"In 1950, Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard was published. The book contains an
curiously high number of references to abortion and attempted abortion.
Here are a few samples:
"And in the case of the ulcers, here was baby poked full of holes (Mama
is having a terrible time trying to abort him so she can pretend a
miscarriage, and she uses assorted household instruments thrust into the
cervix to do it)..."
"Fathers, for instance, suspicious of paternity, sometimes claim while
trouncing and upsetting mothers that they will kill the child if it
isn't like Father."
"The standard attempted abortion case nearly always has an infanthood
and childhood full of Mama assuring him that he cannot remember anything
when he was a baby. She doesn't want him to recall how handy she was, if
unsuccessful, in her efforts with various instruments..."
"Attempted abortion is very common. And remarkably lacking in success.
The mother, every time she injures the child in such a fiendish fashion,
is actually penalizing herself."
"The basic proved to be a mutual abortion attempt by the mother and
father. The mother said she would die if anyone found out.... The father
said the baby was probably like her and he didn't want it. Eighteen
penetrations of the head, throat and shoulders with a long orange-wood
stick - probably in third month. "
One would think that Hubbard was a man who was opposed to abortion,
until evidence surfaced that showed Hubbard was writing from his
PERSONAL experiences performing abortions on his own wife. In 1983 an
interview with L. Ron Hubbard Jr. was published, and it contained this
horrorific description of Ron Jr.'s witnessing his father attempting an
abortion on his mother:
"Hubbard: ... I have a memory of this that goes back to when I was six
years old. It is certainly a problem for my father and for Scientology
that I rememoer this. It was around 1939, 1940, that I watched my father
doing something to my mother. She was lying on the bed and he was
sitting on her, facing her feet. He had a coat hanger in his hand. There
was blood all over the place. I remember my father shouting at me. "Go
back to bed!" A little while later a doctor came and took her off to the
hospital. She didn't talk about it for quite a number of years. Neither
did my father.
Penthouse: He was trying to perform an abortion?
Hubbard: According to him and my mother, he tried to do it with me. I
was born at six and a half months and weighed two pounds, two ounces. I
mean, I wasn't born: this is what came out as a result of their attempt
to abort me. It happened during a night of partying --he got involved in
trying to do a black-magic number. Also, I've got to complete this by
saying that he thought of himself as the Beast 666 incarnate."
If Ron Jr.'s memory was accurate, Hubbard was a hypocrite. While he was
denouncing abortion in public, privately he was busy jabbing at his
wife's uterus with coathangers -- and it is my conclusion based on the
evidence presented here that he had apparently been doing so for years.
It was a miracle she survived."
From: http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/relig ... n-hubbard/
"Another startling realization Hubbard made during his years of research was that people with serious physical or mental problems were almost always the victims of dozens of abortion attempts. As he explained it later, "attempted abortion is very common." Each such incident left a mark on the unborn fetus, along with the mother's engagement in sexual intercourse, masturbation, douching, morning sickness, and constipation. This revelation was so unsettling that it drew fire from many critics. For instance:
Hubbard's extensive discussion of things sexual, his concern with abortions, beatings, coitus under duress, flatulence which causes pressure on the foetus, certain cloacal references, all suggest to me a fascination which borders on the obsessive, as if he possessed a deep-seated hatred of women. All of them are being beaten, most of them prove to be unfaithful, few babies are wanted."