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 abortionist. I want to be known as a doctor who loves mommies and their babies. I don’t care what is said, there’s a stigma attached to doing abortions.”

Quoted in Jonathan B Imber, Abortion and the Private Practice of Medicine (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986)

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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