Author Mary Kenny, who did much research for her book on abortion, tells the following story of a woman who begged to be denied an abortion:
“Please refuse me an abortion,” begged a 26 year-old, pregnant with her third child, to a woman doctor assiduously filling out forms in London’s Charing Cross Hospital. “We never refuse abortions – it’s our policy,” she replied, continuing to fill out the forms. In this case, the patient wanted the protection of the doctor while she was under pressure from her lover who wished to avoid a scandal. Feeling pressed into the abortion by her circumstances, the woman went through with it…Perhaps the doctor should have suggested some further, outside counseling.”
Mary Kenny Abortion: The Whole Story (London: Quartet Books, 1986) 11
She wanted to be denied an abortion. Her ambivalence should’ve been a red flag to the abortion provider that she would have a hard time coping after her abortion.
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