Women who abort don’t have “socially sanctioned” way to mourn

From pro-choice author Cara J. Marianna, who interviewed post-abortion women and listened to their stories:

“There is an unspoken social agreement that abortion, however necessary, is an abomination, and pregnant women must be protected from it. Part of the grief that can surround abortion is a physiological response to the loss of the pregnancy. Yet women who abort do not have a socially sanctioned way to recognize what they have been through. It is as if, in the eyes of society, we never were pregnant.”

Cara J. Marianna Abortion: A Collective Story (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002) 88

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