Feminist: There is “tremendous loneliness” in “right to choose”

By Sarah Terzo

Frederica Mathewes-Green wrote:

“There is tremendous sadness, loneliness, in the cry, ‘A woman’s right to choose.’ No one wants an abortion as she wants an ice-cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal, caught in a trap, wants to gnaw off its own leg. Abortion is a tragic attempt to escape a desperate situation by an act of violence and self-loss.”

Writer Frederica Mathewes-Green, “Unplanned Parenthood,” Policy Review, Summer 1991, 28-36.

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