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Training for an unpopular profession

Thinking about what I would like to go back to school for and the thing that I find myself most passionate about is women's health. Specifically I would like to perform abortions in a safe manner for as many women as possible. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 4, 2014 - 10 answers

How can I help rural women who want to obtain an abortion?

I live in a rural place, the nearest Planned Parenthood is far away and hard to access if you're poor and/or without a car. I want to help women in my area get to the clinic if that's what they need. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by blue_bicycle on Jun 30, 2014 - 13 answers

How can I determine what my health provider's stance on abortion is?

I'm concerned about going in pregnant to my regular health provider without an understanding of what I might be up against if it turns out I might need an abortion. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2014 - 16 answers

You're not my doctor or a magician but... should I take plan B?

I had drunk but protected sex last night. (yay!) I haven't had sex since I had an abortion 2 years ago. (not so yay!) I am also dealing with secondary amenorrhea due to diet. I know I'm being insanely nervous for no reason but now just to be safe I want to take Plan B. Is this ok? Will it make the Amenorrhea "worse"? Is that even possible? So. many. things. calm me down? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2014 - 10 answers

What open-ended questions will help pregnant daughter mull her options?

Our daughter, "Mimi," is a divorced single 38 year-old mother of three who lives about 4 hours away. Over the past two years we've become quasi-surrogate parents to "Kato," a 26-year old guy who we like very much. Kato recently moved into our guest house and so six weeks ago he and Mimi met when she and her kids were visiting: obvious sparks. We promptly left on a four week trip and surmised that they were hooking up. But no one said anything after we returned and we kept mum, thinking that perhaps it had run its course. Last night Kato dropped the big bomb: Mimi's pregnant and they want to keep the baby and "make it work." [more inside]
posted by MySockyWocky on Aug 19, 2013 - 46 answers

Ride to abortion in NJ?

Hello. I have scheduled a pregnancy termination for this Saturday, August 17....my ex isn't returning my calls or emails requesting a ride/company, and I really don't want anyone else to know about it. I have been told that I will need a ride home and that I can't take a cab; the driver needs to wait for me. I was wondering if anyone happens to know of any volunteer organizations or similar organizations in NJ that might help me out. I'm happy to pay whatever it might cost....thanks!
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me find this documentary about a kindly abortion doctor!

Maybe ten years ago at a Green Festival in SF my mom and I saw a documentary about a small town doctor, probably in upstate New York or some other part of New England, who gave safe abortions to women even though they were illegal, starting in at least the 1950s. My mom thinks the title was "Thank You, Doctor ------", but can't remember the name. This is bugging her, as she actually had an abortion with him back then. He saved hundreds of lives, but of course when I google search I end up with lots of anti-abortion propaganda. Can someone more skilled with searching help us out? It was a very small production. Thanks!
posted by sumiami on Jul 31, 2013 - 4 answers

Pro-Choice Literature

Recommendations for pro-choice literature inspired by this mefi comment? [more inside]
posted by kiki_s on Jun 29, 2013 - 9 answers

Abortion in the US (Canadian)

I am a Canadian in the states for the rest of the summer and I just found out I'm pregnant (Through a pharmacy pee-on a stick deal.) I don't have any real support networks where I am, and leaving isn't a viable option. I haven't been to an actual doctor yet because I'm not entirely sure HOW to see one in the states, but from what I understand false positives are unlikely. I don't want to keep the baby. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2013 - 45 answers

Unplanned Pregnancy Ambivalence

I am 12 weeks pregnant and have an abortion scheduled in a few days. I am feeling more and more ambivalent. Hope me. [more inside]
posted by metametacap on Jun 4, 2013 - 52 answers

Where to get an abortion in the San Francisco Bay Area?

