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Wilberforce speech to the British House of Commons
paraphrased echoing the abortion Holocaust

William Wilberforce's first famous" speech to the British House of Commons in 1789 rewritten to be read to the House of Representatives in Congress in 2024


Representative Mike Johnson now rose and said:—When I consider the magnitude of the subject which I am to bring before the House—a subject, in which the interests, not of this country, nor of Europe alone, but of the whole world, and of posterity, are involved: and when I think, at the same time, on the weakness of the advocate who has undertaken this great cause—when these reflections press upon my mind, it is impossible for me not to feel both terrified and concerned at my own inadequacy to such a task. But when I reflect, however, on the encouragement which I have had, through the whole course of a long and laborious examination of this question, and how much candor I have experienced, and how conviction has increased within my own mind, in proportion as I have advanced in my labors;—when I reflect, especially, that however averse any gentleman may now be, yet we shall all be of one opinion in the end;—when I turn myself to these thoughts, I take courage—I determine to forget all my other fears, and I march forward with a firmer step in the full assurance that my cause will bear me out, and that I shall be able to justify upon the clearest principles, every resolution in my hand, the avowed end of which is, the total abolition of the abortion Holocaust. I wish exceedingly, in the outset, to guard both myself and the House from entering into the subject with any sort of passion. It is not their passions I shall appeal to—I ask only for their cool and impartial reason; and I wish not to take them by surprise, but to deliberate, point by point, upon every part of this question. I mean not to accuse anyone, but to take the shame upon myself, in common, indeed, with the whole Congress of America, for having suffered this horrid trade to be carried on under their authority. We are all guilty—we ought all to plead guilty, and not to exculpate ourselves by throwing the blame on others; and I therefore deprecate every kind of reflection against the various descriptions of people who are more immediately involved in this wretched business.

[Cols 45-48]

Having now disposed of the first part of this subject, I must speak of the marketing of abortion by Planned Parenthood, Mary Stokes Foundation, UNICEF and the World Health Organization. This I confess, in my own opinion, is the most wretched part of the whole subject. So much misery condensed in so little room, is more than the human imagination had ever before conceived. I will not accuse the Democrats: I will allow them, nay, I will believe them to be men of humanity; and I will therefore believe, if it were not for the enormous magnitude and extent of the evil which distracts their attention from individual cases, and makes them think generally, and therefore less feelingly on the subject, they would never have persisted in the abortion cartel. I verily believe therefore, if the wretchedness of any one of the 63 million little babies dismembered in cold blood could be brought before their view, and remain within the sight of the Democratic Party, that there is no one among them whose heart would bear it. Let anyone imagine to himself that daily in one of the thousands of murder mills across America that these little babies are poisoned, dismembered, dissected, crushed and evacuated in surrounding where every object that is nauseous and disgusting, diseased, and loathsome under every kind of wretchedness! How can we bear to think of such a scene as this? One would think it had been determined to heap upon them all the varieties of bodily pain, for the purpose of blunting the feelings of the mind; and yet, in this very point (to show the power of human prejudice) the situation of the aborted babies has been described by Bernard Nathanson in his documentaries "The Eclipse of Reason" and the "Silent Scream", Bernard Nathanson was one of the pioneers of abortion through lies and perjury, in a manner which, I am sure will convince the House how interest can draw a film across the eyes, so thick, that total blindness could do no more; and how it is our duty therefore to trust not to the reasoning of interested men, or to their way of coloring a transaction.


 'Their medical tables and suction machines,' says Planned Parenthood" "'are fitted up as much for their advantage as circumstances will admit."


Before your abortion, you’ll get pain medicine to help with cramping. Some people might get medicine that either makes you relax or puts you to sleep completely. Your nurse or doctor will discuss your options with you. You’ll also get antibiotics to help prevent infection.

A nurse or doctor may need to open your cervix before the procedure. They may do this by giving you medicine, or by putting thin rods, called dilators, into the opening of your cervix a day or a few hours before your procedure.

A staff person will be in the procedure room the whole time. Their job is to support you and help the doctor or nurse during your abortion. During an abortion procedure, the doctor or nurse will examine your uterus, put a speculum in to see into your vagina, give you a numbing shot in or near your cervix, open your cervix a bit if needed and insert a thin tube through your cervix into your uterus and use a small, hand-held device that removes pregnancy tissue out of your uterus. Possibly use a small surgical tool called a curette to remove any tissue that’s left in your uterus or check to make sure your uterus is totally empty. 

