NAF Member Shares Stories of Providers, Patients in New Book
NAF member Carole Joffe has just published a new book, Dispatches from the Abortion Wars: The Costs of Fanaticism to Doctors, Patients, and the Rest of Us.
After thirty years embedded in reproductive-health research, Joffe relays compelling testimony from doctors, health care workers, and patients as they struggle against barriers that attempt to shame women and marginalize physicians, even within the medical community. Real-life stories include those of poverty-stricken rape victims scrambling—and sometimes failing—to cover the cost of abortions that should be covered by Medicaid; a doctor having to beg her superior for permission to perform in-hospital an abortion too complicated to handle at a clinic; and a woman whose miscarriage caused septic shock, and was refused care and bundled off to another hospital.
Some of the real-life stories come from Joffe’s observations of the NAF Hotline.
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