Where should my friend get a (surgical or medical) abortion in the San Francisco Bay Area? (for a friend) [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on May 1, 2013 - 5 answers

Late 30s, unplanned pregnancy, unstable relationship, confused

Late 30s, unplanned pregnancy, unstable relationship, confused. This is my first time posting here so please bear with me. I'm in my late 30s, divorced, with a 9-year-old child. For the past 2 years, I've been involved with a man I love dearly...however, our relationship has always been rather tumultuous. He has bipolar disorder, and when we met, he was not taking medication or under any type of psychiatric care. I didn't know how to handle his mood swings, irrational accusations of infidelity/dishonesty, and controlling behaviors so I broke up with him. A few months later he contacted me and said he was under the care of a psychiatrist, medicated, and stable. We got back together. Things were better, but still rocky at times. We were engaged for a few months last fall, had another falling out, and got back together. We decided it was best to hold off on marriage for a while. He owns his home but is currently unemployed, living off savings and has tenants who are essentially covering the mortgage. [more inside]
posted by kribensa on Apr 3, 2013 - 55 answers

Help my friend get an Extrauterine pregnancy abortion in China? IKYANMD

Help my friend get an Extrauterine pregnancy abortion in China? IKYANMD [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Jan 8, 2013 - 39 answers

Abortion Payment

My male friend has impregnated his girlfriend - she has set conditions that must be met in order for her to have the abortion. [more inside]
posted by past on Jan 7, 2013 - 87 answers

What to expect after you're no longer expecting

I had an abortion two months ago, and I'm feeling isolated and struggling with the idea that life is carrying on as though nothing has happened. How did you start feeling normal again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2012 - 21 answers

Counseling for man involved in an unplanned pregnancy

A friend of mine just found out that his ex-girlfriend is several weeks pregnant, very likely with his child. It's a very messy situation. He is panicked and doesn't know what to do. He needs guidance, but none of his friends are equipped to provide it to him. Who can he turn to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2012 - 22 answers

Anti-choice except for my daughter

Is there a link to something moderately believable on the internet talking about an encounter with an anti-choice protester and her daughter in a Planned Parenthood waiting room? [more inside]
posted by ennui.bz on Aug 15, 2012 - 3 answers

Was this behaviour inappropriate?

Some twenty years ago, I fell pregnant and had an abortion. Now my former partner has contacted me wanting to know more details. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2012 - 75 answers

It's hard enough as it is.

I may be pregnant. If I am, my husband and I are positive we want an abortion. I need advice on how to deal with very angry protesters. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2012 - 40 answers

Anthologies about Abortion and Homosexuality?

Does anyone know of any good anthologies featuring true stories, told in first or third-person, about (a) abortion in the United States before Roe vs. Wade, or (b) homosexuality in the United States in the 1960s and before, when it was very heavily stigmatized? I have some social conservatives in my family, along with some newly minted moderates and liberals, and I'd like to give the former some things to ponder, and the latter some talking points and fuel for their progressive opinions. [more inside]
posted by The Confessor on Feb 15, 2012 - 19 answers

Unplanned Pregnancy

I'm pregnant. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 - 63 answers

Should I tell someone that her new boyfriend is a horrible person?

Would it ever be OK to warn someone (whom you don't know) about about her new boyfriend, who is your ex friend with benefits? For reasons of jerk-ery, not safety. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2011 - 34 answers

Requesting advice from sensible people: how to navigate sensitive dramatic issue

I had an abortion years ago. Now, years later, I am being accused of "faking" the abortion, and am being harassed via social media sites. Help me figure out how to navigate this situation with dignity and class. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 - 57 answers

What to do about the "Pro-Life Homeless"

Local pro-life organization is raising funds in a way that I think is intentionally misleading. Can I do anything? Should I do anything? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Dec 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Requesting advice from sensible people: how to navigate weird/awkward post-hook up situation

Seeking advice from sensible people: how to navigate weird/awkward post-hook up situation, with bonus unplanned pregnancy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2011 - 15 answers

Protests targeting school children?

Is it common for anti-choice protesters to target public schools? [more inside]
posted by amarynth on Aug 30, 2011 - 20 answers

Where was this abortion clinic in Toronto?

Dr. Leslie Smoling operated an illegal abortion clinic in Toronto from 1962 to June 10, 1968, when police closed the clinic and charged him. He then fled to Australia to evade prosecution, coming back after two decades (?) to face charges. Where in the city was this clinic? [more inside]
posted by avocet on Apr 28, 2011 - 9 answers

Pregnancy scare

What have been your experiences with the medical abortion pill (RU-486 or mifepristone and misopristol)? If you have to have an abortion, would you do it in the US or the UK? [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Apr 20, 2011 - 16 answers

Does funding planned parenthood also fund abortions?

Does the government funding Planned Parenthood pay for abortions at all? [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Apr 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Where/How to get an Abortion in Toronto?

