Marie Stafford, 50, a nurse who has worked in the abortion field since 1989 (interview was from 1996)
I was brought up a Roman Catholic to believe that life was sacred, but I have no qualms about abortion.
I feel strongly about the woman’s right to choose. …
However, there are times when the reality of it all hits you. When you are at the operation, particularly with the later terminations, it can be difficult. You might think: “Oh God, that’s a potential life.” But you learn to distinguish between the procedure itself and the need to support the woman’s right to choose….
I would have no qualms about having an abortion. …
You see a lot of trauma and tragedy. It’s awful when girls come to you when they have gone over the 24-week limit And sadly some GPs who are anti-abortion delay referring patients until it’s too late. .”
AnnBarrowclough “ABORTION; THIS IS WHAT OUR NURSES REALLY THINK…” Sunday Mirror (London, England) Aug 18, 1996Share on Facebook