Talk of repeat abortions “evoke powerful primitive feelings” in clinic workers

By Sarah Terzo

From one abortion clinic worker:

“Women attending for repeat abortions do evoke powerful primitive feelings in us. We both have experience of women attending up to their fifth termination. It is hard to remain open to a woman and not fall into the easier position of being judgmental of her (or other health professionals).”

Joanna Brien, Ida Fairbairn, Pregnancy and Abortion Counseling (London: Routledge, 1996), p. 122.

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