Clinic escort: We present abortion in the “cheeriest” way, “Roses, sunshine, and unicorns”

Many pro-choice activists know that despite the pro-choice movement’s propaganda that abortion is beneficial to women, at least some women suffer from ambivalence before their abortions and grief afterwards. According to one abortion clinic escort:

“The emotionally honest approach is to acknowledge the ambivalence [of women having abortions], to acknowledge all of the complex bouquet of feelings and emotions that comes out of this decision. That’s the emotionally honest approach. But I completely understand the flipside, which is the knee-jerk reaction, where we’re under attack by all these anti-choicers, we have to present the cheeriest side, just for PR sake, we have to present women who are relieved. They’ve made a tough decision, they made the best of a bad situation, but now they’re relieved that everything is fine and happy and roses and sunshine and unicorns because that’s how to present it public relations wise.”

Sarah Erdreich Generation Roe: inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2013) 22 – 23

Many studies have documented that women do suffer after their abortions, that there is a higher rate of substance abuse, depression, psychiatric hospitalizations, and suicide in women who have had abortions. In fact, teenagers who have had abortions are 10 times more likely to commit suicide that teenagers who have not

Abortion is not all “unicorns, sunshine and roses” by any means. And this is what it does to an unborn child

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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