Time Period: A Flashback or Alternate Universe

Situation: Mary's abortion (performed by Catherine's friend)

Mary's p.o.v

If I wanted this abortion then I don't understand why I can't bear and endure the pain. Maybe the baby deserved to live along. God will probably never forgive me for having an abortion. "Mary, you must lay still and cooperate" the physician instructs me. "I can't do this. It is wrong. It is a sin" I yell inside my mind. In reality, I stay silent and carry on with the bloody procedure.