Oct 1, 2021

For abortion care, physicians may need to step aside to support patients

I have come to think that people who provide abortion care are models of the ideal health care provider.

Practicing this stigmatized work requires them to be nonjudgmental, ask open-ended questions and let patients take the lead. In the face of a building wave of restrictions against abortion, I’ve seen providers move heaven and earth to get people care — staying past closing time and finding lawyers, childcare, lodging, and funding for costs. They’ve had to become experts in deciphering policy, legal decisions and health care financing just to provide patients a service they need.

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