Wednesday, October 05, 2005

abortion, like infanticide, made meaningful

You know how birthing centers started out as an alternative to the sterile atmosphere of hospital births? Debi Jackson would like to awaken us to the beauty of abortion centers that are alternatives to the sterile atmosphere of "abortion mills." Thanks to Jill Stanek for giving us a glimpse into the world of ritual killing of offspring:
From choosing the kind of lighting (softer or brighter) to arranging for specific music that she would like to hear, the woman creates the space in which she will experience her abortion. …

She may have a circle of women friends take part in the procedure itself – an ancient ritual of fertility, life, death and rebirth. Whatever her beliefs, she is respected and honored for the thoughtful choice she has made for herself and her child who is not to be. …

Group or individual ceremonies may be performed to celebrate the women's journey on her chosen path. This is a period of reverence for the timeless and sacred ritual that is abortion.

Read the full text here on the Moondance site.

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