Monday, November 24, 2008

What it takes

Very interesting article about what it really takes for medical students to become abortion providers, and how complex and difficult it is to be an abortion provider. Here is a sample:
"The everyday pressure of being an abortion provider can be grating: the self-censorship, the disapproving stares of fellow doctors, the social repercussions in small communities. So perhaps it's not surprising that among doctors who said they wanted to provide abortions when they entered their residencies, only 52 percent did so once they were working, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology by Jody Steinauer, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and a co-founder of Medical Students for Choice. The young doctors' commitment to abortion rights, she said, may not run as deep as the doctors of Myron Rose's generation, who have vivid memories of women dying from botched, back-alley abortions before Roe v. Wade and who regularly recall the details for medical students."

1 comment:

BipolarLawyerCook said...

It's like being a criminal defense attorney, esp. public defenders. Nobody wants to do it, everyone regrets the necessity, and it's a fundamental of a stable, reasoned society.