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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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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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How abortionists were viewed by the medical community

A pro-choice author talks about how abortionists have been viewed in the medical community: One doctor practicing in the 1950s described how his doctor father taught him that “abortionists had the same social status as a child molester or rapist.” … Continue reading

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Clinic worker: I “wasn’t proud” about working there

One clinic worker, who later left her job, said: “When you say abortion, people think about killing babies and why such a decision. So this isn’t the kind of job to go around broadcasting about cause you can get all … Continue reading

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Clinic worker: abortion work is isolating

In an old post from 2009, a clinic worker describes how she feels about her job: “I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel our work can be incredibly isolating….for me and my co-workers, it can sometimes feel like … Continue reading

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People see abortion as “dirty” and “the dark side of medicine,” says abortionist

“Abortion has failed to escape its back alley associations… [It is the] dark side of medicine… Even when abortion became legal, it was still considered dirty.” Abortionist Morris Wortman Democrat and Chronicle, July 5, 1992 Life Dynamics “Access: Key to … Continue reading

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