By Sarah Terzo
Abortion worker Steph Herold expresses her frustration over how few of the women she who came to her clinic are active in the pro-choice movement:
“We need our patients, who we do everything for, to stand up for us. We don’t need them to tell their abortion stories to everyone they know, although of course, that would be great. We need them to fight for abortion access in whatever way makes sense to them. If one in three US women has an abortion by age 45, where are these women? Why don’t they stand up for us?”
Sarah Erdreich, Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2013) 175
Could it be because women don’t find their abortions empowering and don’t want to advocate for abortion after they’ve been wounded by one?
Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.