Abortionist Who Killed Over 20,000 Babies Had Recurring Nightmare of Babies Trying To Cling to Womb

Abortionist Who Killed Over 20,000 Babies Had Recurring Nightmare of Babies Trying To Cling to Womb May 14, 2014

I found this Mother Jones interview with an abortionist who performed the late term abortions on women ever since it became legal after Roe v. Wade.  William Rashbaum has passed away since this interview, but I think it offers an interesting view into the life of a man who aborted over 20,000 babies.

Even though the article is written from a liberal perspective, the harrowing details of his life and occupation come shining through.  Here are the most disgusting parts of the piece that give insight:

The abortions he performed were harrowing from anyone’ s perspective:

First- and second-year OB/GYN residents dread his cases. “It was always a fight about who had to do them,” says a former intern. Cases such as his are certainly the most technically difficult of all abortions. As pregnancy moves closer to 24 weeks (the upper legal limit in most states, with rare exceptions made to preserve a woman’s life or health), the risk to the patient increases, even with the preferred method for second-trimester abortions — dilation and evacuation, or D&E for short. During the procedure, in which both vacuum and surgical instruments are used, the fetus is either removed in pieces or delivered more or less intact.

Of course, the fact that they were difficult was not what caused people to pause.  Rather, other doctors hated to perform these late term abortions since the babies looked “more like babies.”

The procedure is gruesome, as anyone who has seen it, including Rashbaum, will attest. 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 abortionist didn’t have much for fathers who didn’t want their children murdered:

Husbands or boyfriends have been known to barge into his office and violently insist their baby not be aborted, to which Rashbaum replies with an equally violent, “Fuck you, Charlie, we can abort her.”

Why did he get into the abortion business?  Money:

Before abortion became legal, Rashbaum remembers basement practitioners, with “one eye on the patient and one eye on the door,” who grew so rich from under-the-table procedures that they didn’t know what to do with all their cash. (One doctor took to buying racehorses.) When New York became the first state to legalize abortion in 1970, it coincided with Rashbaum’s split from his first wife, with whom he had two children, a son, now 43, and a daughter, now 45. With the mounting divorce costs, including many therapy bills, Rashbaum began performing abortions in New York City, which had quickly become the abortion capital of the country. The clinic where he worked was open round the clock, with three sets of doctors and nurses each taking eight-hour shifts. He says, “You would go home with a goddamn barrel of money.”

This is the part that stuck out to me:

And although Rashbaum felt he was performing a necessary service, it weighed heavily on his conscience. He was troubled by a recurring dream of a fetus trying to hold onto the walls of a uterus by its tiny fingernails.

What a terrible way to spend a life — ending it for over twenty thousand people who never had “a choice” to live.  I think it’s interesting that even the most pro-abortion person was haunted by what he did.

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  • Sue Lynn

    It’s heartbreaking and God must be so grieved by this because he see’s all of them. God help us, His blessings and protective hand will not continue with evil like this going on. Thanks Bristol for being brave covering this really hard issue.

  • John

    How many offspring would those 20,000 babies have had?

    • Robert Smith

      How much cancer might have been cured if any had grown up to be doctors?

      • mercedes

        AMEN.

      • cant_believe_it

        How could they? Conservatives are doing EVERYTHING to make sure they won’t have a chance to succeed once they are out of the womb. Conservative people think those poor unwanted babies are moochers.
        Abortions happen because women are dead afraid that they won’t be able to feed their babies once they are born, and because of nitwits who advocate “abstinence only” education instead of promoting safe and easy access to contraception.

        • Robert Smith

          Can’t_believe_it:

          Ah, where do I start? You seem to have everybody packaged neatly into your little labeled boxes. People are best handled individually. Not every aborting mother does it out of fear, not every conservative thinks as you say.

          The bottom line which you won’t look at is that every abortion is a human being who is killed.

          I’ve spoken with murderers who were serving time in prison. They each had a reason. Some of the people they killed were not the most productive members of society, yet we still locked these people up for murdering a human being.