In certain abortion clinics the women can get a massage, manicure and pedicure during the procedure while listening to soothing music, accompanied by a cleric to give passing rites to the baby and there is even a social or party afterwards to celebrate the abortion! 


This is Planned Parenthood's description of the abortion procedure:  Such is the sort of strain in which the Democratic delegates, and particularly Mr. Nathanson before his conversion, gave evidence before the privy council.


 What will the House think when, by the concurring testimony of other witnesses, the true history is laid open. The women and babies who are sometimes described as rejoicing at their abortion, are so wrung with misery after the abortion, that it is the constant practice of the abortion cartel to do their murderous deeds in secrecy and in the dark, lest the women should be sensible of their plight. 


Former abortionists and workers revealed under oath and affidavits the real plight of these women and babies and well as reports issued from the Department of Health:


Guillory worked at the Delta Clinic in Louisiana, a privately owned abortion facility that committed abortions up to 16 weeks. Abortions at this stage are done by D&E, which consists of dilating the cervix and pulling the baby out one body part at a time with forceps, dismembering her while she is still alive:

Guillory describes terrible conditions at her facility, which did nothing but abortions. The workers, Guillory says, viewed women in a dehumanizing way:

We didn’t do any of the family planning thing, we didn’t do any of the sex education thing, we performed strict abortions – that was all we were there for. When [they] came to us they were not human. They were just a number. It was get ’em in, get ’em out. We found ourselves doing anywhere from 50 to 75 abortions a day. Now, mind you, there’s only so many hours in a day. Our day was an eight hour day. So imagine getting 75 abortions done in an eight hour day. You can imagine that there was no cleanliness done in between. Basically, the paper was changed, and the next patient was put on there, the canisters were put in. They were rolled in like cattle, abortions performed, then on their way, with a 10 minute observation after [an] abortion was performed.

This reference to women being treated “like cattle” is a familiar one, as even former Planned Parenthood managers like Ramona Trevino and Sue Thayer noted similar treatment of women at their facilities:

It is hard to imagine an abortionist working so fast that he can do 75 abortions in eight hours. The women were rushed through as if on an assembly line. The workers had no time to clean the room or instruments between patients. It is shocking that women were only watched for 10 minutes after their abortions, because complications may not be detected in that short amount of time. This facility risked the lives of every woman who went there for an abortion.

The facility also used a minimum of pain relief, with no general anesthesia, even for late-term abortions:

We didn’t do sedation. There was no sedation done, regardless of how far along, anywhere from eight weeks to 16 weeks. It was all done the same. No medication, nothing. You [lay] there and you took the pain, and that was that.

Because the facility was so crowded, not all the women fit in the waiting room. At times, there would be 50 to 60 women standing in a line, outside. If they were not able to arrange child care, they brought their children. Because all the women were told to come to the facility at the same time, it was not unusual for women to wait for over nine hours. Some waited as long as 14 hours. And during this time, they were not allowed to eat.

Guillory says more about the terrible conditions at Delta:

It was very, very – it was horrendous. I mean, it was filthy. You still had blood splattered from, I mean, weeks of procedures ago that were still on the wall. This building was not cleaned on a daily basis. It wasn’t even cleaned on a monthly basis. Our buildings got cleaned when we knew the state was coming in.

Despite the fact that conditions in the facility were so hellish, the facility never failed a single inspection. This was because they received prior notification of inspections and were given plenty of time to prepare:

And the way we knew the state was coming in was because we always got a phone call from within the State Department that they were coming in, so we knew what day they were coming in, what time they would be there and what charts they wanted pulled. So we never failed an inspection. Although we were, I would say, the most unhealthy place to have a human body have to go through any sort of procedure.

The inspectors never asked too many questions. They were happy to look only at the patient charts the facility gave them to look at. When Abby Johnson asked Guillory if the inspectors ever asked to pull charts at random, or ask to see anything the facility workers didn’t present to them, Guillory said no, and explained why:

Because we always had the same state surveyors that came in. They became our friends. We would feed them lunch. We had social chitchat. We laughed. It was never, ever a question. Never.

Interestingly enough, when Guillory worked at Delta Clinic, it was owned by the same person who owned Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia facility. The owner was not put out of business after the filthy conditions at Gosnell’s facility were brought to light. He is still in the abortion business. Gosnell was arrested and convicted for killing babies that were born alive in his facility. Two women also died at Gosnell’s facility, and conditions there were so horrific that it was called “a baby charnel house” by the Grand Jury that investigated him.



