In an article about an abortionist:
Doc puts his hand on her belly and says, “It’s about as big as a softball, a nice, soft softball.” He is smiling, somewhat rakishly; his voice is soft and furred, almost a caricature of an old doctor’s voice. With his thumb, he examines the woman’s cervix. “Tell me if you feel anything,” he says, but she just looks at the nurse with her wide eyes and nods her head, and says not a word. “Well,” Doc says, “then tell me if you faint or if you die.” Then he gives her a painkiller, “a paracervical block,” with a long needle, and she says “I can feel it; I just don’t want to look.”
“Why-because if you don’t look you won’t know how dreadful it is?” he asks, and, with the injection completed, he leaves the room…..
In truth, Doc scares them, the young women who come to the Ladies Center”
Tom Junod ““THE ABORTIONIST” GQ February 1994Share on Facebook