Bad Experiences at the Abortion Clinic
Doctors have bad days. So do nurses. Doctors can be rude, unfeeling, and distant. So can nurses. Doctors and nurses screw up. Maybe not in the procedure, but they sure can be cold, unfeeling, passive, not meet your emotional needs, etc.
So can doctors and nurses that provide abortions.
Abortion doctors and nurses, front desk and office staff, are HUMAN.
Abortion care is, like all things, a job that they do. A job that is stressful, not only because of the patients health, but because of outside influences (protesters, death threats, laws to shut down clinics, laws to make the practice of abortion illegal, community pressures, the list goes on forever)
A job that can be stressful and a job that they do everyday. A job that gets to be pretty routine. Sometimes, you forget that what may be routine for you isn’t routine for others, and that it may be scary or stressful.
I have to keep that in mind when I escort.
I do this all the time. I’m used to the anti’s. The patients are not. I can say “eh, its no big deal”, but IT COULD BE a big deal to them. It is scary. It is stressful.
I screw up sometimes.
We all screw up sometimes.
IT IS NOT A REASON TO MAKE ABORTION ILLEGAL OR TO SHUT DOWN CLINICS.
I love and appreciate all providers and staff.
Abortion on demand is good for our society.
When people tell me they had a bad experience at a PP or an independent clinic, I will ALWAYS say to report it and talk to someone at that clinic.
We aren’t perfect. We all screw up.
It is important that we are told when we screw up so we can get better and be mindful of our actions.