From former clinic worker Norma McCorvey, who was also the plaintiff in Roe versus Wade and is now pro-life:
“To cope with what everyone intuitively knew were inhumane conditions, cocaine became a favorite pastime. At A-Z… [The abortion clinic that Norma McCorvey worked at first, eventually shut down] drugs became a major tool to keep the peace. Drugs got us through the day, and when memories kept us awake, drugs helped us get to sleep. When we couldn’t bear the thought of going back for another day’s worth of work, drugs got us out of bed.
We even used drugs with patients. Many times a young woman might say, “I’m not so sure I want to do this.”
If the patient was holding things up, we knew just what to do. “Here, honey,” we’d say, offering some cocaine. “Have a little hit of this. You’ll be fine.”
Our offer was not always accepted, but when it was, it worked wonders.”
Norma McCorvey Won by Love (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1997) 122Share on Facebook