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Clinic workers and ‘repeat aborters”

by | Apr 29, 2020

By Sarah Terzo

From one clinic worker:

“Most of the counselors didn’t like dealing with women who had had several abortions, they saw them as irresponsible at best, or, at worst, stupid. But I liked “repeat aborters” because they already knew what to expect and weren’t afraid of the abortion. They offered less emotion for me to soak up; they were easy process in 10 minutes.”

Wendy Simonds. Abortion at Work: Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1996) page 7.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.

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