Amanda, a 20-year-old administrative assistant, says it's not the obstacles that surprise her -- it's how normal and unashamed she feels as she prepares to end her first pregnancy.
"It's an everyday occurrence," she says as she waits for her 2:30 p.m. abortion. "It's not like this is a rare thing."
Amanda hasn't told her ex-boyfriend that she's 15 weeks pregnant with his child. She hasn't told her parents, either, though she lives with them.
"I figured it was my responsibility," she says.
She regrets having to pay $750 for the abortion, but Amanda says she does not doubt her decision. "It's not like it's illegal. It's not like I'm doing anything wrong," she says.
"I've been praying a lot and that's been a real source of strength for me. I really believe God has a plan for us all. I have a choice, and that's part of my plan."
(Emphasis added.) That she thinks killing her baby is not "anything wrong" because it is not illegal is proof that Roe v. Wade is not about "choice" and that the law is necessary to lead men to virtue.
His first patient of the day, Sarah, 23, says it never occurred to her to use birth control, though she has been sexually active for six years. When she became pregnant this fall, Sarah, who works in real estate, was in the midst of planning her wedding. "I don't think my dress would have fit with a baby in there," she says.
The last patient of the day, a 32-year-old college student named Stephanie, has had four abortions in the last 12 years. She keeps forgetting to take her birth control pills. Abortion "is a bummer," she says, "but no big stress."
(Emphasis added.) The author, Stephanie Simon, is just plain sick if she thinks she can legitimize what is the epitome of selfish behavior by writing a sappy human interest piece about it. The mere fact that she doesn't question the utter horror of what is going on demonstrates how psychopathic she is.
Harrison glances at an ultrasound screen frozen with an image of the fetus taken moments before. Against the fuzzy black-and-white screen, he sees the curve of a head, the bend of an elbow, the ball of a fist.Come on, you can't get rid of Roe v. Wade. Everbody's doing it!
"You may feel some cramping while we suction everything out," Harrison tells the patient.
That reasoning rightfully didn't work with slavery. I don't see why it should work now.