|Title:||In Necessity and Sorrow: Life and Death in an Abortion Hospital|
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|Publisher:||Penguin Books; Reprint edition (November 17, 1977)|
Topics 22 cm, Abortion - Psychological aspects, Abortion services - New York (State) - New York. Publisher New York : Basic Books. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.
Denes is, in her own words, "a proabortionist with a bad secular conscience. In trying to come to grips emotionally with her own abortion, she immerses herself in an abortion hospital, observing patients, staff, and herself. In Necessity and Sorrow" is as much an exploration of the human condition as it is of an abortion hospital, and the observations are often bleak and disturbing.
Pro-choice author Magda Denes witnessed abortions for her book In Necessity and Sorrow: Life and Death Inside an Abortion Hospital. Her book was published decades ago, but is still relevant today and is one of the most detailed and poignant books by an observer at an abortion clinic. Here she describes viewing the bodies of aborted babies killed in the second trimester: I am drawn to the unit, irresistable, by my reactions of disbelief, sorrow, horror, compassion, guilt. The place depresses me, yet I hang around after working hours. When I leave, I behave outside with the expansiveness of one.
In Necessity and Sorrow: Life and Death in an Abortion Hospital. 0465032168 (ISBN13: 9780465032167). It gives a lot of insights to abortion, many of which I think are still relevant for today. The most poignant parts of the book were when the author was describing the bodies of the aborted babies that she saw. In this book, late-term abortions were done by saline – poison was injected into the amniotic sac and the baby died slowly and then the woman had to go through labor. Nowadays, these abortions are done by D&E, where the baby is torn apart via forceps and the woman does not have to go through labor. So it's easier for the woman now, but no easier for the baby really.
A mother of two, voluntary ex-mother of a potential third, and working psychologist followed up her own experience-a civilized abortion-with a period spent observing ""Life and Death in an Abortion Hospital. There she made a telling use of her cassette tuned into the doctors, technicians, nurses, assorted personnel, young girls and older women, parents, boyfriends in a large commercial facility where, from handling 4500 assorted patients a day, they converted to 22,000-98% abortions.
No current Talk conversations about this book.
Magda began her career as a clinical professor at Institute for Psychological Studies, Adelphi University in Garden City, New York in 1969, a post she held till 1996. Also, beginning from 1970 to 1996 she served as a senior consultant at Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies. In 1971 Magda Denes started to work at New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs in New York, where she stayed within the next two years. During the period from 1972 to 1996, she held the position of an associate clinical professor at New York University.
Bibliographic Citation. New York: Basic Books, 1976. Death; Life; Social Aspects of Abortion; Collections. EthxWeb: Literature in Bioethics. Показать полную информацию.
One thing you have to remember about that time was that they were still performing saline abortions then. And a good portion of the book is dedicated to that. Because of that, I wouldn't recommend this book to everyone. An interesting aspect of this book is that Dr. Denes (a clinical psychologist who immigrated to NYC. She died in 1996) previously had an abortion