This Common Secret: My Journey As an Abortion Doctor (Google eBook)
In This Common Secret Dr. Susan Wicklund chronicles her emotional and dramatic twenty-year career on the front lines of the abortion war. Growing up in working class, rural Wisconsin, Wicklund had her own painful abortion at a young age. It was not until she became a doctor that she realized how many women shared her ordeal of an unwanted pregnancy—and how hidden this common experience remains.
This is the story of Susan's love for a profession that means listening to women and helping them through one of the most pivotal and controversial events in their lives. Hers is also a calling that means sleeping on planes and commuting between clinics in different states—and that requires her to wear a bulletproof vest and to carry a .38 caliber revolver. This is also the story of the women whom Susan serves, women whose options are increasingly limited.
Through these intimate, complicated, and inspiring accounts, Wicklund reveals the truth about the women's clinics that anti-abortion activists portray as little more than slaughterhouses for the unborn. As we enter the most fevered political fight over abortion America has ever seen, this raw and powerful memoir shows us what is at stake.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - marthaearly - LibraryThing
Flat-out one of the most gripping memoirs I've ever read, and one of my favorite books. When Wicklund describes her career as an abortion provider as a "journey," one may underestimate the amount of ... Read full review
Review: This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion DoctorUser Review - Jessi - Goodreads
I think the important thing to know before reading this book is that it is autobiographical. It shouldn't be expected to be an objective account of events or the issues. It is very much Dr. Wicklund's ... Read full review
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