New York Times Profiles Abortion Provider
Today’s New York Times profiles an abortion provider who travels by plane to clinics across underserved regions in the Western U.S. Dr. Susan Wicklund recently wrote a book about her experience as an abortion provider aimed at encouraging more open discussion of abortion.
“We don’t talk about it,” she said in a telephone interview. “People say, ‘Nobody I know has ever had an abortion,’ and that is just not true. Their sisters, their mothers have had abortions.”
At current rates, about one-third of American women have an abortion during their child-bearing years, according to the Guttmacher Institute. However, many women do not talk about their experience. The real stories of women who have obtained abortion care can have a profound impact on policy makers, the media, and the public debate.
Like many of our members, Wicklund is proud of her work and dedicated to the women she serves.
“It is one of the few areas of medicine where you are not working with a sick person, you are doing something for them that gives them back their life, their control,” she added. “It’s a very rewarding thing to be part of that.”