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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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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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