Having had two abortions, woman explains what keeps her from marching for abortion

By Sarah Terzo

Kim C. Flodin, pro-choice freelance writer, who had 2 abortions:

“I say, despite the blood and the grief, I’d do it all over again – even though it makes me immeasurably sad and I still choke a little when I remember the dream boy on the beach [her second “son,” as she imagined him.]

“But I still cannot find the guts to march for choice. My friends, even those privy to my past, think it’s circumstantial – the marches always seem to be poorly scheduled for my busy life. But I know that in the end I can barely stomach the politics of this debate. Though I understand its necessity, I hate sloganeering. I hate it because I cannot reduce my complicated set of emotions to the boldface type of the placard.”

Kim C. Flodin, “Why I Don’t March,” Newsweek, February 12, 1990, p.8.

Quoted in F. LaGard Smith, When Choice Becomes God (Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House Publishers, 1990), pp 68 –69.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes. Sarah Terzo is a pro-life blogger and creator of the Clinic Quotes website.