Category Archives: Abortion Counseling

Planned Parenthood worker: Don’t talk to protesters

A former Planned Parenthood abortion worker named Anna Runkle counseled women at Planned Parenthood.  In her book, a guide for women choosing abortion, she tells women considering abortion to ignore sidewalk counselors outside abortion clinics. Many sidewalk counselors hand out … Continue reading

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Abortion worker reprimanded for sending women to crisis pregnancy center

Ellen J Reich, who interviewed former abortion clinic workers for her article in The American Feminist, says: Planned Parenthood [had the] practice of never referring clients to crisis pregnancy centers, even if the woman had no interest in abortion. Dana, … Continue reading

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Former abortion worker: “We lied to them”

Margo, who spent five years working at both Planned Parenthood and a private clinic: “We would lie to them! We lied to patients all the time!… People asked, “What’s going to happen to my baby?” We were told to tell … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood manager: we never had an adoption

Former Planned Parenthood manager Sue Thayer: “Well, in my affiliate an adoption referral was if a woman picked up that envelope, that bag and it had a pamphlet in it about adoption. That counted as an adoption referral. In all … Continue reading

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Late term abortionist: sometimes patients change their minds

Late term abortionist Dr. Warren Hern says that some women who are about to undergo abortions change their minds at the last minute. In an interview: Q. Do your patients ever reconsider? Hern: Between our two centers, that happens maybe … Continue reading

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Woman gets counseling for tubal ligation, not abortion

A woman who had an abortion remarked on the lack of counseling in the clinic: “So, we confirmed the pregnancy. There was no interview about the decision at that time. I just said ‘No, I don’t want to continue the … Continue reading

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Postabortion women say there was no counseling

From a study where numerous postabortion women were interviewed: “Most women report that there was no counseling available to them before or after their abortions.” Helen Susan Edelman, “Safe to Talk: Abortion Narratives as a Rite of Return,” Journal of American … Continue reading

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Pregnant teen asks Planned Parenthood “is it a baby?”

When Carolyn Kasdorf became pregnant as a teenager, she was afraid to let anyone at her Christian school or church know. Also, her parents had always warned her not to come home pregnant. So she turned to Planned Parenthood for … Continue reading

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Clinic worker said “It’s just tissue” to woman 20 weeks pregnant

Linda Keener Thomas remembers what she was told by the abortion clinic she called. She was pregnant and in college: “Abortion seemed to be my only choice. It would solve everything. So I called a clinic for information and asked … Continue reading

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Doctor pressures woman with German Measles to abort

From an author who observed abortions and did research on abortion: “It can happen that it is the doctor who is arguing for an abortion and the patient who is trying to make a case against it. “I don’t really … Continue reading

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