Recently someone very close to me had an abortion. She was very confused leading into making that decision. Afterwards, I have been so worried about her. She has referred to herself as a murderer and can't believe that she did what she did. Now, myself and others are there for her and are helping her get through this, plus she is seeking professional help. But it got me to thinking about how inadequate the care is for women like her who are not sure if they should or shouldn't. There is, quite literally, a 10 minute "flick and tick" sheet that was filled out, and that was the abortion clinic's version of a counselling session. "Lots of women feel happy about their abortion!" Guess what, that doesn't mean that she will feel good about hers.
So I have created this Facebook page and I'm seeing how much support is out there for mandatory counselling. It's not about pro-life or pro-choice, but doing a better job of looking after those that are troubled and scared but might not really want to have an abortion. Please, have a look and if you have any ideas let me know. The plan is just my idea and I'm sure there are much smarter people out there than me who might have some better idea as to the amount of care that should be provided. I mainly want to get awareness out there of the inadequacies in the process as it stands. I'm sure both sides of the abortion debate can see the merit in this.
Thanks everyone for looking.