Thursday, July 22, 2010

Missing post about rude abortionist

For some reason, a post by Sparky entitled "Dr. Rude" was removed from the Abortioneers blog. The complete text of the post is below.
Within the field of abortion it can be very challenging to have conversations about the difficulties we face, because there is a fear anti-abortion radicals will take our words and misconstrue them. Once an anti took one of my blog posts about being burned out, posted a few sentences about it and turned my point into their own point. It's a fear based on experience.

One of the doctors where I work is rude. Sometimes doctors are rude no matter what they specialize in. It's challenging because doctors who will do abortions are so few and far between that we have to accommodate doctors even when they are inconsiderate. It feels like we have to be thankful they are willing to provide safe abortion care and just put up with their ugly attitudes. This doctor is one of the few who will provide abortions in my area, and he will do second trimester procedures. I am thankful he is willing to practice and provide safe care.

Abortion care is under such attack in this country that there is limited space for us to figure out how to keep improving services, because we are constantly fighting just to keep our clinic open. We are constantly defending our very existence rather than putting our energy towards perfecting the care we provide. I don't feel like I have any answers, but I wish that abortion care providers had space to work through the daily challenges that could come up in any old job without being under the constant scrutiny of anti-abortion activists. We try to do some of that right here on the blog, but as you've probably noticed it often gets crowded out by posts about anti-related stress. Same problem.


  1. "He's nasty, but at least he kills babies."

  2. Yeah, usuall douchebag, rude doctors are shunned by their peers, but instead this guy is "tolerated" because there aren't enough abortion providers. It sounds like they've chosen to prioritize protecting the abortion provider over the quality of care the patients recieve. But here's something for them to think about: How would an abortion experience where a patient already in an emtional vulnerable state was treated rudely, yelled at, and belitted by her docter affect that patient's emotion wellbeing later on? And why should women have to submit themselves to doctors who treat them like crap or pieces of meat in order to obtain an abortion? Don't those women, the patients entrusting themselves to your care deserve better?