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Author: Magda Denes
ISBN13: 978-0140046793
Title: In Necessity and Sorrow: Life and Death in an Abortion Hospital
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Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (November 17, 1977)
Pages: 247

In Necessity and Sorrow: Life and Death in an Abortion Hospital by Magda Denes



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

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Reviews: 7
The Sinners from Mitar
This is an excellent book about abortion. The only flaw is that it is somewhat dated.

The pro-choice author spent time in an abortion clinic interviewing clinic workers and doctors as well as women who came in for abortions. Though she makes no bones about being pro-choice, she is very honest-she doesn't avoid the difficult issues. For example, she describes the bodies of the aborted babies (or fetuses, if you prefer) freely discussing her reaction to seeing fully intact babies with arms, legs, finger and toes. She does not shy away from the reality of abortion.

The author is very candid about her own ambivalence and that if the clinic workers and doctors. She describes the emotional difficulty of working in a clinic in a frank,open manner.

The book is also very well written. Denes is a talented and intelligent woman and it shows.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the abortion debate, regardless of what side they are on, and to people who are undecided about abortion and want to read something that is real and doesnt' sugar coat it.
mym Ђудęm ęгσ НuK
I bought this book because the late author, Magda Denes wrote one of the best books I ever read about her experiences growing up during the holocaust (Castles Burning).
Dr Denes was a psychologist in Manhatten.
In Necessity and Sorrow written in the 1970's was her first book. It starts off very slowly as she gathered reports from staff and patients in an abortion hospital. It was tough especially getting through those first interviews that were somewhat tedious. However in the end she documented exactly what happens in an abortion hospital. She did not sugar coat anything! Much of what she writes dovetails some of the recent films that have come out regarding Planned Parenthood. For anyone who wants to know what those procedures and clinics and hospitals in this case, are really like it provides very tangential background to today's controversy
Alister
If everybody read it, the political debate would crumble and fall.
Tar
Lot of information that most people don't know or realize, good educational tool about the barbarism of abortion.
Amis
The title says it all for this book! Anyone interested in being more informed about abortion needs to read it and will finish it feeling that it was written with both; necessity and sorrow.
Thorgahuginn
I am pro-life and didn't realize the author is pro-abortion. I have great sympathy for anyone who has suffered an abortion, but just couldn't bring myself to read past the first chapter.
Xaluenk
Dr. Denes book was an eye opening experience about the early days of abortion. I felt so sorry for the babies being killed and for the young mothers going through it. Abortion even in rape is not worth the pain woman go through. Even if they tell you it didnt mean a thing,,they are lying.
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. Denes brings you along on her hellish journey, compelling you to contemplate the reality behind the rhetoric. Read it and weep.