Long counseling sessions in clinics annoy abortionists, author says

Pro-choice author Carole Joffe interviewed abortion clinic workers for her book The Regulation of Sexuality: Experiences of Family-Planning Workers. She says:

“… As the clinic director was fond of pointing out, counseling did not generate revenue for the clinic; being seen in the medical room did. Perhaps the greatest problem with slowdowns [counseling sessions that took longer than average] was the risk of annoying doctors.”

This meant that often women were not given adequate time to talk about their decision to have an abortion.

Carole Joffe The Regulation of Sexuality: Experiences of Family-Planning Workers (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1986) 89

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ.

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