Category Archives: Abortion Counseling

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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Abortion worker: women don’t need to know the “ins and outs” of procedure

From one clinic worker, complaining about this state-mandated counseling that requires her to talk about the abortion procedure of the development of the baby: I don’t know if I think counseling should be a legal requirement. It should absolutely be … Continue reading

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Kate Michelman speaks out against “antichoice propaganda”

An interview with Kate Michelman, then president of the National Abortion Rights Action League (Now called NARAL Pro-Choice): Q: What is your objection to requiring that women understand fetal development of the unborn child in order to make an informed decision regarding … Continue reading

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Clinic director only hired people who never say the word “baby”

From the director of Open Door, a counseling and referral center for women seeking abortions, on hiring staff: “I confirmed that each counselor was pro-choice… I did not allow anybody to work with our clients who referred to a fetus as … Continue reading

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