From one woman who had an abortion:
You could hear crying in the holding room… crying of women who already had the abortion. I remember the sounds, the smells, the suction… You could hear the sound of the motor of the pump, the suction when the baby was being withdrawn, the clinking of the utensils.… this hurts so bad [she thought] this is what I get, of course it’s going to hurt… Look what I’m doing… I just remember the crying… So many people crying.
Only her husband and eldest son know about her two abortions which she had in high school. At the time of the quote, she was 35.
James D Slack Abortion, Execution, and the Consequences of Taking Life (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2009) 67