In an article in the American Medical News, Diane Gianelli discusses a National Abortion Federation workshop for abortion providers. The workshop was about abortionists’ and clinic workers’ emotional responses to performing or witnessing abortions. She says:
They [those who perform or help perform abortions] 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?’
Diane M. Gianelli, “Abortion providers share inner conflicts,” American Medical News, July 12, 1993.