Where can I get an abortion in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2011 - 17 answers

Who's number 2?

According to Representative Mike Pence, Planned Parenthood is the largest recipient of federal funding under Title X. Who's the second largest? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Feb 20, 2011 - 4 answers

Abortion Malpractice

Can anybody recommend a lawyer in Broward County, FL who works with abortion malpractice but is not a pro-life activist? Please feel free to send a private message.
posted by sarelicar on Jan 24, 2011 - 3 answers

That was someone else, not me

I had an abortion a five years ago, and I want to completely let it go and forget it ever happened. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2011 - 39 answers

Can abortion be this easy?

I watched the very good film "Vera Drake" the other day, and have a question about Vera's method of abortion. It seems she injected a mixture of water, soap, and what I think is disinfectant into the woman's uterus with a bulb syringe. Is this really enough to make a woman lose her baby? Not that I plan on trying this at home, mind you- I'm just curious.
posted by shelayna on Dec 20, 2010 - 10 answers

How to tell my dad about my abortion?

How to tell my dad about my abortion? It seems like the time has come and gone. Do I tell, and if so, how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2010 - 32 answers

Revealing something likely uncomfortable-making to friends

I want to tell people about the fact that I've had two abortions, but feel kind of weird doing so long after the fact. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2010 - 19 answers

What can I expect after an abortion?

Someone close to me will be undergoing an abortion in about a week. My role will be to support her during and afterward. We don't know yet whether it will be the medical (plan B pill) or surgical procedure. What kind of physical and emotional side effects can we expect to deal with? Can anyone who has gone through this offer advice or wisdom? The patient is 18 years old, athletic, and otherwise in good health.
posted by leafeater on Mar 31, 2010 - 28 answers

How can I Help Someone Heal After an Abortion...

How Can I Help Someone Heal After an Abortion...? [more inside]
posted by iam2bz2p on Jan 14, 2010 - 32 answers

Can she do that?

A Questions about the ethics of my last Ob./Gyn/ Visit... [more inside]
posted by julie_of_the_jungle on Jan 9, 2010 - 27 answers

Looking for information about second-trimester abortion

I am looking for information about therapeutic abortion in the second trimester. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Sources on the side effects of oral contraceptives and the health risks of abortion

I'm a girl in my early twenties who's recently started having sex with my first partner. I'd like to read some trustworthy sources about the side effects of oral contraceptives (worried in particular about weight gain and diminished libido) and the health risks of abortion (worried in particular about reduced fertility). Can you please recommend some reading material? (Online only -- I currently don't have access to a real library, although I do have remote access to databases my university subscribes to.) Thanks for any help you can provide!
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2009 - 9 answers

# of abortionists killed?

How many abortionists have been killed in the last 30-or-so years? [more inside]
posted by resiny on Sep 5, 2009 - 8 answers

abortion and pain meds

I'm having a medical abortion and I think my gynecologist forgot to prescribe pain meds. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2009 - 21 answers

How feasible are mobile abortion clinics?

How feasible are mobile abortion clinics? [more inside]
posted by Sully on Jun 15, 2009 - 15 answers

Why is my period so weird?

Question about menstruation after an abortion. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Edwardian New Yorkers views on contraception and abortion

I recently read a novel which made me curious about attitudes toward contraception and abortion in the Edwardian United States, in particularly in New York City. [more inside]
posted by Phlogiston on Dec 28, 2008 - 7 answers

What is Obama's current stance on the Freedom of Choice Act?

Obama said in 2007 that signing the Freedom of Choice Act would be the first thing he'd do. Is that still true? [more inside]
posted by beelerspace on Nov 3, 2008 - 12 answers

Does my female partner need to know about past relationship abortions?

Should I tell my girlfriend about the abortion in my past relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous account on Sep 26, 2008 - 45 answers

How did your abortion affect your relationship?

After a lot of soul searching and discussion, my partner and I have decided that we're going to terminate this pregnancy we've found ourselves in the middle of. In light of this impending (and quite probably emotionally draining) event, we would like to know the experiences of other couples who have had an abortion, specifically how it affected your relationship with one another. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 17, 2008 - 24 answers

i'm (not) keeping my baby

i live in dallas-fort worth, texas and i'm getting an abortion. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2008 - 12 answers

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