Dr. Vincent Rue on the consequences of girls hiding abortions from parents

“When an adolescent elects abortion without parental consultation, she must inevitably return to her family context. However, she returns with a secret that shames and emotionally strains her coping abilities. She must employ increased deception to protect her secret and to protect herself from her perceived fears of being found out and condemned by her parents and siblings.”

Rue V. Postabortion Trauma (Lewisville, Texas: Life Dynamics, 1994; 28

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Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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