‘She was alive and crying!’: Abortion nurse quits after baby born alive, left to die ‘She was alive and crying!’: Abortion nurse quits after baby born alive, left to die
Janet Rogers* worked in a hospital that performed abortions. After 30 years, she has come forward with her story. According to Rogers: My husband... ‘She was alive and crying!’: Abortion nurse quits after baby born alive, left to die


Janet Rogers* worked in a hospital that performed abortions. After 30 years, she has come forward with her story.

According to Rogers:

My husband was a resident at a hospital and I just got “the job of my dreams” at a nearby Oakland hospital.  I was very much a believer in the abortion issue and now I felt I was going to be part of it.

I got hired as a charge nurse at this clinic that did late term abortions.  I spent about 30 days on the day shift getting familiar with everything.  I would witness and assist the doctor in the actual procedure, injection of drugs to the fetus, the seaweed, etc.  On the day shift I really never saw the actual start of the contractions or the termination process.  I was uncomfortable, but I really thought to myself, this was something new and I needed to get more experience.

In these abortions, the woman was dilated with laminaria, which are sticks made of seaweed that are placed in the woman’s cervix. These sticks slowly absorb fluid and dilate the cervix; they can be kept in overnight or longer. Drugs were injected into the baby to kill him or her on the first day the procedure. Late-term abortions are often performed in a similar way today.

Rogers was insulated from some of the horror of these abortion procedures. She did not actually witness the dead baby or the pain of the women going through contractions.

Rogers would later be promoted to a position where she would deal with the actual aborted babies. Other clinic workers have talked about how they were eased into the more difficult parts of their jobs in a similar way. They were started off doing things that were less emotionally difficult, such as record-keeping, receptionist duties or taking blood pressure, then gradually given more responsibilities until they were handling body parts or assisting in late-term abortions.  By that time, they are “in too deep” and committed to their jobs. It is a way that some abortion clinics have been known to manipulate their workers.

Whether or not this was the case with Rogers, she would have a life-changing experience working with one late-term abortion:

One evening a young girl was having a very difficult time.  I was there with the doctor.  I knew even though the doctor wrote this patient was 15 weeks, she was close to 30 weeks.  This happened quite a bit, but no one ever said anything.

Other abortion providers, such as Carol Everett and Kathy Sparks, have spoken about their clinics doing abortions further along than was legally allowed, and trying to hide that fact. Kathy Sparks’ clinic disposed of illegally aborted late term abortions down the toilet.

Rogers says:

When she delivered this tiny baby (it looked full term to me) she was actually alive and crying.  The doctor said to me, “Put it in the room and close the door.  Do not enter til the morning shift.”  I immediately took the crying baby and wrapped it up and laid it in a room.  I then immediately started calling hospitals around (against the doctor’s wishes) to find someone that would take it.  None around would take it cause they said it was not viable.  I spent many hours trying.  I just wanted to leave this place, but I knew I could not walk out and leave other patients without a charge nurse.  Til this day I hear this crying infant in my head.

Despite her desperate efforts to get medical help for the child, the baby girl died. Rogers quit her job, no longer an abortion supporter.

She says:

I wish others that promote abortion, especially late term would experience what I did.  The next day, I terminated my employment immediately and landed a job in a pediatric unit at another hospital.

This experience would change Rogers’ life in another way when, several years later, she experienced a difficult pregnancy of her own.

After a few years I got pregnant and went into labor at 20 weeks.  The doctors wanted me to terminate immediately due to my health. They stated that this baby would not be normal and I should try again.  I refused and was in the hospital, then was at home on complete bedrest.  I was not allowed to be alone..  I finally spiked a very high fever and was rushed into the hospital.  I was quite early still.. He was supposed to be born in November, I had him in July. –  a 2 pound 10 ounce little boy.  This was 30 years ago.  I was told that he was quite small and it would be touch and go to see what would happen. They also told me, “Do not expect too much. ”  He was in the ISU for preemies for sometime.  He fought all the way and was perfectly normal.  Today my son is a healthy young man.  He is working on his 2nd Masters (MBA) and has a full time job.  He is aware that he is lucky to be alive, cause if I did not have the experience I did early on, he would not be here today.

Henry Okafor

  • Ashley

    2016-08-06 #1 Author

    Aww this was so sad. There is no way I could have done that job. I wouldve quit too. I’m glad to see she followed her heart and delivered her own child despite what the doctors said.


  • Ashley

    2016-08-06 #2 Author

    Omg. This is sad. I couldn’t bare the thought of working in a position like tha . I’m glad the lady did what was right and the doctor should lose his license.


  • Sherricka

    2016-08-06 #3 Author

    This was a very touching story n allowed me
    To see no matter what man say God can say different. There is no way I’ll kill a child that’s something I’ll forever live with Kids are a blessing n I like the way she handled this situation as a person.


  • Mylea london

    2016-08-06 #4 Author

    Thats some sad crazy shit


  • Toyesha

    2016-08-06 #5 Author

    That was so sad ?


  • Te’Erra

    2016-08-06 #6 Author

    I’m totally against abortions . If two people are willing to do what it takes to make a baby then they should be a mother or father to that baby . On the other hand, I can see if a female was rapped and impregnated then I would consider getting an abortion but the chances are slight .


  • April

    2016-08-06 #7 Author

    That is soooo sad man so crazy


  • Dannii morgan

    2017-11-06 #8 Author

    I would of taken the baby home and loved it and looked after it myself as im unable to concieve and desprate to be a mother.thankgod your child is now a healthy young man


  • Cindy cagle

    2017-11-06 #9 Author

    many feel they should have an abortion due to rape , not the babies fault . i know a girl who is in her thirties and smart , talented beautiful she was put up for adoption to a family member because she was born due to rape and she of course didn’t know her father , her mother was raped by a complete stranger. this girl has had a wonderful life and i couldn’t imagine not knowing her. there are other options instead of abortions so why not adoption ??


  • Anna

    2017-11-07 #10 Author

    Omg that’s so sad and so cruel…how can anybody live with them selves to have an abortion or help someone else have one…


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