Abortionist worries about nonprofitable counseling

From a New York Times article about the abortion pill:

“Dr. Steven Tamarin, a New York doctor in family practice, also applauds the approval of mifepristone. A member of the board of directors of Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health, an organization of about 2,000 doctors who promote abortion rights, Dr. Tamarin said he was not worried about abortion opponents. But he has another concern: the time it takes to provide a mifepristone abortion. The drug agency requires that the women be counseled about the pill before using it.

”There’s no extra payment for doing the counseling,” Dr. Tamarin said.”

Gina Kolata.” Wary doctors spurn new abortion pill; some doctors insist that a surgical abortion remains a better alternative than the new pill.” The New York Times Nov 14, 2000

He does not want to provide services unless those services are profitable. Counseling is not profitable, so he does not want to do it.

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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