In reply to the Department of Health and Hospital Reports:



Even after WAFB's news report of the egregious medical malpractice and injury by Delta in 1999, which prompted then-Gov. Mike Foster to publish an Emergency Executive Order to investigate the abortion clinics in Louisiana, the DHH for more than 10 years continued to allow incomprehensible crimes to be committed by the abortion industry in Louisiana, as was documented in their 2010 report: Proceedings against Delta Clinic of Baton Rouge, Inc., State ID: BO0004642; Complaint No. 9AB28180:


Delta Clinic admitted in its Statement that it failed to provide pre-abortion counseling as mandated by R.S. 401299.35.6. Failure to comply with this statute provides a basis for both criminal and civil penalties, in addition to malpractice actions, professional disciplinary actions and wrongful death actions.


Delta also admitted in its Statement that it failed to maintain confidentiality of patient records. According to § 4415(E)(2) of Title 48 of the Louisiana Administrative Code, any person who knowingly discloses patient identifiable information in violation of said section shall be subject to punishment under Federal law (42 U.S.C. § 1320d-6) which includes fines, imprisonment, or a combination of both.


Delta Clinic readily admitted that it failed to gather and report complete information to the Office of Public Health Vital Records registry. According to R.S. 40:66, failure to complete the forms required by law shall be considered a misdemeanor punishable by fines, imprisonment or a combination of both. Delta fraudulently pre-printed all of its state forms ("Report of Induced Termination of Pregnancy") to contain typed data indicating there were no complications with any abortions performed at Delta. Delta admits that the forms were pre-printed with pre-printed question responses, already completed prior to seeing any patients.


Delta failed to ensure sterilization of syringes and intravenous injections to prevent infection and cross-contamination. Failed to decontaminate equipment (vaginal probes) between patient uses, thereby increasing the risk of transmitting bacteria and other infectious diseases. Failure to ensure single dose intravenous fluid was used for only one patient, thereby increasing the risk of cross-contamination and putting patients at increased risk for infection. Failed to ensure outdated supplies that could cause serious and adverse reactions were not used on patients.


Failed to properly label, measure, and monitor doses of narcotics or their expiration dates. For patients receiving conscious sedation, Delta workers failed to document the name of medication given, the dosage, the route, the time, and infusion rate, and failed to document the name of the women given the medication. Failed to properly store, handle and distribute intravenous medications administered at Delta.


Failed to monitor and document cardio-pulmonary status that may have required emergency intervention. Failure to ensure pre-op assessments risking undiagnosed medical conditions that would preclude having an abortion (contraindications).


Most importantly, the information on complications experienced from abortion (infections, adverse drug reactions, uterine perforations, bleeding, STD's, loss of limbs, emergency hysterectomies, injuries and deaths) need to be rigorously investigated and the appropriate number and severity needs to be documented. Delta workers admitted using unsterile dilators and tubing on patients for years in the Clinic, which could have led to infecting tens of thousands of women going there with STD's.


Another incomprehensible and egregious violation by the abortionists is their not reporting that thousands of minors who came to their clinics for abortions to the Child Protection Agency and Sex Crimes Lab. In proceedings against Delta Clinic of Baton Rouge, State ID BO0004642, Complaint 9AB28180, Delta and Causeway abortion physicians failed to follow the law regarding mandatory reporting of carnal knowledge of minors.  According to DHH records, over a thousand abortions were done on minors 15 years old and under between 1999 and 2010. There are probably over ten thousand cases over the past 39 years. There should be as many reports to the Child Protection Agency as there were abortions on minors at the Clinic. The outrage that rightly has been reported on by the mainstream media of those not reporting to the appropriate authorities of the child molestation that occurred nearly ten years ago is minuscule compared to the more than 3.8 million cases of children who were pregnant and had abortions in the United States since Roe v. Wade. To date, we do not have any evidence that any of these children who arrived pregnant at the abortion clinics in Louisiana had their cases turned over to the appropriate agencies "Child Protection Agency, Louisiana Sex Crimes Lab" as is required by law:  La. Children's Code Article 603, La. RS.40.80, La. R.S.40.80.1, La.R.S. 40:1299.35.5. Public Records Request to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and Child & Family Services regarding these crimes have been refused.



I will call the attention of the House to one species of evidence which is absolutely infallible. Death, at least, is a sure ground of evidence, and the proportion of deaths will not only confirm, but if possible will even aggravate our suspicion of their misery in the womb. 

