Mudcat Café message #334132 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27282   Message #334132
Posted By: Catrin
03-Nov-00 - 08:59 PM
Thread Name: Abortion: Here we Go...
Subject: RE: Abortion: Here we Go...
Oh this topic resonates with me so much.

Firstly I need to say that, unlike some of my friends, I have never had the need to have an abortion, and am more than grateful for that.

Secondly I need to say that if I have to go down on one side of the fence or another, I would have to say that I am pro choice.

Bearing all this in mind, know that I worked in an abortion clinic once, as a counsellor. The women who came and went ranged in age from thirteen to forty-five. They all had different reasons for choosing an abortion. Some were coerced by husbands, boyfriends or parents, some were too untogether - addicted to some form of drug - alcohol or whatever.

What really tested my 'belief' was that some used it as a form of birth control, coming in time and time again. I discussed this with the GP at the practice who described it as a form of bulimia - filling up and then expelling, again and again and again.

Now I don't really know what to think. Its not all clear cut.

I have two daughters who were both 'mistakes' - a legacy from an untogether lifestlye. They are both gorgeous and beautifl and the pride of my life.

What do I really think about abortion? I have no idea but I would never condemn any woman who decided for herself that her life was such that she could not cope with a child.

How long did I work at the clinic to learn all this? Two months.