Retired New Jersey abortion provider Robert Livingston was a champion for abortion rights in the ’60s and ’70s — once, in 1972, he even held a press conference outing himself as an illegal abortion doctor. But now, almost half a century later, Livingston avoids talking about reproductive rights because he believes the issue has become more “emotionally charged” than it was back in the day.
Livingston said he thought the stigma of being an abortion doctor is greater now than it was in the 1960s and that public opposition is stronger than he’s ever seen “
Katie J.M. Baker “Retired Doctor Says It’s Harder to Be an Abortion Provider Now Than Before Roe V. Wade” Jezebel September 3, 2012
Note: Dr. Livingston has no medical license – it was suspended in 2007 after he neglected to attend a treatment program after abusing prescription painkillers. Unsurprisingly, the Jezebel article did not mention this factShare on Facebook