Exactly. I mean, in the UK you need approval of two doctors to get an abortion. If one's your GP, they will say something about it. They won't blithely approve you to have abortion after abortion without saying something. Christ, everytime I see my doctor they will talk about issues that they think are directly related to my general health (such as my weight and my depression). If I started to ask about abortions then they will talk about birth control with me (a highly unlikely event but yeah).
- ^ Not to mention that such an attitude assumes doctors are complete idiots - repeated abortions can pose very serious health risks, of course your doctor will mention this and offer to give you additional information on your birth control options. One imagines that with how widely accepted shaming women for having abortions is, if you're "lucky" enough to have an especially preachy doctor who assumes you're an idiot, you might even get a whole lecture on how to properly use birth control / why you should get sterilized.
April 1st, 2012 at 10:17pm