Category Archives: Stigma and Abortionists

Abortion doctors were called “lowlifes”, “bums”, “murderers”,

A doctor who received medical training before Roe V Wade: “I was taught that abortion was not only illegal but immoral, and that no self-respecting doctor who considered herself part of the medical community would perform an abortion… Abortionists were “bums”,”murderers”, … Continue reading

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Resident talks about abortion stigma

In a Glamour magazine article, an OB/GYN resident says that she sees the abortion stigma in school administrators, faculty, and their peers who give the impression that: “abortion is a sleazy and offensive procedure… A doctor who does abortions – … Continue reading

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Abortionist: “I felt like I wore a Scarlet A”

Abortionist Dr. Pratima Gupta wrote: “When I was first hired I felt like I had a scarlet letter, a big A on my face, the A being for Abortion Provider, not for Adulteress.” JO ABI “Dr. Gupta is pregnant. She’s … Continue reading

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No one boasts of being an abortionist

From an article in The Independent about a shortage of abortion providers in England: “Distaste at performing terminations combined with ethical and religious convictions has led to a big increase in “conscientious objectors” who request exemption from the task, the Royal … Continue reading

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Doctor’s considered abortion a “shameful practice”

Reporter Lauren Evans writes: Even after abortions became legal, doctors shirked from the job, not wanting to wrap themselves up in what was largely considered a shameful practice. Evans quotes Shauna Heckert, the Feminist Women’s Health Center abortion clinic’s executive director: “This … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Article explains “circuit provider” abortionists

An article in the The Santa Fe Reporter tells of an abortionist named “Clara” who flies to different abortion clinics throughout the country every week to do abortions. The article says: “Known as “fly-ins” or “circuit providers,” doctors like Clara travel … Continue reading

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Abortionist speaks out about lack of abortion doctors

Judith Arcana, who was active in the organization JANE, which performed illegal abortions before Roe v. Wade, was interviewed. She and the interviewer made reference to the reluctance of doctors to do abortions: Interviewer: There is a similar trend [in England], … Continue reading

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Pro-choicer: Fewer British doctors want to do abortions

Pro-Abortion author Judith Orr says that fewer British doctors want to be trained to do abortions: “There is worrying evidence that a growing number of younger doctors are refusing to take part in abortions. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists … Continue reading

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“No one boasts of being an abortionist”

An article in The Independent describes how abortionists are not respected as much as other doctors: Distaste at performing terminations combined with ethical and religious convictions has led to a big increase in “conscientious objectors” who request exemption from the … Continue reading

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