In a recent article for New York Magazine “The Abortion Distortion: Just How Pro-Choice is America, Really?” a pro-choice writer discovers that even abortion providers are beginning to be emotionally affected by their actions:
[I]f you want to hear honest talk about the realities of abortion, go speak with those abortion counselors and providers. Even the most radically pro-choice will tell you that the political discourse they hear about the subject, with its easy dichotomies and bumper-sticker boilerplate, has little correspondence to the messy, intricate stories of her patients. They hear about peace and guilt, relief and sin. And it is they who will acknowledge, whether we like it or not, that the rhetoric and imagery of the pro-life movement can touch on some basic emotional truths. Peg Johnston, who manages Access for Women in upstate New York, remembers the first time her patients unconsciously began to co-opt the language of the protesters outside. And it wasnt that these protesters were brainwashing them, she says. Its that they were tapping into things we all have some discomfort about.
(Via: WORLD )