Pro-life advocate Abby Johnson, a former executive for Planned Parenthood, made headlines when she said during the Republican National Convention last week that abortion has “a smell.” Almost immediately, she was met with intense backlash from the pro-abortion left, with one Comso writer mocking the Catholic activist’s claims.
Writer Danielle Campoamor wrote her abortion smelled like her nurse’s “perfume,” the “flowery fragrance” of her OB-GYN’s office, as well as “barbecued ribs and a glass of Maker’s Mark” and her “brand new studio apartment.”
“Of course you don’t remember how your abortion smelled, because you were sedated,” Johnson said in a video posted Monday to Instagram. “And you know why you were sedated? That was intentional, too. We sedated you so that you wouldn’t remember what your abortion smelled like. We sedated you so that you wouldn’t remember how bad it hurt when we killed your baby, when that powerful suction machine went into your uterus and sucked your baby out.”
Johnson went on to explain that, per her experience in the abortion industry, patients are sedated so they won’t “remember what was said” during their procedures, to include “fowl, nasty comments” made by abortionists about their patients’ bodies.
It’s worth noting at this point that, in response to Johnson, Campoamor disclosed she was not fully sedated for her abortion.
As for the scent of the procedure, Johnson explained it smells “like iron and blood,” “like what a bunch of old pennies smell like when they sit in water for a long time,” “like when you cut your finger and you have blood in your mouth, that taste of iron.”
“It smells like that and meat,” she said. “Like tissue, meat. But that’s not all. It smells like just a hint of decay, just a little bit. You know when things start to rot and they smell a little bit sweet? It smells like that. Death, but just a hint of it.”
Regardless of any efforts to “romanticize” it, Johnson continued, abortion ultimately smells “like evil.”
“You can make it sound as cute and sterile as you want to, but in the end, those of us who have worked in those clinics, those of us who have done that work, we know the reality,” she added. “We know what really takes place. You can justify it all day long, but truth is still truth. And what you’re living in is not truth.”