Here’s a relatively unknown fact, even among many pro-lifers: any given abortion counselor at a clinic is likely to be post-abortive herself.
Ask yourself, why would this be?
Perhaps the reasoning is that abortion clinics prefer to hire post-abortive women—which is true in many cases. Thus, this skews the pool of candidates eligible for positions at the mills, if only those who are post-abortive are considered for any open position.
And perhaps the rational is that hiring post-abortive women to counseling positions will offer patients someone to sympathize with them. They can talk from experience to potential abortion clients about their own experience.
And all that may be true, but that is not the only reason so many positions at abortion mills are filled by post-abortive women.
As well, post-abortive women seek out positions at abortion mills.
Why? What is the attraction?
As “pro-choice” researcher, Dr. Magna Denes learned in her study, post-abortive women have several reasons to desire working at an abortion center. Several of them are described as follows:
1. To Rationalize Their Decision to Abort
The saying goes, misery loves company. When people have a shared bond with others, even if it is having had their own children murdered, their confidence soars.
One post-abortive abortion counselor called it a “safety in numbers.” Everyone at the abortion mill tries to convince one another on a daily basis that what they are doing is morally justified. If enough people repeat a lie often enough, it is more likely to be believed.
Each patient who goes forward with an abortion serves as a justification for the counselor’s past abortion. “It can’t be that bad what I did. Look how many others are doing it too.”
2. To “Return to the Scene of the Crime”
Still other counselors want to relive their abortion experience by working at the abortion clinic.
They secretly hope a large number of women go through with the abortion. These post-abortive counselors take personally the decisions made by the patients.
If a woman opts to have her baby murdered, then that serves as a feather in the counselor’s cap. If one aborts for the same reasons as the post-abortive counselor, then this proves to the latter the “rightness” of her own decision to abort.
But if a mother chooses to keep her baby, then the post-abortive counselor may be cynical… and even envious.
3. To Help Other Women from Experiencing the Trauma They Faced with Their Own Abortions
The vast majority of post-abortive abortion counselors did not have positive experiences with their own abortions.
Rather than imagine other women suffering the same fate, many try to work there to prevent that.
As well, they try to ease the grief they feel about their decision to abort by immersing themselves into it daily.
4. To Live in Denial
Finally, some abortion clinic counselors who are post-abortive took the job to cope with their decision to abort.
Said one abortion counselor, “I found that in talking to other women about abortion, their decisions to abort satisfied something in me. It made me feel better about what I had done… [It] strengthened my own decision to abort.”
Reaffirming one another in the “good” they were doing for women masks their pitiable position of justifying the dismemberment of their own children.
Dr. Denes, the pro-choice doctor who interviewed abortion workers called it a “conspiracy of denial.”
(A special thanks to Dr. David Reardon for providing ideas for the content of this article. You can read more about Dr. Denes’ interviews with abortion counselors inside Dr. Reardon’s book, Aborted Women: Silent No More).
Have you give much thought as to the motivation for those who serve as an abortion counselor?
Will you please commit to offering prayer and penance for them today?
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