The World Health Organization reported that worldwide there were over 78 million abortions reported last year. Countless billions have been murdered over the past 50 years. 


Let us now examine what the United States has failed to cover concerning the American Holocaust:


63,972,015 documented abortions since 1973 (millions more not reported)

2,176 death camps and countless medical suites murdering babies 1.21 million murders per year.


Millions injured by infections, adverse drug reactions, uterine perforations, hemorrhage, STD's, loss of limbs, emergency hysterectomies, deaths and the cover up of child molestation.


"Houses of Horror" where babies are murdered outside the womb after abortion attempts and put into freezers as specimens of the horrendous carnage.


Babies murdered both in the womb and after birth; sold in the marketplace for medical experimentation and organ transplantation.


Millions of undocumented abortions due to abortionist's falsifying reports to the DHH and CDC.


Death Camps, surgical and chemical abortions, sterilizations, contraceptives and IUD's peddled throughout the world by Planned Parenthood leading to billions of babies murdered worldwide.


Billions more killed by chemical abortifacients and implants.



1.  How then can the House refuse its belief to the multiplied testimonies before the privy council, of the savage treatment of women and babies in the womb? Nay, indeed, what need is there of any evidence? The number of deaths speaks for itself and makes all such enquiry superfluous. As soon as ever I had arrived thus far in my investigation of the abortion cartel, I confess to you sir, so enormous so dreadful, so irremediable did its wickedness appear that my own mind was completely made up for the abolition. A trade founded in iniquity, and carried on as this was, must be abolished, let the policy be what it might,—let the consequences be what they would, I from this time determined that I would never rest till I had effected its abolition.

2. From The Morning Star, 78 (Wednesday 13 May 1789)

 Representative Johnson then called the attention of the House to what he was about to propose. He said that he rose with a confession of what operated in his mind relative to the abolition of the Abortion Cartel. When I consider, says he, how long this has been suggested by many, and of what importance it is to a race of men, possessing qualities equally commendable with our own—how many millions are at present involved in the decision of the question—it is impossible for me to object in being instrumental to the business. He then remarked, that he was convinced, whatever should be the decision, that in bringing forward the discussion, he performed nothing more than his duty; and he was so fully persuaded of the rectitude of his conduct, that no consideration whatever would make him swerve from his honor so far, as to dissuade him from marching boldly forward on the occasion. It was no party question, and he flattered himself that the voice of reason and truth would be heard. He was resolved to be regulated by temper and coolness, and challenged a fair discussion.—It was not a proposition grounded upon particular motives of policy, but founded in principles of philanthropy. It was no idle expedient or speculation of the moment, but derived from the most mature deliberation. He came not to accuse the Democrats, but to appeal to their feelings and humanity. He confessed, that in the weak state of his party in which he now appeared, and precarious as it might seem to many, he would stand against every personal idea, and bear the burthen destined for a person who stood in his situation. The subject had already undergone many discussions, and he apprehended that previous to a final decision, it would undergo many more. What must make every man of feeling shudder was, that, after examining the annals of America, the numbers of abortions that had been carried every year by Planned Parenthood in nearly every country on earth, in order to satiate the avarice of a certain description of men whose whole thoughts were bent upon tyranny and oppression.

