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Dr. Bernard Nathanson talks about abortion stigma

Former abortionist turned pro-lifer Dr. Bernard Nathanson talks about the stigma and the negative responses of other doctors when he became an abortionist: “I was publicly identified with a cause which in the past had been associated with the stereotypes … Continue reading

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Doctor: “There’s a stigma attached to abortion”

From a doctor who does some abortions: “I hate doing [abortions], but I do them every once in a while. But the real reason we try to avoid then is that I don’t want to be known as a local … Continue reading

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Patients don’t value what we do, says abortionist

“… [The] status of [abortionists] is somewhere well below the average garage mechanic… Patients do not value what we do.” Warren Hern, late term abortionist National Abortion Federation seminar, St. Louis, MO, September 1977 Quoted in Mark Crutcher “Access: the … Continue reading

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Abortionist: abortion work is on the “fringes of medicine”

One abortionist said: It is an unfortunate irony that abortion work has been cast to the fringes of medicine. Many of my colleagues, if they know at all what I do … think that abortion work is for doctors who can’t … Continue reading

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Abortionist: “abortion is the lowest status activity in medicine”

According to a reporter who interviewed late term abortionist Dr. Warren Hern: Nothing pains him more than the disdain of other doctors. Sometimes the young ones ask to come in for an afternoon so they can learn to make a … Continue reading

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British abortionist: “you get spat on”

“You get no thanks for performing abortions, you get spat on. Who admits to friends at a dinner party that they are an abortionist? It is not a sexy area – it is a bog standard area of women’s care. … Continue reading

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For abortion providers, stigma is a “common challenge”

“Our research with a range of workers providing abortion care has shown that stigma is a common challenge. The question of ‘what do you do for work’ can be loaded for this group, often couched in fears of judgment and rejection … Continue reading

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Abortionist on stigma

Dr. Nancy Stanwood,  abortionist: There still persists to this day almost 40 years after Roe this perception that any doctor who would do abortions on a regular basis — not the casual, four patients once a year, but those who … Continue reading

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Abortionists called murderers

In 1867, abortion was illegal. One prominent physician, Detroit doctor Morse Stewart, describes the prevailing attitude towards abortionists in a publication: “What language can express the utter baseness of that man, whose education has been that of a physician, whose standing … Continue reading

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Medical society in 1893: illegal abortion is “heinous”

In the 1800s abortion was illegal and medical societies thought abortionists who practiced illegally were the lowest of the low. here is one quote from 1893: “The medical profession looks upon this crime as one of the most heinous, and … Continue reading

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