Woman brings candles to her abortion, does ritual

From abortionist Susan T Poppema:

“The reality is that our clinic is a relatively placid place. Some women add to this sense when they come in and stage what amounts to rituals around the procedures. A patient came in recently with her partner and brought candles, clearly making the experience a ritual way of saying, “I am proud of myself for making this choice, also sad about the choice.”

Susan T Poppema, with Mike Henderson Why I Am an Abortion Doctor (New York: Prometheus, 1996) 120

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Author: Sarah

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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