3.  Representative Johnson then noticed that he had carefully examined the history of the American abortion trade in every country, and had attended to the times, when forgetting every idea of humanity, these babies were torn from the protection of their mothers. To delude them particularly from their mothers, they generally set up their death camps in poor neighborhoods, and thus evaded inspection by the Health Department, which might be roused concerning their underhanded operations. This was a dreadful expedient; and till now, he could not believe that so much misery could be condensed in so dark rooms. He could wish to rouse the feelings of every man on the occasion and convince the people that their intention and aid were the were the result of consideration, which did awaken him. With regard to the gentlemen of Congress, he could do them the justice to believe, that they would not seriously interrupt the abolition of the abortion cartel, especially when they understood that the characters of the people of this country were sullied by the outrages alluded to. Nothing, certainly, could excite them sooner to an acquiescence, than the sight of 63 million innocent babies in the womb crushed and murdered without any recourse or relief from pain ; consequently to hear the gentlemen of Congress affirm, that the situation of these of these poor unhappy babies, was comfortable, rather appeared strange and ridiculous. He then adverted to what had been adduced by Planned Parenthood, in his evidence, who had made a comparison between an State of the Art Medical Clinic, and an abortion murder mill, and declared that was called a clinic, was nothing more than a house of murder, where, however, every attention was made for that tenor of tranquility which was so very desirable.—The manner of treating babies, during a long trip to the abortion death camp, was to the following effect:—the space between the ultrasound machine and the suction machine is appointed entirely for their grasping the child's appendages with the forceps to rip them from their body; every attention is paid to keep that as clean as possible not allowing for any organ or appendage to be left behind; the women are kept in the waiting room all day, they are told not to eat before the abortion and are encouraged to distract themselves from the sound of the suction machine by listening to their favorite music; ; they are encouraged to be cheerful, to sing. They are told that the procedure will be aseptic and not to worry about infection.  As an extenuation of the crimes laid to the charge of the Agents for the abortionist, who are accustomed to this traffic, it has been mentioned with some degree of triumph, that they were treated on board with all manner of luxurious indulgence. The truth of this observation was evidently the very reverse, and if it were possible to cast a film over the eyes of mankind, so as to deprive them of sight by a total blindness, the prevaricating mode of mentioning the transactions, could not be depicted in a more absurd point of view. The poor wretches were in such a deplorable state and unparalleled torment, and suffering such torture, that the Health Inspectors who visited them could only smell blood and death. Many former accomplices to these murders affirm, that the stench was so intolerable as to be past all sufferance; and that in the article of care after the abortion there was a miserable allowance.


But DEATH, which on every occasion levels all distinctions, gave the unhappy victims that freedom from persecution and torture which otherwise they could not have received. When first I heard, Sir, of these iniquities, I considered them as exaggerations, and could not believe it possible, that men had determined to live by exerting themselves for the torture and misery of their fellow-creatures. I have taken great pains to make myself master of the subject, and can declare, that such scenes of barbarity are enough to rouse the indignation and horror of the most callous of mankind. Upon making an average of the loss sustained in the cargo of the medical waste disposal, it appears that many babies were dissected alive without any anesthesia to harvest their organs while their hearts were beating. Upon examining the David Daleiden Report, another essential loss was discovered, numbers died by the attempt of altering the abortion procedure, that is, changing them from D&C abortions to hysterectomy abortions so they could harvest the organs of their victims to sell to Universities, Medical Research Facilities and even the black market.  


 From the reported hundreds of women have died as a result of their aboritons inside these death camps.  The women who were subject to unsterile instruments inside the abortion death camps they suffered following disorders: complications experienced from abortion (infections, adverse drug reactions, uterine perforations, bleeding, loss of limbs, emergency hysterectomies, injuries and deaths. The most common STD's acquired from unsterile instruments:

  1. Chlamydia

  2. Gonorrhea

  3. Human papillomavirus (HPV)

  4. Herpes simplex virus (HSV)

  5. Syphilis

  6. Trichomoniasis

  7. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)


Every year there are 376 million new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis!

 An epidemical disorder around the world prevails sometimes to a very great degree. This Delta Death Camp in Baton Rouge Louisiana used rusted unsterile instruments inside of the women whose babies they aborted for years and never were prosecuted or fined for these atrocities. Thousands of women were infected by these criminal abortion doctors.  From every consideration I shall deal frankly with the House, by declaring, that no act of policy whatever will make me swerve from my duty and oblige me to abandon a measure which I think will be an honor to humanity. Mr. Johnston then mentioned, that he intended to submit to the consideration of the House, several resolutions, upon which a General Motion should be found for the TOTAL ABOLITION of the Abortion TRADE. When, says he, I was persuaded of the frequent commission of the crimes mentioned, I found myself impelled to go boldly forward; and had before I had time to reflect, proceeded so far that I could not recede; but had I deserted the great and important undertaking, I should have considered myself wanting in that necessary portion of duty which I owed to my constituents and to my country. There is no accusation made against the gentlemen of the abortion trade; but, by bringing forward the consideration of such a mighty object, we unite with the person of sensibility, that the measure is necessary, as founded in rectitude and universal benevolence. The great cause, it has been stated, of mortality in the Americas is, that the babies are very expensive and demanding of our time and money; but the principal cause, however, is their cruel murder; for the agents squeeze as much blood and tissue as possible from their bodies. Here the Divine Doctrine is contradicted by the reverse action—That sympathy is the great source of humanity.



Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,


The attached PDF is Wilberforce's famous speech to the British House of Commons in 1789

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