Talia, an abortionist, says:
“Religion is very organized. There are rules, things you’re supposed to do, things you’re not supposed to do. And abortion is apparently one of those things [you’re not supposed to do]. Whatever the situation I recognize that there’s a higher power. There’s God who made this creature here. I also feel very deeply in some way that this is the path I’m supposed to be on, and this is given to me. This is the road set before me by my higher power. So how can it be wrong?…
In my heart of hearts I still feel like this is what I want and need to do. Do I feel guilty that I’m breaking some sort of law? Maybe….
When I’m at church services, I think about work. I offer up prayers for the families, the patients, the work, we do. I ask God to forgive everything that I did that was wrong. And if providing is wrong, well, I do it to help other people. I think God will understand. It’s something I’ll struggle with forever, but it’s not a bad struggle.”
Mary Mahoney and Lauren Mitchell The Doulas: Radical Care for Pregnant People (New York: Feminist Press, 2016) 236-237
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