Peter Korn spent a year observing abortions and interviewing patients at an abortion clinic for his book Lovejoy: A Year in the Life of an Abortion Clinic (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1996). He was allowed to sit in on several counseling sessions with women considering abortion. He describes what he observed in his book.
Before I go on, I would like to quote from The Abortion Resource Handbook by K. Kaufmann (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997). The Abortion Resource Handbook is a guide for women considering abortion, written by a pro-choice author. She walks her readers through the process of finding an abortion clinic, cautions them to avoid “fake clinics” (i.e. crisis pregnancy centers, which Kauffman accuses of dishonesty and underhanded tactics), and offers tips for hiding the pregnancy and subsequent abortion from family and friends who might try to intervene. She assures the reader that abortion clinics will offer thorough and unbiased counseling and that if a woman is considering an abortion, they are the best places to get information. The author states: