From one woman who had an abortion:
“I asked someone what I had inside me. They told me it was pretty much like a tumor, and honestly that is what I wanted to hear,” she said. She had the abortion, and years later at college she saw some of her friends’ ultrasound pictures.
“I just remember thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, that isn’t a tumor,’ ” she said. She isn’t sure if she would have taken the option to have an ultrasound or would have wanted to hear that her fetus may have felt pain. But having that information, whether she wanted it or not, would have made her more aware of what she was doing and might have led to a decision to not abort, she said.
“I did not want to have an abortion. I would have welcomed information to convince me out of it. But they told me what I wanted to hear,” she said. “I would have liked the respect of sitting me down and giving me accurate information, and then making my decision…. That child would have been 16 years old this year.”
Jennifer Mock “New law targets abortion in state” The Oklahoman July 3, 2006Share on Facebook