A beautiful piece of writing by an abortion doctor caught my eye. She is a community citizen, a mother and a physician helping women who need to terminate a pregnancy.
Women who come in for abortions are made to feel so guilty they feel the need to justify to their doctor the abortion they are about to have performed. Doctors like this one avoid mentioning in some circumstances what kind of medicine they practice. The day when such stigmas are attached to abortions cannot pass to quickly. Hopefully, the shaming of abortion will drift away like the stigma against gay people and black people that is slowly subsiding.
Anti abortion protestors harass women walking to clinics. Murderers have killed several doctors who perform abortions. Through all of this, the anti abortion industry has never resolved how a woman can live a life free from law enforcement surveillance while pregnant. Legally declaring the fertilized egg a human being makes the mother in charge of its safety. Any miscarriage would be the death of a human being and subject to investigation.
The anti abortion industry laments a recent Supreme Court decision which limits their ability to lie about abortion clinic safety. It laments that neither Congress or Presidents have repealed Roe while constantly saying they are against abortion.
What the anti abortion industry needs to do is acknowledge a woman’s right to live her life without demands of religious conformity. Religious conformity has brought danger to doctors and guilt to women.