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Abortion worker: women’s tears may be from physical pain

From a reporter who interviewed abortion doulas, abortion doulas work in clinics and help comfort women as they kill their babies: “Vicki Bloom, who does birth and abortion work in New York, told me that … seeing tears on the table … Continue reading

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Abortion doula: “women scream and cry”

An abortion doula, who volunteers at an abortion clinic and comforts women while they’re having abortions, says: “Some of the first-trimester patients scream and cry and shake” Alex Ronan “My Year As an Abortion Doula” The Cut SEPTEMBER 14, 2014 … Continue reading

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Post-abortion woman: I didn’t expect the pain

From a woman named Beth, who had an abortion: “My first recollection is I’m out on the gurney before going in the room, and the anesthesiologist has put an IV in, and I’m concerned about what kind of drugs he’s … Continue reading

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Woman compares her abortion to incest

In a book by a Planned Parenthood worker, a woman named Lisa comments on how painful her abortion was and how it brought on negative emotions: “My abortion was physically painful. My body doesn’t react well to being invaded – … Continue reading

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Abortion doula is reluctant to tell woman about abortion pain

Kim is a woman about to have an abortion and her doula’s name is Kat. Kat struggles to answer Kim’s question about how painful her abortion will be. “Kim exhales, looks up at the ceiling then back at Kat [the … Continue reading

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Woman describes abortion pain as “Worst thing I’ve ever felt”

A woman describes the pain she felt in an abortion by pill: “After leaving the clinic, I actually felt physically fine, but was advised to get a taxi home instead of walking. But the pain that came afterwards was the worst … Continue reading

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Woman describes abortion: “God, the pain!”

Karen T, age 23, tells her abortion story: “They told me the local would be less dangerous and that general anesthetics would give me cramps and make me throw up and have to stay there for hours recovering from it. … Continue reading

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Study: Women report “severe pain” during their abortions

U.S. researchers found that most women report “moderate or more discomfort” during their abortions. Researchers say they  had not expected so many to report “severe pain.” L. Borgatta and D. Nickinovich, “Pain during early abortion,” Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 42, No. … Continue reading

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Abortionist talks about pain and pain control

One abortionist, on anesthesia and woman’s pain during abortion: Abortions are not comfortable procedures. While I know that they are often done using nothing more than a paracervical block, I’m not convinced this is adequate in all circumstances, and the … Continue reading

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Abortion can be “uncomfortable” procedure

“It is now becoming apparent that, contrary to wishful thinking, abortion can be a relatively uncomfortable procedure. For early abortion many patients can be managed adequately with mild sedation and paracervical local anesthesia, but for a “considerable” number this is … Continue reading

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