By Sarah Terzo In an interview with pro-life author Rachel M. MacNair, PhD, former clinic worker Joy Davis was asked about what her clinic did when women told them they did not want abortions. “We sent into the pro-lifers, we knew they were going to take care of them.” Rachel M. MacNair, PhD. “Achieving Peace in the Abortion …Continue reading "Abortion Clinic Workers Knew Pro-lifers Helped Women"
By Sarah Terzo Judith Arcana, Pro-Choice Author and Educator: “Sometimes a woman has to decide to kill her baby. That is what abortion is.” Rosalind Cummings, “In Print: rights of the accused,” Chicago Weekly Reader. Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.Continue reading "Pro-Choice Activist: Sometimes a woman has to kill her baby"
By Sarah Terzo A former abortion worker said the following: “I was often reprimanded for spending too much time talking to the girls on the phone or in counseling. Their philosophy was “Get ‘em in, Get ‘em out.” They would add more and more cases until some days the clinic had the feel of a …Continue reading "Abortion worker: “The clinic had the feel of a production line”"
By Sarah Terzo In an article in the New York Times, a lawyer talks about a case he took regarding a 15-year-old who had an abortion in Tennessee: “The girl’s mother had been shot and killed by her stepfather, and her grandmother got custody of her. Her dad said come live with him or he would …Continue reading "Lawyer tells story of teenager coerced into an abortion"
By Sarah Terzo One woman wrote: “I had my abortion 35 years ago, and I have regretted it every day of my life since then. He or she would have been born in July, and every year when July comes around, I think about how old my child would have been, and I cry and …Continue reading "Woman still suffers with grief over abortion she had 35 years ago"
By Sarah Terzo Abortion clinic worker Sallie Tisdale: “We do abortions here; that is all we do. There are weary, grim moments when I think I cannot bear another basin of bloody remains, utter another kind phrase of reassurance. So I leave the procedure room in the back and reach for a new chart. Soon …Continue reading "Abortion clinic worker tells of drug addicted patient"
By Sarah Terzo Here is what a medical textbook says about when life begins: “In that fraction of a second when the chromosomes form pairs, the sex of the new child will be determined, hereditary characteristics received from each parent will be set, and a new life will have begun.” Kaluger, G., and Kaluger, M., Human Development: …Continue reading "In that fraction of a second…life begins"
By Sarah Terzo “I do have moral compunctions. And if I see a case that’s later, like after 20 weeks where it frankly is a child to me, I really agonize over it because the potential is so imminently there. I think, “Gee, it’s too bad that this child couldn’t be adopted.” On the other …Continue reading "Who “Owns” The Child?"
By Sarah Terzo The authors of a study on teen pregnancy and the abortion decision found that: “The knowledge that as a teenage mother they would not be on their own and still considered as a part of their family was crucial to many young women in their decision to continue [with the pregnancy].” They quoted a teenage …Continue reading "Parental support is major factor in teens’ decision to reject abortion"
By Sarah Terzo From a post-abortive woman named Bernadette: “I became pregnant in my late teens, and 10 weeks into the pregnancy I had an abortion. A trusted doctor assured me that the procedure would be simple, effective, with no after effects. I was never told that abortion would lead to deep depression, that every …Continue reading "“Our grief shows the humanity of the unborn” says post-abortion woman"
By Sarah Terzo An article in the New York Times describes how abortion clinics compete for customers and discusses how they try to maximize their profits. From the article: Abortion clinics are not so different from other specialty services, said Dr. William Ramos, who runs an abortion clinic in Las Vegas. “In the entire state of Nevada, …Continue reading "Abortion Clinics Compared to Car Dealerships"
By Sarah Terzo Boston Abortionist: “I have the utmost respect for life; I appreciate that life starts early in the womb, but also believe that I’m ending it for good reasons. Often I’m saving the woman or I’m improving the lives of other children in the family. I also believe that women have a life …Continue reading "Abortionist: “I Have the Utmost Respect for Life”"