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Article explains “circuit provider” abortionists

An article in the The Santa Fe Reporter tells of an abortionist named “Clara” who flies to different abortion clinics throughout the country every week to do abortions. The article says: “Known as “fly-ins” or “circuit providers,” doctors like Clara travel … Continue reading

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Abortionist speaks out about lack of abortion doctors

Judith Arcana, who was active in the organization JANE, which performed illegal abortions before Roe v. Wade, was interviewed. She and the interviewer made reference to the reluctance of doctors to do abortions: Interviewer: There is a similar trend [in England], … Continue reading

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Pro-choicer: Fewer British doctors want to do abortions

Pro-Abortion author Judith Orr says that fewer British doctors want to be trained to do abortions: “There is worrying evidence that a growing number of younger doctors are refusing to take part in abortions. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists … Continue reading

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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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