By Anne Nicol Gaylor
"A relocating account via a girl who knows the emotional truths in the back of the call for for abortion." --Gloria Steinem
"So a lot of what has been written approximately abortion has been apologetic -- and been written by means of males. it really is clean to have this forthright assertion via a feminist who has been a pacesetter within the abortion reform move.
Ms. Gaylor articulates the anger of all feminists with a society that's trying to subvert the us superb court docket selection legalizing abortion" --Betty Friedan
"Required interpreting for somebody who nonetheless doesn't understand the tragedy of undesirable being pregnant . . . and if you needs to debate the query. A poignant human record packed with compassion and actual love of humanity." --Marion ok. Sanders
"Finally, a e-book that makes a speciality of the single, really certified, unlawful abortion specialists -- the ladies themselves. Their voices haven't been heard within the abortion debates of modern years. Anne Gaylor, who suggested millions of those girls, tells their tales with compassion and knowing.
Ms. Gaylor spares not anyone in her trenchant research of the place the accountability lies for the pain, degradation and demise brought on by anti-abortion legislation. She records the function medical professionals have performed during this. She exposes the strategies and motivations of the so-called Right-to-Lifers, who're made up our minds to overthrow the U.S. excellent court docket judgements legalizing abortion.
Invaluable for all those that care approximately retaining abortion criminal and secure, this booklet is additionally a needs to when you wish all of the evidence ahead of making up their minds in this issue." --Beatrice Blair, govt Director of nationwide Abortion Rights motion League.
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Kennan did abortions by vacuum aspiration, utilizing gentle suction to empty the uterus and employing a local anesthetic, in contrast to the traditional hospital procedure of dilation and curettage done under general anesthesia. Although the clinic could accept only a tiny fraction of the women seeking appointments, it was a haven for about ninety to one hundred patients per week in the early months, a schedule later increased to 120-125 weekly. The clinic had been open for about eleven weeks when Madison police in a sudden, Gestapo-like raid, closed it.
Next month I am going to visit my father. I know I wouldn't have been able to face him if I had been pregnant. You see, he expects so much of me, as most fathers do of their daughters, and I just couldn't have hurt him like that. I know I should have thought of that a long time ago, but unfortunately I didn't stop to think about anyone but myself. Some people say that sooner or later I'll regret having had an abortion, but I know that if I had gone through with my pregnancy there would have been much, much more to regret.
About a hundred patients a week were accepted, also a maximum for a one-doctor clinic. Although there were rumblings of official and unofficial displeasure, including a march on the Dane County District Attorney's office by a group of so-called "right-to-lifers," demanding that the clinic be closed, it operated unmolested for two and one-half months. Then, quite suddenly, on Monday, April 19, at three o'clock in the afternoon, several policemen and women descended on the clinic. Bursting into offices and procedure rooms, they grabbed all records and equipment, and forcibly took with them a terrified seventeen-year-old girl, ignoring a clinic counselor's plea that she be allowed to accompany her.
Abortion Is a Blessing by Anne Nicol Gaylor