Abortionist talks about “stigma” of abortionists

A man who does some abortions explains why he does not want to be known as an “abortionist”:

“I hate doing [abortions], but I do them every once in a while. But the real reason we try to avoid them is that I don’t want to be known in the community 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 is a stigma attached to doing abortions. There are political reasons not to earn the reputation as the local abortionist, I mean to be known as the physician who performed abortions whenever asked.”

Jonathan B Imber Abortion and the Private Practice of Medicine (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986) 68

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Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.
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