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“No one boasts of being an abortionist”

An article in The Independent describes how abortionists are not respected as much as other doctors: Distaste at performing terminations combined with ethical and religious convictions has led to a big increase in “conscientious objectors” who request exemption from the … Continue reading

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Survey: Abortion doctors experience disrespect

From a survey of abortion doctors: – 69% of abortionists say they are not respected in the medical community. – 65% feel ostracized. – 87% have been harassed. – 50% have problems retaining staff. – 20% have been denied hospital … Continue reading

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Abortionist: people don’t want to know you exist

Dr. Larry Burns has done abortions for roughly 40 years. He says: “It seems like people don’t want to know that you really exist until they need you, and when they need you, they really need you.” He performs abortions to 12 … Continue reading

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Abortionist: men don’t want to date me

A practicing abortionist wrote the following in an article: “The party-goers have clearly talked before I arrived: Colleen is going to be here tonight. Did you know she does abortions? I am a symbol before I even ring the doorbell. How could … Continue reading

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Doctor: Abortion isn’t a popular thing for doctors to do

James Gerrard, general practitioner who is often asked by women to refer them for abortions: “Medically, abortion really isn’t a popular thing to do, it is not a very technical or demanding operation and it’s actually quite disheartening. There’s no handshakes … Continue reading

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Abortion doctor: colleagues can be rude

In an article on the declining number of doctors willing to perform abortions in Great Britain, it says: “In Britain [abortion] was regarded as low status and unglamorous…. The head of the abortion service in Hull, Kate Guthrie, who performs … Continue reading

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You get no thanks for performing abortions

Kate Guthrie, a spokesperson on family planning for the RCOG (Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) talks about the stigma abortionists face: “You get no thanks for performing abortions; you get spat on. Who admits to friends at a dinner party … Continue reading

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Abortion crisis: doctors refuse to do abortions in England

An article in the British publication The Independent describes how more and more doctors in England are refusing to perform abortions: “Britain is facing an abortion crisis because an unprecedented number of doctors are refusing to be involved in carrying … Continue reading

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Doctors feel revulsion about abortions

Dr. Ernie Young, a Stanford University School of Medicine, where they specialize in caring for very premature babies. He says some doctors feel revulsion ab0ut abortions: “Gynecologists are sensitive individuals and many of them are beginning to feel a revulsion … Continue reading

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Pep talks needed by abortion nurses

One abortionist describes how nurses need pep talks to keep them in the abortion business: Nurses who work in abortion clinics often don’t have a high sense of professional self-esteem. It’s not the sort of thing you brag about. “What … Continue reading

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