By Sarah Terzo
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.
Editor’s note. This appeared at ClinicQuotes and is reposted with permission.