U.S.: 41 Things You Should Know About Abortions And The Doctors Who Perform Them

41 Things You Should Know About Abortions And The Doctors Who Perform Them

"I'm in a constant battle to help women and it can get exhausting sometimes, but the good days outweigh the bad ones."

Posted on April 19, 2017
Caroline Kee, BuzzFeed News Reporter

Forty-four years ago, the US Supreme Court affirmed a woman's legal right to have an abortion in the Roe v. Wade decision. Today, abortion access is still being fought over in many states — but while you hear all the time from activists on both sides, the doctors who perform these procedures are often left out of the conversation.

BuzzFeed Health reached out to abortion providers across the country to find out what they wish people understood about the job, the procedure, and the women they treat. We heard from physicians who practice in conservative Southern states, liberal coastal cities, the rural Midwest, and in between. The following is a selection of perspectives and anecdotes from 11 physicians (some of whom asked to remain anonymous) that illustrate their day-to-day and the current landscape of abortion care in the US.

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Australia: Greens push to decriminalise abortion in NSW, stop protesters harassing women

Mehreen Faruqi introduced the private member's bill to Parliament. ABC News

By state political reporter Sarah Gerathy

Posted Aug 10 at 9:38pm, ABC News

The Greens have made a push to decriminalise abortion in New South Wales and ban protesters from harassing women entering abortion clinics.

Despite a 1971 court decision providing access to abortion in NSW on certain grounds, it is still technically an offence under the state's Crimes Act.

NSW and Queensland are currently the only states which have not used legislation to confirm a woman's right to terminate their pregnancy.

The Greens have introduced a private member's bill seeking to decriminalise abortion by removing it from the Crimes Act, which was drafted more than 100 years ago.

Source: ABC News, Australia