Doctor explains why he does not do abortions

Dr. Aaron Sacks trained to do abortions, but after residency, decided not to do them. He explains why:

“Since finishing residency, I have never done any abortions. I think it has to do with – as much as I would like to say that it’s only my practice – but if I really look honestly, I would prefer not to do the abortions because somehow it’s difficult for me to draw the line between a child and a fetus and a baby. And all that is semantics to me… It touches me somewhere inside. [During training] I tried not to think [about] what I am doing. I just did it in the best technical manner I could do… And I was just looking at the end of the day to finish and that’s it.”

Lori Freedman Willing and Unable: Doctors’ Constraints in Abortion Care (Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press, 2010)  44

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

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