Page 4, 6th November 1981

6th November 1981
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Page 4, 6th November 1981 — Live counsellors

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Live counsellors

IN YOUR report, Oct 30, of Let Live's annual meeting, it is stated that Denis Rice called for "the fight against doubt and uncertainty to be a permanent context of caring work".

In fact Mr Rice was saying that we should accept doubt and uncertainty.

In the context of counselling, we have to "be with the one we are trying to help in all the difficulty and complexity of her situation, in all her doubts and uncertainties.

We have to persuade doctors and social workers, and indeed women themselves, that the woman contemplating abortion.

yet troubled by uncertainty, may safely come to Let Live.

She can do so in the confidence that we will not confront her with our own certainty as to what is right to do, but share her problem,giying. her the Opportunity to sort out her 'ear-. liming emotions and to distinguish between the pressures upon her and what sfie herself really wants.

It is cause for rejoicing if she then chooses life for her child. but this is not achieved by opposing our pressures to those already surrounding her.

We do, of course, inform her of the practical help available. including the accommodation Let Live can offer in its flatlet houses.

Beside the two most recently opened in Southend and Worcester, there are five in Greater London and one in Leicester. Ella Linder

Let Live Newsletter Editor

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