          • cant_believe_it

            You didn’t start anywhere. Nice, lazy way of not even addressing a smidgeon of the actual issues.
            NO HUMAN BEING HAS TO BE KILLED WHEN IT ISN’T CONCEIVED IN THE FIRST PLACE!
            How does having easy access to safe contraception NOT prevent abortions again? (crickets)
            You are just as much a sanctimonious pharisee as all the others with their big holier-than-everyone mouths who couldn’t give a flying poop about those poor human beings once they are born – out of the womb they instantly merge into welfare rats.
            I am also pretty sure that you would rather let a child rot in an orphanage than letting it be raised by a homosexual family who desperately wants children, amiright? 🙂

          • Robert Smith

            No. You are not right. I want life and good things for kids. I also don’t think a person’s sexuality should be a factor in any government related activity.

            You and I probably agree on a lot if you will put away your anger for a moment.

            I can see you would rather call names than think about where we can agree. Why do you think I’m “sanctimonious”? Why do you assume I don’t care about kids?

            Let’s get this clear. Preventing conception and preventing birth are two very different things. If you agree with that we can begin a conversation. I might surprise you.

            If, however, you don’t see a human as alive until he or she has drawn breath outside the mother’s womb, we have nothing to say to each other.

          • cant_believe_it

            I totally agree that preventing conception and preventing abortion are two different things.
            Since you LOVE to address the evil abortion part but you love to completely ignore the fact that abortions would go away if the contraception part was addressed properly, you can maybe understand my frustration with your hypocrisy.
            Bristol Palin is the living proof that even the best abstinence education is worth s h i t because it doesn’t work. Not everyone can go on “Dancing with the Stars” to make sufficient money to feed the brood without an education. As long as none of you bleeding heart “baby savers” is willing to address the REASONS for all the abortions, your (very sanctimonious) whining about cancer that’s not being cured isn’t worth a conversation, just ridicule.

          • Rob

            You are sooooo sure of yourself. I said what I said not to be sanctimonious, but in response to the idiotic statement above it that proposed that the aborted children would have had more children, clearly inferring that this would contribute to overpopulation.

            You are a troll. My first comment was an illustration of the idiocy of that other comment.

            Congratulations for being such a jerk and getting off topic and not understanding anything at all.

            How do you like the Velcro closing shoes? Have you got them figured out yet?

            Take the last word and prove what an ignorant person you are. One last time. Maybe you can use it to defend sex ed, which nobody here is attacking.

            Oh, and by the way, you troll, I’m not someone who thinks abstinence only is the best sex ed. So stuff it.

    • Jacqueline Gilmore Estrella

      How many offspring do you have?

      • John

        Irrelevant. And you can’t be that dumb not to understand the point I was trying to make.

        • mercedes

          I figure you are saying the world is over populated. If you think we have too many people, then some would say do something. Not me, I don’t believe in s uc ide.

          • John

            My point was we lost a lot (100 of thousands) future lives those abortions snuffed out. Think about all the people that would have been born and future generations from those murdered in the Holocaust.

        • Jacqueline Gilmore Estrella

          John, you can’t be that dumb not to understand, that your point was unclear….

    • mercedes

      Does it matter? The world is not over populated.

  • Robert Smith

    Thank you for doing the difficult task of bringing to light the horrors of a practice we are taught is merely a “choice” or a “proceedure”.

    • mercedes

      Robert. With liberals choice is so very important when it comes to baby killing, but not so important when it comes to Obamacare. (:we have no choice)

      • Robert Smith

        Then we will have to carefully choose our senators, congressmen and the next president to fix it. 🙂

  • Lynn Liaskos

    He’s a pig of a physician.

    • manofredearth

      Thanks for keeping the practice safe and legal, Doc. God bless you in heaven.

      • Bonnie Miller

        I really don’t think this murderer is in Heaven. Thou Shalt Not Kill is one of those “biggie” Commandments.

        • Tammy

          EVERY soul that has passed is indeed in heaven at this point in time..however, there are two sides of the gulf..ever hear of Lazarus and the rich man in scripture? Study that 😉 every one is there whether in good standing or not..until the final judgement.

          • mercedes

            Heaven is real, Hell is real….. Our decison has to be made here and now… Today is the day of Salvation.

          • Jessica Quinn

            2 sides of the gulf… 1)Heaven 2)Hell. The rich man was burning in fires that couldn’t be quenched..sounds like Hell to me.

        • Tammy

          That’s why when someone murders another, they are to receive the death penalty..God wants them sent back to Him..he’ll take care of it..but man has become soft and allow these murderers to live and be taken care of til natural death and people ask why there’s so much murder :/

          • mercedes

            Tammy. Our chance to be saved is here on earth while we have breath. I haven’t read in scripture where we kill people so they go to God… There is no hope for a man / woman who does not accept Christ on Earth….. Have you?
            Do you know where you are going?

