Book to train abortion counselors: Abortion takes “Courage and strength”

By Sarah Terzo

A book written for abortion counselors says:

“Many women requesting abortions are married and want to use abortion to aid in child spacing or to prevent additional children after the desired family size has been reached…

Unlike an unmarried teenager, a mature married woman may be able to afford another child and would suffer no social stigma if the pregnancy were carried to term. With circumstances so favorable to pregnancy, choosing an abortion takes courage and strength. Here the counselor might be a valuable ally in helping the woman follow through on her own feelings and needs.

If she feels her infant care days are blissfully over, if she is savoring freedom from family responsibilities, if she feels her family’s finances or energies are already stretched thinly enough, the alternative of abortion may be her preferred choice and should be supported.”

Robert R Wilson, ed., Problem Pregnancy and Abortion Counseling (Saluda, North Carolina: Family Life Publications, Inc., 1973, p. 42.

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