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 of failed, defrocked doctors or the filthy old women in grimy kitchens or hotel rooms. Through in the radicalism of the late ‘60s abortion was crossing over into acceptability, I felt that I was being eyed with the same circumspection as one who had come down with active TB.”

Mary Kenny Abortion: The Whole Story (London: Quartet Books, 1986) 194

There is still stigma today within the medical community towards abortionists.

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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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