On September 1st, 2021, Texas Senate Bill 8 went into effect. While the law’s stated goal is to severely limit a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion in Texas, it also designates private citizens to sue not just abortion providers, but anyone “aiding and abetting” a woman seeking to obtain an abortion after six weeks of gestation. If such a lawsuit is successful, the party bringing the …
Post Author: Joanna Bisgrove, MD
Joanna Bisgrove is a family physician.
I looked at the door. Standing there, in a paper gown, my hair tucked back into a ponytail, mask, and shield across my face, gloves on, boot covers over my shoes and legs. Behind that door was a woman I had known for years, whose youngest I had delivered, whose children I still cared for. And her father had just died.
Under normal circumstances, as her long time family physician, I …
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