By Sarah Terzo
A former clinic worker, Tonya P., who never identifies as pro-life in her book, describes how she got a job at the abortion clinic.
“I was beginning to give up hope, and I was starting to think that I had gone to school for nothing, for something that I couldn’t even get a job in, and I was still paying on a student loan. Anyway, I was so glad to hear that it wouldn’t be a problem, ‘cause I’ve been working in the warehouse for two long years and I was tired of working at that warehouse. It was hard work with no good pay…
Their main concern was how I did feel about abortion [sic] and I said that I was pro-choice, and that was all they wanted to hear, and that was the end of the interview.…
Finally, I could work in the field as a medical assistant.”
It is interesting that the clinic didn’t seem to care about Tonya’s lack of medical experience, nor did they question her on her medical skills. All they wanted to hear was that she was pro-choice. That was enough to hire her. Because commitment to the cause, to doing abortions, was more important than anything else. Because it’s hard to find people to work in abortion clinics, mainly because they see things like this on a daily basis.
Tonya P. From Behind Closed Doors: “Abortions”(Xlibris, 2013) 10 – 11.
Editor’s note. Sarah Terzo is a pro-life blogger. This appeared at clinic quotes and is reposted with permission.