Brenda Pratt-Shafer is one of the nation’s leading spokespersons on the gruesome procedure called Partial-Birth Abortion. She has been a nurse for over 35 years. She was “pro-choice” when she accepted an assignment to work at the Women’s Medical Center, (an abortion clinic) in Dayton, Ohio. While at the abortion clinic she witnessed suction abortions and dismemberment abortions.
She also witnessed the late term procedure known as partial-birth abortion, which would later become a huge debate and finally outlawed in this country. This debate would lead to changing the hearts and minds of many people about abortion. Although with the recent release of the Planned Parenthood videos regarding “tissue procurement,” we are finding that partial-birth abortions are still likely being performed, but just called “something else.” After all, one of the main reasons partial-birth abortion was developed was to make it easier to procure intact late-term baby parts. That assignment would change her mind and her life forever. What Brenda saw in the abortion clinic during those three days was not about a woman’s choice.
Brenda and her husband have written a book titled What the Nurse Saw-Eyewitness to Abortion that chronicles her experience in the abortion clinic. She shares her experience as if you were standing silently beside her in the operating room.
Something Oprah Winfrey said many times struck a chord with Brenda. She said, “Once you know better you do better.” After working in an abortion clinic, she knew better. Her testimony before Congress, her volunteer pro-life work, and her continuing effort to educate people about the truth of abortion is her attempt to do better. She challenges you, after knowing all the facts, to do the same…. Better!