1 in 4 women come to abortion facility alone

By Sarah Terzo

Diane, a clinic worker, says that not that many men accompany women to their abortions:

“Maybe one out of four women has a man with her or waiting at the end. I’d say about two out of four come with a woman friend. And although we push them to have someone with them, about one out of four women insists on coming alone.”

Louise Kapp Howe,  Moments on Maple Avenue: The Reality of Abortion (New York: Warner Books, 1984) pp.48 – 49

What a terrible, lonely experience it must be for a woman who has no one to go with her!

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