Pro-choice author: abortion is shrouded in “stigma and shame”

By Sarah Terzo

British pro-choice reporter Daisy Buchanan wrote:

“…we as a society, struggle to talk about abortion. All over the world, over pints, cocktails or cups of tea, we share stories about sex, family, relationships and careers – but terminating a pregnancy is never an easy subject to broach…We rarely have frank conversations about abortion. The subject is shrouded in stigma and shame…

If I thought of it as an entirely medical matter, I wouldn’t be scared to mention it to my friends and I’m sure they’d feel more comfortable asking me for any support they needed. We can’t afford to stigmatise it when it could affect us all.”

Daisy Buchanan, “Abortion legal time limit: Why we feminists owe it to ourselves to not ignore this uncomfortable issue” The Telegraph  September 3, 2014.

Perhaps abortion is stigmatized so much because people realize it’s the killing of a child.

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