an After abortion

REAL, CONFIDENTIAL, FREE, NON-JUDGMENTAL HELP TO AVOID ABORTION, FROM MANY PLACES:
3,400 confidential and totally free groups to call and go to in the U.S...1,400 outside the U.S. . . . 98 of these in Canada.
Free, financial help given to women and families in need.More help given to women, families.
Helping with mortgage payments and more.More help.
The $1,950 need has been met!CPCs help women with groceries, clothing, cribs, "safe haven" places.
Help for those whose babies haveDown Syndrome and Other Birth Defects.
CALL 1-888-510-BABY or click on the picture on the left, if you gave birth or are about to and can't care for your baby, to give your baby to a worker at a nearby hospital (some states also include police stations or fire stations), NO QUESTIONS ASKED. YOU WON'T GET IN ANY TROUBLE or even have to tell your name; Safehaven people will help the baby be adopted and cared for.

Tuesday, August 12, 2003



The Village Voice publishes a number of comments in response to Norma McCorvey's lawsuit to overturn Roe v. Wade.


One comment reads in part:

"Right now the airwaves are embracing those who lament their past decision to abort in an attempt to manipulate public emotion and create feelings of shame and regret and eventually, anger. The lamenters are fooled into thinking that they will make a difference on a grand scale, but the reality is that their expressed regret still only tells one side of the story and in fact may do more harm than good."

If I understand this correctly, the writer is saying that when those women who do regret their abortion speak up in public about that, they are "creating feelings of shame and regret" in their audience.

Think of all the middle-aged folks who express regret that they drank too much in college. Does anyone ever tell them, "You really shouldn't speak in public about your regret, because it creates feelings of regret in the rest of us"?

No, because it's generally understood that it's awfully hard to create feelings of regret in others, unless those others have their own unresolved conflicts about past behavior.


0 comment(s): (ANONYMOUS ok -but mind our rules, please)                                      << HOME