Abortion training documents reveal questions women often ask

Feminists for Life obtained a copy of notes from the abortion training developed by Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and CAPS, the Consortium of Abortion Providers.  These notes reflect what abortion workers were taught to say to women.

From the training:

“The training frames abortion as “life event”, similar to other life events of having a baby, getting married, getting divorced or losing a loved one.”

PFA/CAPS list the following questions as commonly asked by women:

“Will my baby feel pain?

What happens to the baby?

Can I see the ultrasound?

Which is better, the abortion pill or surgical abortion?

The abortion pill is just like a miscarriage, isn’t it?

Will it hurt?

Does this make me a bad person?

Does this mean I will go to hell?

Will God forgive me?”

It also says:

“Abortion is a common experience.

Women are not alone.

A range of emotions is normal.

Most women do fine.

Women have abortions for a variety of reasons.

Including becausethey care about themselves, their families or their future families.

Serrin M Foster “What to Expect When You’re Expecting at Planned Parenthood” The American Feminist Fall/Winter 2016

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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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