Category Archives: Abortion Counseling

Post-Abortive woman called counseling in clinic “a joke”

A woman named Meredith, who took the abortion pill, says that the “counseling” she received was a joke: “That was really a joke. We didn’t talk about planning. And I certainly wouldn’t call our conversation counseling. It was just an … Continue reading

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I was told my baby was a blob of flesh

Karen, who had an abortion: “I was told that my baby was not really a live baby, but that it was only a blob of flesh, and since it really wasn’t alive, I wouldn’t be killing anything. Later, when I … Continue reading

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Abortion clinic counselor was uninformed

From a woman who counseled women in an abortion clinic: It was redundant and boring repeating the same information about what the procedure entails and how to take care of yourself after, filling out the same paperwork over and over. … Continue reading

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Pro-choice feminist: Women don’t need more counseling

In an interview with Judith Arcana, the pro-choice interviewer admits that women sometimes struggle emotionally after their abortions. But she does not think that abortion clinics should do more counseling. She says: “….does the fact that women can find abortion … Continue reading

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Abortion clinic worker denies that preborn baby has a heartbeat

Sarah Allen shares her abortion experience: “The councilor [sic] asked me if I wanted an abortion & I said yes. I was not told what would happen during the procedure. . . . He told me where to sign. Even … Continue reading

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Abortion textbook: women may not return for postabortion counseling

An instruction book intended for abortion clinic workers says that many women who have negative feelings after their abortions do not return for a postabortion counseling session: “When a client has negative feelings about the abortion that their doctor has … Continue reading

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Woman told her baby was “just tissue”

One postabortion woman named Jennifer says: “I was told my baby ‘was just tissue the size of a peanut.’ It was easy and slight pain like menstrual cramping. No, I had no idea I would be depressed for six years.” … Continue reading

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52% of women show up at abortion clinic undecided

A book that instructs abortion clinic workers in how to counsel  women before their abortions and help them decide what to do cites a study that shows: 48% of women who showed up at the abortion facility had already made … Continue reading

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Textbook on abortion counseling talks about women’s conflicts

In a textbook intended to train abortion clinic counselors, the author identifies sources of women’s conflict over having abortions. Conflict with an abortion decision Emotional conflict ¡  I’m never going to forgive myself. ¡  I’m going to miss the baby … Continue reading

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Abortion counseling manual instructs clinic worker to call abortion “loving”

In a book intended to teach abortion clinic workers how to counsel women, it gives the following as a sample conversation between a woman considering abortion and her counselor at the clinic: Counselor: …having an abortion does not mean that … Continue reading

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