Pro-choicer says abortion is birth control, just more expensive

By Sarah Terzo

Patricia Beninato, who once ran a site called Imnotsorry.net where women shared positive abortion stories, says that abortion is birth control. [Responding to a question about whether multiple abortions is taking “ ‘choice’ a little too far”]:

One of the peeves I have is that there seems to be a mindset even within the pro-choice community that having to get one abortion is OK, but anything after that and you’re a dumb slut who doesn’t know how to use birth control. I often hear younger women say things like, “Well, yeah, the condom can break or whatever, but I don’t believe in people using abortion as birth control.” Um . . . abortion is birth control, just a more expensive and intrusive version of it.

Lynn Vincent, “Victims of their own choice,” World Magazine April 9, 2005.

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