Postabortion woman: I could feel them scraping

By Sarah Terzo

A woman talks about how painful her abortion was:

“It hurts so much. It was incredible… They should have told me how much it was going to hurt. What hurt the most was that I could feel when they were scraping around inside. I’ve talked to a lot of girls who said the same thing happened to them when they were really far along.”

Lynda Bird Francke, The Ambivalence of Abortion (New York: Random House, 1978) Quoted in Susan Neiburg Terkel. Abortion: Facing the Issues (New York: Franklin Watts, 1988).

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