I've read the replies hereafter, but something doesn't add up. Why would she be sent to an abortion clinic for a medical procedure that should be done in a hospital? It also definitely is not an abortion as would be medically defined. I don't know the young girl, the story smells fishy personally.
Kurieuo, technically, it is considered some kind of abortion. When my wife had a miscarriage, it also was called some kind of abortion, on the medical report. From what my coworker said, it was a quick procedure, and being an inpatient in a hospital, wasn't necessary. And, I think she really found out the hard way, what that clinic was all about. Other than that, what's fishy about the story? It seemed pretty straightforward to me.
I also don't agree with the heartlessness of some picket protesters -- the ones I've seen in real life have been quite civil and at most just hand out brochures and seem to cop a lot of flack off the street from pro-choice people -- but I guess in America you guys seem to do things in a more irrate/extreme manner.
I've never personally seen picketers at any clinics myself, so I can't say if that's the norm. But, after seeing video of the Westboro Baptist Church, people using Christ's name to act that way, certainly doesn't surprise me.