Tanner’s doctor did not seem so warm and fuzzy when he dumped her aborted child in a tray and began poking around for parts.

Witty billboards. Fuzzy, pink uterus pillows. An organization that cares about women. Have these women forgotten the roots of the organization? An organization founded by the oh-so-compassionate Margaret Sanger?

The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.-Margaret Sanger

Maybe Planned Parenthood should inscribe this on their plush, pink pillows? Or make it part of the next billboard campaign coming to a city near you?

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