Postabortion woman asks, was my baby a boy or a girl?

By Sarah Terzo

Stacy B describes her abortion experience:

“When I called the local abortion [clinic], the man on the phone told me it was urgent that I make reservations right away because the appointments always filled up quickly. He offered no counseling, no alternatives, and no mention of risks. Just urgency! …

“I was awake for the whole thing. I remember asking the doctor if it was a boy or a girl, and he said it was too soon to tell. He acted as if this was no big deal. In the recovery room, a girl who had been in a couple of months before commented that they had new snacks this time.

“I felt as if I was in the middle of a nightmare.”

Wendy Williams, Ann Caldwell, Empty Arms: More Than 60 Life-Giving Stories of Hope from the Devastation of Abortion (Chattanooga, Tennessee: Living Ink Books, 2005), p. 119.

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