        • mercedes

          John 3:16…. As long as the murderer or any sinner has breath, there is a chance……………….hell is hot.

          • manofredearth

            The fires that burned trash outside of Gehenna were hot. Hell is the absence of God. But go ahead and list the symbolic imagery if the literal reality doesn’t suit you.

        • manofredearth

          God doesn’t care what you think and didn’t ask for your advice, but stay humble, right?

      • Susie Kessler

        Legal and safe for the mom, maybe. Not the baby. Nothing safe about killing him/her. And science has proven that a developing baby at 24 weeks CAN feel pain. This man is a disgrace to the human race.

        • mercedes

          of course they feel pain. Yes, it’s murder. Shocking that some lib on here is praising the abortion drs.

          • manofredearth

            Yes, so shocking. You totally weren’t expecting that.

        • manofredearth

          The man was a normal citizen performing a normal task inside of normal, everyday life. The fact that most of you haven’t indicated that you know most abortions are nothing more than some cramping and a heavy period reveals how disgustingly deceitful or tragically ignorant you are.

      • mercedes

        Heaven? Murderer of 20,000 innocents in Heaven… Maybe, but only if he repented. I think you need to rethink your love of baby killing. Are you a Christian? Repent and be saved.

        • manofredearth

          Pretty sure God was clear on who does the judging and Jesus was clear on whom we are to love and forgive. Since they’re the same, there’s no confusion here, right?

          Edit: Looks like you know EXACTLY what I mean, since people have replied to all of my other comments, but not this one. Don’t even bother, now, as it’s painfully obvious you’d only be responding because of my edit rather than your (lacking) obedience to God.

  • Denise Hintz Wolfgram

    It sounds like the Law is doing its work: showing sin. May the Law’s work come to fruition that might bring about repentance and forgiveness to ease this man’s conscience.

    • manofredearth

      And may abortion be accessible, safe, and legal. It’s better than God’s plan of commanding the army to rip unborn babies from pregnant mother’s bellies. God fully supports abortion.

      • Denise Hintz Wolfgram

        .????

      • Jessica Quinn

        What God are you talking about? My God never commanded that and he never supported murdering unborn children…He actually did quite the opposite.

        • manofredearth

          If you’re not Christian, I’d be easier if you’d just state your religion rather than being so vague. I suggest you find some Christians and share your God with them, because their infallible texts state their God is quick to command the murder of babies and the rape of foreign women kept as prizes. And you can’t even tell them that it’s merely historical cultural differences, because they insist that their God is eternally unchanging and without error.

          Hosea 9:11-16 – “Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer. Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts. . .Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.”

          God acted on Ephraim’s plight, aborting all their unborn children. (Miscarriage is spontaneous abortion, but God acted, as the Bible states, and specifically caused their deaths.)

          Numbers 31:17 – Moses says “Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.”

          While not God, but God-approved; women *suspected* of being pregnant are put to death. Is murdering a pregnant woman an abortion? And who would hear such a command, look around at friends and family, then say, “Okay”?

          Hosea 13:16 – God promises to dash to pieces the infants of Samaria and the “their women with child shall be ripped up”. Not just abortion, but misogynistic murder-spree.

          2 Kings 15:16 – God allows the pregnant women of Tiphsah to be “ripped open”. Abortion, and probably murder.

  • David

    Some people will do anything for “a barrel of money”.

  • betspotter

    Evil man. Butcher, can’t call him a doctor. I’m glad he’s dead.

    • manofredearth

      Except he’s a doctor, period. God told us that only God does the judging, Jesus told us to love these people. In fact, Jesus plainly stated that anyone who lives their family but not men like this do NOT love God. I see clearly where you stand, more importantly, so does God.

      • betspotter

        So, I guess God sees you, too, right? Oops. It might be a wise move to worry about your own soul, Jack, because it almost sounds like you are an apologist for this baby killer.

  • mercedes

    I truly hope he had a conversation with God before he breathed his last breath. Hell is hot. And I actually don’t want anyone going there.

  • mercedes

    Abortion…………..follow the money trail. That is all it is about…. Murder for money.

    • manofredearth

      Health service for those in need. Don’t need it? Butt out.

  • anonymous

    Like Herod, a Murderer of the Holy Innocents.

    • manofredearth

      You misspelled God.