Native American abortion worker compares abortion to abandoning an infant to be eaten by a wild animal

By Sarah Terzo

Samara Azam—Yu, director of Access Women’s Health Justice in Oakland, California, an organization that raises funds for women who can’t afford to have abortions:

“There’s a Native American nurse at an abortion clinic in San Francisco who put it this way. She said, “If you have twins and it’s a bad year, you have to put one in the badger hole.”

She compares abortion to abandoning an infant to be eaten by a wild animal.

Michelle Oberman, Her Body, Our Laws: On the Front Lines of the Abortion War from El Salvador to Oklahoma (Boston, Massachusetts: Beacon Press, 2018), p. 108.

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