By Sarah Terzo
The pro-choice author of “Abortion: A Positive Decision” interviewed abortion providers and post-abortion women talking about how great abortion is, and how helpful to women.
However, in the beginning of the book, she says:
“No matter that legal abortion is as safe a procedure as having your tonsils out or a penicillin injection or wisdom tooth extracted. It is far more than a safe medical procedure because of the complicated decision-making that is involved, and the fact that it has to do with sex and life and death.” 
Whose life and whose death? Throughout the book, Patricia Launneborg presents abortion in the most positive terms possible, but she admits that she knows that abortion is a life-and-death issue, that abortion, ultimately, destroys a life – kills a child.
Other pro-choice activists have said the same thing.
And is abortion really safer than a wisdom tooth extraction? Women who died from legal abortions or suffered complications would disagree.
From Patricia Launneborg, “Abortion: a Positive Decision” (New York: Bergin & Garvey, 1992).
Editor’s note. This appeared at clinic quotes and is reposted with permission.