“That is not something that the pro-life movement invented or that some psychologists invent, it is the reality of women who have aborted and who today are sorry,” she said.
Originally, Rodríguez was hired in a clinic that did not perform abortions, a fact she used to justify her line of work. And Planned Parenthood did not care that she was in the United States on a tourist visa rather than a work visa.
Faced with the possibility of refusing to work in a place that directly performed abortions “they told me, ‘If you don’t accept the abortion clinic, very soon we will close the clinic that you have in north Phoenix and we do not guarantee that there will be work for you.’”
Eventually, however, when she was pushed to a clinic that did perform abortions, she said, she began to see that complications were not reported correctly, if at all.
“I began to see abortionists falsifying the records of what was happening in the room,” she added.
“I began to see that it was a business,” she said, and that “abortion was what mattered to them and abortion was their priority.”
This realization, when combined with the pressures she experienced as a whistleblower, lead her to rethink the abortion industry and what abortion does to women.
“[W]e see all these women who said, ‘My life was going to be better, I did want it [the baby] but my life was going to be better.’ And at the end of the day they realize that their life is not better, and they regret having done it.”
Rodríguez, a Mexican national, said she is hopeful that Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide, can be overturned by the upcoming Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case pertaining to Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy because legal abortion “has never been good for Hispanic women.”
The former Planned Parenthood Employee of the Year noted, “once you give women a true option, they will choose not to have an abortion.”
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