Jayson at the excellent Polipundit draws attention to a note from a woman who had an abortion years ago. The letter-writer was pregnant with twins when she had her abortion. In my lay ministry, I've worked with several women who, unbeknownst to them, were pregnant with twins when they had an abortion. They learned about it, as in the case of Jayson's letter-writer, from the abortion clinic. In one case, a woman was resting in the recovery room with a number of other women. The doctor came into the room and looked around until he found her, because he wanted to tell her "you had twins."
Jayson also caught a Cal Thomas column I missed in which he proposes informed consent legislation as a way that Democrats can soften their image on abortion:
There is a way Democrats can do something about their image and still remain "pro-choice." They can back laws requiring women to receive full disclosure before having an abortion. We do this with automobiles, food and bank loans. Consumers increasingly benefit from laws designed to give them information so their choices will be educated. Why do so many pregnant women lack information about the procedure and alternatives?
Over the last 30 years, I have spoken to hundreds of post-abortive women. They say they would not have had abortions if they had known more about the procedure, such as sonograms, and about adoption and pregnancy help centers that care for the woman and baby before and after birth.
What would be wrong with laws that empower women with additional information, even while abortion remains legal?
A discussion ensues at This won't make NARAL or Emily's List Happy.