Woman watches her abortion on ultrasound

Kori, 26, who was having her third abortion, asked to watch the procedure on the ultrasound monitor:

“It was O.K. to watch. Once you had your mind made up to do it, you just suck it up and go with it.”

JOHN LELAND “Under Din of Abortion Debate, an Experience Shared Quietly” New York Times SEPT. 18, 2005

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British study gives reasons why pregnancies end in abortion

A study on abortion from England said:

“Having surveyed vast numbers of reports on unplanned pregnancy, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists concluded that a pregnancy was particularly likely to end in abortion “if it would force the woman to abandon her plans for herself, or if she lacks the income, housing and personal support that she needs to cope with the child.”

Royal College of Obstetricians Gynecologists “Report of the RCOG Working Party on Unplanned Pregnancy” (London: RCOG, 1991) 10

Quoted in Ann Furedi Unplanned Pregnancy: Your Choices (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996) 67

Furedi is the director of a chain of abortion clinics in England.

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Reasons for Abortions 1988

A questionnaire asked women the reasons they aborted. Women could choose more than one. The breakdown was:

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I’m concerned about how a baby would change my life 76%

I can’t afford a baby right now 68%

I have problems with my relationship 51%

I want to avoid single parenthood 51%

I don’t want others to know I was having premarital sex 31%

I’m not ready for the responsibility 31%

I’m not mature enough to have a baby 30%

I have all the children I want 26%

My husband or boyfriend wants me to abort 23%

The baby has a possible health problem 13%

My health is not good enough to have a baby 7%

My parents want me to abort 7%

I am a victim of rape or incest 1%

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This is from an Alan Guttmacher Institute survey of 1,900 women in 38 states who were waiting for abortions. These women filled out a form asking them why they were obtaining abortions. This survey is described in Aida Torres and Jacqueline Darroch Forrest. “Why Do Women Have Abortions?” Alan Guttmacher Institute Family Planning Perspectives, July/August 1988, pages 169 to 176.

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Woman defends her abortion

One woman admits that her abortion was selfish, but it was her choice:

“The pro-life camp likes to label women like myself as selfish and doing what’s best for her and they’re right. I will not deny what I did was selfish, but as a women I have a choice as so how MY life and the lives of the people around me will be affected. When I took a look at my life abortion became the best choice. It wasn’t easy, it wasn’t pleasant, but it was what worked.”

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Woman who aborted baby says she “loved her with all her heart”

A woman posted the following on facebook:

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Go here to see what this woman’s baby looked like after her abortion.

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Religious Baptist has abortion

An article in the New York Times profiled women having abortions. This is the story of one woman:

“Alexia, a Baptist who wore a cross pendant, prayed all through the two-and-a-half-hour drive from Delta State University in Mississippi. She was having her third abortion.”

She says:

“My religion is against it. In a way I feel I’m doing wrong, but you can be forgiven. I blame myself. I feel I shouldn’t have sex at all.”

JOHN LELAND” Under Din of Abortion Debate, an Experience Shared QuietlyNew York Times SEPT. 18, 2005

Christians have abortions just like other people. Churches need to tell their parishioners where they can go to for support and explain to them why abortion is wrong.

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Above: Preborn baby at the end of the first trimester

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Woman sees ultrasound, aborts anyway

A woman who was 12 weeks pregnant was interviewed in an abortion clinic:

“I feel pretty messed up. It’s different, just knowing. My husband told me not to look. This changes my feelings, but I’m sticking by it. Damn it, $650, I’m sticking by it.”

JOHN LELAND” Under Din of Abortion Debate, an Experience Shared QuietlyNew York Times SEPT. 18, 2005

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Woman who had abortion: I am the most important person

From one woman who had an abortion:

“I feel proud of myself that I made the choice to have an abortion and finish college. I never made a decision before that said I was the most important person. Choosing abortion is about empowerment. It’s about making a choice in favor of myself and my own future. It was giving myself a vote of confidence.”

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Quoted in The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective. The New Our Bodies, Ourselves. (Touchstone Books, 1992) 369.

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Woman says her abortion was “best for the child”

A woman who had an abortion claims:

“i did the least selfish thing, which was what was best for the child, not myself. i would have LOVED to have a child, i had these plans for when i wanted kids, how far apart, etc… however, when i got pregnant, it really, really was not the right time.”

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Below: Pictures of abortions at 10 weeks. Is this the least selfish thing? was abortion best for these children?

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Woman describes laughing in abortion clinic

One woman who had an abortion says:

“Phil went with me to the abortion clinic. I saw all those other women there, and I was so curious. I couldn’t help wondering why they were there and how they felt about it. People were so wonderful to us. One of the nurses really wanted to hear about Jesse [her living daughter]. I didn’t think I’d laugh that day, but when we talked about my [other] baby [who she allowed to live] we ended up laughing together. I was a little weepy during the abortion, wishing it could’ve been different, but you can’t turn back the clock…

Sure, I’ve felt sad since. It was a sad decision to have to make. But it also felt right… We really look forward to our next baby, and will do that together, too!”

Carole Dornblaser and Uta Landy, PhD The Abortion Guide: A Handbook for Women and Men (Rockville Center, New York: Playboy Paperbacks 1982) 53

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