Postabortion women discusses lack of counseling at abortion clinic

From Sam, a postabortion women:

I had to stumble through a system which was not supportive of my emotional needs, and I certainly did not make an informed decision. At no stage did [they] discuss the alternatives, or the procedure, possible effects or how I felt for that matter … This wasn’t really counseling at all, and my guess was it was to satisfy some legal requirement … no professional created an opportunity for me to discuss anything, really … no one that I came across ever said to me, “Why is this happening to you, what is wrong, why have you had more than one abortion, what can we do about it?”

Melinda Tankard-Reist “This Wasn’t Really Counseling At All” Raising Questions About “Choice” and Pre-Abortion Counseling”  From Giving Sorrow Words: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion

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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 Network. She lives in NJ.

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