By Sarah Terzo
Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through September 7. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked.
From one post-abortive woman:
I was given a saline abortion at four months, and I never once was told of the pain involved during the injection of the saline solution into my womb. Neither was I told of the pain involved in labor, not even that my body would go into labor to reject the struggling, dying baby that was being burned alive in my uterus. Over four hours after the injection, I gave birth to my dead son. I know he was my son because I asked the nurse what it was as she removed the bedpan, and she said, “It’s a boy.”
Susan Neiburg Terkel, Abortion: Facing the Issues (New York: Franklin Watts, 1988), p. 52
Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.