The notion that the nurses, doctors, counselors and others who work in the abortion field have qualms about the work they do is a well-kept secret.
But among themselves—at work, or at meetings with other providers—they talk about how they really feel. About women who come in for repeat abortions. About women whose reasons for having abortions aren’t ones they consider valid. About their anger toward women who wait until late in their pregnancies to have elective abortions. And about the feelings they have toward the fetus, especially as gestational age increases.
They wonder if the fetus feels pain. They talk about the soul and where it goes. And about their dreams, in which aborted fetuses stare at them with ancient eyes and perfectly shaped hands and feet, asking, ‘Why? Why did you do this to me?’
— American Medical News, July 12, 1993, ‘Abortion Providers Share Inner Conflicts’