One hospital in Illinois allegedly has a ‘Comfort Room’ where babies that have been aborted and are still alive, are placed there—to die. One nurse risked her job, reputation, and friendships to expose what was happening behind closed doors.

A former RN Jill Stanek appeared at a hearing on the Born Alive Act in Washington, D.C., and spoke about her experiences while working at the Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Stanek worked in the labor and delivery ward of the Christ Hospital, she chose that hospital to work, as being a Christian and not in favor of abortions, she assumed the Christ Hospital wouldn’t do such procedures. “It hurt so much that the very place these abortions were being committed was at a hospital named after my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,” said Stanek as reported on the Susan B. Anthony list.

She discovered several other Christian hospitals were pro-abortion, and “live-birth abortion” was being carried out there as well. The process involves not killing the baby in the womb, but inducing it and allowing it to die of its own accord. One of these babies even lived for eight hours after being aborted at Christ Hospital, according to Stanek, and many were born healthy—they may have been the result of rape or incest or health reasons on the part of the mother. They would be taken to a “comfort” room, where they were wrapped in a blanket and left to die.

Parents would be offered the choice of holding them, and having a photo taken. Before the “Comfort Room” was established, the aborted babies would be taken to the Soiled Utility Room to die.

Stanek was fired after confronting medical staff about the live abortions. She was then able to speak freely and tell others, in the hope of preventing these atrocities from taking place.

“One night, a nursing co-worker was taking a baby with Down syndrome who had been aborted alive to our Soiled Utility Room because his parents did not want to hold him, and she did not have time to hold him. I could not bear the thought of this suffering child dying alone in a Soiled Utility Room, so I cradled and rocked him for the 45 minutes that he lived. He was between 21 and 22 weeks old, weighed about half pound, and was about 10 inches long.”

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs the Reproductive Health Act into law with bill sponsors Illinois State Sen. Melinda Bush (L) and Illinois State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (R), at the Chicago Cultural Center on June 12, 2019. The law establishes “the fundamental right” of a pregnant woman to have an abortion and states, “A fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights.” (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)

“He was too weak to move very much, expending any energy he had trying to breathe. Toward the end, he was so quiet I could not tell if he was still alive. I held him up to the light to see through his chest wall whether his heart was still beating. After he was pronounced dead, I folded his little arms across his chest, wrapped him in a tiny shroud, and carried him to the hospital morgue where all of our dead patients are taken,” she said.

“The journey God has taken me on since I first stepped out in obedience to fight abortion at a hospital named after His Son has been overwhelming! I travel around the country now, describing what other staff or I have witnessed. I have testified multiple times before national and state congressional subcommittees on behalf of legislation designed to stop this form of killing,” said Stanek.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks in Springfield, Ill., on June 28, 2019. Planned Parenthood said on Aug. 19, 2019, it’s pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP File)

Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law on June 12, 2019, establishing several progressive abortion policies, “today Illinois is making history once again,” Pritzker said at the signing. “We proudly proclaim that we trust women.”

“If you believe in standing up for women’s fundamental rights, Illinois is a beacon of hope in the heart of this nation,” Pritzker said before signing the bill. Pritzker added. “We proudly proclaim that we trust women.” 

Stanek said in a press release, “While a growing number of states are working to advance popular pro-life laws, Illinois is trying to outdo New York’s abortion extremism—and unborn children and their mothers will pay the price.”