Blatty tells me what he described was a “late-term abortion procedure plus the saline injection.”
“I described late-term abortion procedures in which the abortionist plunges a surgical scissors into the infant’s skull,” he says. He talked about the brutality of the late-term procedure, one that LeRoy Carhart, a late-term abortion provider with a clinic in Maryland, has described in almost sacramental terms. “I think out of respect and love and honor for this baby that you’ve lost, you will find yourself being a better person,” he recently told an undercover investigator from Live Action.
In 1977, Melissa Ohden survived a saline-infusion abortion. Her teen mom was at seven months gestation and Melissa survived, was delivered alive and cared for as the newborn she was by the doctors and nurses present. Today she speaks about late-term abortion in the most personal of terms. She started a group, The Abortion Survivors Network, for other women who have survived abortions, as babies who were supposed to be delivered dead.
It’s hard to see no evil here. Even when there may be the best of intentions.
“Most women who come in for abortions, if they knew this, would never go through with it,” Blatty believes. It’s “demonic” to look away, to not confront it and insist on better, was his point.