Most doctors performing abortions are not OB/GYN’s

This quote reveals that the majority of abortion providers are not OB/GYN’s, which makes you wonder about their training and competence.

“Most abortions in the United States today are performed by general practitioners. Articles in medical journals have noted that fewer and fewer abortions are performed by obstetrical/gynecological personnel, in many instances because they are not trained or because they fear the violence in certain areas of the country that might result.”

Corinne J Naden Abortion (Tarrytown, New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2008) 86

The reasons the book gives for few Ob/Gyns doing abortions (basically it’s written from a pro-choice standpoint) are that it’s violence and lack of training that causes them not to perform abortions – but if there is a lack of training for OB/GYN’s, who are going to inthe specialty, what training is there for doctors studying in a different fields? And we know that stigma and the distasteful aspect of the work also contribute to doctors not wanting to perform abortions.

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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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