JACKSON, Miss. — A woman went into labor and delivered a healthy baby girl at the state’s last abortion facility while waiting ultrasound tests, which are done prior to the scheduling of an abortion.
The pregnant woman, whose name was not released, was at the facility for a “consultation,” according to Shannon Brewer, director of the so-called Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The mother went into labor as she awaited the ultrasound results to see how far along she was in her pregnancy.
The facility is located in Mississippi’s capital city, Jackson, and is the only place in the entire state where surgical abortions are performed. It is owned by Diane Derzis, who claims that she is doing the Lord’s work. “The Bible tells us to love our neighbors with all our strength,” Derzis once told the Austin Chronicle. “Neighbors also mean struggling women who are going through times that are very complicated for them.”
Willie Parker, who also claims to be a Christian, and who is one of the two abortionists on staff, drives at least twice a month to commit killings at the facility. Parker, in his book “A Life’s Work,” stated that his abortion-driven advocacy and killing of unborn children is his “calling,” citing specifically, “[p]reserving access is my calling.”
Facility owner Derzis was featured on ABC’s Nightline in 2013, as she contended to reporters that God was on her side in the abortion business.
“I know as fervently as they do that what I’m doing is moral and right,” she stated. “But if I’m wrong, that’s between the Lord and I.”
The mother and daughter were transported to a local hospital after the birth and are in good health.