USA – Another kind of abortion ban – Safe Abortion : Women’s Right

I wanted to provide abortions for my patients. My medical school wouldn’t teach me how.

“That implicit disapproval carried over to my residency in family medicine, which I began in 2008 at UAMS West in Fort Smith. Second-year residents gave presentations on a topic of their choice – and mine, on abortion, was the most highly attended and contentious that year. A senior faculty member vocally disagreed with my description of abortion as a common medical service, interrupting every few sentences and quoting the Bible at me. Someone dubbed me the “abortion chick,” and the nickname stuck. Whenever a patient at the clinic wanted to learn more about terminating a pregnancy, the staff would call me in to talk her through her options, even when I wasn’t scheduled on a shift…

“Today, I am one of four physicians regularly providing abortions in Arkansas, which is home to 1.5 million women…”

Source: USA – Another kind of abortion ban – Safe Abortion : Women’s Right

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