This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor by Susan Wicklund, Alex Kesselheim

By Susan Wicklund, Alex Kesselheim

This uncooked and riveting memoir supplies an intimate first-hand account of the perilous kingdom of women's selection in the United States. In "This universal Secret", Dr Susan Wicklund chronicles her emotional and dramatic twenty-year profession at the entrance strains of the abortion conflict. turning out to be up in operating classification, rural Wisconsin, Susan had her personal painful abortion at a tender age. It was once now not until eventually she grew to become a physician that she realised what percentage ladies shared her ordeal of an undesirable being pregnant - and the way hidden this universal adventure remains.This is the tale of a occupation that suggests hearing ladies and supporting them via the most worrying and debatable occasions of their lives, yet which additionally calls for its medical professionals to put on a bullet-proof vest and hold a.38 calibre revolver. In it, Susan and her sufferers proportion their very own anguished, complex but inspiring stories.Through those bills, Wicklund finds the reality in regards to the women's clinics that anti-abortion activists painting as little greater than slaughterhouses for the unborn. In the United States the abortion debate is achieving a brand new pitch, with the best court docket titled opposed to women's selection, and nation legislatures passing money owed to outlaw the perform of abortion. in accordance with genuine events, genuine girls and actual dilemmas, this uncooked and strong memoir indicates what's at stake.

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