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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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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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