Voices of Courage
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I see lots of kids who wouldn’t have health insurance without the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). I can think of a child I saw […]
I moved across the country and didn’t have a job when I landed. Without an income or insurance, I couldn’t afford birth control and was […]
A patient came to me for an abortion, and she was one of those who demonstrate why we need abortion beyond cases of rape, incest, […]
My opinion, after three pregnancies and three different outcomes, is that no politician has the right to choose for me or my daughter. I understand […]
This week, I had a patient who I could not give the birth control she wanted because we are not a Title X clinic and […]
Two of my aunts died of cancer—one from ovarian and one from breast cancer—when I was a teenager. From a medical perspective, this puts me […]
A very close friend of mine announced that she was pregnant. We were so excited to hear that the first of my friends was pregnant! […]
In 2003, when I was 44, married, and the mother of three boys aged 17, 13, and 10, I became pregnant. It was unplanned. My […]
Last week, we saw a patient who was 18 weeks pregnant. She traveled from a South American country, where abortion is totally banned, even in […]
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