About the author

I believe passionately that I can be supportive of every woman's right to make her own pregnancy decisions, and still recognize the fact that her decision may cause her significant suffering.

I worked for five years at Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties as assistant to the director of counseling, and five years as director of counseling.  I have escorted women entering clinics through crowds of anti-choice activists, and volunteered in an abortion clinic for eight months assisting women through the abortion procedure.

Most significantly, for the last 35 years, I have counseled women who have been struggling with emotional distress after their abortions, both in my positions at Planned Parenthood and in my psychotherapy private practice.