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 was not a situation where all of a sudden abortion became legal and all of a sudden a million doctors went, ‘Oh, I’m going to provide abortions,’
Abortion has always been stigmatized in the medical community.
Lauren Evans “For women, by women: Much has changed and much has stayed the same since the Feminist Women’s Health Center started 30 years ago” News Review 09.15.05.Share on Facebook