You all know how I love to blog about hypocrisy. Well, this one just blew me away.
I've long known that many women on the front lines of the anti-choice movement have had abortions. In this article, the Pro-Choice Action Network of Canada, has documented some of their stories.
"The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion": When the Anti-Choice Choose
By Joyce Arthur (copyright © September 2000)
Abortion is a highly personal decision that many women are sure they'll never have to think about until they're suddenly faced with an unexpected pregnancy. But this can happen to anyone, including women who are strongly anti-choice. So what does an anti-choice woman do when she experiences an unwanted pregnancy herself? Often, she will grin and bear it, so to speak, but frequently, she opts for the solution she would deny to other women -- abortion.
In the spring of 2000, I collected the following anecdotes directly from abortion doctors and other clinic staff in North America, Australia, and Europe. The stories are presented in the providers' own words, with minor editing for grammar, clarity, and brevity. Names have been omitted to protect privacy.
Read it here. Go. Read.