Clinic worker finds providing abortions “draining and exhausting”

By Sarah Terzo

One abortion facility worker said:

“I find [providing abortions] draining and exhausting, I become tired to the point where I do not want to relate to anyone, especially my family who may be in need of emotional support. I feel I sometimes suffer from burnout.”

Joanna Brien, Ida Fairbairn, Pregnancy and Abortion Counseling (London: Routledge, 1996), p. 169.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.