A woman who had an abortion at 14 told the following story of the “counseling” she received from an abortion clinic. She was looking through the yellow pages:
“When I hit on the bold title Crisis Pregnancy Center, I knew I had found my answer. Who better to plead a crisis that me? However, through some inexplicable, evil intervention, I called the wrong place. Instead of a crisis center, I found myself talking with a so-called counselor at an abortion clinic. After nearly 30 minutes on the phone with this counselor, she convinced me abortion was my only option. She said it would allow me to start anew and that I was much too young to raise a child. She didn’t consider adoption as a choice for me.
“You never know who might cause irreparable damage to your child if it is adopted into the wrong hands,” she said.
As a firsthand witness to so much heartache, I could not fathom putting my child through anything similar. She convinced me that at this stage of my pregnancy [8 weeks], it was nothing more than a mass of tissue, similar to that of a blood clot.
“There are no side effects to abortion, and the pain is similar to that of a menstrual cramp,” she added.
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I agreed to schedule an appointment for the procedure. The counselor informed me that I needed a parent or guardian to accompany me in order for the procedure to occur; I should expect to stay no longer than 2 hours, and the fee was $425 cash.”
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LifeNews.com Note: Sarah Terzo is a pro-life liberal who runs ClinicQuotes.com, a web site devoted to exposing the abortion industry. She is a member of the pro-life groups Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Secular Pro-Life. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.