May 25, 2024

Abortion doctor reveals her frustration over lack of support

An anonymous abortion provider has given an fascinating insight into her own misgivings about her job. Writing in Boston Magazine, the doctor says she does as many as 10 abortions a day, twice a week, largely because fewer and fewer doctors are willing to do them. She finds her work “really taxing” emotionally. “I don’t think it’ll ever make me stop doing terminations, but it can move people to tears. And it’s not just me — it extends to the nurses and the people who help us in the operating room.”

The key issue for her is whether the child is wanted, even though she is sure that “life starts early in the womb”. “Life’s hard enough when you’re wanted and everything’s prepared for,” she says. So yes, I end life, but even when it’s hard, it’s for a good reason.” She even feels relief when a woman decides not to go ahead with an abortion after counselling at the clinic: “I always find those are good days — when a woman walks out and says, ‘No, I’m keeping it.'”