Converted Planed Parenthood administrator and counselor Abby Johnson describes her moment of truth:
Now, I don't believe that the baby realized it was about to be killed. I think it's a simple matter of moving away from an unpleasant stimulus, as any of us would move if somebody poked a hard, blunt object into us. It's just very telling that the baby responded to the stimulus, after Abby had assured the mother that her baby wouldn't feel a thing.
So much for "informed consent".
Proponents of keeping women in the dark about what abortion does to the unborn may be motivated by paternalism ("Let's not worry her pretty little head!"), compassion ("It's hard enough without her knowing the truth."), greed ("We'll lose a customer if we tell her too much.") or social/political philosophy ("I consider the fetus irrelevant, therefore information about the fetus is irrelevant to all women." But if we're going to treat women seeking abortion like adults, we need to be honest with them. And hiding reality is not being honest.
HT: Eve's Ransom