Pro-abortion reverend “put women at ease” about their abortions

By Sarah Terzo

Rev. Jesse Lyons of Riverside Church was part of the Clergy Consultation Service, which referred women for illegal abortions before Roe v. Wade. All of those in the service were pastors or rabbis who were pro-abortion.

He describes the “counseling” he gave abortion minded women:

“I tried to put a woman at ease, to make her recognize abortion was not a matter of eternal damnation,” Lyons explained.”

Lawrence Lader, Abortion II: Making the Revolution (Beacon Press, 1974), p. 46.

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