Woman describes laughing in abortion clinic

By Sarah Terzo

One woman who had an abortion says:

“Phil went with me to the abortion clinic. I saw all those other women there, and I was so curious. I couldn’t help wondering why they were there and how they felt about it.

People were so wonderful to us. One of the nurses really wanted to hear about Jesse [her living daughter]. I didn’t think I’d laugh that day, but when we talked about my [other] baby [who she allowed to live] we ended up laughing together. I was a little weepy during the abortion, wishing it could’ve been different, but you can’t turn back the clock…

Sure, I’ve felt sad since. It was a sad decision to have to make. But it also felt right… We really look forward to our next baby, and will do that together, too!”

Carole Dornblaser and Uta Landy, PhD, The Abortion Guide: A Handbook for Women and Men (Rockville Center, New York: Playboy Paperbacks 1982), p. 53.

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