A textbook for abortion workers to help them counsel women says:
“….everyone has their own individual way of seeing a foetus.
Individual descriptions [of the baby] range all the way from saying, “it’s only blood, isn’t it?” to others talking of a fully-fledged baby complete with gender and personality. An abortion involves letting other people physically invade the client’s body and take away whatever the client has constructed as being her pregnancy.”
Joanna Brien, Ida Fairbairn Pregnancy and Abortion Counseling (London: Routledge, 1996) 57Share on Facebook