Category Archives: Abortion Counseling

Planned Parenthood: continuing a pregnancy can be selfish

In Planned Parenthood’s Abortion: A Woman’s Guide, meant to inform a woman about her abortion options, it says: “… No matter how firmly a woman feels that abortion is the best choice for her, she almost surely will also feel some … Continue reading

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Abortion worker refuses to show ultrasound, won’t answer questions

One woman tells the story of her abortion: “I had an abortion 11 years ago. I had just turned 21. I was in college and I had been with a long term boyfriend, who I lived with for 3 years. … Continue reading

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Former abortion worker: we didn’t show ultrasound

Former abortion clinic worker Jo Ann Appleton says her clinic performed ultrasounds only when the woman requested it. “We didn’t show it to them. The idea was to keep their anxiety at a lower level.” Mark Stricherz “Bonding with Baby: Why Ultrasound … Continue reading

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Teen incest victim was not helped by her abortion

Kate, who was molested and raped by her father, became pregnant by him, decided to get an abortion. She was far advanced in her pregnancy when she went to the abortion facility: “In fact no-one ever asked me the identity … Continue reading

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Former abortion worker: I was told I was spending too much time with women

A former abortion clinic worker was told to spend less time talking to women in the abortion clinic: “I was often reprimanded for spending too much time talking to the girls on the phone or in counseling. Their philosophy was … Continue reading

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Survey: most post-abortion women wouldn’t want to abort again

The post-abortion organization, Open Arms, has been gathering information from abortive women since 1986. These items from their ongoing survey reflect data released in the spring of 1997: Reason for Abortion Social: 82% Economic: 9% Health: 5% Life: 1% Rape: … Continue reading

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Woman told her 11 week baby was “collection of cells”

A British woman spoke about the “counseling” she got before her abortion: “I went to see the BPAS [British Pregnancy Advisory Service]; the people I saw seemed impersonal, very businesslike in their attitude and there was no counseling… Although I … Continue reading

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Textbook for providers: adolescents have more postabortion trauma

In a textbook meant to teach future abortion workers, it says: “Adolescents can present the counsellor with sharply delineated views and feelings, they tend to be dissatisfied with the choice of abortion, viewing abortion as “wrong” and perhaps because of … Continue reading

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Abortion textbook: abortion minded women may still want to protect the baby

In a textbook for future abortion providers, it states that some women may decide on abortion and yet still want to protect their babies from harmful substances. These women would make an abortion appointment, but still avoid drinking or doing … Continue reading

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Woman regrets she wasn’t counseled before abortion

Looking back on her abortion, one woman said: “Had I been counseled properly concerning the pain and the development of my unborn child, I doubt that I would’ve chosen abortion. I was not forewarned of the health risks or the … Continue reading

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