Counselor: most women come to think of their abortions as killing a baby

By Sarah Terzo

A social worker from Portland, Oregon, who works at a counseling and referral center:

“Most women when they have an abortion don’t really know what they are doing – they are either so young, so ignorant, or so frightened… Down the line, 5, 6, or 7 years when they have children, some kind of trauma almost always comes up… And down the line, most women do think of the aborted fetus as a living being, as a baby.”

Maggie Gallagher,  Enemies of Eros (Chicago, IL: Bonus Books Inc. 1989) in David L Bender and Bruno Leone Abortion: Opposing Viewpoints (San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 1991). P. 59.

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