Tuesday, July 24, 2007

"The Only Moral Abortion Is My Abortion"

By choice joyce
Mon Jul 23, 2007 at 09:08:38 AM EST

We are pleased to welcome guest front pager Joyce Arthur, a Canadian abortion rights activist and the publisher of Pro-Choice Press, Canada's only national prochoice publication. It's a long post, but worth the read. -- FC

The following has proved to be one of the most popular articles I've ever written. Although I wrote it in 2000, it could have been written yesterday. This phenonemon continues unabated at abortion clinics throughout the nation. -- choice joyce

When the Anti-Choice Choose

Abortion is a highly personal decision that many women are sure they'll never have to think about until they're suddenly faced with an unexpected pregnancy. But this can happen to anyone, including women who are strongly anti-choice. So what does an anti-choice woman do when she experiences an unwanted pregnancy herself? Often, she will grin and bear it, so to speak, but frequently, she opts for the solution she would deny to other women - abortion. In the spring of 2000, I collected the following anecdotes directly from abortion doctors and other clinic staff in North America, Australia, and Europe.

The stories are presented in the providers' own words, with minor editing for grammar, clarity, and brevity. Names have been omitted to protect privacy.

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