2 abortionists agree with 3- day waiting period

From a dialog between two abortionists:

David B Paintin: “I think 3 days’ delay between the assessment and doing the abortion is absolutely vital.”

Peter Diggory: “Yes, because occasionally a woman says she has changed her mind and wants to go on with the pregnancy. That is evidence that the counseling has been done well.”

David B Paintin: “Exactly. Women don’t change their minds during the assessment session, but only in the ensuing 2 or 3 days.”

Abortion: Medical Progress and Social Implications, CIBA Foundation Symposium 115 (London: Pitman, 1985) 13

These abortionists actually seem to care about the women coming to them for abortions, and want them to be sure about their choices. It is rare to see abortionists this concerned for their patients. But the words of these two doctors show that a waiting period is good medical practice.

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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