NPR has been condemned for releasing an audio recording of a woman having an abortion. Sounds of the unborn baby being vacuumed out of the womb while the mother cries in pain. Michigan Radio journalist Kate Wells visited the Northland Family Planning clinic to chronicle the abortion process, saying it “feels a lot like childbirth” and that the vacuum aspirator uses “gentle suction.” The graphic recording received numerous comments criticizing NPR for airing such “nauseating” and “repulsive…sick and demented” material.
From The Blaze:
Inside the abortion clinic, there were signs that read: "Good women get abortions," and "A lot of beautiful, wise women have been here before and are here today." ... "Most patients are partially awake during the procedures. They get IV medication for pain and anxiety. The lights are dimmed. There's soothing music," Wells said. "It actually feels a lot like a childbirth — the medical gown, your bare legs in stirrups, and a person next to you, saying, you can do this." NPR shared audio of a vacuum sucking out the unborn child from the mother's womb. Wells described the unborn baby as "pregnancy tissue." "Then, a roar of noise as the vacuum aspirator turned on," Wells wrote in an article that was published last month. "The machine uses gentle suction to remove the pregnancy tissue from the patient’s uterus through a thin tube." During the abortion, the mother is heard moaning in pain. A nurse tells the woman, "You did good." Laughter is heard in the room where an abortion had just been performed.