Clinic Counselor Describes Coping Skills when abortion counselors begin to “identify with the fetus”

By Sarah Terzo

One abortion clinic counselor from Kansas said: 

“This may sound like repression: however, it does work for me. When I find myself identifying with the fetus, and I think the larger it gets, that’s normal… then I think it’s okay to consciously decide to remind ourselves to identify with the woman. The external criteria of viability really isn’t what it’s about. It’s an unwanted pregnancy and that’s the bottom line.”

Diane M. Gianelli’s, “Abortion Providers Share Inner Conflicts” American Medical News, July 12, 1993.

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