Study on abortion providers and ambivalence

One article on abortion providers said the following:

“Ambivalent periods were characterized by a variety of otherwise uncharacteristic feelings and behavior including withdrawal from colleagues, resistance to going to work, lack of energy, in patients with clients and an overall sense of uneasiness. Nightmares, images that could not be shaken and preoccupation were commonly reported. Also common was the deep and lonely privacy within which practitioners had grappled with their ambivalence.”

Kathleen M Roe “Private Troubles and Public Issues: Providing Abortion and Is Competing Definitions” Social Science and Medicine 29 (1989): 1197

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