Women used the word “baby” after their abortions

A pro-choice woman wrote the following after having an abortion:

“I’ll never forget being with three women, or six women actually. When three of them woke up, they had a general anesthesia, three of them said such things as, “Where’s my baby? Is my baby dead? Will I ever have any other babies?”… I don’t think we should minimize… [that] abortion does produce some concern on the part of women and we need to recognize it and say it “Yes, abortion kills a living human fetus.”… And I think you have to call it for what it is and there’s a sense of loss.”

Quoted by Kristin Luker, Interview 118, Archived at the Murray Research Center, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, p 21

Eileen L McDonagh Breaking Abortion Deadlock: from Choice to Consent (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996) 186

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

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