By Sarah Terzo
Cyny Recker for the Canadian Abortion Rights Action League responded to the claims of several women that they were misled in abortion clinics. She said that the clinics do give information.
Reporter Leonard Stern described the pamphlet she handed him, which was called “Pre-natal development” and was produced by Childbirth by Choice, a national abortion rights organization.”
“The pamphlet showed only the very early stages of fetal development. The drawings actually seemed to be of human embryos, not fetuses. [under 8 weeks] What’s more, the pamphlet also contains drawings of guinea pigs and monkey embryos placed strategically alongside the human ones. Sure enough, they all look alike at the early stages. Insofar as it dehumanizes the fetus, the document is top notch propaganda and assuredly brings great relief to women harboring doubts about their abortion.”
Leonard Stern, “Abortion Wars.” The Ottawa Citizen Sun, May 28, 2000.
Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.