Category Archives: Abortion Counseling

Clinic worker compares abortion to breaking off apples

From an abortion clinic worker, who had an abortion herself: When I was working as an abortion counselor, every now and then I’d tell a woman struggling with her decision about how apple trees, left to their own devices, overgrow. … Continue reading

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My boyfriend said he’d leave me if I didn’t abort

Luana, a postabortion women, tells her story: “My first abortion was done in Madison, Wisconsin. I was 17 years young and my boyfriend told me if I didn’t have the abortion that he would leave me. I thought I loved … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood lies about adoption and confidentiality

Author Phoebe Lee tells the following story from a series of interviews she did: “In one case, a 19-year-old asked a Planned Parenthood counselor for adoption options. According to her, they could not provide her with adoption assistance. The reasons for … Continue reading

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Abortion patient was told her unborn baby was a “tumor”

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, … Continue reading

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It’s “a clump of cells” says clinic worker

Jean Samuels reveals what an abortion clinic counselor told her: “When I arrived at the clinic, the nurse told me not to worry about anything. “You’re only six weeks along, so I want you to know we’re talking about a … Continue reading

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Abortion clinic workers instructed on words to use – avoid “baby”

From a woman who interviewed abortion clinic workers at several clinics described her observation: “… A good deal of time was devoted to “word sensitization” – the need to choose one’s words with extraordinary care when discussing the abortion procedure … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood and adoption advice

A prolife woman did an experiment. She called Planned Parenthood clinics and asked for information about adoption. This is what she found: “I contacted six Planned Parenthood offices located in towns or cities with a population of 50,000 or more, … Continue reading

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Clinic workers careful not to use the word “baby”

Author Wendy Simonds summarizes a study done by Carole Joffe: “In Carole Joffe’s ethnographic work at an abortion clinic that performed first-trimester abortions, she found out, “the most interesting problem was how to refer to the product of the abortion. … Continue reading

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UCLA offered pregnant students no support, discovers Lila Rose

“I wanted to find out if UCLA would help a student who wanted to keep her baby…I went to my university’s health center, saying that I was pregnant, and asked, ‘What can I do?’ The student counselor, a nurse-practitioner, told … Continue reading

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There was lack of access to abortion counseling soon after Roe V Wade

David R. Mace describes how in the early years of abortion’s legalization, women did not have much of a chance to talk to counselors about their abortion decisions. Today, often the only “counselors” women speak to before their abortions are those … Continue reading

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