Woman told “it’s not a baby”

A post-abortive woman named Margaret tells her story:

“In September I traveled down with Gerry to this clinic, where I was told, “You are in an unsupported situation and we can help you because you can have an abortion.”

Seeking reassurance, I asked “It’s not a baby, is it?”

“No,” they replied. “It’s just a blob of cells at the moment and the sooner it’s done the better.”

From this moment on, my denial hardened. It couldn’t be a baby, and I was doing the best thing possible for everyone concerned.”

Melanie Symonds, Phyllis Bowman And Still They Weep: Personal Stories of Abortion (The SPUC Educational Research Trust, 1996) 54

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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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