By Sarah Terzo
A post-abortive woman named Jasmine wrote:
“I was nine weeks pregnant. There was no counseling offered, just a leaflet telling me that I might feel a little upset, but that it was hormonal and would pass…”
At nine weeks, her baby was rapidly living and growing.
Melinda Tankard Reist, Giving Sorrow Words: Women’s Stories of Grief after Abortion (Springfield, IL: Acorn Books, 2007), p. 33.