Abortion Docs Drawn to Fight for Access

In shrinking field, they're backing up politics with action
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2007 8:49 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Abortion doctors are an embattled bunch, harassed by activist opponents and shunned by other doctors. But a new generation of practitioners is entering the field not in spite of the obstacles, but because of them, the LA Times reports. Galvanized by the prospect of abortion rights being curtailed, they are determined to keep access available.

With the number of providers shrinking much faster than the number of abortions, these young doctors see a mission in helping women. "It doesn't matter what you believe in if you don't back it up with action," says one med student.